Google Street View App Update, Waze Gets Apple Music

Google’s Street View can take you back in time, just like the DeLorean. Image: Google After 15 years, Google Street View has become the defacto destination for people trying to get a feel for where they’re going. If not for Street View, I would have spent countless days and nights wandering around foreign locales, wondering … Read more

Oceus Supports US Army AR/VR with Advance 5G Testing Systems and Tools | Business

FORT HOOD, Texas-(BUSINESS WIRE)-May 19, 2022– Under the DOD’s 5G to Next G program effort at Fort Hood, Texas, Oceus has successfully completed Phase I and has been awarded the follow-on Phase II and III effort to continue supporting advanced application prototypes and then full-scale implementations to achieve the individual project outcomes enabled by 5G … Read more

Texas Department of Insurance data flaw exposed workers’ info, audit says

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The personal information of nearly 2 million Texans who filed claims with the Texas Department of Insurance was exposed and publicly available for nearly three years, according to a state audit released last week. The … Read more

Google, Samsung help Android developers sync fitness data between apps

Google and Samsung have joined hands to give the developer an opportunity to sync users’ health and fitness data between Android apps and their devices. Called ‘Health Connect’, the platform and API (application programming interface) is for Android app developers to securely access users’ health data. With user permission, developers can use a single set … Read more

Meta is opening a store as VR headset sales make play for mainstream

Katie Contreras and Chris Nguyen, experience experts, stand at the Customer Onboarding station for the Quest Demo space during a preview of the inaugural physical store of Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc in Burlingame, California, May 4, 2022. Brittany Hosea-Small | Reuters A good number of teenagers have virtual reality headsets, but have they starting … Read more

Google acquires MicroLED display startup Raxium for future AR headsets

Google has acquired Raxium, an innovator in single panel MicroLED display technologies, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of California-based startup with MicroLED technology will help Google build next generation of augmented/virtual and mixed reality headsets amid the buzz over metaverse. Raxium will join Google’s Devices and Services team. “We’re thrilled to have the team … Read more

What Is The Metaverse And Why Should We Care About It?

There’s no officially agreed upon understanding of what “the metaverse” actually means. The term can best be described as a developing vision of the internet where multisensory enhancements, such as virtual reality (VR) headsets, enable users to do things like work, meet with friends, shop, and play games as digital avatars. “You can think about … Read more

Virtual Reality Makes Product Selection Easier

Giving customers the opportunity to experience finish and fixture possibilities before anything is built helps streamline the home building process and increase effective communication about product selections. No longer a novelty, nearly 20% of Americans are using virtual reality regularly and about 4 out of 5 Americans report being familiar with it, according to a … Read more

SRTIP wraps up Ramadan Majlis Tech Talk with immersive session on AR

Sharjah:- The Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) wrapped up its Ramadan Majlis Tech Talk series with a session on Augmented Reality (AR), headlined by AR Engineering, a startup incubated by the Park. AR Engineering’s talk and demo showcased technology that the startup has developed for the French multinational Thales: an AR tool for … Read more

Facebook Burns $ 3 Billion On VR In Only A Few Months

Image: Kotaku / ShutterStock / Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images) A metaverse filled with digital worlds and avatars might be coming someday, but it will not be cheap. Facebook parent company Meta has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2022 and it shows that this year alone, the company virtual reality-focused department has … Read more