Topic: ar

Mark Zuckerberg sets long-term goals for 2030

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer looking to set short term New Year’s resolutions. Instead, he has a vision for 2030, as explained in a lengthy Facebook post, that spans augmented reality glasses, a large investment in small businesses, and a generational change in how social media is used. For a company that has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Niantic to work with Qualcomm on AR, SEI developer portal, and Microsoft to end support for Windows Phone

Niantic announced that it is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to accelerate AR software and hardware. To ensure interoperability with today’s latest AR innovations and accelerate the development of tomorrow’s devices, the platform plans to be optimized first for the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform. “At Niantic, we’re unlocking the potential to create next generation AR experiences … continue reading

Facebook’s quest to the VR Horizon

Each year, the promised land for VR seems to be just on the horizon — always visible, yet too far to reach. However, Facebook is determined not to give up on VR with the launch of the aptly named Facebook Horizon. The company announced the virtual reality playground at this year’s Oculus Connect event in … continue reading

Google unveils new enterprise edition of the Google Glass

Google is not giving up on its augmented reality wearable device: the Google Glass. Despite the dwindling interest in the device over the last couple of years, Google is releasing a new enterprise edition in the hopes of gaining back some momentum. The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 comes with an improved platform, a powerful … continue reading

Google focuses on accessibility and compatibility for the future of Android

The future of Android-powered devices includes greater accessibility to the broader features of its mobile operating system. Google laid out its plan for upcoming developments and features in the Android ecosystem during MWC Barcelona this week. In addition to highlighting new kinds of hardware, such as the folding-screen smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, the company … continue reading

IEEE: Deep learning will become widely adopted in 2019

The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) has released its top 10 technology trends for the upcoming year. The trends are based on what the technology experts believe will be the most widely adopted and meant to forecast the future for organizations. “The Computer Society’s predictions, based on an in-depth analysis by a team of leading technology … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android’s free e-learning platform, PipelineDB 1.0, and Mozilla’s healthier IoT program

Google is offering Android developers free tools for succeeding on Google Play. The brand new e-learning platform, Google Play’s Academy for App Success, will feature learning paths, interactive lessons, assessments and achievements. “Whether you’re looking to grow your audience, understand performance metrics, or increase revenue, Play Academy is here to help you understand the best … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

Google adds new APIs for AR development

Google is trying to improve augmented reality (AR) development by releasing an update to ARCore, which is the company’s AR development platform, and an update to Sceneform, the company’s 3D rendering library for building AR applications on Android. “These updates include algorithm improvements that will let your apps consume less memory and CPU usage during … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework, Apple acquires AR company, and Google redesigns Wear OS notifications

The Open Mainframe Project wants to bridge the divide between modern apps and the mainframe with a new open-source software framework. Zowe is based on z/OS, an operating system for IBM mainframes. The framework is being worked on by Rocket Software, IBM and CA Technologies. “The Zowe mission is to enable delivery of such an … continue reading

The reality of augmented reality

While the first thing that might come to mind when picturing the near-future applications of augmented reality are snazzier Snapchat filters, for major players in AR development, it has serious potential in business environments, with a definite roadmap, and the use cases have already been illustrated. Hardware manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker, for instance, has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qt Creator 4.7.0, Facebook expands AI research, and Microsoft makes new AI partnerships

Qt Creator 4.7.0 and Qt for Python is now available. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML IDE. The latest release features C++ support with the Clang code model being turned on by default. “It made huge progress during the last releases, and at some point we need to do this switch. The … continue reading

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