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augmented reality (AR)

VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition
A render of the HTC Vive Flow VR headset
augmented reality (AR)

VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition

Organisations can now get their hands on the VR headset to boost training, collaboration and working on the move
22 Jun 2022
What does the post-smartphone era have in store?
A woman using a mixed reality device in a highly saturated background
Hardware

What does the post-smartphone era have in store?

Now the smartphone is old hat, we should look forward to a new era of computing with mixed reality and wearables taking centre stage
21 Jun 2022
The new-age technology saving the high street
Concept image of a busy technology-powered high street
Technology

The new-age technology saving the high street

Innovation has eroded the high street, but are our physical shops in terminal decline or ready for a technology-led revival?
14 Jun 2022
What is metaverse security?
Somebody wearing a headset with green and blue lights shone on them
Security

What is metaverse security?

As the metaverse evolves, businesses need to think differently about virtual security to protect their IT infrastructure, staff, and customers
9 Jun 2022
The future of virtual assistants might lie in the metaverse
Graphic to symbolise virtual assistant
voice assistant

The future of virtual assistants might lie in the metaverse

With the market slumping, could the once ‘next big thing’ be on its way out or will the technology find a way to adapt?
17 May 2022
Zuckerberg teases Meta's Project Cambria VR headset
Mark Zuckerberg wearing a blurred VR headset
augmented reality (AR)

Zuckerberg teases Meta's Project Cambria VR headset

The video features a pixelated hardware prototype and a brief insight into its mixed reality capabilities
13 May 2022
Facebook parent company Meta to open first physical store
Meta Platforms signage outside the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California
augmented reality (AR)

Facebook parent company Meta to open first physical store

New Burlingame retail space to provide demo opportunities for Quest 2, Portal, and Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses
26 Apr 2022
Into the metaverse: Everything we learned from our virtual tour
A virtual Bobby Hellard in the DXC metaverse
collaboration

Into the metaverse: Everything we learned from our virtual tour

Constant distractions – and not much collaboration – make it hard to see the business use cases
11 Apr 2022
Wi-Fi 7 and XR to set the agenda at MWC 2022
Crowds teeming through the conference hall at MWC
Network & Internet

Wi-Fi 7 and XR to set the agenda at MWC 2022

The return of MWC makes for a welcome break from covering international events from the kitchen table
25 Feb 2022
The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power
A women using a VR headset to enter the metaverse
collaboration

The metaverse is a waste of time, effort and processing power

If you look closely, this next big digital breakthrough is actually all around us
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft and Qualcomm to develop custom AR chips for the metaverse
A person looking at a digital representation of an engine
augmented reality (AR)

Microsoft and Qualcomm to develop custom AR chips for the metaverse

The two companies are looking to expand and accelerate the adoption of AR and Microsoft Mesh
5 Jan 2022
The business of the metaverse
People crowded around a virtual space looking at the Earth
collaboration

The business of the metaverse

As Facebook’s rebrand once again resurfaces the concept of the metaverse, is this a space all businesses should finally be paying attention to?
20 Dec 2021
Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022
A women using a VR headset to enter the metaverse
augmented reality (AR)

Apple's mixed reality headset could debut in 2022

Analyst expects a high-end device that supports both augmented and virtual reality
29 Nov 2021
Nike to take customers into the metaverse with 'NIKELAND'
Nike's virtual world, NIKELAND
virtualisation

Nike to take customers into the metaverse with 'NIKELAND'

Sneaker giant's virtual world has been built on the Roblox platform
19 Nov 2021
Immersive tech can be more than just a gimmick
A woman using a VR headset
augmented reality (AR)

Immersive tech can be more than just a gimmick

Technologies like AR and VR are falling in price and expanding in potential applications, but are business leaders any more tempted?
28 Oct 2021
Cisco launches Webex Hologram for AR meetings
A person with an AR headset viewing a hologram presentation
augmented reality (AR)

Cisco launches Webex Hologram for AR meetings

The platform promises to deliver photorealistic and real-time holograms to hybrid workers
27 Oct 2021
Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses
Promotional image of Facebook Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses
privacy

Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses

The Irish data regulator is concerned about the potential for users to engage in covert filming
20 Sep 2021
CLEVR’s new AR solution simplifies field service management
Man wearing VR goggles and interacting with AR
augmented reality (AR)

CLEVR’s new AR solution simplifies field service management

FSM by CLEVR will also help businesses lower their carbon footprint
8 Sep 2021
Augmented reality’s making a comeback – but did it ever actually leave?
Man using augmented reality to look at machinery
augmented reality (AR)

Augmented reality’s making a comeback – but did it ever actually leave?

With new consumer AR products on the horizon, the hype around this technology is building again. But in the enterprise sector, it's already found its …
7 Sep 2021
Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program
Google search page on a laptop screen
augmented reality (AR)

Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program

The program is exclusive to Nextech’s Threedy.ai subscribers
24 Aug 2021
NeuPath and Cynergi will bring VR therapy to chronic pain management
Drawn person with VR glasses on
augmented reality (AR)

NeuPath and Cynergi will bring VR therapy to chronic pain management

NeuPath will integrate Cynergi’s VR program with its remote pain management platform
23 Aug 2021
Nextech AR to acquire spatial computing firm ARWAY
A person looking at a digital representation of an engine
Acquisition

Nextech AR to acquire spatial computing firm ARWAY

The acquisition will help Nextech position itself as a metaverse company
10 Aug 2021
5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing
Smart factory with robotic arms in background
5G

5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing

Vodafone urges the UK government to make it easier for manufacturers to invest in private 5G networks
28 Jul 2021