Microsoft Unveils Windows Holographics, HoloLens Headets

Microsoft is getting into the virtual reality space with its just-announced HoloLens, a holographic computer enabled by Windows 10. The head-mounted HoloLens display is expected to be compatible with Xbox One gaming consoles. The Redmond giant...

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality headset demand expected to rebound, says IDC

Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%, according to the latest forecast from IDC.

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.

Virtual Nose Can Solve Motion Sickness From VR Games, Study Finds

Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but research findings from the computer graphics technology department at Purdue University, may offer a cure. In...

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...

Intel inks three-year virtual reality partnership with MLB

Intel has inked a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) for the company's True VR technology. The chipmaker will be live-streaming one weekly out-of-market game via the True VR app, in addition to...

Williams-Sonoma spends $112 million on augmented reality company Outward

Williams-Sonoma is acquiring Outward, a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform, for $112 million.

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...

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...

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...

Raytheon developing human/machine interface for armored ground vehicles

Raytheon is developing technology that the company says will provide situational awareness to troops inside windowless armored vehicles, as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T)...

Starbreeze, Acer Form Virtual Reality JV

Starbreeze and Acer have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture for the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The two companies aim to cooperate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD to the professional- and location-based entertainment market.

Samsungs Gets Into Virtual Reality With Gear VR

Samsung gets into the virtual reality space with the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus technology. The Gear is a result of a deep and integrated partnership with Oculus, a Facebook company, says...

Accenture acquires Mackevision

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

Baidu, Xiaomi to work together on AI, IoT technologies

Baidu and Xiaomi have entered into a partnership to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.