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LAMDA receives £2m funding for virtual production tech

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) will become one of the first drama schools in the UK to offer students virtual production technology training in a new state-of-the-art studio after receiving almost £2 million in funding from the Department of Education. Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the […]

March 3, 2023

Study: VR sales flat, but usage up

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has revealed insights into the virtual reality device market following a global study conducted from homes powered by its cloud-driven solution. Plume has connected more than 2.2 billion WiFi-enabled devices and currently manages over 45 million locations in the Plume Cloud globally. This latest update explores the popularity and […]

March 2, 2023

Forecast: MWC 2023 to focus on ESG, 5G and AR

As the tech world gears up for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona, industry experts predict that this marquee event will set the stage for the telecoms industry in 2023. The focus will be on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), 5G mobile, and Augmented Reality (AR), observes GlobalData, a data and analytics company. Emma […]

February 24, 2023

Google Cloud rolls out Immersive Stream for XR

Last year at Google I/O, the company previewed Immersive Stream for XR, which leverages Google Cloud GPUs to host, render, and stream photorealistic experiences to millions of mobile devices. Google has announced that the service is now generally available for Google Cloud customers. With Immersive Stream for XR, users don’t need powerful hardware or a […]

February 9, 2023

AIMS welcomes Netgear, Megapixel VR

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced its newest members: Netgear, a provider of networking products, and Megapixel VR, a developer of customised, LED displays and video processing technologies. “We couldn’t be more excited to add Netgear and Megapixel VR as our latest members,” said Andrew Starks, an AIMS board of directors member […]

January 31, 2023

EE launches Mini Movie Makers AR tool

EE has launched EE Mini Movie Makers, a set of downloadable tools that use innovative AR technology coupled with AI content creation to transform children’s imaginary living room performances and inspire the next generation of performers and filmmakers. EE Mini Movie Makers launches with a competition that will see the winning children and their family […]

January 31, 2023

Research: Vision-based tech can improve connected experience

Parks Associates has released the whitepaper Vision-Based Technology: Next-Gen Control, developed in partnership with Adeia, which explores the impact and benefits of vision-based interaction for consumer devices, including smart TVs, smart home devices, and smartphones. The whitepaper examines a range of potential use cases in which vision-based interfaces can augment consumers’ experience and enhance their […]

January 27, 2023

Meta to stream 50+ live NBA games

Meta has announced an extended partnership with the NBA and WNBA. Basketball fans will be able to watch more than 50 upcoming games in XTADIUM and Meta Horizon Worlds with a Meta Quest VR headset. XTADIUM allows users to get closer to the action with high-quality video and the ability to host watch parties with friends. Additionally, […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Another slow year for VR sales in 2023

Macroeconomic weakness is leaving its stamp on consumer device markets, and virtual and augmented reality devices are no exception, according to research from technology market analyst firm CCS Insight. The company expects global unit sales in this segment to remain just short of 10 million in 2022, growing to 11.4 million in 2023. “High inflation […]

December 16, 2022

Report: Asian telcos step up Metaverse investments

SK Telecom (SKT) and NTT Docomo, the leading mobile operators respectively in South Korea and Japan, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to team up on several aspects of their respective businesses, most notably on metaverse-related developments. Their collaboration could go as far as merging their two metaverses in the future (Ifland for SKT and […]

December 13, 2022