Tag: Mixed Reality

Nreal Light AR glasses add multi-user shared spaces and WebXR support

As excitement builds for the consumer release of Nreal’s Light augmented reality glasses this fall, the company is continuing to entice developers to support the affordable, Android-based wearable. Today, Nreal announced two important upgrades to its Light software development kit — multi-user environments and WebXR support — as well as a couple of deals that […]

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Microsoft Research’s VROOM combines life-sized AR avatars with robots

Members of Microsoft Research today introduced Virtual Robot Overlay for Online Meetings (VROOM), a way to combine AR and VR and bring life-sized avatars into the workplace via telepresence robots. Makers of VROOM detailed the system in a recently released paper and said it’s meant to make both the person working remotely in VR and […]

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Microsoft previews Azure Edge Zones for 5G carriers, private networks

Although new 5G cell tower radios are capable of transmitting data at incredibly high speeds, bottlenecks elsewhere in 5G networks can prevent overall performance from being impressive, particularly for latency — the responsiveness between cloud services and client devices. So today, Microsoft is announcing Azure Edge Zones that will reduce latency for public and private […]

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Nreal unveils all-in-one Light enterprise AR headset for Q4 2020

Nreal’s name has become synonymous with its Light AR headset, so named because of its lightweight, sunglasses-like form factor and bright augmented reality displays. Today, the company revealed that it’s building an enterprise-focused all-in-one version of Light, giving businesses a fully enclosed, wireless platform with no need for a tethered smartphone to handle processing or […]

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Qualcomm and ZeroLight debut end-to-end 5G Boundless XR system

There were plenty of questions left unanswered when Qualcomm announced its 5G-ready Snapdragon XR2 mixed reality chipset last December, including the timetable for actual headsets containing both the core XR2 chip and its optional 5G module. Today, Qualcomm and ZeroLight are announcing a complete end-to-end solution that will use the XR2 and 5G for Boundless […]

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HTC teases Vive Proton ‘display headset’ concept for 5G smartphones

Now that its Vive and Vive Cosmos families have been firmly established as PC-tethered virtual reality headsets, HTC is tentatively looking towards a future where its hardware is used with 5G cellular devices, and considerably less bulky than its current goggles. That explains the company’s unexpected disclosure today of Project Proton, a pair of concept […]

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