What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
Metaverse real estate secured by Primedia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organization that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting, and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa’s first metaverse.
Officially announced at the inaugural PrimeX event in Johannesburg, Primedia will enter the metaverse, t...
Mobile tower defense game stats
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...
Why a burst in the tech funding bubble is a good thing
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
There's no doubt that there's a lot of money flowing into tech right now. But that may not mean we're in a bubble. Money always follows opportunity, and right now there are some incredible opportunities in tech. We're seeing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other cutting-edge technologies. These advances are creating ne...
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...
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
VR metaverse solution for the enterprise market
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Remio, a virtual reality (VR) platform for remote team building and collaboration for global enterprise customers, has announced a $4.5 million Series Seed round of funding led by Khosla Ventures along with Version One Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund, and Moai Capital.
Remio raises $4.5M to expand VR metaverse solution
Founded in 2020 by Jos van der Westhuizen ...
Send us your NFTs
Monday, February 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Metaverse is coming, and to show our support we’ve launched our own NFT collection wallet on OpenSea! You can send us any NFT you want by simply transferring them to our wallet address of 0x9c25562b512650259f2f3b6c6e79754ffbb995cf
What does it give you?
For you as an NFT creator, designer, or programmer, it will give you free exposure! The NFTs we collec...
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
Mobile gaming market turned upside down by Netflix
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Mike Gadd
Stranger Things have happened but at the beginning of November, the global streaming giant Netflix announced that it is moving into the mobile gaming market.
Though it's a low-key debut by Netflix standards, with just five mobile games initially available to download through its app on Android smartphones (with two focused on the entertainment juggernaut's 80...
Metaverse masters will likely be cryptocurrency investors
Monday, October 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cryptocurrency investors of today are likely to be the "masters of the metaverse", which has the potential to change how we live, interact and do business, predicts the CEO of an independent financial advisory, asset management, and fintech organization.
The prediction from Nigel Green, the CEO, and founder of deVere Group, comes as Facebook announces plans...
Headless web architecture will change the internet
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Richard Harris
With the rapid shift to a digital-first world brought on by the pandemic, the pressure put on companies to provide strong digital experiences has only accelerated - from the need for fast-loading, responsive websites and highly accurate personalization to providing consumers with a consistent and seamless experience across channels. Delivering on these demands can be ch...
App developer's salary in 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021 by Richard Harris
Economic uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic brought forth new challenges, drastically altering the needs and expectations of businesses on the IT front. While a tumultuous year for many industries, proprietary data from Hired and Vettery, the largest AI-driven hiring marketplace, found that the tech industry is highly resilient, with continued demand and job growth ...
Photogrammetry set-up in a bid to deliver detailed replicas of people
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Overly has launched a portable photogrammetry set-up in a bid to deliver detailed new age replicas of people, animals, clothing, and 3D objects for heritage conservation, archaeology, museums, educators, artists, marketers and game devs.
Headquartered in Latvia, Overly's team is equipped to deliver photogrammetry services across Europe. Its portable 3D capture ri...
Escape the app launches live-gaming experience
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
A virtual reality-powered live video experience which allows gamers to participate in real escape rooms from anywhere in the world, will go live with its Kickstarter campaign to help the experience industry weather COVID-19 shutdowns.
Escape the App is an innovative mobile app which enhances the experience of playing real life escape rooms and virtual escape gam...
Your tech job just laid you off. Now what
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Matt Martin
Between March 11th and May 31st more than 600 startups have let nearly 60,000 employees go, according to Layoffs.fyi. If you’re among those, my sincere condolences. This guide should help you avoid some common pitfalls and help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re still employed, now is a good time to get a game-plan together for wh...
Embracing operational analytics for better development
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Operational analytics defines how we use business analytics to improve business operations. Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT and other applications that need low-late...
Making edge computing easier to deploy and access for developers
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
MobiledgeX announced its “Edge Experience” developer discovery program to simplify how developers and device makers integrate edge performance and test in real edge networks globally. The program kicked off recently with MobiledgeX providing code for the first edge computing hackathon, hosted by Telecom Infra Project (TIP) at Facebook’s campus in Menlo...
ThirdEye has a new developer program
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
ThirdEye Gen who creates augmented and mixed reality (MR) enterprise solutions, and is the creator of the super-small MR glasses (called X2) is now one of the first companies to offer a unique partnership opportunity for individual developers or large AR/VR software companies.
After recognizing the need for more financial accessibility and support am...
VR gaming with computer vision assisted audio coming
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
In a paper to be presented at the IEEE VR Conference in Osaka Japan, researchers detail how they developed a computer-vision system that takes two images from off-the-shelf 360° cameras and uses AI to understand the acoustics of the user’s environment. This allows spatial audio to intelligently adapt to the user’s environment and produce a more immersive...
Scarygirl Mission Maybee comes to Zero Latency's FreeRoam VR
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dark Slope is bringing the beautifully surreal world of its debut VR experience Scarygirl Mission Maybee to Zero Latency’s arena-scale, free-roam virtual reality venues around the globe. As one of the first experiences to release on Zero Latency’s second-generation VR platform being developed in tandem with technology giants Microsoft, HP, and Intel, Scarygi...
AuGames partners with kathy ireland Worldwide to produce AR for brands
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
AuGames has partnered with kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), a company founded in 1993, to produce augmented and merged reality (AR/MR) experiences, for both consumers and kiWW partners, to act, interact and react within a range of the kathy ireland brands and products. The partnership aims to provide an innovative and immersive experience by creating one of the...
By 2020 you'll be watching sports with AR over 5G report says
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the world’s largest network operators plan to use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or a hybrid of these technologies, supported by 5G, to offer richer viewing experiences to fans, both at sports stadiums and watching at home. Promising speeds up to tens of times faster and lower latency than 4G, 5G opens up the possibilities ...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
Sony acquires audio engineering company AudioKinetic
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Audiokinetic, Inc., a provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the gaming and interactive media industries, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for SIE to acquire Audiokinetic. With this acquisition, SIE will tap into Audiokinetic’s vast audio engineering expertise, adding significant value to the ...
Independent Games Festival finalists and ceremony at GDC 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has revealed the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony. The IGF Awards will take place March 20th, 2019 at 6.30pm PT during the Game Developers Conference 2019, and will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for Exce...
Mesmerizing Titanic virtual reality game coming to PlayStation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Titanic VR is launching on Playstation (PSVR). The highly realistic game’s graphics and characterization are based on real-life people who were on the ship. The game's developer, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), created 800 characters, while also providing various facts on-screen about the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
The sinking of the Titanic is ...
Transforming industries with photoenabled apps
Monday, December 24, 2018 by Jindou Lee
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, which is probably why there are thousands of mobile apps designed to help users capture, send and discover images of what’s important to them. Ever since the first smartphone slid off the assembly line, photos have been an essential feature of mobile marketing and social media. But while consumer-facing tools have...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
NVIDIA's new TITAN RTX is a deep learning beast aimed at developers
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA has just announced the TITAN RTX - dubbed T-Rex, driven by NVIDIA Turing architecture at a conference in Montreal. The new card delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance. Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA says, "Turing is NVIDIA’s biggest advance in a decade, fusing shaders, ray tracing, a...
RelayCars 8 lets you shop for cars in virtual reality
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RelayCars, the virtual reality automotive research experience that puts consumers in the driver’s seat of thousands of vehicles, announced the launch of RelayCars 8. RelayCars 8, features the new RelayCars Garage, an immersive showroom which allows car shoppers and car dealers to select, save and compare a personally curated selection of vehicles.
ARena Space VR parks coming to America
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
At the international exhibition IAAPA Attractions Expo, the virtual reality provider ARena Space will present the format of the new generation VR park. The event will be held in the world capital of theme parks, in the city of Orlando (USA). IAAPA Attraction Expo is the largest event for employees in the entertainment sector, where companies from all over the world demo...
Edge computing research reveals key nuances
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
In early 2018, the AT&T Foundry launched an edge computing test zone in Palo Alto, CA to experiment with emerging applications upon this new network infrastructure paradigm. Edge computing is the act of moving storage and processing capabilities to the perimeter of the network - or geographically closer to the end-user. As next-gen applications require increasing pr...
GDC 2018 breaks attendance records
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...