Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett: IBC 2017 preview

Steve Plunkett

Ericsson’s CTO of broadcast and media services, Steve Plunkett, tells us what to look out for at IBC this year. It’s almost IBC time again,… Read more

VR and AR headset shipments up 25% in Q2

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Worldwide shipments of virtual and augmented reality headsets grew 25.5% year-over-year in the second quarter, according to new research. The IDC report said that shipments… Read more

Google widens AR reach with ARCore Android SDK


Google has previewed a new augmented reality software development kit (SDK), designed to bring AR capabilities to new and existing Android phones. ARCore is built… Read more

Inception signs up for Microsoft MR and Facebook Camera Effects

A Beyond Cosmetics filter from Inception

RTL Group-backed virtual and augmented reality specialist Inception has joined Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality Programme and has been chosen as a beta partner for Facebook’s… Read more

Disney and Lucasfilm launching Star Wars augmented reality event

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Disney and Lucasfilm are to launch a Star Wars augmented reality event as part of an initiative to celebrate the launch of new products associated… Read more

AR/MR market to reach US$14.1bn by end of 2021

Pokemon Go

The augmented and mixed reality market is tipped to soar in value to US$14.1 billion (€12.1 billion) by the end of 2021, despite contracting in… Read more

VR and AR investments reach US$2 billion in past year

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Deal makers in the virtual and augmented reality space invested US$2 billion across 27 sectors in the past year, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s latest… Read more

eMarketer: US virtual reality use to climb 110% this year


Virtual reality usage will grow by 110% in the US this year, but will not reach mass adoption “in the foreseeable future”, according to eMarketer.… Read more

Google announces standalone Daydream VR headsets


The first standalone virtual reality headsets to run using Google’s Daydream VR platform are due to launch later this year, the tech giant has announced.… Read more

Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

Mark Zuckerberg discusses AR at F8 2017

Facebook signalled a major push into augmented reality and launched a VR app for communicating with friends at its F8 conference yesterday. Speaking at the… Read more