Virtual Reality


Engage Unveils New AI Customer Service Virtual Employee Named Athena

by Artem Alekseenko

ENGAGE XR Holdings announced the launch of Athena, an augmented reality (AI) employee that integrates AI into a virtual reality (VR) environment for ENGAGE enterprise clients. Athena takes the concept of customer service chatbots …

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Seiko Epson and Universal Display Announce OLED Evaluation Agreement

by Artem Alekseenko

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED technology and materials, today announced an OLED evaluation agreement with Seiko Epson Corporation. Under the agreement, Universal Display will supply its proprietary phosphorescent OLED materials and …

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Hasbro HMD

IDC Tracker Finds Upward Pricing Putting Downward Pressure on AR/VR Headsets

by Omid Rahmat

On the backs of a tough economic environment and rising prices, International Data Corporation (IDC) has reduced its outlook for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets for the remainder of 2022 and …

Tags:Analytics & Tools| Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| IDC| Virtual Reality

Downtrends in Education: SXSW EDU 2023, Part II

by Len Scrogan

Continuing from our previous installment, “Scanning the Horizon at SXSW EDU 2023”, today’s segment focuses on some technologies and topics that seem to be down-gearing, at least in the education market. For context, the …

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Meta Headsets Back on Sale in Germany

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Meta’s VR headsets are going back onto the shelves in Germany after a hiatus when the platform was taken off the market when the German courts said that the firm was …

Tags:| Germany| Litigation| Privacy| Virtual Reality

Latest Apple Headset Rumours

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that he now believes that the widely rumoured Apple headset will not start volume shipping until the second half of 2023 and that as a result, …

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Ganvix signs epitaxy deal to develop green VCSELs

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A company called Ganvix is working with an equipment maker from Australia called BluGlass to try to develop a new way of making vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) that emit in the …

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Links Week Starting 5th December 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week.  Xumo TV: Everything You Need to Know …

Tags:AVOD| Desktop Monitors| DVB| | Game Playing| Market Data| MMD (AOC Philips)| Samsung| Smart TV| Streaming Video| SVOD| Taiwan| Thunderbolt| Virtual Reality

Varjo Modifies XR-3 to add ‘Retooled’ option

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Varjo has a new version of its XR-3 which boosts the clarity of the headset’s passthrough cameras when viewing objects between 30cm and 90cm (1′ to 3′) away. This makes the …

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