VR/AR


US broadcasters consider technology to fill gap left by fans in closed venue matches 

With professional sports set to be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a number of top US broadcasters are looking to technology to fill the gap left by fans. According to a New York Post report, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS and Turner Sports are all considering implementing VR technology to emulate the match […]

Apple reportedly buys NextVR

Apple is reportedly in the process of buying NextVR, a California tech firm which specialises in creating virtual reality experiences for sports and entertainment events. According to 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker is heavily invested in augmented reality and is in the process of designing a AR headset. The report notes that Apple is specifically interested […]

Qualcomm launches new 5G-enabled VR, AR reference design

Telco equipment firm Qualcomm has launched a new reference design for its virtual reality and augmented reality platform. Qualcomm said that the reference design provides a rough outline for building headsets for the 5G-enabled Snapdragon XR2 chipset. As per the XR2, the design includes support for 5G networks, which Qualcomm claims to be a first […]

Sony reportedly working on new VR headset

Sony is reportedly developing a new PlayStation VR headset to accompany its upcoming PS5 console. According to Bloomberg, the console maker is planning to launch an updated version of the PSVR unit which first launched in 2016. The report says it is currently unclear whether this would be a full-scale sequel to the original unit […]

Panasonic shows off lightweight UHD VR eyeglasses

Panasonic has revealed what it claims to be the world’s first HDR-capable UHD VR eyeglasses. Unveiled at CES, Panasonic is very particular in describing the device as eyeglasses as opposed to VR devices’ typical descriptor of ‘headset’. And this is for good reason, with the as-yet-unnamed product being closer in resemblance to a pair of […]

AR home shopping channel app launches

South Korean 5G service provider LG Uplus and augmented reality (AR) startup eyecandylab have announced the launch of U+AR Shopping. The new product will provide AR services for home shopping channels worldwide in what they claim to be a world-first.  Starting with GS Shopping and Home&Shopping in South Korea, viewers will be able to view […]

NBA extends partnership with NextVR

American sports league the NBA has extended and expanded its agreement with VR firm NextVR. From October 26, NextVR will feature one game a week in virtual reality to subscribers of the NBA League Pass streaming service within the NextVR app. This will expand to feature weekly game broadcasts, full game replays, highlights and other […]

FandangoNOW launches VR app for Oculus

Fast-growing VOD FandangoNOW has launched its movie and TV store on Oculus VR devices. Available on Oculus Go and Oculus Quest headsets in the US, the store provides access to over 90,000 movies and TV shows to rent and buy. The company says that in addition to regular films and shows, hundreds of 3D titles, […]

Deutsche Telekom lines up VR and AR over 5G for Bayern Munich

Deutsche Telekom and football club FC Bayern Munich have teamed up to deploy 5G mobile coverage around the Bayern Munich club grounds from spring 2020, enabling fans to use augmented and virtual reality apps on 5G-enabled devices.  Work on developing the applications is slated to start this year, with Deutsche Telekom setting up antennas around […]

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