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Category: Industry

[Review] Best Game of the Year – Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR is the best game of the year in my mind. It’s currently available on Steam and HTC Vive. After ten years of advances in GIS, Google has finally take the next step to help the world see the world. Here is my reviews Pro 1: Multi-scale Level of Details The most impressive thing in…


Follow-up Project After AtmoSPHERE:

AtmoSPHERE In 2015, Kent, Max and I, together with our brilliant advisor Jon, made and published a sand-art project called AtmoSPHERE. It creates beautiful visualization of Kinect path-tracing data with a lego-built, customized XY table. Our Project Page is here: http://www.duruofei.com/Research/atmosphere Our Poster is here: http://www.duruofei.com/Public/poster/Du_AtmoSPHERE_poster_CHI2015.pdf Video: Sisyphus It turns out that our idea was not such a crazy idea…


The best cross-device game ever in WebGL connecting phone and PC

Open https://lightsaber.withgoogle.com/experience in Chrome (I didn’t try IE) Open the associated URL on your phone. Use your phone as a Light Saber to defeat enemies! Swipe your phone to control the sword. Here are the techniques behind the game: https://developers.google.com/web/showcase/case-study/lightsaber


Creative Usage of Apple Pencil

Here are some inspiring experiments using Apple Pencil for image processing, audio synthesis and electronic scale. Image Processing with PencilController: http://flexmonkey.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/pencilcontroller-using-apple-pencil-as.html PencilSynth – An Apple Pencil Controlled Synthesiser: http://flexmonkey.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/pencilsynth-apple-pencil-controlled.html PencilScale – Using an Apple Pencil with an iPad Pro as an Electronic Scale  http://flexmonkey.blogspot.com/2015/11/pencilscale-using-apple-pencil-with.html First impression of Apple Pencil Surface Pro 4 Pen vs. Apple…


2015 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, unveiled her 2015 Internet Trends Report at Recode’s Code Conference, full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns. Here are some highlights. Internet users grew by 8 percent in 2015, down from 10 percent in 2013 and 11 percent in 2012 Mobile subscriptions…


Reviews of Google Spotlight Stories vs SIGGRAPH Paper HQ Free-Viewpoint Video by MS

Google published the Spotlight Stories on Android and iPhone, which features 360-degrees film. With the app available now in iOS, users of Apple devices can also enjoy its featured films, including the Windy Day by former filmmakers from Pixar. Three other stories are also available with the application, including Buggy Night, Help, and Duet (a film also directed…


Reviews of an Augmented Reality App, RealMagic, and More

Today my previous HCI mentor in MSRA, Xiang Cao, published their new Augmented Reality iOS App called RealMagic, which can be downloaded on the App Store. The main idea of this app is very simple but fascinating: cast magic with your own hand! Though this app is still at an early stage, we can already foresee the…


Discussion: Startups in Computer Vision

I mainly translated and summarized several people’s discussion from this reference in Chinese. I don’t agree with all of the points and I added some of my own views. To be modest, I still believe in startups like SenseTime, Face++, Cogtu, Linkface, DeepGlint etc. What we discuss here may be a joke for the future. But…


Comparison: Sony SmartEyeglass vs. Google Glass

Sony announced pre-order of its SmartEyeglass Developer Edition in February, 2015 while Google published the Google Glass several years ago and kept updating (though just in January Google halted sales of Glass). Here is my comparison between the two glasses: Spec Comparison SmartEyeglass Google Glass Glass Mass 77g 43g Auxiliary Mass 45g – AR Binocular see-through HUD…


HoloLens + Minecraft @ Microsoft E3 Gaming Conference

9:30AM, Pacific Time, the Microsoft E3 Gaming Conference was held in Los Angeles. The theme is “Jump Ahead with XBOX One”. The most amazing part is, this time, they presented a “live” demo of playing Minecraft using Microsoft augmented-reality headset – HoloLens. As my former comparison article says, the images renderred in HoloLens appeared distractingly transparent; in return, Minecraft is very suitable…