Tag "VR"

Accenture acquiring 3D and immersive content producer Mackevision

INDIA: Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. Mackevision has earned international acclaim for its work on the HBO Series “Game of Thrones” – for which it was awarded an Emmy for

Google and Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset

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At the CES’ 18, Google and Lenovo announced the Mirage Solo, a new VR headset that does not require any smartphone to operate. Lenovo hopes to ship the headset by the second quarter of this year. The Mirage Solo, a

Oculus and Xiaomi partner to launch VR headsets

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Facebook-owned Oculus announced a partnership with Xiaomi to build the Oculus Go standalone VR headset. In addition to the Oculus Go headset, Xiaomi will also be developing a second VR headset called Mi VR Standalone, which will be exclusively available

Reliance Games partners GoPhygital to develop AR and VR-based games

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment – Digital, the digital entertainment focused business of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), today announced its foray into the fast growing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality space by announcing its

Tech Mahindra partners Unity to open a CoE in Bangalore focusing on immersive tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tech Mahindra has partnered with Unity Technologies to open a Centre of Excellence (CoE) targeting Communication and Media & Entertainment segment. Unity Technologies powers more than 50pc of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR

Logitech is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality

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Logitech, a manufacturer of personal computers and mobile accessories is bringing a keyboard built for virtual reality. Logitech unveiled its BRIDGE SDK that is designed to make it easier for developers to implement keyboard or text inputs into their VR apps.

Nokia is pulling the plug on Ozo virtual reality camera

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Nokia has announced that it is pulling the plug on the development of the Ozo virtual reality camera. This move will lead to a job cut of nearly 310 employees of 1090 employees in the Nokia Technologies unit, mainly in Finland,

Samsung joins Windows Mixed Reality platform with new VR headset ‘Odyssey’

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Samsung is launching a new virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality Platform. The headset named Samsung HMD Odyssey will be available for pre-order from today but the shipping will start from November 6 at a price tag of $499.

Microsoft buys VR social network AltspaceVR

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Microsoft announced that it has acquired the virtual reality social network, AltspaceVR that enables users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

What to expect from Google’s upcoming Pixel event?

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Google’s October 4 Pixel event is being eagerly awaited now that Samsung and Apple are done releasing their new smartphones. While some upgrades are surely on cards for the next Pixel smartphones, users will also likely see a new version of

Microsoft might sneak preview the mixed reality offerings ahead of official release

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Microsoft is likely to showcase the company’s new line of mixed reality offerings in a media event on October 3 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has started inviting media to the event with a promise that it’ll be an opportunity

Asus joins Windows mixed reality headset bandwagon

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Joining the likes of DELL and HP, Asus has also launched a mixed reality headset at IFA 2017. Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset offers a 3K resolution(at 90 Hz) and uses inside out tracking via two cameras on the front of

Lenovo unveils a new line of AR/VR products at the IFA’17 including Yoga 920

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Lenovo showcased its latest line of Yoga convertible laptops, as well as new mixed and virtual reality products at the IFA 2017. Lenovo with its latest announcements of AR and mixed reality products attempts to jump on the bandwagon and make sure

Samsung launches Relumino VR app to help visually impaired see better

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Samsung has launched Relumino VR app- a product of C-Lab, Samsung’s in-house incubator to help people with visual impairments see better. This application, available for download in the Oculus Store targets people who have problems seeing things, including those who have tunnel vision and

HTC Vive VR headset gets a $200 price cut to take on Oculus Rift

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HTC has slashed the price of its Vive VR headset from $799 to $599 as the Taiwanese tech giant seeks to compete with aggressive price cuts from Facebook-owned Oculus and their Rift headset. “Our goal at Vive has always been to

‘AI Everywhere’ technologies are moving rapidly through Gartner’s Hype Cycle

INDIA: Artificial intelligence(AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years, reveals Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging

Firefox is adding VR support in the next version

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Mozilla has announced that its open source web browser, Firefox will soon be compatible with Virtual Reality(VR) headsets. The latest version of the browser dubbed as Firefox 55 will include WebVR, the technology that puts VR into a web browser. The

HTC announces standalone Vive VR headset for the Chinese market

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At ChinaJoy entertainment expo 2017, HTC announced a self-contained Vive virtual reality headset for the Chinese market built on its own Viveport content platform. “China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global

Asus’ AR and VR-ready premium smartphone, ZenFone AR is now available in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The much-awaited Asus ZenFone AR is launched in India today. First showcased at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017, ZenFone AR is the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone, with 8GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR will be

Facebook slashes price of its Oculus Rift VR headset to $399 for limited period

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Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, is temporarily cutting down prices of its Rift headset to $399 — two-thirds of the price the company was charging less than five months ago. In a blog post, the company said