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‘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

Blocks- Google’s new VR art app that lets you create 3D models easily

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In a bid to boost VR adoption, Google has developed Blocks, a VR app that lets you easily create beautiful 3D objects in no time and is available for free for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift . Blocks is very simple to use

YouTube launches VR180 video format to boost VR adoption

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Acknowledging that every online user is not equipped enough to watch 360-degree videos, Google-owned YouTube has launched a new format for content creators. Christened VR180, it allows producers to shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a VR headset

Get ready for a VR browsing experience with Daydream Euphrates

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Now Google wants you to spend more time online, only with a VR headset. Even the idea of surfing through floods of information with a VR headset sounds crazy enough to excite all of us! On the second day of

Google Earth VR app now supports Oculus Rift headsets

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Google Earth VR, an app that brings stunning 3D rendered landscapes and buildings on the desktop version of Google Earth, is undoubtedly one of the coolest ways to witness the wonders of the virtual world. Until now, this app was available

SpaceVR & SpaceX to send VR camera into space to give you ‘astronaut experience’ on earth

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Virtual reality experience is about to get more real. SpaceVR, a California-based startup is planning to send a virtual reality camera into space to bring “some immersive space video” for earth dwellers. The firm plans to share the space footage with

Google unveils a dedicated platform for Chrome WebVR experiences

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After introducing WebVR experience to only Daydream-ready phones in February, Google is expanding the availability of VR to Google Cardboard, along with a brand new platform for all of its online VR web content. Google has launched a new platform

Samsung unveiled Gear VR headset, Samsung Dex and more at Unpacked Event 2017

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Samsung decided to put all the rumours around Galaxy S8 to rest, by launching the successor of Galaxy S7 at the Unpacked 2017 event. Though there was no surprise element, courtesy goes to the rumour mill, Samsung did roll out

In four months, Sony has sold nearly 1mn VR headsets

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Underlining the growing demand for VR gaming hardware in the market, Sony has revealed official sales numbers for PSVR, and let us tell it’s high. In an interview with the New York Times, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 835 to power immersive AR and VR experiences

USA: At CES, Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with X16 LTE, the first mobile platform to be commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node. It is designed to simultaneously meet the high performance demands, thermal limits and power

Lenovo expands smart devices lineup with smart home, smart glass products

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A recent survey revealed at least 23 percent of global consumers expressed uncertainty as to which smart home device would be useful to them. To address that concern, Lenovo has launched a set of smart devices at CES 2017, for

Things that will breathe new life into a sluggish PC market in 2017

Global PC shipments has seen a steady decline of eighth consecutive quarters in Q3, 2016. According to Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner , the two fundamental issues that have impacted PC market are mainly the extension of the lifetime

AI and VR to be all-pervasive in 2017: Intel

In 2016, people have witnessed the digital and physical worlds continuing to merge as everyday objects, commercial and industrial equipment, and entire cities become smart and connected to the cloud. And people’s relationship with technology – how it is used,

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe steps down, to lead PC-based VR division now

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In a major internal restructuring, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has announced that he is stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned VR company and instead would be leading the PC VR group within the company. “Looking ahead and thinking about

Netflix VR app for Google Daydream View launched on the Play store

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For all you Netflix lovers, the company has introduced another dedicated app for users who want to watch its popular series with Google’s Daydream View in an immersive manner. The app named “Netflix VR,” is more or less the same

HTC sets up a new VR research centre and a $1.5bn investment fund in China

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HTC, who is riding high on the success of the HTC Vive VR system, has announced a new research centre in China worth $1.5 billion and a VR investment fund. The new research centre is aimed at developing breakthroughs in