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John P. Mello Jr.
Mozilla Trumpets Altered Reality Browser
04/04/18 10:35 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 847 Words

... Mozilla Foundation on Tuesday unveiled its plans for Firefox Reality, a browser designed specifically for mixed reality headsets. The browser combines the beneftis of Mozilla's existing Firefox browser -- most notably the robust performance of its Firefox Quantum technology -- with...

David Jones
Valve Soothes SteamOS Fans After Yanking Steam Machines
04/08/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 613 Words

Cutting-edge gaming demands now include support for virtual reality , which could reinvigorate the console and high-end PC market, Teich noted. Valve would need to do something different to penetrate this market.

Valve remains committed to Linux and SteamOS in the...

John P. Mello Jr.
Mobility Steers Apple's New Education Strategy
03/28/18 9:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 666 Words

The Apple team demonstrated a number of new apps that take advantage of the company's augmented reality development kit, including apps that allow students to take a virtual walk through a museum, interact with wildlife in the virtual wild, and dissect a...

Hunter Sappington
The VR Experience: Challenges for a Growing Market
03/10/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 783 Words

... reality devices, including headsets and peripherals, offer consumers and businesses new ways to experience and share immersive content for entertainment, educational, social and other purposes. VR's unique capability to promote user interaction through highly immersive content provides untapped potential in terms of...

Rob Enderle
Real Danger and Dangerous Distraction - AI to the Rescue?
02/26/18 10:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1714 Words

Intel showcased virtual reality at the Olympics, but almost no one cared. I think that deep learning and artificial intelligence either could make things far better or far, far worse -- and my fear is that we are moving toward the latter...

John P. Mello Jr.
Intel's Smart Peepers Look Smart, Too
02/06/18 12:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 940 Words

Information sent to the glasses appear to be displayed on a screen but in reality is beamed to the retina of a wearer's eye.

"The prototypes I wore in December also felt virtually indistinguishable from regular glasses," Dieter Bohn wrote in...

Rob Enderle
I Have Seen Technology's Future
03/12/18 10:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2275 Words

Well, ever since Dell sent me to the iPace preview (there was a really cool virtual reality walkthrough of the car), I've wanted one. Its base price is below the cheapest Tesla X and it is much faster .

Sadly, I...

Richard Adhikari
Customer Experience Revolution Ahead: Gartner
02/24/18 11:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 680 Words

By 2020, Alvarez said, we can expect to see the following changes: 25 percent of customer service and support operations will have integrated virtual customer assistant or chatbot technology across engagement channels; 20 percent of large enterprises will have evaluated and adopted...

Peter Suciu
Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground
03/17/18 11:30 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 827 Words

Google this week announced that it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far more realistic settings in augmented reality games. With access to real-time map updates and rich location data, developers will have many choices of...

Peter Suciu
Virtual Reality Makes Leaps and Bounds at CES 2015
01/07/15 1:56 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 930 Words

... this week unveiled its Milk VR platform for its Gear VR headset at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, but it was far from alone in ramping up the virtual reality action at the show. HP introduced the Zvr Virtual Reality...

Peter Suciu
Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways
09/22/14 10:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 672 Words

The journeys are virtual, using 4D sensory technology based on Oculus Rift. Travel enthusiasts are able to see, hear and even feel what it's like to be present in locales halfway across the globe by stepping into a Teleporter -- a phone...

Pam Baker
Virtual Reality a Sports Training Game Changer
02/06/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1533 Words

... a bit of buzz broke out recently in sports circles when a Stanford quarterback was caught on ESPN sporting an Oculus virtual reality (VR) face mask. Not that VR is totally new, but fans want more out of their athletes and the...

Kevin Krewell
SIGGRAPH 2017: Virtual Reality Is Alive and Flourishing
09/01/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1177 Words

HP rolled out some new products, including a cool industrial-quality backpack PC for untethered virtual reality , the Z VR Backpack PC .

I got to try the Z VR backpack setup while testing a wide field of view (FoV) head-mounted...

Kris Holt
Sony Dreams Up Project Morpheus Virtual Reality Experience
03/20/14 12:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 849 Words

... debuted Project Morpheus, its virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 console, at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The project is in active development with a view to a future commercial launch. A software development kit also is under...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Gaming's New Virtual Reality Frontier and Personal Cargo Robots
02/10/17 12:55 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 789 Words

Reality Bites
Regular readers will know that I've played games my entire life. I hold deep reverence for the care and attention that go into creating these experiences, and I've rarely met a game I didn't want to conquer.

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Quinten Plummer
Virtual Reality May Be Coming Around Again for Nintendo
02/03/16 2:23 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 515 Words

Nintendo is looking into virtual reality , 20 years after its failed Virtual Boy console, suggest reports that surfaced Tuesday. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima reportedly described VR as "interesting technology" during an earnings call to discuss the company's Q3 financial report.

Two...

Quinten Plummer
Samsung Gear VR to Test Virtual Reality's Mass Appeal
09/28/15 12:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 731 Words

Samsung last week unveiled a consumer version of a virtual reality headset adapter that converts Samsung smartphones into head-mounted displays. The move represents a first strike -- ready or not -- as top tech industry players begin to push virtual reality hardware into...

Quinten Plummer
Google's Virtual Reality Tinkering May Get More Real
02/17/16 10:27 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 586 Words

Google is developing a standalone virtual reality headset that will be several steps removed from Google's Cardboard VR, The Wall Street Journal reported last week. Instead of relying on a user's smartphone and a lens-fitted cardboard headset, it will have all the necessary...

Peter Suciu
Oculus VR's Story Studio to Create Cinematic Virtual Reality Experiences
01/27/15 3:06 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 825 Words

Oculus Story Studio will produce movies in virtual reality. It presented its first example of the genre on Monday evening -- a 4-minute experience called Lost . Oculus, which was founded in 2012 and quickly raised US$2.4 million via crowdfunding and venture capital,...

Richard Adhikari
Revived View-Master Is a Virtual Reality
02/13/15 1:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 619 Words

"This was a product that was amusing in its time, and I can see why Google and Mattel might want to revive a permutation of it in this era of virtual reality, augmented reality, and photostatic images," Susan Schreiner, senior editor/analyst at...

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Which capabilities in a home robot might induce you to consider buying one?
Help with daily housecleaning chores
Companionship for elderly or disabled family member
Entertaining and educating children
Monitoring security all through the house
Keeping inventory and restocking items when needed
Nothing would persuade me to consider getting a home robot.