XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

XR Companies Working Overtime – From Home

However, some XR companies and headset manufacturers have found the funds and resources to give back or have incorporated additional design features to meet changing needs.The company’s existing flagship product, HoloPatient, is an XR experience that allows medical professionals in training to interact with realistic virtual test patients in safe environments.

Creators of Fashionable PPE Join Forces for Good

Creators of Fashionable PPE Join Forces for Good

In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic this spring, entrepreneurs Rebecca Cahua and Vivian Qu joined forces, skills, and teams to create and bring to production an innovative new product -- the O2 Nano Mask, a reuseable nanofiltration mask that combines a high level of filtration with unique breathability and comfort.

Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO

Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO

Johnson will start her new role on August 1, with Magic Leap saying in a statement that she will ‘draw on more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels of technology and business to accelerate Magic Leap’s growth and bring transformative enterprise solutions to market.’.

Amazon's Distance Assistant Keeps Workers Aware of Proper Social Spacing

Amazon's Distance Assistant Keeps Workers Aware of Proper Social Spacing

"AR can be a valuable tool and assist people to maintain a social distance, not only in the workplace but in any location, including airports, shopping malls and other public places," Eleftheria Kouri, a research analyst for ABI Research, a technology advisory company based in Oyster Bay, N.Y. told the E-Commerce Times.

Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car

Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car

So if you take the leader of car intelligence, one that understands concepts like PCs as a service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (Saas), you have the potential to redefine the car market with a more engaging solution than Tesla now offers -- and you have the potential increased economies of scale provided by the combined Mercedes/Nvidia partnership.

Thought-provoking ‘Spatiality’ wins VRARA Global Summit Student Competition

Thought-provoking ‘Spatiality’ wins VRARA Global Summit Student Competition

Inspired by his thesis project, he started to think about how to represent his own feelings and relationships with the social networks around him for the VRARA competition, which where ultimately shaped by his experiences during his isolation from COVID-19.

Nintendo to Retreat From Mobile Gaming: Report

Nintendo to Retreat From Mobile Gaming: Report

Nintendo also seems to be uncomfortable with the dominant business model in the market, which allows players to download and start playing a game for free, then entices them to spend money on the software through in-app purchases.

‘KAT Walk C’ Kickstarter Blows Past Funding Goal in 3 Minutes, Secures $1M in 24 Hours

‘KAT Walk C’ Kickstarter Blows Past Funding Goal in 3 Minutes, Secures $1M in 24 Hours

Blowing past its initial funding goal of 100,000 in only three minutes, the crowdfunding campaign went on to surge for the next 24 hours, garnering the company over $1 million at the time of this writing.

Cisco and the Importance of Empathy in a Technology Vendor

Cisco and the Importance of Empathy in a Technology Vendor

Given the tactical focus on revenues being driven into most firms by boards that have way too many hedge fund managers on them and people that only care about short term profits, top executives typically look at customers like a lion might look at a lamb chop.

Tech-based Apple 's upcoming ARM processors originally intended for VR headsets

Tech-based Apple 's upcoming ARM processors originally intended for VR headsets

Typically processors intended for VR and AR are quite powerful and Apple could use its influence over both software and hardware layers to further boost performance, something that has differentiated its iPhones and iPads for many years.

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Instead, Rockwell’s team planned to sell a stationary hub, which in prototype form resembled a small Mac, that would connect to the headset with a wireless signal.Apple's engineering teams are reportedly still testing the device on different head shapes to find the ideal fit, and the company hasn't settled on pricing.

Admix Secures $7M Funding to Bring “non-intrusive” Ads to VR & AR Games

Admix Secures $7M Funding to Bring “non-intrusive” Ads to VR & AR Games

Admix, the in-game advertisement platform, today announced it’s raised $7 million in its series A financing round.Admix has created a platform that lets developers insert advertisements into their games, something the company says can be done non-intrusively across all device types, AR and VR included.

Intel Says 'Tiger Lake' Will Drown Control-Flow Malware

Intel Says 'Tiger Lake' Will Drown Control-Flow Malware

"As more proactive protections are built into the Windows OS, attackers are shifting their efforts to exploit memory safety vulnerabilities by hijacking the integrity of the control flow," noted David Weston, director of Enterprise and OS Security at Microsoft.

Daisy Ridley to Star in Baobab Studios’ VR Short ‘Baba Yaga’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Daisy Ridley to Star in Baobab Studios’ VR Short ‘Baba Yaga’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Virtual Reality producers Baobab Studios have announced that “Star Wars” actor Daisy Ridley will headline the company’s next VR project, “Baba Yaga,” presenting a Work in Progress panel at this year’s online Annecy Intl.

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Users, developers and Apple itself will benefit from the company's move away from Intel chips in favor of designing its own processors, maintained Linn Huang, research vice president for devices and displays at IDC, a market research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.

San Diego-based virtual reality startup becomes first US-based company to join EU government supercomputing efforts against SARS-CoV-2

San Diego-based virtual reality startup becomes first US-based company to join EU government supercomputing efforts against SARS-CoV-2

SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ -- Nanome Inc., a virtual reality software startup, has joined Exscalate4Cov (E4C), a coordinated supercomputing project funded by the European Union (EU) Commission to screen chemical libraries for potential activity against SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19).

Google Aims to Secure Voice Purchases Through Match Feature

Google Aims to Secure Voice Purchases Through Match Feature

"In the United States, a select number of users can now make purchases in certain apps and restaurants with Voice Match on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and smart displays," a Google spokesperson said in a statement company rep Joshua Cruz provided to the E-Commerce Times.

KAT VR’s Latest Treadmill ‘KAT Walk C’ is Dedicated to Consumer Locomotion

KAT VR’s Latest Treadmill ‘KAT Walk C’ is Dedicated to Consumer Locomotion

KAT VR has been a specialist in the virtual reality (VR) locomotion space for several years now, launching its first Kickstarter campaign in 2015 for the rather large Kat Walk omnidirectional treadmill.

4 Key E-Commerce Fulfillment Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4 Key E-Commerce Fulfillment Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here are some things to do to protect and support your people: Hire an external company to deep sanitize facilities Increase frequency of cleaning schedules Supply PPE (masks and gloves) Enforce a six-foot distance rule Give complimentary meals to staff at warehouse Allow flexible hours Provide paid sick leave Give on-site team a raise during this difficult time Restrict nonessential travel.

Jack Dorsey and the End of Twitter

Jack Dorsey and the End of Twitter

So I don't envy the position that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is in as he tries to figure out a way to do the right thing concerning the spread of false information and defend his company against an attack by the designated leader of the free world.

Qualcomm: Wi-Fi 6E Chips Have "VR-class low latency" for VR Streaming

Qualcomm: Wi-Fi 6E Chips Have "VR-class low latency" for VR Streaming

Designed for mobile devices, the company says the chips support “VR-class latency” for streaming VR over Wi-Fi. Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 6900 and 6700 chips are designed to bring the latest Wi-Fi 6E standard to Snapdragon-based mobile devices like smartphones and standalone VR headsets.

HP Announces Reverb G2 – Price, Pre-orders, and Release Date

HP Announces Reverb G2 – Price, Pre-orders, and Release Date

With leading visual clarity, high quality off-ear headphones, improved tracking, and new controllers, there’s a lot to look forward to.From the upgrades and improvements, it seems quite clear that HP has been listening carefully to feedback from users of the original Reverb and other WMR headsets at large.

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform

Chou sees XRSpace serving the upcoming era of widespread 5G; much like smartphones first arrived on the back of the 2.5G network in the early 2000s, the former HTC CEO sees the company’s headset, Mova, and its social VR platform, Manova, taking human interaction “to a new level” and offering more connectivity on a person-to-person level.

Facebook reveals virtual reality vision for how working from home could look in the future

Facebook reveals virtual reality vision for how working from home could look in the future

Virtual reality is content computer-generated in three dimensions in a digital environment, while augmented reality – or mixed reality – is digital content layered over a real-world environment, such as Pokemon Go. The news comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that half of its workforce will likely work remotely over the next five to ten years.

What if Apple… never launches an XR device?

What if Apple… never launches an XR device?

And the promising Magic Leap only moved 6,000 headsets in its first six months, instead of the projected 100,000.Of course, Apple will undoubtedly be developing its own VR glasses — just like the research is doing on self-driving cars, drones and dozens of other things.

Apple Gingerly Sets More Stores to Reopen

Apple Gingerly Sets More Stores to Reopen

"Our commitment is to only move forward with a reopening once we're confident we can safely return to serving customers from our stores," Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Deirdre O'Brien wrote in an open letter to company's customers.

Why Facebook thinks game-streaming is the future of Oculus VR

Why Facebook thinks game-streaming is the future of Oculus VR

So if what is meant by AAA is the graphic fidelity of Asgard's Wrath, that's not happening on a local headset, for the same reason that people can't get those games to run on phones and anything else that's battery powered and needs to dissipate heat.

Apple confirms it bought virtual reality event startup NextVR

Apple confirms it bought virtual reality event startup NextVR

Apple has confirmed it did indeed purchase virtual reality company NextVR, which specializes in recording live events like concerts and sports matches to be experienced in VR, according to Bloomberg.

“Leading Through Uncertainty” – VR Training Modules for CEOs Facing Crisis Situations

“Leading Through Uncertainty” – VR Training Modules for CEOs Facing Crisis Situations

It is a series of VR training modules teaching CEOs how to communicate more effectively during crisis situations.In this module, CEOs and top managers learn how on-point and clear communication can calm down the team and de-escalate crisis situations.

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

The Living VR Headset: The Oculus Quest, 1 Year Review And Analysis

While it’s a great sign that the Quest is selling more than Facebook or Oculus expected, it’s not good for the VR ecosystem to prolong the time it takes for people to get headsets in their hands.