Why Intel, CBS, Samsung and the NCAA Teamed Up to Stream March Madness in VR

Clifton DawsonAnalysis, Virtual Reality

This month, Intel, CBS Sports, Turner Sports and the NCAA teamed up to broadcast six March Madness playoff games in virtual reality, including Monday’s NCAA Men’s Championship Game at the San Jose’s SAP Center. (Congratulations to the North Carolina Tar Heels who defeated the Gonzaga University Bulldogs 71-65.) Technology, consumer electronics, and media companies are all beating big that streaming … Read More

Why Intel Will Pay $16B for Automotive Computer-Vision Leader

Clifton DawsonAnalysis, Augmented Reality

This week, Intel announced a plan to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion as a strategic move to fortify its burgeoning automative chips division. Since early 2000, Israel-based Mobileye has supplied car manufacturers with computer-vision technology for advanced driver assistance systems. Using a low-cost, yet powerful chip-based system combining a monovision camera, image recognition software, and machine-learning algorithms, Mobileye accurately and rapidly distinguishes between … Read More

CES 2017 Brings Product Diversity to the VR/AR Ecosystem

Alexis MacklinAnalysis

Among all the home assistants, robotics, and wearable tech, virtual and augmented reality was a highlight at the 50th Consumer Electronics Show through new product releases and announcements. The biggest consumer electronics conference prominently showcased VR and AR on the expo floor. Major manufacturers like Intel, Qualcomm, and Huawei highlighted VR in a big way with AR headset manufacturers having … Read More