Topic: vr

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: 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

Analyst View: Opportunity to develop virtual worlds

Two products were announced this year that together would seem to create an unparalleled opportunity for developers. That opportunity is to create virtual worlds for both consumer and commercial audiences. As we continue to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic, the need for more in-home entertainment and work collaboration alternatives is sharply increasing. People want to … continue reading

HP Omnicept Solution brings new VR innovations to the enterprise

HP has announced the HP Omnicept Solution, which brings together its virtual reality (VR) headset and developer-focused SDK. According to the company, this will allow VR developers to create new personalized, engaging, and adaptive VR experiences for the enterprise. According to the company, facial expression and body language account for up to 50% of effective … 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

NASA is pushing virtual reality software to aid scientific discovery

A planetarium in your living room might not be as far away as you think. NASA built a VR simulation that animated the speed and direction of 4 million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and has many other VR projects underway. The work is being done through NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The virtual … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WebXR Device API, Microsoft Q&A, and SnapLogic to support Delta Lake

Google wants to bring virtual reality to the web with the release of WebXR Device API in Chrome. According to the company, the new API will allow developers to create immersive experiences for mobile devices and head-mounted displays. FIrefox Reality, Oculus Browser, Edge, and Magic Leap’s Helio browser also plans to support the specs in … 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

SD Times news digest: Qt for Python, Facebook’s DeepFocus, and Mozilla Labs

Qt has announced a new version for Python. Qt for Python will enable developers to easily visualize data tied to their Python project and gain access to Qt’s support services and community. Highlights of Qt for Python include PySide 2, Qt GUI creation, environment familiarity, PyPI, and VFX Reference Platform Integration. Facebook open-sources DeepFocus Facebook … 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

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

SD Times news digest: Nim 0.19.0, Databricks’ partner program, and Oculus Quest

The Nim team has released Nim 0.19.0. Nim is a systems programming language with a focus on performance, portability, and expressiveness, the team explained. This release adds changes to strings and sequences that provide more flexibility in how they are implemented. According to the team, alternative implementations are currently in development. Other features include async … continue reading

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