Oculus sales spiked in the lead-up to Half-Life: Alyx

Oculus sales spiked in the lead-up to Half-Life: Alyx

Non-ad revenue grew 80 percent compared to the start of 2019 Facebook’s Oculus Quest was one of the first VR devices that was both full-featured and fairly easy to use, and Facebook aspired to make it the first mass-market headset.

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Virtual reality beats blockchain as the hottest job in tech

Blockchain is no longer the most desirable job in the technology industry, according to a new report by the job site, Hired.Job demand for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) engineers increased by 1,400% in 2019.Blockchain needs to face virtual reality.

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Hired: AR/VR engineers replace blockchain programmers as hottest commodity

Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are hot, with demand surging 1,400% in 2019, according to a new State of Software Engineers report by job site Hired.This means that AR/VR knowledge is the hot new thing, supplanting blockchain engineers, who according to Hired’s data were in demand a year ago.

Facebook Expects Coronavirus Will Make it Harder to Buy Oculus Quest

Facebook Expects Coronavirus Will Make it Harder to Buy Oculus Quest

United States Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Iceland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Addressing the question of whether or not its safe to receive packages that originate in China in light of the virus, the World Health Organization advises:.

Samsung Debuts Sleek Galaxy Chromebook

Samsung Debuts Sleek Galaxy Chromebook

The premium 2-in-1 Chromebook combines sleek design and next-generation productivity features with a seamless user experience.For instance, the built-in pen lets you write, draw and navigate Galaxy Chromebook quickly and efficiently, much like the user experience with the Samsung Note smartphone.

VR Hardware Revenue Soars in 2019 as Oculus Quest and Valve Index Remain in High Demand

VR Hardware Revenue Soars in 2019 as Oculus Quest and Valve Index Remain in High Demand

After the unveiling of Half-Life: Alyx, sales of the high-end VR headset challenged Valve's stock, causing delays in shipping.Given that Alyx is slated for release in March, you may want to put your Valve Index order in if you're planning to play it on launch day.

Insider: Valve wasn’t ready for the popularity of Half-Life: Alyx and is now looking for VR games

Insider: Valve wasn’t ready for the popularity of Half-Life: Alyx and is now looking for VR games

Creator of Valve News Network Tyler McVicker in a new video on the project channel said that Valve did not expect such a huge success of Half-Life: Alyx trailer.Valve Index VR has been at the top of the charts for the past couple of weeks, driven by demand for Half Life: Alyx.

Why Haven’t AR and VR Changed Our Lives Yet? 5 Barriers to Adoption

Why Haven’t AR and VR Changed Our Lives Yet? 5 Barriers to Adoption

We largely use AR/VR for entertainment purposes, entering this “world” through our computers and smartphones, for example, to play Pokémon Go. We can also purchase headsets for more AR/VR experiences at our homes.

Global virtual reality (VR) headset market is expected to reach $38.7 billion by 2024

Global virtual reality (VR) headset market is expected to reach $38.7 billion by 2024

The major drivers for this market are increasing penetration of virtual reality content in gaming, sports, and entertainment and growing demand for VR headset in health care and retail sectors.

AI-Powered Inventory Management: A Make-or-Break Tool for Retailers

AI-Powered Inventory Management: A Make-or-Break Tool for Retailers

Automated inventory management can detect anomalies in supply chain, allowing retailers to be proactive and deflect potential issues, such as by transferring more stock to the right location ahead of time.

Talespin Building Virtual Human Tech to Train Interpersonal Skills in VR

Talespin Building Virtual Human Tech to Train Interpersonal Skills in VR

73) SHARES With increasing demand among employers for employees with great interpersonal communication skills, VR training company Talespin is bringing ‘virtual human’ training scenarios to its platform. Talespin is building virtual human technology—AI-driven characters designed to look and act like humans—into its platform for scenario-based interpersonal communication training.

HTC Streamlink turns VR headsets into big screens for console gaming

HTC Streamlink turns VR headsets into big screens for console gaming

I was able to briefly try this feature with a Vive Focus connected to an Xbox One S, and the viewing experience was no different than the usual virtual theater apps on my own Focus -- I could even resize the virtual screen if needed.

Google Taps ML to Boost Wind Farm Output

Google Taps ML to Boost Wind Farm Output

Google and British artificial intelligence company DeepMind have been using ML algorithms to improve predictions of the wind power output at Google's wind farms in the Midwest, according to a post coauthored by DeepMind Program Manager Sims Witherspoon and Google Carbon Free Energy Program Lead Will Fadrhonc.

Social VR Brings Life to CRM in Enterprise

Social VR Brings Life to CRM in Enterprise

Social VR takes webinars to the next level, providing a new generation of avatar-based experiences, by allowing webinars to be presented in virtual reality environments and people, as avatars, to see each other and interact as if they were attending the event in person.

Rift Referrals Paused Recently Due to High Demand, Now Back Online

Rift Referrals Paused Recently Due to High Demand, Now Back Online

Oculus recently opened a referral program that lets U.S. residents generate discount codes for friends, family, or anybody in else that wants to buy a Rift or Go at 10% off. Oculus Launches Referral Program, Free Store Credit When a Friend Buys Rift or Go

AR provider Sixense looks to robotics with Sisu partnership

AR provider Sixense looks to robotics with Sisu partnership

The motion tracking solution seamlessly synchronises with the VUDU system and provides highly accurate tracking data to enable perfect control for programming industrial robots and machinery.