VR headset sales expected to pick up
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:55

VR headset sales expected to pick up


IDC expects a 10-fold increase

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021.

Total Recall loses case against Oculus
Published in Wearables
Monday, 13 March 2017 14:15

Total Recall loses case against Oculus


On a technicality

Total Recall Technologies (TRT) has had its lawsuit against Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey tossed out of court on a filing technicality.

Why did Microsoft rename Win Holographic to "Windows Mixed Reality"?
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First developer kits arriving later this month


Last week Microsoft decided to make a brand name change to the Windows Holographic platform that will ship with an upcoming version of Windows and enable a variety of apps and programs to run on new head-mounted display units arriving this spring.

Asustek VR ready for third quarter
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:42

Asustek VR ready for third quarter


Sorting out suppliers

Asustek is choosing suppliers for its VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices so it can have its production start in the third quarter of 2017.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:52

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

Apple to invent AR glasses
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:19

Apple to invent AR glasses


It is going be a game-changer

The super-cool and innovative tech power house Apple is rumoured to have come up with some game-changing glasses which superimpose information and pictures onto reality.

Google partners rushing into AI
Published in News
Friday, 06 January 2017 11:13

Google partners rushing into AI


Because that is not a bubble waiting to burst


Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices using its tech.

Microsoft AR can help you find your keys
Published in Wearables
Monday, 02 January 2017 13:00

Microsoft AR can help you find your keys


Hololens gives you a photographic memory


Software king of the world, Microsoft’s new AR Hololens tech is starting to look really cool, and it could be getting even better if a new patent is anything to go by.

T-Mobile US on 5G in 2017
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 01 January 2017 18:05

T-Mobile US on 5G in 2017


VR, AR, AI mobile speeds of 1.8 Gbps

T-Mobile US is talking a lot about network un-carrier innovations including 4G advanced features such as 4x4 MIMO, QAM 256 and QAM 64 but it looks like the company is working hard on 5G too. T-Mobile has already demonstrated mobile speeds of 1.8 Gbps and fixed speeds of 12 Gbps with latency of 2ns. Things look to be much faster and seamless in 2017 and the years to come, Happy New 2017 Year, that gets us a step closer to that. 

Magic Leap jumps to damage control mode
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Monday, 12 December 2016 12:19

Magic Leap jumps to damage control mode


Augmented reality not going as well as hoped

While augmented reality outfit Magic leap has managed to keep its product mostly hyped and secretive, it appears that a critical report has leaked out forcing the company to go into damage limitation mode.