Topic: ar

Apple’s WWDC 2021: Xcode Cloud, AR updates, and Swift concurrency support

Apple announced a number of newly available APIs for developers, updates to the programming language Swift, App Store enhancements and new software features at its online 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) today.  “We’re thrilled to provide our developer community with powerful new tools and technologies to help create even more compelling and higher-quality apps, … continue reading

engineers using Microsoft Mesh to view a holographic model of a car

New mixed reality platform Microsoft Mesh to enable shared experiences from anywhere

Microsoft is hoping to enable better shared experiences from anywhere with its new mixed reality offering Microsoft Mesh. The company announced the solution yesterday at Microsoft Ignite with Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté appearing via holoportation, which is a technology that uses 3D capture to “beam a lifelike image of a person into a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s first AR reference design, GitLab 13.9, and Sider’s new programming language support

Qualcomm has announced it’s first augmented reality reference design. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design aims to reduce commercialization time for OEMs to deliver high-quality immersive experiences.  According to the company, users get a 30% reduction in overall power consumption in the system, the 2D app framework provides a systems-level feature … continue reading

Lenovo unveils new smart glasses for the enterprise

Lenovo unveiled this week at CES new AR smart glasses designed to change the way employees interact with their workspaces whether they’re working remotely or from the office. The  company expects the ThinkReality A3 lightweight AR smart glasses to be available later this year. “As increasingly distributed workforces and hybrid work models become the reality … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New report finds that Hologram AR is the new trend for of automobile releases, Graphcore raises $222 million in Series E Funding Round to advance AI

A new report found that Hologram AR leads the new trend and new application scenarios of automobile releases. Car makers have shifted to using augmented reality technology to introduce new car models in far greater numbers than before, according to the market research company Flipclutch. In the car-unveiling events online, users logged in to the … continue reading

OpenXR announces 1.0 Adopters Program and new ecosystem developments for AR/VR

The Khronos Group and OpenXR working group has announced the OpenXR 1.0 Adopters Program and open-source conformance tests. OpenXR is a royalty-free, open standard that provides direct access into AR/VR runtimes across diverse platforms and devices. As part of the adopters program, Oculus and Microsoft are shipping multiple conformant implementations of OpenXR with new advanced … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce’s JRebel and XRebel plugin, .NET 5.0 preview 6, and PHP 8.0 alpha 1

Perforce announced a new combined plugin that will allow Java developers to use JRebel productivity and performance tools in Eclipse IDE. According to the company, packaging JRebel and XRebel will help developers accelerate the time to market for high performance Java applications. JRebel is a Java plugin that allows developers to skip redeploys during development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenTelemetry announces beta support for languages, MariaDB’s SkySQL, and dotData Enterprise

OpenTelemetry announced the first wave of beta releases for Java, Go, JavaScript, Python, and .NET Components.  “We’ve made significant progress on OpenTelemetry in the last few weeks as we’ve successfully added more languages for inclusion in the beta launch. We’ll continue to add more language-specific components to the project as we move forward, bringing us … continue reading

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

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