Meta Taps Qualcomm to Manufacture Its VR Chips

Qualcomm has scored a major contract, with Meta tapping the firm to create its virtual reality (VR) chips.

Verizon and Mastercard Team Up to Apply 5G to the Payments Industry

Verizon and Mastercard are partnering to bring the benefits of 5G to the payments industry.

Verizon and Dreamscape Partner on 5G Virtual Reality

Verizon and Dreamscape have announced a partnership to deliver 5G-based virtual reality (VR) innovations.

Verizon and Unity Partner On 5G, MEC and Digital Experiences

Verizon has announced it is partnering with Unity to help drive 5G-powered digital experiences and mobile edge computing (MEC).

Facebook Horizon Enters Closed Beta Testing

Facebook is accepting applications for a closed beta test of its Horizon virtual reality (VR) environment.

Verizon Partners With Pacific Northwest National Laboratory On 5G

Verizon Business and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are teaming up to deliver 5G applications.

Sherwood Forest to Become First 5G Connected Forest

Robin Hood is about to come to life as Sherwood Forest becomes the world’s first 5G Connected Forest.

Walmart, Verizon, BMW Having Success With STRIVR Virtual Reality Training Technology

“We started the rollout to all of the Walmart retail environments at the end of 2019 and so far so good,” says STRIVR CEO Derek Belch. “It’s definitely something that we’re seeing have a very positive effect as it relates to placing employees in these simulation-based learning environments that virtual reality affords.”

Optus Demos 5G Mixed Reality Sports Streaming

Watching sports may never be the same if a demo by telecommunications company Optus is any indication. ZDNet is reporting on a demonstration Optus put on at its headquarters in Sydney, in partnership with mixed reality firm Unbnd, combining the…

Apple’s Tim Cook Sees Bright Future For AR

At an event in Ireland, where he was presented with an award to recognize “the company’s contribution to FDI in Ireland,” CEO Tim Cook took the opportunity to share his vision of augmented reality’s (AR) future, according to Silicon Republic.…

Want More Milk? Try Equipping Cows With Virtual Reality

“Happy cows come from California” was the tagline of a popular commercial advertising the California dairy industry. If news out of Moscow is any indication, however, California may have some competition. Studies have shown that happy cows produce more milk…

John Carmack Stepping Down As Oculus CTO To Focus On AI Research

John Carmack is a legend in the video game community, having co-founded id Software and taken the lead on ground-breaking games such as Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, Rage and others. More recently, he has held the role of CTO at…

Blippar CEO: AR Will Be as Ubiquitous as the Internet

The co-founder & CEO of augmented reality platform company Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, told an audience at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal that within 5-7 years AR will be as ubiquitous as the Internet itself.

Oculus Exec Yelena Rachitzky Talks About How VR Can Move Beyond Gaming

Most virtual reality products are aimed at gamers because there is an automatically understood natural fit. Can VR move beyond gaming? Oculus executive produce of experiences at Oculus offers her insights.

WPN Today: Facebook Adds Analytics Tools to Increase Conversions for Business

Facebook has launched new tools in their analytics suite to help businesses using their platform to better convert visitors into customers or subscribers. At F8, Facebook’s developer conference, the company announced Journeys from Facebook Analytics that anonymously aggregates data from visitors to…

Google Using Google Cardboard to Bring a Virtual Gay Pride Parade to Students

Google shared a story today on their Education Blog about their efforts to use their virtual reality in a box solution, Google Cardboard, to demonstrate diversity and gay lifestyles to students across the world. “Earlier this year, we launched #prideforeveryone,…

Highly Anticipated Oculus Touch VR Controllers Now For Sale

Facebook has announced that the highly anticipated Oculus Touch VR Controllers are now available for purchase. Touch allows you to use your hand gestures intuitively within the virtual world, making for a much more immersive experience. Facebook is also releasing…

Zuckerberg: Virtual Reality will be the Most Social Platform Ever!

Mark Zuckerberg says that virtual reality will be the most social platform that ever existed. Zuckerberg hosted an in-person Q&A in Rome, Italy Friday when he focused in on virtual reality when asked if Facebook change our lives as much…

A YouTube Introduction to 360-Degree Video and Virtual Reality

“360 is a video format that unlike traditional video, is capturing in full 360, so full spherical,” commented Kurt Wilms, Senior Product Manager at YouTube. “When we talk about 360 at YouTube, we’re talking about filming content and viewing content…

The Future of Ecommerce: 2020 and Beyond

“We believe retail is at a tipping point,” said Robert Peck of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in a note to clients. “E-Retailers are leveraging new capabilities in old business models to expand existing and new markets like apparel, grocery and personal…