Before today, Apple – which in 2016 occupied 18% of the smartphone market sales and 7% of the PC market sales – has been fairly silent on its intentions for AR and VR. The only previous comments came from CEO Tim Cook, who was bullish on AR and dismissive of VR. All of this changed with the WWDC 2017 keynote address.
LiveWorx Technology Conference 2017 took place from May 22nd to the 25th at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The event brought together a mix of technology companies working largely within the manufacturing space. The message of LiveWorx 2017 was clear: The manufacturing industry must change with the evolution of VR/AR technologoy. On the showroom floor, virtual prototyping company Optis conveyed this … Read More
“It turns out that the killer application for virtual reality is other human beings. Build a world that people want to inhabit, and the inhabitants will come.” – Charles Stross, Renown Science Fiction Author Colin McMahon, Analyst with Greenlight Insights, will give the keynote presentation at Coming to Your Screens Montreal 2017. His talk, titled Immersive Worlds: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities … Read More
Vuzix reported $1.2 million in revenues during the first quarter of 2017, surpassing the $1 million mark for the first time since selling its defense division in 2012. Vuzix designs, manufactures, and sells head mounted displays (or HMDs) in the form of Augmented Reality (AR) glasses, Virtual Reality (VR) glasses, and Smart Glasses. The West Henrietta NY-based company’s Smart Glasses … Read More
Virtual and augmented reality were the highlights of Facebook’s F8 developer conference. Among the several important updates coming from CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team were Facebook’s first VR social platform, open-source codebase for WebVR developers, and new tools to create augmented reality content, among several other announcements. Alexis Macklin, a Greenlight Insights analyst who covers Facebook, Oculus, and VR/AR trends, created a … Read More
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