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Three really real questions about the future of virtual reality

As Oculus Rift pre-orders begin, debate remains about how mainstream VR will be, whether it’s about more than games, and what it’ll do to humans<p>Is 2016 the year that virtual reality (VR) finally makes its breakthrough as a mainstream technology? That’s a question for its evangelists and sceptics to …

Virtual Reality

Understanding Marriott's Vision of the Future of Meetings in 2016

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson unveiled a new video yesterday discussing the future of meetings in hospitality at the annual Professional Convention …

Type With Your Brain: Future Tech Ditches Keyboard

In the not-too-distant future, we could be communicating with our computers - and each other - using only our thoughts.<p>Scientists are already working …

The Brain

The Future of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is an emerging ecosystem with a long way to go before it is completely mainstream. But, with many companies in the space dedicating countless resources to being the best at VR, we expect this ecosystem to continue to change quickly for the better.<p>CES, the Consumer Electronics …

Virtual Reality

VR headset and AR smartglasses sales will hit 97 million by 2020

We will buy 97 million VR headsets and AR smartglasses in 2020, out of a total of 441 million wearables sold that year. That's according to CCS …

Mark Zuckerberg Has A Plan To Bring Facebook Users Into Virtual Reality

Facebook's Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which ships to consumers for the first time in a few weeks, may have been conceived of by gaming enthusiasts. However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has bigger plans for the device.<p>Facebook recently announced it formed a “Social VR” team to build …

Virtual Reality

What Are Virtual Reality's Business Benefits

Bloomberg Markets<p>February 24th, 2016, 7:15 PM UTC<p>Deloitte Consulting CTO Bill Briggs discusses the future for virtual reality. He speaks on …

Virtual Reality

How a new wave of developers are using virtual reality and videogames to market their property

When the iconic red-bricked turbine halls of south London’s Battersea Power Station first fell into dereliction more than 30 years ago, videogames …

Virtual Reality

Could new technology make language barriers irrelevant in the next 10 years?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language?<p>In a recent Wall Street Journal article, technology policy expert Alec Ross argued that, within a decade or so, we’ll be able to communicate with one another …

Language

VR Social Media Networks: The Future of Face-to-Face | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

April 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories<p>VR Headset (Image Source: ibtimes.com).<p>Social media caught many unprepared when it soared in the early …

HoloLens Starts to Show How Augmented Reality Can Be Social - MIT Technology Review

People love playing video games together, whether in the same room or remotely. I just saw a demonstration of how we might soon be able to play …

Augmented Reality

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Virtual Reality

How Facebook sees the future of social virtual reality

Facebook bought VR hardware maker Oculus in 2012 amid jokes of VR newsfeeds. Now, the company is talking about what social interactions in VR could …

The US military wants its own encrypted messaging app built on blockchain

DARPA looks for suppliers to create a secure system to keep communications safe from hacker attacks.<p>The US Department of Defense (DoD) wants to …

Encryption

Waverly Labs’ Pilot Ear Buds Can Translate Languages for You in Real-Time

Those who love travelling and discovering different countries know it well that going to a foreign land with little to no knowledge of the host …

Some Companies Are Banning Email and Getting More Done

HBR STAFF<p>We have a love-hate relationship with email. On one hand, we send over 108 billion email messages every day. On the other hand, most of us hate working our way through our inbox. Email takes up 23 percent of the average employee’s workday, and that average employee sends or receives 112 …

Harvard Business Review

The future of language; how do you say that in French?

For those of us who grew up at school learning French, subsequently being told it was next-to-useless was somewhat disheartening. Spanish quickly …

The post-handset society

Understandably, mobile occupies a key place in companies’ strategies and is without doubt a key pillar of the contemporary digital economy. There is …

Zuckerberg says telepathy is the future of communication

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has once again highlighted the future potential of telepathy for social networking, by beaming thoughts directly into …

The travel industry’s next social revolution

In 2014, KLM threw down the gauntlet. The Dutch airline promised it would respond within 30 minutes if anyone tweeted or Facebooked with it. That …

Social Media Marketing

Immersive, Holographic Telepresence Going Virtual & Viral

The image above shows a hologram of Stephen Hawking participating in a conference at the Sydney Opera House in Australia using Cisco’s TelePresence …

How Augmented Reality And IoT Will Recreate Business Environments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already changing the way we interact with the world. Our devices are smarter, and I envision a future where we can turn on our lights, preheat our ovens, and set our thermostat to the perfect temperature before driving home from work. Augmented reality blurs the line …

Augmented Reality

Google Chrome tests future of encryption with post-quantum crypto

Experiments are a way of life at Google, and the company's latest project is focused on using post-quantum cryptographic algorithms in Chrome to …

Encryption

Intel is developing AR smart glasses for interactive collaboration

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.<p>The Intel …

Virtual Digital Assistants Market 2016-2021: Virtual Agents, Chatbots and Virtual Assistants for Consumer and Enterprise Markets - Market Will Reach $15.8 Billion - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p><b>Research and Markets</b> has announced the addition of the "Virtual Digital Assistants: Virtual Agents, Chatbots and Virtual …

One huge hint that Snapchat's working on a VR device

Nobody asked for it, but Snapchat messages might soon be coming to you in a virtual world.<p>The messaging startup, which has been flirting with an IPO …

Virtual Reality

Could you soon fly an airplane with your mind?

<i>Could you soon learn Kung-fu like Keanu Reeves in</i> The Matrix<i>? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds. Geoffrey Ling, Professor of Neurology and</i> …

Chatbots – saviour or disintermediator?

Banks should start thinking about how chatbots and AI fit into a long-term digital channels strategy, says Stephen Greer.Chatbots – saviour or …

Chatbots

BMW thinks holograms are the future of interfaces

You can count on BMW to introduce fascinating concepts, and many even make it into production, such as its ConnectedDrive personal assistant app. Others, like the motorcycle that balances itself so well drivers don't need a helmet, are probably a few years off; Such is the uncertainty of showing …

Car Tech