ByteDance offering pay to Meta VR developers
Monday, April 24, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
TikTok parent ByteDance is offering to pay developers who have made virtual-reality software for Meta to bring their apps to its own fast-growing Pico headsets.
This is just one clear sign of the increased competition between the two companies in the VR space, one that Mark Zuckerberg claims will become the next major computing platform. ByteDance has offered so...
Satellite internet market growing rapidly
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
The satellite internet market is predicted to surpass a market valuation of US$ 6 Billion and expand at a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period, 2021-2031.
As per 2020 data, globally, there were at least 400 submarine cables in service, and fiber optics cables constitute almost 99% of the total international internet data traffic.
How does satellite inte...
VR sports app Gym Class secures $8M in funding
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gym Class has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Y Combinator. Gym Class combines the fun, fitness, social, and entertainment aspects of real-world sports delivered in best-in-class VR basketball. Gym Class is set to launch on the Meta Quest Store in fall 2022.
VR sports app Gym Class raises $8M ahead of a fal...
$338B mobile gaming market projection
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile Gaming is defined as playing and enjoying interactive video games on several platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, and game consoles. The rising access to broadband connections, especially in developing countries, has made digital gaming more accessible to a larger population. Mobile gaming has overtaken console and computer gaming as the most popular...
Future VR optics from Meta
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets’ displays. Until recently, this field was relatively static, with headsets using optics based on Fresnel len...
Chatting With Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson About the API Economy Coming of Age
Monday, January 4, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently visited with Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson about emerging impact of the API economy. Jeff is a serial inventor with over 15 years of entrepreneurial and product experience. Prior to co-founding Twilio, Jeff was Founder & CTO of NineStar, Founding CTO of Stubhub.com and Founder, CEO and CTO of Versity. He was also one of the original product managers for Am...
Open Source Virtual Reality Platform now Supports Android
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Richard Harris
The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), an organization working towards an open standard for virtual reality devices, has announced that OSVR software now accommodates Android devices, adding to existing distribution for Windows and Linux.To demonstrate the Android support for mobile VR enabling cross compatibility between hardware and mobile content integrated with OSV...
Dlodlo to Release Lightweight VR Glasses Running on Android OS
Monday, May 25, 2015 by Richard Harris
Dlodlo has announced its new, lightweight VR Glasses offering Full HD resolution of 2K with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate for a display without dizziness, lag, distortion, or screen door effect. Dlodlo supports 2D/3D switch video, 4K video displays and provides a 110 degree Field of View (FOV) for a no-border fully immersive VR experience. Dlodlo...
Open Source Virtual Reality Group Releases HDK to VR Developers
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) is a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices. The group of industry proponents behind the platform have released the OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK) production file and the OSVR development roadmap. The OSVR offers a variety and choice in peripherals, programming models and hardware desig...
One Day Google Glass Sale – Get Yours Now!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Google is giving US residents one day to order Google Glass and the availability is limited. If you are just filing your taxes and maybe still are smarting for writing a big check, another $1500 might not be for you.But if you want to get a Glass Explorer Edition today is the only day, well at least for today. You can choose from four titanium frames with a pr...
Rescape Debuts First Person Shooter Augmented Reality Platform at Game Developers Conference
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The controller looks kind of weird (black would be a much better color) and a iPhone looks perilously connected - however the guys behind Rescape (13th Lab) might just be onto something. Its an ambitious project, Rescape aims to be the world’s first platform for creating first person shooter experiences that are truly mobile, multi-player and immersive. Using advan...
New Nokia Phones and Tablet Take Advantage of Windows 8.1 HD
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Richard Harris
On the heals of Microsoft’s announcement of its available 1080p resolution made available to developers through the Windows Phone 8 Update 3, Nokia goes HD in a big way with the Lumina 1520 and 1320 phones with 6-inch full HD 1080p HD screens.
The new HD display offers a new opportunity to super size the Windows phone start screen with room for three large or six small...
AOptix Releases SDK for iOS Mobile Identity System
Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
AOptix has announced a new SDK that leverages iPhone optics for identity verification and communications.
AOptix "Stratus" integrates iris, fingerprint, voice and face recognition through its AOptix open architecture platform. The new service was developed to capitalize on the demand for Smart Mobile Identity including biometric identification, identity management and ...