20 Mar How VR And AR Could Be A Solution To Coronavirus Cancellations For Conferences

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As a technology industry analyst, I travel a lot for my line of work and attend many industry conferences and talk to a lot of people about the inner workings of the industry. One thing that I’ve started to notice is that many of the conferences I’m usually attending are being cancelled due to coronavirus […]

20 Mar Shadow Creator Announces 40K AR Headsets Shipped For Education

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During the craziness that is CES last month, Chinese AR headset manufacturer Shadow Creator announced it had shipped 40,000 of its Action One AR headsets from 400 different schools in China last year. AR is still a relatively nascent technology and many are still shipping only developer edition headsets; volumes are fairly low for most manufacturers. In […]

14 Mar Qualcomm Announces XR2 Reference Designs And New Partnerships

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Qualcomm leads the charge when it comes to XR chipsets, and the XR2 is the company’s latest. We covered the XR2 announcement back at Qualcomm Tech Summit in December and mentioned how important it would be for the industry to have access to all these new capabilities and technologies. Now, we’re starting to enter the next phase […]

03 Feb Pico, North And nReal Dominate XR At CES 2020

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Since both AR and VR are in the enterprise phase of development, it makes sense that there was very little AR and VR at CES 2020. In fact, these technologies are grouped within the very large gaming section at the exhibition, which can lead to some very confusing booth placements and unnecessary walking around. That […]

03 Feb The Oculus Quest Supply Situation Does A Disservice To The VR Community And Developers

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Many people are excited about buying the Oculus Quest—for many it will be their first VR headset. While it will be one of many for me, this one certainly is different. The Oculus Quest represents all that is needed from a VR headset and backs it up with a very solid library of titles and […]

21 Jun HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

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Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains […]

31 May ARM’s New Mali D77 Processor Is All About VR

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Many are familiar with ARM and its CPUs and GPUs. They are found in billions of devices around the world and help to power some of the fastest SoCs inside today’s leading smartphones. However, ARM also makes a whole host of other processors, including neural processing units (NPUs) for AI and display processing units (DPUs) […]

10 Jan Initial CES 2019 Observations: Patrick Moorhead

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I spent the week in Las Vegas and wanted to share with you my initial CES 2019 observations: What happened: Intelligence: Amazon Alexa dominated the show with its services and partners while Google tried really hard to catch up with Amazon, even going so far as to build a roller coaster ride to get attention. […]

30 Dec Where Does XR Go From Here?

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2018 has been an interesting year for the XR industry. While many people try to separate the fates of VR and AR, those that work in the industry know these devices will inevitably merge into XR devices capable of both. AR and VR would struggle if they both tried to convince consumers about either or […]

05 Nov Is VR The Next Frontier For Operators?

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The Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset. ANSHEL SAG As the VR industry continues to grow, we’re seeing more and more standalone devices like the Oculus Go, HTC Vive Focus, Lenovo Mirage, and soon the Oculus Quest. I have spent a considerable amount of time with these standalone VR devices and believe that they represent the future […]

17 Aug VirtualLink: Everything USB Type-C Is Supposed To Be

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Source: Anshel Sag As a tech analyst, I am a close follower of forward-looking technologies like DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and VR. For the longest time, the hopes and dreams of technologies like DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Type-C have been limited by the complexity of the PC ecosystem. Now, the VirtualLink consortium (comprised of leading VR innovators […]

14 Jul Is the Vive Pro Really Worth it?

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Credit: HTC Vive This blog was written by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead. You can see his bio below If you aren’t familiar with “VR” or virtual reality, it is an image or 360-degree world that is 3D to the eye, using two ocular lenses in a VR headset with a compute engine that drives the experience. […]

19 Jun Eye Tracking Has The Potential To Completely Change AR And VR

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Eye Tracking Technology Note: Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Anshel Sag made significant contributions to this blog. AR and VR are still in the growth phase of development with billions of R&D and content money being poured in annually. A lot of that money is being invested in technologies to improve the experience as the […]

14 Jun Wonderspaces: The Future Of Immersive Media

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The author inside a Wonderspaces exhibit. Today I wanted to talk about Wonderspaces, a series of fully-immersive curated art installations and VR experiences that I believe represents a unique new approach to art and technology. I have had the opportunity to attend Wonderspaces in San Diego twice, once last year in its Mission Valley location, […]

09 Mar Context Is Everything When It Comes To AR

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Osterhout Design Group’s ODG R9 AR glasses. I have spent a lot of time thinking about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over the last few years. There are a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there when it comes to AR and VR. The first misconception is that AR and VR somehow compete with […]

19 Feb HP Inc. Expands Device-As-A-Service Offering With Apple, Workstations And VR

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HP will offer Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs in its DaaS program Whether it’s Microsoft Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-service), Salesforce.com SaaS (software as a service), Uber (rides), VRBO (homes) and even HomeAdvisor (people), “X”-as-a-Service is one of the biggest trends in technology right now. XaaS has been enabled by reducing friction between the buyer and the […]

25 Jan CES 2018: Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Get Another Shot

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out Black Box VR at CES 2018. I have been tracking and reporting on VR and AR trends since I joined Moor Insights & Strategy in 2014. There is no doubt that 2015 was the beginning of the hype cycle for VR, with it eventually culminating in disappointment at the end of […]

17 Jan Lenovo Unveils New Digital Assistants, AR Glasses And Cameras And ThinkPads At CES 2018

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CES 2018 – New Lenovo Mirage VR Camera Last week, I and several other members of the Moor Insights & Strategy team attended CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The premier, annual consumer electronics conference presents a great opportunity for companies to showcase their newest products and services, and I was excited to see what Lenovo had […]

16 Jan Intel Dazzles At CES 2018 Keynote And Gives Progress On Neuromorphic And Quantum Computing

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  Intel CES 2018 This past week, I and several other members of the Moor Insights & Strategy team camped out at CES 2018 in Las Vegas to learn as much as we can about the latest in consumer electronics technology, trends and company strategies. The conference is not only a great opportunity for startups to […]

09 Jan Lenovo Leans Into VR With Google Daydream At CES 2018

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  Lenovo’s newly announced Mirage Solo and Camera. Lenovo is without a doubt one of the companies in the tech industry that are willing to take risks—especially when it comes to new platforms like VR and AR. This is extremely evident in the company’s relationship with Google — Lenovo was the first company to ship a […]