Sunday, November 30, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
I really hope that the number of bad HMDs out there will not break the VR wave. Willing to be part of the hype could actually break it.— Sebastien 'Cb' Kuntz (@SebKuntz) November 28, 2014
in other news I got to play with an Oculus Rift today. It was amazing aside from the motion sickness.— Miami Josh (@MiamixJosh) November 27, 2014
Nic, It's No More Your Fault Than Somebody Dropping a Cyanide Tablet in Your Root Beer Float, Don't Worry, Oculus is not the Future
Just played Elite Dangerous on Oculus. Very nice, still feel a bit ill, damn my motion sickness, I feel I'll be missing out on the future— Nic Makin (@NicMakin) November 27, 2014
Two Solutions Presented That Could replace Himax LCOS in Google Glass, Innovega Contact Lenses and Lumiode LED Microdisplays, Wow an Emissive Display, what a concept.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
One Job Listing,Hundreds of Stories: Apple sets its sights on virtual reality: Tech giant advertises for a VR engineer to join its team in California
Monday, November 24, 2014
Beyond the specs eMagin released in regard to their Immersive Head Mounted Display the only "feature" they mentioned was "flip up". The eSight allows for that to enable peripheral vision, I suspect the "flip up" on the IHMD would allows for "reality checks" without having to wrestle the Dive Mask HMD up to your forehead.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Demoed the Oculus Rift. Everyone complained of nausea. Everyone.— Nat Torkington (@gnat) November 22, 2014
It's pretty clear that Oculus in their public statements of late are trying to shape expectations and goals. These latest statements are related to something they call "Optical" or in another case "Ocular" Computing which they propose has been the "real" goal of their device all along.. The original goal in the Kickstarter Days was to offer Gamers a Head Mounted Display at an entry level price. "We may even give it away" Palmer Luckey said right after the Facebook acquisition. Suddenly Luckey was not interested in money. He put on the cloak of a California Cyberpunk who just wanted to share his "world changing" device with the "masses." That was not his attitude after his very successful Kickstarter Campaign. $2.4 Million Dollars to develop the DK1. His supporters were ecstatic and got a free Tee Shirt to boot. In short order Zuckerberg, impulsively buys the concept after demoing a NVIS Head Mounted Display at USC and millions of dollars more pour into the Bank Account of Palmer Luckey. Asked about the Kickstarter Campaign in an interview last week Luckey said "Who doesn't like Free Money?"
So in hindsight, it might have behooved Mr. Zuckerberg to look at the "Best Practices" Guidelines Oculus had released earlier. None of what is happening now with the device would have surprised him. The motion sickness, the poor resolution, the power demands that make it impossible to design an untethered Oculus Rift, the short demos they control knowing in the right circumstance with the right person being recorded a comment about dizziness or nausea could finish them off, so what can they do?
Up till now they were the benchmark. They have dozens of imitators. They were so confident in their leadership they sternly warned Sony and Samsung not to release a device that "makes people sick." Wow, that takes a lot of nerve. But now they are talking about "Virtual Reality" as the on-ramp to "Optical Computing." Optical Computing already exists. Stephen Hawking could tell us that with his Robotic Surrogate. Why the move away from gaming and all the other applications Team Oculus said would "change the world"? How about foreknowledge on their part that Microsoft was demoing an Immersive Head Mounted Display and that an obscure little company in Bellevue Washington was ready to show a prototype of an Immersive Head Mounted Display( that doesn't make people sick) to interested parties at the beginning of the year.
Before the recent change in tone, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe was quoted as saying "We are trying to figure out what our product is." I can tell you two things it's not Brendan, a viable gaming peripheral or a viable computing platform.
My question to you Mr. Iribe is how are you going to get that $30 Million back from the University of Maryland?
Friday, November 21, 2014
Now Facebook Reveals the REAL Reason Facebook Bought Oculus: Yes, the REAL Reason Zuckerberg Wasted $2 Billion on a Device Anybody Can Make Out of Cardboard in a Matter of Seconds
is because they now see VR as the Path to Optical Computing and they will need Optical Computing Glasses and they have found these glasses should not look anything like Oculus Rift so they had to buy Oculus in order to understand that Oculus will not accomplish Optical Computing without a complete re-design. Brilliant. So they are pivoting away from Virtual Reality and their "Change the World" rhetoric because, simply stated, they are finally allowing themselves to take-in the fact that the Oculus Rift makes people sick "so can we change the subject please?"
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Oculus CEO (Bagdad) Brendan Iribe said that virtual reality headsets will eventually shrink to the size of a pair of glasses. And if you could control those with your eyes, you're looking at a computer interface unlike anything we've ever experienced.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
eMagin : Patent Issued for Independently Controlled Stacked Inverted Organic Light Emitting Diodes and a Method of Manufacturing Same
Could it Be That the eMagin Guys are Timing the Launch of Their Immersive Head Mounted Display Perfectly?: VR must address motion sickness problems, EA warns
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ex-CEO? SEGA? OK but for our purposes we shall designate you an expert witness: Ex-Sega CEO: Virtual reality is now an investment reality
Hmm. Huh...What...The Hell You Say, An Immersive Headset? TAKE-TWO CEO: GAMING ISN'T READY FOR VIRTUAL REALITY
"We see no reason to innovate in terms of business models. We prefer to be a fast follower. No one else can make our intellectual property -- only we can. I'm happy to have other people spend loads of dough on R&D."
Some Familiar Specs in the Description of Intevac's HMDs, No Coincidence I Guess as Jerry Carollo Was the Lead Designer at Intevac Before Joining eMagin:Intevac to Participate in 2014 Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference
And If That Doesn't Work, Go to a Cemetery at Midnight and Swing a Dead Cat Over Your Head Three Times
News Bits: Palmer Luckey Wins at the 2014 World Technology Awards: Another Award for Luckey, so if this is what you get for "inventing" something that makes people sick then Jerry Carollo should be win a Nobel Prize for making an HMD that doesn't.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Incredibly eMagin Poised to Revitalize the Economy! Who would've thought, one obscure, seemingly insignificant little Tech Company is going to change the world. Now that's big time Oculus type hype.
The Last Time Yuval Talked Displays for V/R HMDs He Proclaimed That All HMDs in the Future Would Use Large Panel Cell-Phone Type Displays I Wonder How Many Dsights Sensics Has Sold? Count on Fingers at the Outside?
Monday, November 17, 2014
I Guarantee Ya This Artifact Will Be in Your Museum Sooner Rather Than Later: Post-web technology: what comes next for museums?
How tech giants from Facebook Inc to Samsung Electronics Co are trying to win the virtual reality game : I'd Hazard that HMDs That Do not Make People Sick is a Much More Dramatic Technological Advance
Mr. Sculley, eMagin CEO Addressed All These Concerns in His Description of eMagin's Immersive Head Mounted Display
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thanks Don from Investor Village: Patents Purchased by eMagin's Directed Toward New Immersive Head Mounted Display
This is what appears for 8644490 Call Center Routing?
A Look at Advances in Training and Simulation Future Force : Trainee Pictured Wears an eMagin Z800 (Pending)
On the Conference Call when Sculley was talking about VR Apps for the Military he struggled for a moment. It's obvious he wanted to mention the Raid on Abbottabad which required a lot of Rehearsal using DSTS but obviously decided better not go full Rob O'Neill so he came up with the Somali Pirates. DSTS probably not used for that operation. The connection there was the Oasys Fused Sight that was used to kill the pirates.
Worst Opening Line Ever: "There's no doubting the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is a superb bit of kit.":Oculus Rift hands-on: Don't expect to make money from virtual reality if you're an indie retailer
Friday, November 14, 2014
Meredith, I'm Urging You to Join the Incipient Class Action Suit in Order to Recover the Cost of Your Lunch plus Damages to Clothing and Floor
I just tried Oculus Rift. It made me feel profoundly nauseous. | http://t.co/H905IWjfze— Meredith Broussard (@merbroussard) November 14, 2014
Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to Success: Who knew that the urge to puke could be rendered in such florid prose, wow, the NY Times, I guess has to justify the cost of the paper. "When I first spied Palmer Luckey he was clinging to the floor, moaning and,oh yeah, it was a dark and stormy night".
Looking at a sun in Elite Dangerous using the oculus was both beautiful and terrifying, with a side of needing to throw up from the spinning— Rusty Dawson (@Rustyw0lf) November 9, 2014
Oculus thoughts #1: In a couple of years all serious gamers will want to have something like this. The tech is already almost ready.— Roope Rainisto (@rainisto) November 12, 2014
Oculus thoughts #2: Normal computer users immersing themselves like this? Doubt it unless doing 3d related work. People need to see around.— Roope Rainisto (@rainisto) November 12, 2014
Oculus thoughts #3: moving your head takes energy, people don't like to do it too much. Moving your eyes is free, moving a mouse almost so.— Roope Rainisto (@rainisto) November 12, 2014
Oculus thoughts #4: technology that makes you want to throw up will be a bit hard to market.— Roope Rainisto (@rainisto) November 13, 2014
They Use Vuzix not Glass, "Google Glass not fit fot warehouse." Bosch Shares Experience with Smart Glasses at #SAPtd Berlin
I'm Thinking eMagin's Partner for an Immersive HMD is Likely a Hardware/Software Company with a Strong Interest in Gaming, the Fact that They Live Down the Street Doesn't Hurt
Thursday, November 13, 2014
looks pretty familiar eh?, a lot like the other myriad Dive Mask VR HMDs that show up on a regular basis. The name though, Oculu, April Fools Day, the great snark, the mocking, good stuff:
“Imagine seeing pivot tables that actually pivot in 3D,” said Wayne Jarvis, a revenue accountant at a major reinsurance company. “Being able to use OutlookVR™ to send weekly status reports in a fully immersive environment is a total game-changer.”
Total take down of these designs. I remember some years back, Microsoft looking at an eMagin Z800 at a Conference in Seattle. The CTO looking at it with mouth was agape. I think I'll nominate these guys as a likely bunch to partner with eMagin on their Immersive HMD, radically different, new paradigm, no health concerns, console maker, already in the "this design is crap" column. My pick.
|eMagin Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results|
Mr. Sculley added, “We continue to work through the Q1 stop ship event with three of our customers. For the first customer shipments resumed in Q2 with no loss of revenue. Shipments to the second customer have resumed with the delivery of parts using a modified manufacturing process for qualification and test by our customer. Qualification of these displays was successfully completed and volume production has resumed. While we expect no loss of overall volume for this customer, some originally scheduled for 2014 will extend into 2015. For the third customer, we have delivered a product with a different packaging design that has successfully completed eMagin’s internal qualification process. Once the customer completes qualification of those parts in their system, we expect deliveries to begin in 2015.”
“We made significant progress in several critical areas during the third quarter. First, we continued making great strides toward production of ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays above 10,000 nits. This accomplishment will help to accelerate the penetration of our OLED microdisplays into new markets such as avionics and consumer headset applications. Additionally, we produced prototypes of ultra-high brightness direct patterned displays which we are demonstrating to our customers. eMagin is leading the industry in this effort for direct patterned OLED at micro-display pixel sizes. Also, we have begun work on a number of new R&D contract awards that will further increase our quarterly R&D contract revenue as well as accelerate our leadership in the development of ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays. Historically, these government R&D contract awards have been instrumental in fueling our growth and we are excited about the resurgence of this activity.”
“Finally, we just announced our development of a new virtual reality immersive head-mounted display “IHMD” that has 2K by 2K resolution, a wider (over 100 degree) field of view, and superior performance and human factors characteristics compared to any IHMD available today. We expect to have a working prototype available for demonstrations in early 2015,” concluded Mr. Sculley.
Revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were
Gross margin for the third quarter was 31 percent on gross profit of
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2014 decreased to
Operating loss for the third quarter decreased to
Recent Corporate Highlights
Based on current and forecasted market conditions, expected orders and current backlog, eMagin reaffirms its previous guidance that the last three quarters of 2014 are expected to have higher average revenue than Q1 2014.
Ellen Richstone Adopts Another Small Vulnerable Stray Tech Company, Scratches It's Ear and Gives It a Dish of Milk: EveryWare Global Announces Appointment of Ellen B. Richstone to Board of Directors
The "Why" of the Man Tech Investment for Next Gen eMagin Displays for Night Vision and range of Head Worn Displays
“The U.S. military has figured out it can’t keep buying things the traditional way because it will never keep up with the marketplace,” he said. “They will have to buy more commercial, off-the-shelf technology.”