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Our Ten Most Popular Articles From 2017

1. The Development of eSports in South East Asia: eSports’ Best Kept Secret May 3, 2017 Esports is a complex industry to navigate. Charting the opportunities and growth areas isn’t easy. Surprisingly, advertisers, investors, and pro teams are increasingly looking towards Southeast Asia for the growth of esports. Why is this under-the-radar market gaining traction in esports?   2. Why Apple and Google are Investing in Eye-Tracking June 30, 2017 Apple acquisition of SensoMotoric Instruments, an eye-tracking development firm follows Google's October 2016 purchase of Eyefluence, an eye-tracking interface startup. Both of these moves showcase a greater movement to...

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Quanta to Start Producing Lumus Optical Engine for AR Headsets

Quanta Computer, the world’s largest manufacturer of notebook computers and other technology products, agreed to license several augmented reality optical engine models from Lumus, a leading developer of transparent AR displays. Quanta is probably best known as the Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for Apple's smartwatches. Isreal-based Lumus enables high see-through performance and a wider field of view in compact designs through its patented LOE optical technology. Lumus currently supplies optics for the military aviation, health care, and logistics industries. However, the new deal allows for the mass production of the Lumus engine, which should lower the overall total cost...

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Apple Acquires Montreal-Based VR/AR Head-Mounted Display Developer

The reports are already out there - Apple is betting big on augmented reality. Earlier this year, the Cupertino, California-based company recently released ARkit for iOS 11 and there have been persistent rumors it is working on its own Apple AR headset. Now, it has been reported that Apple quietly acquired Vrvana, a Montreal, Quebec-based startup founded in 2005. According to a story in Techcrunch, the Apple acquisition was worth roughly $30 million. Vrvana Totem Headset   According to its website, Vrvana has been focused on the Totem, a high-end visualization, and interaction head-mounted display and off-the-shelf solution for enabling our scenarios...

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I/ITSEC 2017 to Feature New Large-Scale VR Motion Simulators from GlobalSim

At the upcoming I/ITSEC conference next week in Orlando, GlobalSim, a developer of training simulators for ports, the construction industry, and the military, will unveil their first VR simulator. The new simulator will incorporate a large motion base. At the conference, GlobalSim will demo a simulation of a ship and a construction crane designed specifically for military operations. GlobalSim, based in Sandy, UT, designs, installs, and maintains simulator systems for a variety of industries, and has installed nearly 200 systems on five continents. GlobalSim announced they developed VR training simulators featuring the HTC Vive headset and real equipment controls, offers a training...

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Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses Gets Vuforia AR Software Support

Vuzix, a supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality products for the consumer and enterprise markets, announced that their Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses will now be supported by the Vuforia AR platform from PTC. The announcement means 400,000 Vuforia developers now have a new hands-free option for deploying AR solutions in the enterprise. PTC worked closely with Vuzix to optimize Vuforia Engine for the M300, which has several distinct features. According to RealitySpecs, an online database of product specifications for VR, AR, and Smart Glasses products, Vuzix M300 which has a 20-degree diagonal field of view and utilizes a Dual Core Intel Atom...

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