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September 19th, 2020 Pardon our dust, the blog is currently being updated — There may be a few glitches for a few days

Attending AWE 2022 and NYAR “Debate” Video

Introduction This will be a short post to make sure my readers know about my going to AWE from June 1st to 3rd, 2022 and on some YouTube videos where I participated. I will be at AWE 2022 all three days I will be at AWE 2002 in Santa Clara, California Wednesday, June 1st through…

“The Great AR Display Debate” with Jeri Ellsworth on April 11th and Back to the Blog

The Great Debate on Monday April 11th The New York Augmented Reality Group (NYAR) has guest speakers on various topics, and in December of 2021, they invited both Jeri Ellsworth and myself to give talks. A two-hour YouTube video from the December meeting includes presentations by Jeri Ellsworth of Tilt Five, Magnus Runesson of Resolution…

Speaking at SID LA Chapter One Day Symposium February 17th, 2022

Quick Note on My Upcoming Presentation I will be presenting at the (virtual) SID LA Chapter One Day Symposium on February 17, 2022. The theme of the symposium is “New Directions in Display Technology.” I am scheduled to speak at 3 PM PST (see below) and will be giving a (pre-recorded) 45 minute presentation on…

US Mortgage Rates vs. Inflation (off topic)

Introduction – Basic Economics First a disclaimer, I am not an economist nor do I have a background in finance, so this is NOT financial advice. I am an engineer by training, but I did take some economics courses in college. I graduated college in 1977 and have bought several houses and refinanced them through…

Microsoft Hololens Reportedly in Trouble, Another “One and Done” for Microvision?

Introduction – Business Insider Story Thee Business Insider (BI) Headline states, “Inside Microsoft’s mixed reality mess, where confusion, rivalries, and canceled projects have roiled the company’s metaverse strategy.” (behind paywall). Other news sources have also reported problems at Hololens such as Windows Central’s story saying “History seems to be repeating itself as Microsoft’s mixed reality…

Magic Leap 2 at SPIE AR/VR/MR 2022

Magic Leap 2 Presentation Was the Hit of the Conference Kevin Curtis (Curtis), Magic Leap’s VP of Optical Engineering, presentation “Unveiling Magic Leap 2’s Advanced AR Platform and Revolutionary Optics” at the SPIE AR/VR/MR conference created the most buzz of the whole conference. The presentation did a great job laying out Magic Leap 2 (ML2)…

Exclusive: Snap Buying Compound Photonics (LCOS and MicroLED)

Introduction On May 21, 2021, this blog broke the news that Snap was going to use WaveOptics, and just two hours later, news broke that Snap had bought WaveOptics. In that article, I speculated that WaveOptics was moving toward using LCOS and speculated that Snap’s future products would likely be using LCOS. Later, it was…

Exclusive: Imagine Optix Bought By Meta – Half Dome 3’s Varifocal Tech – Meta, Valve, and Apple on Collision Course?

Introduction Following up on Meta’s Cambria (Part 2): Is It Half Dome 3? has led to a bit of intrigue. One of my readers pointed out that as stated in the Facebook/Meta’s Doug Lanman’s video EI 2020 Plenary: Quality Screen Time: Leveraging Computational Displays for Spatial Computing HD3 was using Pancharatnam-Berry Phase Lens (PBPL). PBPL…

Meta’s Cambria (Part 2): Is It Half Dome 3?

Introduction After my last article, Meta (aka Facebook) Cambria Electrically Controllable LC Lens for VAC?, many people were pointing me to Half Dome 3 (HD3) and in particular a Doug Lanman, Director of Display Systems Research at Facebook Reality Lab, video: EI 2020 Plenary: Quality Screen Time: Leveraging Computational Displays for Spatial Computing. Lanman’s video…

Meeting Up at CES 2022 and AR/VR/MR in January 2022

A quick note on setting up meetings for CES and AR/VR/MR I’m all set to go to both CES 2022 in Las Vegas January 5th-8th and the SPIE AR/VR/MR Conference January 23rd-25th and have started booking meeting times. I primarily attend these shows to see with my own eyes AR technology. Still, I also make…

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