Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

It's a supply contract potentially worth $21.9 billion over the next 10 years, Microsoft confirmed to CNBC .In its press release, the US Army confirmed its order of HoloLens AR headsets for its infantry and stated that the program is aimed "to deliver next-generation night vision and situational awareness capabilities to the Close Combat Force (CCF) at the speed of relevance."

Arts and Culture's Virtual Survival Story: The Show Must Go On

Arts and Culture's Virtual Survival Story: The Show Must Go On

"It is something that we were forced to learn by necessity," Ed Kirchdoerffer, general manager of the Mayo Performing Arts Center, told the E-Commerce Times of the organization's virtual programming.

Virtual avatar coaching with community context for adult-child dyads

Virtual avatar coaching with community context for adult-child dyads

Researchers introduced 15 adult-child dyads to a virtual avatar-based coaching program that incorporated age-specific information on growth; physical, social, and emotional development; healthy lifestyles; common nutrition concerns; and interview questions around eating behaviors and food resources and counseling.

How Rendever and AARP Used Virtual Reality to Grant the Wish of a Lifetime

How Rendever and AARP Used Virtual Reality to Grant the Wish of a Lifetime

Through the partnership, Rendever and Wish of a Lifetime delivered a headset preloaded with the Rendever platform so that George and his wife Kathy could visit the Grand Canyon in virtual reality.

KrowdFit Gives Fitness Trackers a New Motivational Dimension

KrowdFit Gives Fitness Trackers a New Motivational Dimension

The KrowdFit wellness app is part of a beta wellness incentive platform that rewards members with cash rewards for tracking sleep, mindfulness, walking, food logging, and physical activity.

The Most Popular Programming Languages

The Most Popular Programming Languages

Python is a programming language first published almost 30 years ago, in 1991.The source of the starting data is the video and the calculation made by Data is Beautiful which has realized a popularity index on GitHub and other national surveys.

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media

Last week, the British Film Institute announced that this year’s London Film Festival will be offered virtually, including a dedicated showcase for immersive media.

NurtureVR: The VR Program That Promises to Transform Prenatal and Postnatal Care

NurtureVR: The VR Program That Promises to Transform Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Combining their unique talents and experience in pregnancy care and VR development, the team created a unique program that pregnant women and new mothers can use at home.

New DoD Security Regulations Have Ramifications for IT Contractors

New DoD Security Regulations Have Ramifications for IT Contractors

The Defense Department aims to include the Cybersecurity Model Maturity Certification (CMMC) requirement in a limited number of new vendor pilot contracts by year end, and then ramp up significantly in the next few years as the program will impact nearly 300,000 vendors in the "defense industrial base" (DIB).

Cisco and the Importance of Empathy in a Technology Vendor

Cisco and the Importance of Empathy in a Technology Vendor

Given the tactical focus on revenues being driven into most firms by boards that have way too many hedge fund managers on them and people that only care about short term profits, top executives typically look at customers like a lion might look at a lamb chop.

Linux Foundation Offers Discount-Priced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

Linux Foundation Offers Discount-Priced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

The Linux Foundation Cloud Engineer Bootcamp bundles self-paced e-learning courses with certification exams and dedicated instructor support for a comprehensive educational program that begins with Linux at the operating system layer.

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

Qualcomm Reveals Plans to Help Commercialize Lightweight, 5G-enabled AR & VR Headsets

When Qualcomm says ‘XR viewer’, it’s specifically referring to lightweight AR or VR headsets that connect to a smartphone, which in Qualcomm’s case will either be powered by a Snapdragon 855 or 865 chipset, and connect to 5G-enabled handsets via USB-C cable.

Tribeca Film Festival to stage immersive set after earlier postponement

Tribeca Film Festival to stage immersive set after earlier postponement

The Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan is no longer fully postponing its event – at least virtually, anyway.“Starting April 17, our Tribeca Immersive: Cinema360 program, featuring eye-popping visuals in 15 VR films curated into four 30-40 minute programs, will be available for home viewing in partnership with industry pioneer Facebook’s Oculus.”.

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

Computational human cell reveals new insight on genetic information processing

"This is the first program that allows researchers to set up a virtual human cell and change chemical reactions and geometries to observe cellular processes in real time," said Zhaleh Ghaemi, a research scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lead author of the study.

Coronavirus VR Information Hub

Coronavirus VR Information Hub

Dr. Slamon completed medical school in 2001 at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia PA.He then completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware.

Shadow Launches Closed Beta for VR Gaming Without a High-End PC

Shadow Launches Closed Beta for VR Gaming Without a High-End PC

The middle tier, Shadow Ultra, is $24.99/month for a 12-month subscription and offers up to 4K with ray tracing, an RTX 2080 or equivalent graphics card, a 4.0 Ghz (4-core) or equivalent processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage.

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

3 Companies Working on Education In VR and AR

What about a more inclusive option for education in AR and VR?AR VR Academy is an association of professionals working in this industry and helping companies and entrepreneurs adopt these technologies.

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

Ubiquity6 Launches Studio for More Advanced AR and VR Experiences

The platform allows users to create and share immersive XR experiences using just a smartphone.“The update allows people to make really immersive and engaging experiences that have before only been really accessible for high-end industry,” Ubiquity6 CEO, Anjay Midha, said in an interview with ARPost .

Months After Its Expected Launch, the ‘Oculus for Business’ Program is Still “Available Soon”

Months After Its Expected Launch, the ‘Oculus for Business’ Program is Still “Available Soon”

Back at the end of April, 2019, Oculus introduced “the new Oculus for Business” program, an enterprise-focused program which would see Oculus headsets sold with customized software aimed at large scale device management and business and commercial use-cases, along with specialized support and warranties.

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: 'Invest in Disempowered Populations'

Televerde's Michelle Cirocco: 'Invest in Disempowered Populations'

The prison workforce development program run by Televerde, an Arizona-based sales, marketing, and tech company, delivers significant economic and cultural value, concludes a study recently conducted at Arizona State University's Seidman Research Institute.

Can Virtual Reality Inspire Climate Action?

Can Virtual Reality Inspire Climate Action?

Virtual Reality Applications for Climate Action.It can educate climate change skeptics on the catastrophic effects that could unfold because of our loss of rainforests.Virtual reality might not be the solution to climate change.

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Are Advancing Pediatric Care

Thankfully, researchers and pediatric specialists are exploring virtual and augmented reality initiatives to improve patient care.Both children’s hospitals use VR headsets to help their young patients cope with the pain, anxiety, and stress of their treatments.

Sportswear Brand evo Partners with Pixvana to Create XR Training Program for Seasonal Staff

Sportswear Brand evo Partners with Pixvana to Create XR Training Program for Seasonal Staff

Thus, evo decided to partner with XR solutions developer Pixvana to create a quick and effective training program for their seasonal workers.In reality, all industries need an effective and flexible training solution to onboard new hires faster.

FedEx Using VR to Help Train Package Handlers

FedEx Using VR to Help Train Package Handlers

FedEx is turning to virtual reality to better train workers and give them an idea of what they can truly expect with the job.FedEx isn’t the first company to use virtual reality to better prepare employees.

Unity Plugin Aims to Streamline Haptics for VR Developers

Unity Plugin Aims to Streamline Haptics for VR Developers

RGB Haptics is a new Unity-based tool that aims to make it easier for developers to create and implement haptic effects in VR games.RGB Schemes says the haptics plugin grew out of an internal tool which the studio created to streamline the use of haptics in its own VR projects.

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

But Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic and pain by distracting critically ill pediatric patients from what’s actually happening around them.

Calgary restaurateur uses compassion and technology to address staffing challenges

Calgary restaurateur uses compassion and technology to address staffing challenges

A Calgary restaurant owner has launched a powerful hiring model that has allowed him to not only retain employees; but be inclusive.Jill Croteau/Global News Jason Goebel, 34, has worked at REGRUB for many years.

Madison College first to hold virtual reality classroom

Madison College first to hold virtual reality classroom

Madison College says while many people have been using virtual reality within a physical classroom, it will be the first school in the nation to hold its class virtually.

Creating the world's very first VR coding app

Creating the world's very first VR coding app

The idea of creating an immersive, virtual environment where people could learn basic coding concepts had been in my head for quite a while and we were eager to begin.The user would be onboarded to basic coding concepts as they solved puzzles.

Tech in T.O. Next Generation: Meet Microsoft’s youngest AR developer

Tech in T.O. Next Generation: Meet Microsoft’s youngest AR developer

He said his hope is to help create technology that could be easily integrated into everyday life.“Right now we’re using smart phones, which are 2-D devices, and we’re using it in literally every moment of our lives .