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It's time to break up with VR

Commentary: More than two years into the current virtual reality era, it feels like we've hit a brick wall.<p>Dear VR: It's not me, it's you.<p>We've had some good times, we've had some motion sickness, we've bumped into a few walls. But after giving you the benefit of the doubt for the past two years, …

Virtual Reality

Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs

Eric Paley Contributor<p>Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>When venture capital becomes vanity capital<br>• The plague of rationalization<p>Joseph Flaherty Contributor<p>Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this …

Venture Capital

Devs’ incredible demos show how cool (and easy) AR on iPhone can be

Developers couldn’t be more excited about ARKit, the toolkit Apple showed off last week at WWDC to allow “fast and stable motion tracking” for augmented reality apps.<p>While Apple showed off a basic implementation of ARKit onstage, developers already have started putting together some pretty …

Augmented Reality

Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developers

Amazon Lex, the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, has exited preview, according to a report from Reuters this morning. The system, which involves natural language understanding technology combined with automatic speech recognition, was first introduced in November, at Amazon’s …

Automation

Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360

Facebook has devoted major resources and billions of dollars to virtual reality, but there has been a pretty clear line between what happens in the main Facebook app and what happens on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR.<p>Today, Facebook is intertwining the real and virtual worlds of Facebook a bit by …

Virtual Reality

Hot Wheels’ AR app is a poor excuse for AR technology

The Hot Wheels line of toy cars seems like it would be an ideal candidate for augmented reality. Just take your phone and build the virtual track in your living room without the constraints of budget and physics of real-world plastic tracks and toy cars.<p>The augmented reality <i>Hot Wheels Track Builder</i> …

Augmented Reality

Easily Supersample Vive and Rift Visuals via 'OpenVR Advanced Settings'

‘OpenVR Advanced Settings’ is a dashboard overlay that allows access to advanced functionality of any headset running SteamVR. The menu is accessible …

'Prosthetic Reality': The art of augmented reality

Through the lens of augmented reality, a new project hopes to change how we interact with the world.<p>The smartphone in your pocket is a powerful little device, and some of its potential is only just starting to unfold.<p>The idea of augmented reality, for instance, has been around for a few years, but …

Augmented Reality

Europe’s virtual reality sector has grown to nearly 300 companies

Europe’s booming virtual reality ecosystem now consists of nearly 300 companies, according to the first European Virtual Reality landscape released by The Venture Reality Fund and France’s LucidWeb.<p>Silicon Valley-based venture firm The Venture Reality Fund tracks investments in the augmented …

Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual …

Augmented Reality

Why public VR experiences could beat at-home headsets

The figures are in, and consumer spending on virtual reality hardware was surprisingly low in 2016. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony’s Playstation VR all underperformed against the market’s expectations, leaving some to wonder about the industry’s prospects in 2017. But disappointing sales aren’t …

PlayStation VR now supports 360-degree YouTube videos

PSVR is still a young whippersnapper in the virtual reality world, striving for parity -- and in games, superiority -- with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today it's taken another step forward with support for 360-degree videos on YouTube. That means you can boot up anything on the platform, …

Watch this striking virtual reality footage chronicling Seattle’s homeless crisis

Virtual reality adds an immersive power to video that has the ability to transport us to places we could only imagine setting foot in. For …

VR-ready gaming PC for $499 means this tech is getting affordable

AMD and CyberpowerPC promise a $499 desktop, as part of an Oculus Rift bundle.<p>The idea of an expensive VR headset can induce sticker shock in prospective virtual-reality gamers, with headsets running from $599 to $799 for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>But that's not as bad as the high-end gaming PCs …

Virtual Reality

Understanding Machine Learning

Learn how you can modernize your data warehouse with Apache Hadoop. View an on-demand webinar now. Brought to you in partnership with …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is a big deal for mobile VR

Virtual reality entered the mainstream in 2016 and 2017 looks set to push the associated technologies into their next generation. Mobile is a promising avenue for virtual reality which is ripe for development, and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 mobile application processor could end up being an …

Virtual Reality

ODG’s new augmented reality glasses are for normal people (with a lot of money)

Osterhout Design Group thinks people are ready to start donning hologram glasses. The wearables company, which is known for its industrial and medical heads-up displays, is announcing two pairs of glasses that are geared toward a wider audience. The R-8 and R-9 won’t fool anyone into thinking …

Augmented Reality

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Are About to Transform Business. Here's How to Be Prepared. | Inc.com

Discussions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) inevitably evoke descriptive images of a room full of gamers. But, AI and VR will change the way you communicate and do business. This post comes from the perspective of Montserrat Corominas Founder & Managing Partner at …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Google Daydream might beat Gear VR in 2017

These observations are based on the 2016 editions of these headsets. It's entirely possible that one or both companies will release radically …

Virtual Reality

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

UX Trends 2017: Experts Bet On AI, Chatbots And VR

Last year, I wrote about the top web design trends to watch in 2016. My predictions received a lot of attention and questions about what’s next not only in the web design but UX design world.<p>I reached out to 10 UX design experts and asked them to share their opinion on what’s going to be the …

Chatbots

An Indian startup could be the first private entity to land on the moon

Rahul Narayan had no clue about space. In 2010, he was in the software industry, running a startup that developed products for an ecommerce …

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Virtual Reality: An Emerging Game Changer In Healthcare

By Eric Williams, MFA<p>As Obamacare returns to center stage, stakeholders in the healthcare debate will look for ways to squeeze costs while improving medical care.<p>I am not a doctor, politician, or accountant. I am an Emmy Award-winning producer in interactive educational media and director of a …

Virtual Reality

You can actually buy Zotac’s VR backpack PC now

Zotac released the VR Go today, joining MSI in the relatively small club of companies that are actually shipping wearable VR backpacks. For those who are unfamiliar, VR backpacks are wearable gaming computers meant to allow for untethered room-scale virtual reality environments — they’re the future …

Virtual Reality

Reality bites: Watch as man using VR in Microsoft store falls from fake cliff and hits real floor

The makers of virtual reality headsets and content may still be waiting for consumers to fall for the medium as a full-fledged entertainment option, …

Augmented Reality

Why you should be starting VR/AR/MR design & development right now

tl;dr — This is for all of you that are interested in the phenomena “beyond mobile”. And how this will change the world as we know it. Buckle up …

Virtual Reality

PIMAX 4K UHD Virtual Reality Headset Is The Display Vivid VR Has Always Deserved

Jason Lazarus November 26, 2016 1196<p>Virtual reality just might have finally arrived as a tech frontier that could be considered viable to the average …

How to Tell If Machine Learning Can Solve Your Business Problem

“AI,” “big data,” and “machine learning” are all trending buzzwords, and you might be curious about how they apply to your domain. You might even have startups beating down your door, pitching you their new “AI-powered” product. So how can you know which problems in your business are amenable to …

Machine Learning