Oracle Launches Version 21c

Oracle Launches Version 21c

In the recent past, lost market share, technology hiccups, and a minor rebellion among users over pricing and related policies aimed at Oracle, helped to launch a new generation of databases from startups and well-heeled competitors like Amazon.

Could Nvidia CloudXR Be the Future of VR?

Could Nvidia CloudXR Be the Future of VR?

Nvidia CloudXR promises to beam high-end extended reality visuals directly into your headset from across the internet.CloudXR also relies on some very clever virtualization technology, which lets VR applications running in the cloud make maximum use of the hardware resources that are available.

Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 live show has been recreated in VR: Watch

Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 live show has been recreated in VR: Watch

The live show, which took place at RockNess Festival 2007, has been recreated by YouTube user Flip Reality, and features some of the duo's biggest hits, including 'Technologic', 'Harder Better Faster Stronger', 'Around The World' and 'One More Time'.

The Future of Cybersecurity in 2021 and Beyond

The Future of Cybersecurity in 2021 and Beyond

Some enterprises are shifting their business model to focus on virtual workforce, de-emphasizing the need to secure office networks," O'Connor told TechNewsWorld.Another major cybersecurity attack trend focuses on the protective tools and security vendors within the industry, noted Brandon Hoffman, chief information security officer at Netenrich.

The New Era of Cashless, Invisible Payments

The New Era of Cashless, Invisible Payments

A big part of the consumer adoption process for these new payment methods are shoppers' familiarity with biometric fingerprint technology, according to Graziani.

Global EV Sales Growth Leads Industry in 2020

Global EV Sales Growth Leads Industry in 2020

"Europe has shown other markets what is possible when all parts of the puzzle are in place: emissions-based policies with penalties, internal combustion engine vehicle ban target years set, customer incentives, a broad and expanding charging infrastructure, much improved choice of EVs, good EV supply, customer awareness and, ultimately, customer demand," he told TechNewsWorld.

Consumers Becoming More Tolerant of Chatbots for Certain Tasks

Consumers Becoming More Tolerant of Chatbots for Certain Tasks

Researchers see consumers' comfort levels with a variety of chatbot technologies softening towards customer service, scheduling, banking, and therapy.As foundational technologies improve and older consumers who prefer living representatives are replaced by younger people who are accustomed to interacting with virtual agents, chatbots will become common across businesses and industries," said King.

Apple VR headset revealed in more detail as rumours suggest it could include vast numbers of cameras – and even bigger price

Apple VR headset revealed in more detail as rumours suggest it could include vast numbers of cameras – and even bigger price

The headset – rumoured to cost something like $3,000 and likely to be a niche product for developers – includes 8K displays, eye-tracking technology and more than a dozen cameras that can be used to track people's hands and show video of the real world, according to a new report from The Information.

Apple's VR headset will have dual 8K displays, report claims

Apple's VR headset will have dual 8K displays, report claims

According to The Information, which claims it has seen Apple's internal images of a late-stage prototype of the device, the headset will have two 8K displays, advanced eye-tracking tech, and more than a dozen cameras for tracking hand movements.

Photonics research makes smaller, more efficient VR, augmented reality tech possible

Photonics research makes smaller, more efficient VR, augmented reality tech possible

"Because the device we've demonstrated is simple to fabricate and can be easily scaled-up, our discovery of this strong directional and polarized light emission from OLEDs and perovskite LEDs has important applications for displays, lighting and other photonic applications," So says.

The Rumoured PSVR2 Mechanic That Lets Spectators Shape The Adventure

The Rumoured PSVR2 Mechanic That Lets Spectators Shape The Adventure

But a recent Patent Application filed by Sony contains an interesting twist on the technique which could allow spectators to shape the adventure in real time...The situation described is basically just an asymmetric VR audience voting system.

Aucta

Aucta

They have calculated the first year of training to be more expensive applying Virtual Reality technology at $327,78 average cost per trainee compared to their traditional real world Instruction Led Training at $229,79 average cost per trainee, which could not be performed in a remote environment.

NYC Surveillance Cameras Targeted in Amnesty International Crowdsource Project

NYC Surveillance Cameras Targeted in Amnesty International Crowdsource Project

"It also gives the citizens of New York, and more broadly people who are concerned about the issue of facial recognition, a sense of just how pervasive this kind of surveillance is," he told TechNewsWorld.

Gabe Newell says brain-computer interface tech will allow video games far beyond what human 'meat peripherals' can comprehend

Gabe Newell says brain-computer interface tech will allow video games far beyond what human 'meat peripherals' can comprehend

To help them to do that, Newell said Valve is currently working on an open-source BCI software project, allowing developers to begin to interpret the signals being read from people's brains using hardware like modified VR (virtual reality) helmets.

What IT Leaders Would Do Differently if Faced With Another Crisis

What IT Leaders Would Do Differently if Faced With Another Crisis

During the scramble to move and manage workers from home, many companies even discovered that remote work and other tech applications benefitted them in unforeseen ways.

Massive Apple VR leak reveals headset price, release window

Massive Apple VR leak reveals headset price, release window

Gurman says those glasses are in an early "architecture" stage of development and that Apple is still working on the underlying technologies, meaning the product is "several years away".

Apple preparing to launch expensive virtual reality headset that will be followed by smart ‘AR glasses’, report claims

Apple preparing to launch expensive virtual reality headset that will be followed by smart ‘AR glasses’, report claims

Apple is planning to launch an expensive, niche virtual reality headset ahead of its widely rumoured AR smart glasses, according to a major new report.It would be the first entirely new type of hardware since the Apple Watch, and build on the company’s recent interest in both wearable technology and augmented reality.

Microsoft, GM, Cruise Partner on Self-Driving Cars

Microsoft, GM, Cruise Partner on Self-Driving Cars

"The companies in this sector are going to need a long runway before they generate enough revenues to be self-sustaining so another $2 billion in the bank for Cruise is the single most important aspect of this," Sam Abuelsamid, principal analyst for e-mobility at Guidehouse Insights, a market intelligence company in Detroit, told TechNewsWorld.

Stepping Up Communication and Collaboration With Virtual Reality Technology

Stepping Up Communication and Collaboration With Virtual Reality Technology

Let’s take a look at how VR can enhance communication and collaboration through data visualization, language learning, and the creation of common spaces.Virtual reality helps users appreciate data more in the following ways:.

Trump pardons convicted ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

Trump pardons convicted ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

According to a statement from the White House, Levandowski’s pardon was supported by figures from the tech industry including controversial billionaire investor Peter Thiel, fellow Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens, Thiel Capital COO Blake Masters, Hollywood agent and Palantir advisor Michael Ovitz, and Oculus and Anduril founder Palmer Luckey.

Rezzil Player 21 on Steam

Rezzil Player 21 on Steam

Built with Rezzil’s professional level VR simulation technology used to train pros in clubs around the globe, the game features ‘real world’ drills and challenges.Rezzil Player 21 Features: Train like a pro - play with the same VR simulation technology being used to coach elite soccer athletes around the world.

The Decent(ralized) Metaverse

The Decent(ralized) Metaverse

Immers Space seeks to free the Immersive Web from the pitfalls of the social media era by using a decentralized model based on open Web standards such that it cannot be controlled by a tech giant oligopoly, bringing people together across platforms in live shared experiences, and providing content creators an alternative monetization model that respects user privacy .

Clickwrap Technology Brings Speed, Efficiency to Digital Transactions

Clickwrap Technology Brings Speed, Efficiency to Digital Transactions

Adopting clickwrap requires businesses to shift their thinking from a traditional contracting workflow PactSafe calls the "signing mindset" into a more automated, digital, self-service workflow for customers called the "acceptance mindset," according to Prugh.

The Age of “Retina” VR is Almost Here: What Does That Mean?

The Age of “Retina” VR is Almost Here: What Does That Mean?

At the top end, where OLEDs and upcoming microLED displays live, resolutions and image reproduction are reaching the point where the human eye can’t detect the limits of the technology.

The 'SenseGlove Nova' Haptic Gloves Will Transform VR Training Forever

The 'SenseGlove Nova' Haptic Gloves Will Transform VR Training Forever

The Dutch start-up's new Haptic Force-Feedback pair of gloves don't just look awesome, they have been designed with a single practical application in mind.With the DK1 already in VR Research settings and the ground-breaking technology in the Nova, I'd bet that the device will start a revolution in peripherals with practical VR training applications.

Young Entrepreneurs Bring High Tech to Quell Surgical Fears

Young Entrepreneurs Bring High Tech to Quell Surgical Fears

The PatientPartner program is a perfect blend of what surgeons are needing, what hospitals are providing, and how the industry can participate in patient engagement, Kramb noted.

The Critical Role of High-Tech R&D in the COVID-19 Era

The Critical Role of High-Tech R&D in the COVID-19 Era

Maintaining and increasing research and development (R&D) spending in the COVID-19 era is critical for high technology vendors to deliver new solutions and services, continue to innovate, and position their businesses to rebound from the negative effects of the global pandemic.

CREAL Reveals Its First Light-field AR & VR Headset Prototypes

CREAL Reveals Its First Light-field AR & VR Headset Prototypes

While the Creal AR headset prototype is approaching the size of something like HoloLens, the company claims it will be able to fit its light-field tech into a sleek glasses form-factor by late 2022.

TechNewsWorld

TechNewsWorld

We'll close with my product of the week, a monitor launched by Dell focused on video conferencing in the new normal -- and supporting one of CES's trends.

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

Scientists Press AI Researchers for Transparency

"Many of the problems in scientific research are driven by the rising hype about it, [which] is needed to generate funding," Dr. Jeffrey Funk, a technology economics and business consultant based in Singapore, told TechNewsWorld.