VR/AR


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 […]

Vodafone Portugal and TVI in holographic 5G first

Vodafone Portugal and Portuguese public broadcaster TVI have teamed up to transmit a holographic broadcast over 5G, which Vodafone described as “an unprecedented milestone for our country”. A live broadcast of TVI’s Jornal das 8presented by José Alberto Carvalho was transmitted from TVI’s studio via the Vodafone 5G network to the Vodafone Paredes de Coura […]

AR and VR headsets return to growth

Sales of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets saw an upturn in Q1 2019, following a year of decline. According to IDC, shipments of the headsets reached 1.3 million, up 27.2% from the same quarter last year.  This growth is thanks to a surge in shipments of standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tethered […]

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