Apple recently unveiled its Vision Pro headset at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California. With it, Apple is venturing into a market of head-mounted devices (HMDs) – which are usually just displays, but in this case is more of a complete computer attached to your head – as well as the worlds of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).
May 1, 2023 /Technology/ — The likely reasons for the Metaverse losing its shine is that there is a new kid on the blockchain. And if you’re always chasing shiny new objects, this latest one is in many ways more impressive as it’s much easier to play with. Even as the Metaverse appears to be losing its lustre for fans, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is not turning into a niche platform. It is a mainstream technology that is already being used in a variety of industries. In fact, the global AI market is expected to reach $390.9 billion by 2025. Continue reading
Recently, StarMaker VR platform successfully joined the Oculus Developer Support Program and received Oculus developer qualification certification and funding support, which marks the official recognition of StarMaker VR platform by Oculus, the global VR headset leader, and StarMaker VR will cover more mainstream VR platforms in the future. Continue reading
Bodyswaps has today announced an exciting partnership with Meta Immersive Learning to empower 100 higher and further education institutions with access to virtual reality hardware and software across the UK, North America, France and Belgium. Continue reading
- Startups target unemployment and governance issues
- Founders launch virtual African nation, marketplace
- Critics fear replication of continent’s inequalities
By Kim Harrisberg
JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It might sound like science fiction, but a Nigerian-born tech entrepreneur thinks he has found a way for Africans to escape problems like inequality and bad governance – a virtual nation born online.