6D.ai raises seed round

6D.ai, a developer of APIs for augmented reality (AR) apps has raised a seed round. The equity investment was led by General Catalyst.

Lenovo to use Movidius machine vision technology for virtual reality projects

Ultra-low power machine vision technology company Movidius has inked a partnership with Lenovo to provide vision processing technology to a variety of VR-centric Lenovo products. Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo will be...

Accenture acquires Mackevision

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content.

PTC working with Microsoft to create MR experience

PTC is working to create enterprise mixed reality (MR) experiences with Microsoft HoloLens. The two companies will jointly work to help incorporate building hands-free MR experiences using ThingWorx Studio, say the...

Jaunt appoints George Kliavkoff from Hearst as chief executive

Cinematic virtual reality Jaunt has appointed George Kliavkoff as chief executive officer. Jaunt founder Arthur van Hoff, who has served as interim CEO, will resume his role as chief technology officer. Mr. Kliavkoff will relocate...

Ubiquity6 raises $27M

AR platform company Ubiquity6 has raised $27 million in Series B funding.

Virtual World To Help Cope With Phantom Pain

Some people use alternate virtual world programs like Second Life to escape reality, but one researcher is examining whether these same virtual worlds that are used to stimulate the imagination could...

Navy shows off diving helmets with augmented reality; yes, like Iron Man

The US Navy is building on working a helmet for divers that has augmented reality, with functionalities that broadly mimic Tony Stark's (or rather that of Iron Man) in Marvel movies. Underwater...

Halliburton to use Microsoft virtual reality, machine learning, Azure solutions

Microsoft and Halliburton announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance for exploration and production (E&P) science, software and services. Researchers and engineers from both companies will leverage and optimize Microsoft technologies...

Sony Gets Into Virtual Reality With Morpheus Headsets

Sony is working on a virtual reality (VR) system, dubbed Project Morpheus, that lets players immerse themselves in a simulated 3D world. Sony is also opening up the Morpheus SDK, currently...

Microsoft CEO Nadella: HoloLens for war is fine if it’s used by a democracy...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has defended the company's $480m contract to supply HoloLens-for-war headsets to the US Army, writes Liam Tung. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-ceo-nadella-hololens-for-war-is-fine-if-its-used-by-a-democracy/

Oculus Rift Headsets Hit The Stores

Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets will be hitting retail shelves for the first time, starting this May. A limited number of Oculus Rift headsets will be available for purchase from Best Buy...

Facebook just announced the $399 Oculus Quest, a new virtual reality headset that doesn’t...

Facebook's Oculus Quest headset, a new standalone virtual reality system that doesn't require a PC to run, will launch in Spring 2019 for $399, writes Kevin Webb. Here is the link: https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-announces-oculus-quest-vr-headset-launching-spring-2019-2018-9

Taqtile partners with Booz Allen for defense deal

Taqtile, a provider of enterprise software solutions for Windows Universal, HoloLens and Mixed Reality, has inked a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to provide its Manifest solution to the United States...

Apprentice.io raises $8M

Apprentice.io, creators of a conversational augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.