Tag "VR"

AR, VR, MR, XR: Demystifying and revisiting Immersive Technologies in 2021

By : CIOL Bureau

Yet again in 2021, there is lots of noise around immersive technologies. It makes one wonder what the current state of play is in 2021 – let’s revisit and demystify this.  In emerging technologies, it becomes important to get the

Virtual Runways are the future of the fashion calendar

Disruptions by COVID-19 have created some fundamental shifts in how businesses and industries will operate in the coming years. More reliance on digital platforms is one of these shifts. The prevalence of a contactless environment and mandatory social distancing has

Virtual Reality gets ‘real’ in Coworking Spaces 

With great disruption comes a great chance of adaptation. While the global economy deals with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have to settle in with the new normal as we all quietly accept the altering new reality. Theoretical

5 Reasons why VR is the future of corporate training

By : CIOL Bureau

A recent study revealed that companies lose nearly 25% of all new employees within a year mainly due to bad onboarding. This statistic alone showcases the significance of Corporate training and the important role employees play in the future of

Unity Technologies partners with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry to inspire AR/VR adoption in Defense & PSU Sectors

By : CIOL Bureau

Unity Technologies announced that it has partnered with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry to create and conduct sessions for industry stakeholders and enterprises on identifying opportunities in AR/VR. The comprehensive sessions will enable the enterprises to discover how AR/VR

100 Million Consumers Will Shop in Augmented Reality Online and In-Store by 2020: Gartner

By : CIOL Bureau

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the potential to shake up the customer experience by individualizing retailers’ offers and enabling customers to visualize products in different settings. By 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in AR online and

India’s first Multiplayer VR Cricket Game: Sachin Saga VR

By : CIOL Bureau

Launched at the CII India Gaming Show (IGS) – a three-day international gaming, animation and infotainment event in New Delhi, the event saw thousands of gamers line up to experience Sachin Saga VR, engaging in exciting head to head matches

Augmented Reality Is the Future of Mobile Gaming

By : CIOL Bureau

Augmented reality is already augmenting the mobile gaming market. Since its introduction to the tech consumer market, augmented reality has performed at a high level and beaten estimates every time. Referred to in conjunction with VR often, AR is a

Samsung Opera House at Bangalore will let users play and explore more with its products

By : Soma Tah

BANGALORE, INDIA: Samsung aims to create a better technology product for tomorrow based on a deep understanding of what people need and want and hence focusing a lot on local innovation requirements. A recent survey in the city commissioned by Samsung,

Oculus Go standalone VR headset could finally debut in May

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook is planning to launch its long-awaited standalone Oculus Go virtual reality headset at the company’s F8 developer conference on May 1, 2018, according to a report from Variety. The standalone VR headset was unveiled last October and will cost

Qualcomm integrates Tobii’s eye-tracking in Snapdragon 845 VR headsets

By : CIOL Writers

Tobii, the eye-tracking hardware company has partnered with Qualcomm to make eye-tracking technology available in Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VR headsets. Tobii president, Oscar Werner said, “Increased interest in the untethered, mobile VR segment in conjunction with Qualcomm’s innovation and technology

Digital Domain expanding VR team; looks to find talents from upcoming hackathon

HYDERABAD, INDIA: In order to build a virtual reality (VR) team, Hyderabad-based Digital Domain is expanding is conducting a VR Hackathon in the city on March 10 and 11. The hackathon is designed to seek out the best Backend, Unity

You can currently buy Sony Playstation VR for as low as $200

By : CIOL Writers

Sony is offering a limited time discount for the PSVR headset with several bundled offers. The company announced that it has dropped PSVR prices by $100 across the board between February 18th and March 3rd. First up is the Gran Turismo bundle,

A new patent sheds more light on Apple’s AR/VR ambitions

By : CIOL Writers

While Apple’s AR/VR ambitions are no secret, the company has revealed little about its project under development. Thanks to a new patent application, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we finally have some crucial bits about what’s cooking at

Facebook’s Quill brings free animation tools to its app

By : CIOL Writers

Quill, Facebook’s VR painting tool has announced its biggest update to date. The program now includes a set of animation tools which will let you draw and arrange discrete frames into animation sequences. With helpful tools to visualize previous frames and

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli calls it quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli is leaving the company after 18 months of service. After three and a half years I’m moving on from Twitter (actual elapsed time 18 months). It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve had the great

Intel planning to launch smart glasses this year

By : CIOL Writers

Intel is looking to sell a majority stake in an augmented reality company which it had bought in 2015, according to a report in Bloomberg. Also, the company is looking to launch smart glasses this year. Bloomberg states that the

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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