AR/VR

How The Measurement Of Dynamic Foveated Rendering Can Benefit VR And AR

Many companies and experts within the AR/VR industry talk about the benefits of foveated rendering—the ability to only render a portion of the scene that a user is looking at. Some companies have implemented the technology to improve performance on standalone VR headsets, such as the Oculus Quest, HTC Vive Pro Eye and Pico Neo …

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Qualcomm XR Viewer Program Gains Momentum With Operators

The AWE (Augmented World Expo), is a premier AR/VR event held every year in Santa Clara, California. During the keynote this year (held virtually, for obvious reasons), Qualcomm, a Platinum sponsor of the event, shared details on the momentum of the semiconductor manufacturer’s XR viewer program. Qualcomm has been pushing the smart viewer program for …

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Instead Of Being Acquired For Billions, Magic Leap Lays Off Over 50% Of Workforce

Magic Leap has long been the focus of many in the VR/AR industry with the enormous amount of funds that the company has managed to raise and burn through. While the company continued to raise funds through large rounds of investment from companies across the industry, the company also meandered and focused on entertainment and …

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How VR And AR Could Be A Solution To Coronavirus Cancellations For Conferences

As a technology industry analyst, I travel a lot for my line of work and attend many industry conferences and talk to a lot of people about the inner workings of the industry. One thing that I’ve started to notice is that many of the conferences I’m usually attending are being cancelled due to coronavirus …

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Shadow Creator Announces 40K AR Headsets Shipped For Education

During the craziness that is CES last month, Chinese AR headset manufacturer Shadow Creator announced it had shipped 40,000 of its Action One AR headsets from 400 different schools in China last year. AR is still a relatively nascent technology and many are still shipping only developer edition headsets; volumes are fairly low for most manufacturers. In …

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Pico, North And nReal Dominate XR At CES 2020

Since both AR and VR are in the enterprise phase of development, it makes sense that there was very little AR and VR at CES 2020. In fact, these technologies are grouped within the very large gaming section at the exhibition, which can lead to some very confusing booth placements and unnecessary walking around. That …

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The Oculus Quest Supply Situation Does A Disservice To The VR Community And Developers

Many people are excited about buying the Oculus Quest—for many it will be their first VR headset. While it will be one of many for me, this one certainly is different. The Oculus Quest represents all that is needed from a VR headset and backs it up with a very solid library of titles and …

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What North’s Focals AR Glasses Taught Me About Augmented Reality

Earlier this year, I bought myself a North’s Focal AR glasses, with a discount I received for my participation in Intel Capital’s Global Summit. Today I wanted to share with you my review of the AR glasses, and the main takeaways from my experience with them. A personalized experience First, I stopped by the Focals …

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Qualcomm’s XR2 5G Brings Together The Best In Immersion And Connectivity

Qualcomm is the undisputed leader in mobile XR, a position it has more or less held since this most recent wave of VR and AR devices excited the market. Qualcomm helped to pioneer many of the technologies that make mobile XR possible today and is the technology behind many of the most successful XR devices, …

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What Does Half-Life: Alyx Mean For The PC VR Market?

I’ve covered the VR market for a long time—as an analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy for the past 5 years, and even earlier when I was a journalist covering the industry for my own website. When Valve and HTC flew me out to Seattle for the HTC Vive’s launch in 2016, there was a …

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RealWear: A Force To Be Reckoned With In Enterprise AR

RealWear is a player in the enterprise AR space with a lot of momentum across multiple major enterprises. Over the last 18 months, the company shipped over 15,000 of its HMT systems globally, and can now boast over 1,300 enterprise customers and more than 120 applications. RealWear’s AR devices are designed to work in the …

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HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains …

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ARM’s New Mali D77 Processor Is All About VR

Many are familiar with ARM and its CPUs and GPUs. They are found in billions of devices around the world and help to power some of the fastest SoCs inside today’s leading smartphones. However, ARM also makes a whole host of other processors, including neural processing units (NPUs) for AI and display processing units (DPUs) …

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Hololens 2: Microsoft’s Enterprise AR Power Play For Windows Mixed Reality

Article by Anshel Sag. After months of anticipation, Microsoft  recently launched its Hololens 2 headset at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. It was quite a launch, complete with surprises and some controversy. Many developers and enterprises were eagerly awaiting this headset’s arrival to determine whether they should develop for platforms like Magic Leap or Hololens. The fact that …

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HP Reverb: Everything You Need In A VR Headset

As a tech analyst, I’ve tried virtually every VR headset in existence—the good ones and the bad ones. While the technology is improving greatly (particularly with headsets geared towards the enterprise), one area that I consistently hear complaints about is resolution. Seeking to address this, HP  Inc. recently announced its own foray into VR headset category, the …

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Qualcomm Helps 5G Smartphone OEMs Bridge The XR Gap With XR Viewer Accelerator

At this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the talk was all about 5G and XR. Nearly every operator and OEM had some sort of 5G demo that utilized gaming and/or XR. XR gaming is proving to be one of the most compelling early consumer use cases for 5G. However, there’s still a big need for …

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Initial CES 2019 Observations: Patrick Moorhead

I spent the week in Las Vegas and wanted to share with you my initial CES 2019 observations: What happened: Intelligence: Amazon Alexa dominated the show with its services and partners while Google tried really hard to catch up with Amazon, even going so far as to build a roller coaster ride to get attention. …

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Location-Based VR: The Next Phase Of Immersive Entertainment

Whenever there’s a new platform, the technology industry falls over itself looking for the ‘killer app.’ With the rapid innovation and investment in the VR industry, there are a lot of people looking for their opportunity to enter the market before it hits the mainstream. While there’s widespread agreement that VR is still quite a …

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