VR/AR


HTC launches Vive Focus, shelves Daydream plans

HTC has launched Vive Focus, its first standalone virtual reality headset for the Chinese market, at its Vive Developer Conference in Beijing. The device will offer inside-out six-degree-of-freedom tracking without needing to be attached to a PC or a phone. It contains an AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and uses the Vive Wave VR […]

Google: AR and VR a ‘multi-decade journey’

Google’s head of AR and VR strategy, Steven Kan, believes we are on “multi-year, I would argue multi-decade journey” in understanding how we can use these new technologies. Speaking at Mindshare’s Huddle event in London yesterday, San Francisco-based Kan claimed that virtual and augmented reality will be the next evolution in computing, following the rise […]

HTC Vive launches multi-million dollar VR art scheme

HTC Vive has launched Vive Arts, a multi-million dollar virtual reality program designed to change the way the world creates and engages with the arts. The global initiative will see Vive support the content, creators and institutions that embrace the new medium of VR, and will help to fund and develop VR installations. Vive has […]

NBA goes VR through Turner and Intel partnership

Turner Sports and Intel have agreed a multi-year partnership to make live NBA basketball available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology. Starting with the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Intel will allow fans to experience the action from different immersive angles with the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app. Intel True VR cameras will […]

RTL-backed Inception agrees VR deal with Kaleidoscope

RTL-backed VR firm, Inception, has launched a virtual reality channel featuring projects from the Tel Aviv-based community of VR producers, Kaleidoscope. The channel will be available on Inception’s cross-platform app, which already includes content from publishers like Pitchfork and Time Out, and will be updated weekly. “We believe that the best way to grow the […]

Microsoft: mixed reality will help spur ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Mixed reality (MR) will be one of the technologies that will help spur a “fourth industrial revolution,” according to Cindy Rose, CEO of Microsoft UK. Speaking at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London this week, Rose spoke about new capabilities that will help Microsoft take its customers, partners and its own business “into a […]

Amazon and Facebook involved in US-Japan cable scheme

Amazon and Facebook are part of a powerful consortium building a new underwater cable that will connect America, Japan the Philippines and help deliver live and Ultra HD video. The high-capacity Jupiter Cable system will follow a new transpacific route and is scheduled to be service-ready by early 2020 – timing that will likely see […]

Arts Council England backs new VR and AR content project

Arts Council England and technology innovation centre Digital Catapult have launched a new programme that will see VR and AR content makers pitch to the BBC and Google. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality content creators can apply to get support and funding through  the CreativeXR scheme, with up to 20 companies to be supported by […]

Pimax 8K backing passes US$3m in VR funding milestone

Virtual reality company Pimax claims to have the “most funded VR project on Kickstarter ever” after backing for its Pimax 8K headset passed US$3 million over the weekend. As of this morning, Pimax has received pledges of US$3.2 million for the Pimax 8K, far surpassing the US$2.4 million that Oculus originally raised on the crowd-funding […]

Huawei launches VR OpenLab to promote cloud VR

Huawai has launched a Virtual Reality (VR) OpenLab industry cooperation plan in a bid to promote the development of the cloud VR industry. VR OpenLab will focus on four research areas: business application scenarios; service solutions; bearer network innovations; and operator service implementations. “Cloud VR development is still in its infancy and requires a joint […]

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