VR

Microsoft gives VR another kick in the teeth

The virtual reality segment might have been gathering some momentum over recent months, but Microsoft’s neglect of VR for its Xbox platform adds another dent into the credibility of the technology.

AR and VR headsets nosedive in Q1

Shipments of augmented and virtual reality headsets have plummeted year-on-year across the first quarter, according to statistics from IDC, as telcos unbundle the kit from premium contracts and handsets.

VR & AR set for £1.8bn in 2018

The virtual and augmented reality industry is set to get a bit of a boost over the next 12 months, with headset and glasses sales expected to grow fivefold to $1.8 billion.

Huawei and Baidu team up on AI

Huawei and Baidu have announced a wide ranging partnership to develop artificial intelligence (AI) platforms and technology, to internet services and content ecosystems.

Qualcomm looks to AI and VR with new Snapdragon

Qualcomm has unveiled plans for its new flagship smartphone chip, the Snapdragon 845, feeding off the buzz surrounding artificial intelligence, immersive experiences and longer battery life.

Samsung supports seven start-up spin-offs

Samsung execs have given the thumbs up to seven ideas created in its Creative Lab initiative, creating a series of start-ups all fuelled and managed by employees.

Nokia calls BS on VR

Nokia has decided the world of VR isn’t as big or as glamorous as some people claim, and will trim back its R&D funding for the tech at its Technologies division.

Qualcomm tries to muscle in on VR euphoria

Qualcomm has tried to forget legal woes for the moment with the launch of a Snapdragon 835 VR Development Kit, which targets the next breakthrough in the VR world.

Nokia determined to stay on top of edge computing

Edge computing used to be the big thing but seems to have become lost in the sea of buzzwords. Not over at Nokia however, as the team claims to have tested applications based on Multi-access Edge Computing.

Nokia uses the force to promote its VR offering

Nokia has announced a multi-year virtual reality technology agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, built around the release of ‘Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ later this year.

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