Looking Forward to XR Technology at the VRARA’s VR/AR Global Summit

Looking Forward to XR Technology at the VRARA’s VR/AR Global Summit

The free ticket includes live video of all of the talks and discussions, and access to many of the networking elements.All ticket holders get access to the platform used to remotely host the XR technology summit.

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

The day included a discussion on how to create a virtual world society from Tom Furness, a discussion on ethical responsibility in the immersive tech industry from Professor Donna Davis, a panel on women in XR, and more.

As Varjo and MeetinVR team up, can VR provide the human touch videoconferencing lacks?

As Varjo and MeetinVR team up, can VR provide the human touch videoconferencing lacks?

Virtual and extended reality headset manufacturer Varjo has announced a partnership with MeetinVR, providers of virtual enterprise collaboration software, to help deliver more realistic experiences.“As enterprises adapt to a new work environment, we’re excited to partner with leading industry players, such as MeetinVR, to help build the future of virtual and mixed reality collaboration.”.

Carnegie Mellon research aims to combine touch with useability in VR: A winning approach?

Carnegie Mellon research aims to combine touch with useability in VR: A winning approach?

Yet new research from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has aimed to unlock the challenge of simulating touch in VR.“By locking the strings when the user’s hand is near a virtual wall, for instance, the device simulates the sense of touching the wall,” the university explained.

Magic Leap announces layoffs as company realigns focus on enterprise and hardware

Magic Leap announces layoffs as company realigns focus on enterprise and hardware

The next-generation Magic Leap 2, according to Abovitz in a Forbes interview around the same time, was slated for a 2021 release, with the enterprise and ‘early prosumer’ market firmly in its sights.

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

From training new doctors to innovative ways of diagnosing and helping patients, virtual reality brings some major new methods for interactions in healthcare.We briefly mentioned how virtual reality can be used to train new doctors by allowing them to practice their medical procedures.

An Update on Oculus Connect 7

An Update on Oculus Connect 7

In light of the evolving public health risks related to COVID-19, we’ve decided to shift Oculus Connect 7 to a digital format later this year.We remain committed to the city of San Jose, where we’ve hosted Oculus Connect in the past, and its community.

The Tech Industry's Tectonic Shift

The Tech Industry's Tectonic Shift

"Due to concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak, an unprecedented number of events -- from athletic competitions to tech conferences -- are being postponed or outright canceled," said Gilbert Michaud, assistant professor of practice in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

Tribeca Film Festival to stage immersive set after earlier postponement

Tribeca Film Festival to stage immersive set after earlier postponement

The Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan is no longer fully postponing its event – at least virtually, anyway.“Starting April 17, our Tribeca Immersive: Cinema360 program, featuring eye-popping visuals in 15 VR films curated into four 30-40 minute programs, will be available for home viewing in partnership with industry pioneer Facebook’s Oculus.”.

AR and VR Survey Shows Optimism in Industry

AR and VR Survey Shows Optimism in Industry

To put it in perspective, a study by Immerse UK released in January stated that entertainment accounts for over half of industry XR spending in the UK.“ While immersive technology’s strength in gaming and entertainment will no doubt continue, survey respondents are excited about XR’s potential to spatially visualize data, prepare and practice for real-world scenarios, and conduct remote, real-time training and collaborations,” read the Perkins Coie release.

Food and E-Commerce: A Healthy Outlook

Food and E-Commerce: A Healthy Outlook

"Rural and urban consumers will be able to buy more food from local growers who offer seasonal harvests through an online shop or mobile app for delivery or pick-up," Rea said.

ASICS goes to VR for latest product launch

ASICS goes to VR for latest product launch

And what better way to showcase ASICS innovation than taking people to a virtual innovation lab that brings our technology to life.".

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

HTC holds Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference in full VR

The conference, which is now renamed as the Virtual VIVE Ecosystem Conference (V²EC), is said to be the first major physical industry event that has been replaced completely by an interactive VR digital medium, which was attended by nearly 2000 registered participants from more than 55 countries.

AR and VR headsets to see short-term Covid-19 decline – but IDC notes positive long-term outlook

AR and VR headsets to see short-term Covid-19 decline – but IDC notes positive long-term outlook

IDC has forecast a decrease in augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) device shipments in the first half of 2020 due to supply chain disruptions caused by the recent Covid-19 outbreak – but says the long-term landscape is strong.

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

CCS Insight argued in a December research report that the market for extended reality products, comprising VR and AR devices, will see an increase of 21% in 2019 to just over 10m devices.

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

All Nippon Airways to introduce VR safety training to enhance risk prediction and worker safety

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced that it will soon be introducing virtual reality (VR) training designed to help its mechanics predict future risks and also improve safety in all aspects of aircraft operation.

NexTech AR collaborates with Poplar over new brand advertising initiative

NexTech AR collaborates with Poplar over new brand advertising initiative

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AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

AR to overtake VR as dominant platform for healthcare, finds GlobalData

The paper states that as the technology advances and with the availability of cheaper, more user-friendly VR and AR headsets, the barriers to widespread use in healthcare are beginning to fall.

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model

Porsche introduces VR experience for customers to explore new Taycan model.Porsche has announced the launch of the Taycan VR Experience, which aims to let customers view the new Porsche Taycan model up close and even under the bodywork by making use of VR goggles.

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

Oxford VR secures $12.5 million investment to help VR for mental health mission

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. UK-based Oxford VR has announced $12.5 million (£9.63m) in a series A funding round led by Optum Ventures and supported by Luminous Ventures.

AR market value to exceed $100bn by 2024 n through emerging interaction methods for smart glasses

AR market value to exceed $100bn by 2024 n through emerging interaction methods for smart glasses

VR 360 is a news, analysis and opinion site devoted to virtual reality technology, promoting thought leadership from leading brands and platforms and collaborating with industry bloggers to deliver insight, reviews and strategy for all aspects of the ecosystem, from developers to CIOs. The value of the augmented reality (AR) market is set to break $100 billion by 2024, according to ABI Research, as emerging interaction methods for AR smart glasses maximise and optimise user experience.

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

NexTech to acquire Jolokia for AR holograms in web conferencing

As corporate meetings and events are happening online these days by medium of web conferencing tools, NexTech has developed a technique to incorporate 3D photo realistic holograms of people and products these virtual events via its ARitize App. Pete Mastin, CEO of Jolokia, saids, “With the integration of NexTech’s augmented reality holograms, our Inferno platform is well positioned as the world's most advanced Video Learning Experience Platform.

3 Things the Tech Industry Could Do to Mitigate Pandemic Problems

3 Things the Tech Industry Could Do to Mitigate Pandemic Problems

I'll close with my product of the week: a new video conferencing solution from Poly that could help significantly to stay engaged while you work from home.

Tech Industry Occupies Front Line on Coronavirus Battleground

Tech Industry Occupies Front Line on Coronavirus Battleground

There is no question that the impact of the coronavirus will continue to be felt 100 percent in the tech space in terms of the work cycle, remote work access and the overall workforce," said Liz Miller, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

E3 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

E3 2020 Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

The virus has seen more than 118,000 confirmed cases and 4,200 deaths, according to the latest information from the World Health Organization.Concerns over the virus have also led to the cancellation of other key VR industry events like Mobile World Congress (MWC), Game Developers Conference (GDC), and Facebook F8.

E3 cancelled

E3 cancelled

In a statement, the firm said: "After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry - our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners - we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

Bring VR to the remote workplace.

Bring VR to the remote workplace.

For the cost of approximately $1000-$2000 per employee, which has a good ROI when you consider the savings of being able to hire remote workers, you can provide better interaction for those that need it.

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

What about a more inclusive option for education in AR and VR?AR VR Academy is an association of professionals working in this industry and helping companies and entrepreneurs adopt these technologies.

The Drones Are Coming

The Drones Are Coming

"NUAIR is a key industry leader helping to develop the standards and help define regulations to expand on Part 107, which will lead to advanced commercial drone operations like food, package and medical deliveries," Hertzendorf said.

6 Ways Businesses can Enrich Experiences with Virtual Reality Apps in 2020

6 Ways Businesses can Enrich Experiences with Virtual Reality Apps in 2020

Virtual Reality apps are no longer hidden in the pages of a fantasy novel; you can actually use them to enrich the business experience and engage users.