Tag Archives: VR

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

While visual technologies in education are expected to steadily grow each year through 2021, the majority of the market will comprise virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D printing and visual data analytics products, according to a new industry forecast. The latest industry report from¬†Technavio¬†predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021. ... Read More »

Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR Announced at Bethesda E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Doom VR is announced as Doom VFR Fallout 4 VR will be out in October No release date for Doom VFR has been given Doom is getting a VR version. Called Doom VFR it was announced by Bethesda at its E3 2017 conference. In addition to this, the company also revealed Fallout 4 in VR, dubbed as the first ... Read More »

Apple Announces Metal 2, External GPU Support, and Steam VR at WWDC 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Apple revealed the new Metal 2 API at WWDC 2017 Metal for VR was announced as well Support for Steam VR, Unity, and Unreal was confirmed too Aside from announcing macOS High Sierra, Apple at WWDC 2017 revealed the new Metal 2 graphics API which the company claims will make code run 10x faster versus last-gen Metal. Also, Metal ... Read More »

Hugo Barra Is Leaving Xiaomi to Join Facebook’s Oculus Team ‘To Lead All VR Efforts’

HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg announced the move via Facebook Barra announced his departure from Xiaomi earlier this week Zuck says VR and AR ‘will be the next major computing platform’ Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s Global Vice President who said earlier this week he is leaving the Chinese company to head back to the Silicon Valley, is joining Facebook to lead the Oculus ... Read More »

Oculus VR Acquires Eye Tribe for Eye-Tracking Software

Oculus VR Acquires Eye Tribe for Eye-Tracking Software Facebook’s Oculus has acquired The Eye Tribe, a company that tracks eye movement in virtual reality to improve the experience. Oculus confirmed the acquisition of the Copenhagen-based startup, without stating a price. The acquisition was reported earlier Wednesday by TechCrunch. Eye Tribe is the latest in a series of tech acquisitions this ... Read More »

VR, education and customer service: The social media trends to watch in 2017

Social media continues to serve as an important part of online interactions, but what’s in store for social in 2017? Education, virtual reality and using social media for customer service are key trends that will develop next year, according to Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Hootsuite. Hootsuite, founded in 2008, helps organizations manage multiple social media accounts and understand ... Read More »

Facebook Announces Social VR Concepts, Cheaper Standalone VR Headset, and a Lot More at Oculus Connect

Facebook Announces Social VR Concepts, Cheaper Standalone VR Headset, and a Lot More at Oculus Connect HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Touch hand controllers will start shipping in December Zuckerberg said the next step for VR is social software Carmel browser allows people to surf the web in VR Facebook is working on a new virtual reality product that is more advanced than ... Read More »

Facebook Announces Social VR Concepts, Cheaper Standalone VR Headset, and a Lot More at Oculus Connect

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Touch hand controllers will start shipping in December Zuckerberg said the next step for VR is social software Carmel browser allows people to surf the web in VR Facebook is working on a new virtual reality product that is more advanced than its Samsung Gear VR, but doesn’t require connection to a personal computer, like the Oculus Rift ... Read More »

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology

Sony’s PlayStation VR Expected to Make Virtual Reality a Mainstream Technology People who want to get away from it all can experience imaginary worlds, or something closer to home, as virtual reality becomes more of a reality with the introduction of devices that take full advantage of developing VR technologies. Last week, a Sony subsidiary launched its PlayStation VR (PSVR) ... Read More »

PlayStation VR to Launch With Free Demo Disc Containing Eight Games

PlayStation VR to Launch With Free Demo Disc Containing Eight Games HIGHLIGHTS Each PlayStation VR unit at launch will have a demo disc The demo disc contains eight games to try PlayStation VR is out internationally from October 13 Sony has announced that every PlayStation VR (PS VR) unit available at launch will have a demo disc containing eight games. ... Read More »