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Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

Report: For AR/VR 2.0 to live, 1.0 must die

AR/VR 1.0 kicked off in earnest when Facebook bought Oculus back in 2014. This inspired a generation of entrepreneurs, corporates and VCs to build early stage AR/VR. Despite significant technical…

Roku: Streaming hours up 68%

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has disclosed preliminary Q4 2018 data for two key operating metrics, active accounts and streaming hours, demonstrating continued momentum for the Roku platform as…

Forecast: US consumer tech sector nears $400bn

Forecast: US consumer tech sector nears $400bn

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fast connectivity – critical ingredients for the next era of category leaders such as smartphones, smart home devices and smart speakers – will drive the US…

Smart display sales 12% of smart speaker market in 2019

Smart display sales 12% of smart speaker market in 2019

According to Strategy Analytics, worldwide sales of smart displays, a sub segment of the wider smart speaker market, will grow 111 per cent in 2019 to reach 16.9 million units.…

France: 1.7m use smart speakers

France: 1.7m use smart speakers

Smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple’s Homepod and JBL’s Link Series have found a place in the daily lives of French people, becoming the new personal assistant…

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Amazon claims record-breaking device sales

Customers purchased millions more Amazon Devices this holiday season compared to last year – the best-selling Amazon devices this holiday included all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new…

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Deloitte: ‘5G will stay niche’

Consultancy Deloitte, in its Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2019, says that the upcoming Fifth Generation (5G) mobile phone technology is unlikely to enjoy rapid adoption and will be a…

UK inquiry into ‘immersive and addictive technologies’

UK inquiry into ‘immersive and addictive technologies’

The UK Parliament’s House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to examine the development of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and the potential impact…

UHD owners: “Where’s my 4K content?”

UHD owners: “Where’s my 4K content?”

The UK’s influential Digital Television Group (DTG) quotes a study conducted by pollster YouGov and focus groups that the research company carried out in November 2017 with owners of 4K/UHD…

Report: HEVC 25% of worldwide traffic

The annual State of Live report from video transport technologist LiveU has confirmed the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard with 25 per cent of LiveU-generated…

Analyst: UHD now in 200m homes

Analyst: UHD now in 200m homes

The number of homes worldwide using an Ultra HD TV has now passed the 200 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices service. The…

Research: 80%+ Smart TVs Internet-connected

Research: 80%+ Smart TVs Internet-connected

Findings from analyst firm Parks Associates reveal that consumers are steadily adding connected entertainment devices to their households and using their smart features—83 per cent of Smart TV owners connect…

IHS: Q3 surge for larger screen TVs

IHS: Q3 surge for larger screen TVs

Although overall TV shipments in the third quarter of 2018 were flat compared to the previous year, the average TV unit-shipment screen size increased more than any previous quarter in…

Analyst: Standalone VR headsets to reinvigorate market

Analyst: Standalone VR headsets to reinvigorate market

The challenges facing makers of head-worn virtual and augmented reality devices is underlined in the latest forecast from technology analyst firm CCS Insight. Despite early enthusiasm and a continued expectation…

Forecast: Nintendo to take No 1 console spot from Sony in 2019

Forecast: Nintendo to take No 1 console spot from Sony in 2019

Nintendo is set to regain its leadership position in video game consoles for the first time since 2009, according to the latest projections from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices service.…

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