Today we have an interview with Faceshift. Using Intel's Realsense camera, they have this awesome face tracking technology that has to be seen to be believed. If HMDs weren't a physical barrier, just think of what this could add to metaverse platforms.
Intel's CES 2015 exhibit was a lot of fun. It was a very difficult shoot because of all the crowds and crazy angles, but it's very cool to see some of the ideas being tried with their RealSense camera technology.
NOTE: When you can snatch this microphone from your interviewer, only then will you have the true mark of a CES exhibitor warrior.
There has been a lot of talk about open standards and what they mean. The Khronos Group is the real deal when it comes to open standards development, and it's thanks to their sponsorship that the alliance is hosting its next annual meeting at GDC 2015.
"The ITA is a unique forum for diverse companies to identify collaborative opportunities to accelerate the mainstream adoption of virtual and augmented reality. Consumer-ready VR and AR will require many interoperating standards, and Khronos looks forward to working with the ITA to help make that vision a reality." - Neil Trevett, President,Khronos Group (makers of OpenGL).
The alliance has initiated open standards development, and we first announced this effort at CES 2015. It's very much a long-term effort, and we'll talk about the alliance's progress at GDC 2015 (offsite).