Friday, October 20, 2017

Laser Projection Phone & Competition

Just had a nice conversation with Joe, and he said, here, check this out.

The article is like we have seen before, but check out the interesting looking device in the picture. Looks like a dedicated PicoP gaming device.

REVIEW: Today's China smartphone market, market competition is not only a sea of blood, is a winner-take-all market almost, then the smart phone giant Lin Li of the jungle, with its own style of technical school or fever also literary small fresh Have your own living space?

Today's China smart phone market, both a blood sea competition market, but also a winner almost take-all of the market, then the giant in the smart phone jungle, with their own style of technology fever or fresh arts have their own fresh The living space?

June 28, 2017 MWC during the Shanghai exhibition, by the Green Orange mobile phone produced VOGA V laser projection phone officially debut, through the built-in laser projection components, VOGA V can cast more than 100 inches of large screen, mobile phone screen size restrictions to be complete liberation. VOGA V to break the limitations of conventional people and the screen limitations, to give people a new unlimited horizon experience, but also for smart phones opened a new window.

VOGA V laser projection phone with advanced MEMS laser projection technology, the three-color laser beam projected on the interface to form a clear image, and no focus, you can always keep the picture clear, even oblique delivery screen, but also through the smart trapezoidal The calibration is displayed as a standard screen. In addition, thanks to MEMS technology, out of the previous DLP projection phone power consumption is too large embarrassment, equipped with 4000mAh large battery, continuous projection of four hours, enough to watch two large.

VOGA series brand is located in Rijiake Group President and CEO Le Jia Ming said, VOGA V positioning is "light entertainment, light business, light family", the target market, including some white-collar male users in the city, like sports, technology, experience Must pursue. At the same time, for the past desktop projector heat problems, Le Jia Ming said that the laser projection power consumption is lower than the DLP technology, coupled with the VOGA V structural design optimization, as well as the improvement of cooling materials, we can better To control its temperature, and this temperature is the consumer can accept the temperature

In fact, any market, there is always a lot of gaps between the giants, often this is later the growth of subversive fertile soil, when Apple is also through this way to subvert the Nokia. Although the laser projection phone is now avant-garde and niche, but who can guarantee that it does not have a specific fan group? Not long ago, VOGA and the International Champions League contract, full sponsor 2017 International Champions League in China, VOGA V laser projection phone has officially become ICC official only designated mobile phone. See, VOGA survived.

Hololens Restricted FOV & Microsoft Patent

Those who have been following Hololens (still a very small part of the population) have known for a while that they have a very significant usability problem with a narrow field of view. That has been addressed here a number of times. (CES Day 3) When I had the opportunity to test it, the NOMAD from Microvision outclassed everything else in terms of field of view.

The mention in this patent is very interesting, it doesn't necessarily mean any more than they absolutely know Microvision is there.

I was invited to visit Microsoft this week. (Another purpose) but I did ask about Hololens, and looked for it. It's in their visitor center, but kept under glass that was all I could see. 

Microsoft may have solved one of the biggest limitations with its HoloLens headset. Since its first unveiling, the device has suffered from a restricted field of view. A patent filing suggests a feasible way to increase the range has been developed.

Read more:

Digital Journal


From Patent Scope

Below from Description:

[0028] The display engine 204 can include, e.g., an image former 206, a collimating lens 208 and an illuminator 210, but is not limited thereto. The image former 206 can be implemented using a transmissive projection technology where a light source is modulated by an optically active material, and backlit with white light. These technologies are usually implemented using liquid crystal display (LCD) type displays with powerful backlights and high optical energy densities. The illuminator 210 can provide the aforementioned backlighting. The image former 206 can also be implemented using a reflective technology for which external light is reflected and modulated by an optically active material. Digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) and Mirasol® display technology from Qualcomm, Inc. are all examples of reflective technologies. Alternatively, the image former 206 can be implemented using an emissive technology where light is generated by a display, see for example, a PicoP™ display engine from Microvision, Inc. Another example of emissive display technology is a micro organic light emitting diode (OLED) display. Companies such as eMagin and Microoled provide examples of micro OLED displays. The image former 206, alone or in combination with the illuminator 210, can also be referred to as a micro display. The collimating lens 208 is arranged to receive a diverging display image from the image former 206, to collimate the display image, and to direct the collimated image toward the input-coupler 112 of the waveguide 100. In accordance with an embodiment, an entry pupil associated with the waveguide may be approximately the same size as an exit pupil associated with the image former 206, e.g., 5 mm or less in some embodiments, but is not limited thereto.

Thanks all the people who dig for stuff like this and post it.

Apple Car Spotted in the Wild

There is a lot going on in this space.....

keep watching...

From the Twitter Feed

But perhaps everyone is right. A response to Higgins’ tweet notes LiDAR on the roof is a unique choice. It’s entirely possible Apple has struck agreements to build a self-driving car platform for the roofs of production vehicles. A Toyota Camry without Apple’ self-driving tech would look much like the car you see on the road today; with it, the roof may be a touch higher or bulkier, with tinted glass to allow the LiDAR and cameras to operate without obstruction.
This concept also creates an option for car buyers and more flexibility for auto manufacturers; Apple could hide that inelegant unit under bespoke roof assembles. Mom’s new Subaru would be able to use the same self-driving tech as your fancy new BMW, without much aesthetic sacrifice.
The missing link here is what this will mean for tech pros. We’d like to think Apple is also mindful of its developer base, and has side projects specifically geared toward app creation on this new-look platform. SDKs and APIs for apps used in a vehicle laced with Apple technology would be an entirely new market for developers to tap into (CarPlay apps are basically skinned iOS apps). Existing platforms are clunky and have a high barrier to entry; let’s hope Apple is putting in work on this front, too.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

AR Glasses -- 5 years to mainstream

"Mainstream" is a significant term, and I don't think this is the kind of guy who will misuse it. Personal computers were well known for about 15 years before you could call them "MainStream."


AR’s Future is Glasses, Not Phones, Says Niantic CEO

John Hanke expects it will take about five years before the technology is mainstream

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—The future platform of augmented reality will be on glasses, not smartphones, says John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic Inc., developer of the hit AR game, Pok√©mon Go.


I noticed a few people put a bit more emphasis on the timer than is healthy, so let me clarify.

When they shipped samples from engine one late last year it took 78 days for them to announce an order for that engine.

I started the timer when shipping samples from engine #2 was announced.

That's ALL it means.

It's entirely possible that an order of this engine would not be announced, because taking such an order is in the ordinary course of business. (If I were the customer I wouldn't want it to be)

Announcement of FIRST engine order

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

AR/VR Video from Microsoft

Kind of shows where some things are heading. Most of what you're seeing here is VR -- AR, where Microvision will likely live is going to be better.

It's a cool video. half through it now... worth watching to this point.

It strikes me that the characters used in the middle of the film look a lot like the "Mi" characters from Nintendo. (see photo below)

Thanks Walt

And an ad they have about Mixed Reality.... there will be a lot of buzz about this pretty soon. 

From the looks of it, Gamers will go crazy for this -- and they are tech leaders -- early adopters of new technologies. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What the squeeze looks like

A good friend of mine, excellent trader and patent sleuth told me about this company a couple of days ago.

He said this is what MVIS will look like pretty soon... let the shorts pile on, this will be fun. 

Microvision with patents alone is crazily undervalued.

Tilt Brush Resources

Just a taste from the Augmented Reality Future....

There appears to be an excellent tool for creating VR/AR content.

Tilt Brush on Twitter

Tilt Brush Sketches