Topic: mixed reality

SD Times news digest: Mozilla’s Firefox Reality 1.1, Code Dx Enterprise 3.5, and Linx AWS plugins

Mozilla has released a new update to its mixed reality browser, Firefox Reality. Firefox Reality 1.1 features support for 360 videos, localization to seven new languages, a new dedicated theater viewing mode, and performance improvements. In the future, the Firefox Reality team hopes to add more content sharing and syncing features, multiple windows, and tab … continue reading

Caltech develops a new headset to help blind people navigate their surroundings

Caltech is using mixed reality to improve the lives of blind people. New research combines augmented reality with computer vision algorithms that will allow developers to build software that will enable objects to “talk.” The headset, CARA (Cognitive Augmented Reality Assistant), is designed to translate the visual world into English audio. The researchers believe that … continue reading

Mozilla launches its Firefox Reality web browser

Earlier this year, Mozilla announced that it was building a mixed reality web browser, and today, that browser is here. Firefox Reality was designed from the ground up to work on various stand-alone virtual and augmented reality headsets. It is ready today in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. According to Mozilla, Firefox Reality … continue reading

Analyst View: Three “killer apps” for next-gen mobile

Often it isn’t one thing that brings about a technology revolution but a blending of elements. 5G, mixed reality, and AI are about to dramatically change both how we interact with computers not only revolutionize human/machine interaction but blur the lines between what constitutes imagination and reality. Let’s talk about this coming technological revolution and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Malicious Android Apps, IBM’s blockchain for good challenge, and GitHub’s Transparency Report

Symantec is reporting that seven malicious apps have been found to reappear on the Google Play Store under different names and publishers after being reported. All of the apps contain the same malware, Android.Reputation.1. According to Symantec, the apps in questions are emoji keyboards, space cleaners, calculators, app lockers, and call recorders. Once installed, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox Reality, Google’s Firebase Dynamic Links, and Microsoft Professional Program

Mozilla has announced it is bringing virtual reality and augmented reality to Firefox. The company revealed it is building Firebox Reality, a new browser that will be built from the ground up to work with VR and AR headsets. The platform will be independent and work on a number of different devices, making it the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteHat Sentinel Source for Microservices, Google Assistant SDK updates, and Magic Leap One Creator Edition

WhiteHat Security has announced the addition of Sentinel Source for Microservices to its portfolio of static application security testing services. The solution allows organizations to consume the SAST services they need for microservices-based applications. The solution allows users to assess code anywhere in the development cycle; run continuous, scheduled, or on demand assessments; preserve an … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Django 2.0 beta 1, Intel and Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety model, and Apple and GE’s partnership

Developers can get an inside look at the upcoming Python web framework Django 2.0 with the latest beta release. The Django team announced the release of Django 2.0 beta 1. The framework enables users to build web apps quickly with less code. New features are expected to include: Python compatibility, third-party library support for older … continue reading

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK now available

Developers can start preparing their applications for the next update of Windows 10 with the newly available Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK. The SDK features new tools for building mixed reality experiences, modernizing applications for today’s workplace, and building and monetizing games and apps. “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update provides a developer platform that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AngularFire adds Cloud Firestore support, Samsung release Windows Mixed Reality headset, and Azure Functions gets Java support

The Angular team has announced support for Cloud Firestore in AngularFire. Cloud Firestore was released into public beta this week by the Google Firebase team. It features querying; real-time data synchronization; iOS, Android and web SDKs with offline data access; and multi-region data replication. AngularFire is the official Angular library for Firebase. “AngularFire combines the … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2018

With 2017 drawing to a close, Gartner is looking to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week. The basis of Gartner’s trends depends on whether or not they have the potential to disrupt the industry, and break out into something more impactful. The top 10 … continue reading

Oculus Rift introduces mixed reality capture

Virtual reality developers are getting a new way to enhance their applications and solutions. Oculus has announced mixed reality capture for its VR device, Rift. This new feature will allow developers to build content that merges game footage with live footage. “Rather than presenting a user’s limited point of view, mixed reality actually gives people … continue reading

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