Apple Vision Pro is an expensive step in the right direction
Analyst view: Starting at $3499
Apple has finally acknowledged that it has been working for years on the eXtended Reality product. XR is a collaborative term that unifies an Augmented and Virtual reality device under one umbrella. Apple’s announcement shared sufficient details to create excitement around VR and give us some idea about the device, but it left some key elements out, including storage options and RAM.
US teens don’t see the point of Virtual Reality
Better things to do
A new survey from Piper Sandler shows that US teens find Virtual Reality silly.
Valve to release its own VR headset
Valve Index teased
Valve has moved ahead with plans to launch its own VR headset, called the Valve Index, in May 2019.
Qualcomm XR1 is the first XR platform
VR meets AR in future 10nm chip
Qualcomm has introduced a brand new platform called Snapdragon XR1, dedicated to Extended reality (XR) at the Augmented World Expo (AWE). It already has several customers on board.
Snapdragon 625 powers Ricoh Theta V camera
Ricoh Theta V 360-camera
Qualcomm's Snapdragon enables 360-degree 4K video capture and live-streaming, spatial "surround-sound" audio recording.
AMD wants to make your VR headset wireless
Acquires Nitero millimeter wave company
You might seen we've writing about millimeter waves several times. and we usually attributed this term to 5G. AMD has just acquired Nitero, a millimeter wave company that wants to use this technology to cut the cord on your VR and AR headset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 doesn’t Daydream
But it GearVRs just fine
Google made a lot of noise about its Daydream platform and a few of our colleagues have reported that you cannot install a Daydream app on a Galaxy S8 phone.
Nvidia claims its FCAT VR tool is good for framerate
Analyze time slices of gameplay and improve VR experiences
During its Editor’s Day conference in San Francisco, Nvidia announced a software utility to measure the quality of VR gameplay called FCAT VR. This tool is built on frame capture technology and, Nvidia claims, lets users to forego an expensive hardware capture solution in order to analyze individual frames and interpret data sets through software.
Sony's PlayStation VR reviewed
Plenty of 3D immersion in film and gaming entertainment
Back in October, Sony became the first console manufacturer to introduce its own virtual reality headset for the masses, complete with the industry’s highest refresh rate and a decent handful of games available at launch.
Virtual assistants to outpace VR sales over holiday season
Tied with wearables
In a new report from Reuters featuring interviews with nearly two dozen analysts, shipments of personal virtual assistants including Amazon Echo, Google Home, and other smart speaker devices featuring Microsoft’s Cortana are expected to outpace VR headset sales this holiday season.