Analysis: The age of always-connected, 5G and XR is now
Olivia Newton-John released her song Physical in 1981. March and April 2020 have been full of news of the unfortunate COVID-19 around the world, but I wanted to point out that despite the desperation, this is a time for technology to thrive. Let’s not get physical to save lives and instead use connectivity Wi-Fi or 5G in an always-connected device is possible and in VR or AR.
Only minimum requirements for now
Valve has now revealed its VR-only Half-Life: Alyx, a prequel to Half-Life 2 and developed on Valve's Source 2 engine, and today, we see its first system requirements, at least the minimum ones.
A prequel to Half-Life 2
As expected, Valve has now officially announced Half-Life: Alyx, a VR-only game that is a prequel to Half-Life 2.
If you have space
Microsoft might be working on a virtual reality mat to stop you walking into things while using your VR.
ThefFruity cargo-cult Apple has decided that augmented virtual reality is not going to be super, cool, and game-changing, and it has given up on the project.
Mike Magee Rave Catch the moment
I volunteered earlier this week to take part in an experiment conducted by Oxford University boffins. It was highly alarming. I won't give specific details because I think it is intended to help and not harm people.
Trump’s China war causing problems
HTC is refusing to distribute its latest VR headset in the land of the fee and it is not quite clear why.
Targeted at business
Lenovo is launching a new AR-and-VR system targeted at businesses.
Valve Index teased
Valve has moved ahead with plans to launch its own VR headset, called the Valve Index, in May 2019.
You can move in any direction without going outside
Search engine outfit Google has patented a pair of trainers which allow you to walk in VR. This means that IT nerds will never have to go “outside” again, with all the attendant dangers that brings.