Why Virtual Reality’s Future Must Be Wireless

Wireless

By almost any measure, virtual reality has been a disappointment on a consumer level so far. Between Facebook,  Oculus, HTC  Vive, and Sony Playstation VR, there are fewer than 5 million headsets in the market worldwide, and many consumers still don't know what virtual reality is.That could change in 2018 as virtual reality devices become cheaper and

Artificial Intelligence Trends to Watch in 2018

AI 2018 Trends

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new technological frontier over which companies and countries are vying for control. According to a recent report from McKinsey, Alphabet invested roughly $30 billion in developing AI technologies. Baidu, which is the Chinese equivalent of Alphabet, invested $20 billion in AI last year.Companies aren't the only ones

Things We Want to See from PSVR in 2018

PSVR

PlayStation VR had a quietly successful 2017, evidenced by robust sales figures and an even stronger slate of software. In fact, given our concerns at the start of 2017, the past 12 months proved more positive for the peripheral than we could have possibly ever imagined – and on the

Aliens, Autonomous Cars, and AI: This Is the World of 2118

AI World

Learning From the Past Humans are naturally inclined to think towards the future. We find ourselves wondering about the next steps in our lives, imaging the potential consequences of advances today, even fictionalizing them to their most extreme forms as a sort of sandbox for possible futures.Scientists might be one of

All-in-one VR headset comes with eye trackers and brain sensors

LooxidVR Headset

CES 2018’s first wave of innovative new tech is hitting the shore early, before the show officially starts tomorrow. Among them is the LooxidVR headset, an all-in-one package which shows off some of VR’s promise. What is it? LooxidVR is a phone-based headset created by Looxid Labs with EEG censors and eye-tracking

Magic Leap Kicked Off 2018’s Race for an Augmented Reality Future

Magic Leap

Magic Leap has finally revealed at least an iteration of the augmented reality head-mounted display they’ve been raising huge amounts of funding to create; circular goggles that aim to change the way we experience the world.Whether they have solved the problem of vergence and accommodation, through some sort of light-field or other display technology

3 Virtual Reality Stocks to Buy for 2018

2018 Stocks

There's been a lot of hype about virtual reality in the past few years, but it's a pretty small business by tech standards. There are only a few million high-end headsets in use today and fewer than 10% of U.S. households have any kind of VR device. But the potential

Technology hits for the year to come

Technology

An exciting year for consumer technology is up ahead. Smart home gadgets will continue to flood into our lives in 2018, led by user-friendly hubs like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. We're going to move around differently as well — not only on increasingly automated public roads — but

What is the future of artificial intelligence?

future

Speak up, Alexa Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca, a call tracking and analytics service, says that 2018 will be “the year the voice trend becomes undeniable.”“As people increasingly trade typing for talking, we’ll see more companies invest in developing for voice interfaces,” Johnson said. “Most focus on Amazon’s Alexa due to its

Worlds collide: VR and AR in 2018

Magicleap

Oculus, the company responsible for kickstarting the $2 billion virtual reality marketplace, knows virtual reality is not the future. As its engineers pour millions of Facebook's dollars into the second generation of VR headsets, the company's head of research, Michael Abrash, is preparing for a world where augmented reality dominates

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