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VR boom shows no sign of slowing
The virtual reality market will exhibit a 42.2% CAGR, as big brands move to offer an advanced user experience says Fortune Business Insights.
Telstra brings advanced VR streaming to Aus
At the recent Telstra Vantage showcase, the companies delivered an Australian first providing live, 8K VR streaming over Telstra’s 5G network with images captured by a Kandao Obsidan R 8K camera from the Gold Coast to viewers in Melbourne.
VR becomes critical tool for tackling NZ skill shortages
The Ministry of Social Development is putting its weight behind Joy Business Academy (JBA) to boost virtual reality use in industry training – particularly in construction.
AR 'Live View' navigation is coming to Google Maps
Live View will allow those travelling on foot around cities to navigate streets a little easier with turn-by-turn navigation.
Company-X creates new reality for AR & VR technologies
“Pepper Creative and Company-X share some fundamentals that really confirm to me that this decision is the right one,” says Pepper Creative founder Lance Bauerfield.
Kiwi employees embracing a future of AI
Kiwi employees are the most secure in their roles when it comes to embracing artificial intelligence in the workplace, compared to all other countries surveyed including, Australia, USA, UK, Germany and Japan.
Facebook faces new frontiers with real time brain-to-text research
Siri and Google Assistant are popular at home or in the office, how many people have used them in crowded rooms, or in a busy street? That’s where ‘thinking’ words comes into the equation.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
Kiwi tech company creates AR experience for new home builds
AR studio Reactar created a mobile platform called homeAR that helps buyers of new homes decide how their house should look.
WiMi hologram listing helps open AR market to foreign capital
The online holographic AR advertising solution embeds holographic AR ads into films and videos.
Retail study challenges myth that digital natives only shop online
Despite beliefs that the younger generation prefers to shop online, they’re actually the most likely to do more shopping in physical stores.
Matariki AR comes alive without the need for special apps
The Matariki AR experience used a markerless Web AR platform. The experience works directly from many browsers, such as Chrome, Safari and Explorer.
Vivo develops new tech for 5G era
Vivo is developing new 5G-enabled technologies for consumers around the world.
NBA and Unbnd announce an immersive content partnership
By creating engaging and memorable experiences, Unbnd aims to transform the way brands connect with people.
Fantastical virtual reality art show comes to Tauranga
Two artists from different disciplines have collaborated on a show that utilises virtual reality to take attendees into imaginative lands.
Game review: Blood & Truth (PlayStation VR)
SIE London Studio releases VR action-movie inspired cockney crime caper, Blood & Truth for PlayStation VR. FutureFive’s Darren Price takes a butcher’s.
Volvo and Varjo launch world-first mixed reality application for car development
“With this mixed reality approach, we can start evaluating designs and technologies while they are literally still on the drawing board."
NetDragon expands business with new opportunities empowered by 5G
The advent of the 5G era provides strong technical support to the enhancement of VR experiences.
Bose releases sunglasses/headphone combo
With a proprietary open-ear design and micro-acoustics it allows for voice control and personal audio without loss of privacy.
“First-of-its-kind” VR training platform launches in Oz
Curiious IQ is enabled for any VR device and can stream live to small groups or up to 50 or more headsets simultaneously.
Hands-on PSVR preview: Blood & Truth
PlayStation VR fans who picked up a copy of VR Worlds with their headset will have had a taster of SIE London Studio’s Blood & Truth.
Consumer spending on tech to reach US$1.32 trillion this year
If you ever thought the tech industry for consumers was beginning to wane, the International Data Corporation has some stats for you.
Why industrial companies are accelerating their deployment of AR
“Organisations in industrial settings realise the urgency in improving productivity and streamlining operations to remain competitive and relevant."
Ericsson report uncovers the consumer potential of 5G
Video consumption is set to rise significantly with 5G.