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Facebook strives for mainstream adoption for new VR headset and other augmented reality features

October 16th 2017

At Facebook’s recent Oculus Connect 4 Keynote VR conference, Facebook announced a variety of new products and features. The most notable product announcement is the $199 Oculus Go, an entry-level VR product that Facebook believes will be adopted by the masses. Facebook originally purchased the virtual reality startup Oculus in 2014, a bold move that cost Facebook $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg was prideful and driven to bring virtual reality to a mainstream audience, a goal that has yet to be met.

Good and obsolete

Techwatch October 6th 2017

On being relevant in a changing world I’m asked sometime when would you/ will you retire? My answer is, when I’m no longer relevant.  Relevancy is another parameter that can be plotted on Maher’s practicality-gap or Roger’s Diffusion of Inno-vations curve; a predictive model for the life time of a product, and other items and people.  Consider the fax. It is now possible to get a system that consists of a relatively fast, high-resolution full-color scanner, with a built-in high-resolution color ink-jet printer, that will answer the phone, and connect

Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live - New book out by Jon Peddie

Spinger publishing has just released Jon Peddie’s latest book, Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the field of augmented reality (AR) in its entirety and sets out to distinguish AR from other inter-related technologies like virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality Click here to read this news article

Mimesys wins the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual

Mimesys is the first holographic communication platform was awarded the the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual 2017. Mimesys provides a SDK to integrate life-scale conversation between holographic humans in any VR or AR project. Read the complete article

It’s time to think about things that last.

One of the pioneers takes a look back Apple’s QuickTime 1.0 was completed on December 9th 1991, and the 25th anniversary of that game-changing technology is this year. There are very few architectures that anyone can think of that have survived for that period of time and continue to make a Click here to read this news article

My customer, my supplier

Subscriptions open the portals for media flow Today, Adobe is rolling out new improvements in its Creative Cloud services. Because Adobe’s products span so many creative industries — photography, graphic arts, illustration, video production, movie production, marketing, audio, and all the jobs that fit somewhere in between&mdash Click here to read this blog entry

Portrait Displays synergic acquisition of SpectraCal

Adding color analysis to color correct makes total sense Portrait Displays has been supplying visual enhancement software applications and middleware solutions for the computer display industry for almost two decades but didn’t have a closed-loop system. Customers relied on third parties to measure the results (at the screen). Click here to read this blog entry