Virtual Reality VR

HTC Vive Sync: A Real Solution For VR Teleconferencing And Telepresence

Last week HTC Vive finally announced the public availability of the company’s Vive Sync collaboration platform for the Vive headset. While the company says compatibility with other VR headsets is forthcoming, the fact that it prioritized Vive is a definite short term differentiator. The Sync platform has actually been in development for quite some time—I …

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

I was one of the few people that initially bought the Oculus Quest at its launch, around this time last year. Much like the Switch, I knew it was going to be a success well before it basically became unobtanium. The Quest represents the culmination of Facebook’s multi-year efforts in VR and is a product …

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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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Qualcomm Announces XR2 Reference Designs And New Partnerships

Qualcomm leads the charge when it comes to XR chipsets, and the XR2 is the company’s latest. We covered the XR2 announcement back at Qualcomm Tech Summit in December and mentioned how important it would be for the industry to have access to all these new capabilities and technologies. Now, we’re starting to enter the next phase …

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