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.

Valve will not lose sleep if VR fails
Published in Wearables
Friday, 17 February 2017 12:15

Valve will not lose sleep if VR fails


But it is still doing ok

VR headset developer Valve has said that it does not really matter if its VR tech turns out to be a complete failure.

Google partners rushing into AI
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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.

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. 

Qualcomm to show off Snapdragon 835 at CES
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 01 January 2017 16:34

Qualcomm to show off Snapdragon 835 at CES


Hitting tablets, notebooks and phones near you

Qualcomm is tweeting a lot about Snapdragon 835 and it looks like that the company is ready to reveal a lot of details. Expect to see more about the Snapdragon 835, some Windows 10 design wins, quick charge, camera as well as VR related announcements. 

Sony considers merging gaming and film divisions
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Growth pivots towards gaming and VR

Sony Corporation has recently considered merging its gaming and film divisions into a single business, according to a recent report from the Washington Post.

VR will sell two million this year
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:50

VR will sell two million this year


20 million by 2020


Beancounters at Canalys think that there will be more than two million VR units sold in 2016 and the figure will grow to 20 million by 2020.