VR means business: How organisations can harness the power of virtual reality

Evidence is building that virtual reality (VR) has the potential to supercharge corporate training, says Justin Parry, co-founder and COO of Immerse.

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Huawei calls for ‘favourable policy’ and cross-sector collaboration to speed up 5G development

At the 10th annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) held today in Zurich, Huawei’s deputy chairman Ken Hu described the current status of 5G development around the world. In addition to highlighting the value 5G has already brought to consumers and industries in early adopter countries, he also delved into the importance of favourable policy and

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Huawei sends 5G UK experience demo truck and exhibition on tour

Huawei, the global telecoms equipment supplier will be taking a 5G consumer experience on tour this summer.

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Digital transformation: PTC demos new products after good first year in Rockwell tie-up

The keynote address at PTC’s LiveWorx19 event in Boston, Massachusetts is always a tour de force by the company’s ebullient president & CEO, Jim Heppelmann, and today’s conference opening did not disappoint.

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Growing virtual personal assistant market expands significantly into new vehicles, says IHS Markit

Siri and other virtual personal assistants (VPAs) are the latest conveniences to gain popularity and use in today’s vehicles. Nearly 700 million of these software platforms will be enabled in vehicles – whether embedded, through mobile devices or via connection via home devices – by 2024,

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Visualising the future of plant maintenance

Virtual technology has been around for almost half a century, with industries such as entertainment, education and design all incorporating varying aspects. However, it has only been in the past five years where Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

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5G brings new security threats says Mind Commerce report

The fifth generation (5G) of cellular communications introduces many new capabilities for the Information and Communications (ICT) industry, which will lead to a variety of new and enhanced apps and services ranging from flexible back-haul solutions to

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Israeli embedded AI processor start-up Hailo targets Japan and South Korea

Hailo, developers of a proprietary chip technology for deep learning on edge devices, is extending its efforts to work with technology and business partners in Japan and South Korea.

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The tangible benefits of VR in the engineering space

Amidst all the hype and wide-eyed growth predicted for virtual reality, it’s often difficult for stakeholders to decide which of its two words to focus on.

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The workplace provides the perfect fit for wearables

Wearables are experiencing one of the longest gestational periods of any technology. For a long time, says Rufus Grig, CTO of Maintel, gadgets like Google Glass and the Apple Watch were perceived by many as being a bit “emperor’s new clothes”: intriguing conceptually, but disappointing functionally.

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Huawei’s SmartWi-Fi Tri-band AP wins the Red Dot Award and the iF Product Design Award

Huawei‘s SmartWi-Fi tri-band access point (AP) recently won 2 top global industrial design awards: the Red Dot Award and the iF Product Design Award. Huawei’s tri-band AP integrates appearance and function in its architecture design, and simplicity and compatibility with household environments in its model design.

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Five ways remote access will transform everything from cashpoints to living rooms

As a digital economy breaks down boundaries between industries, supply chains, employees and customers, we will see new remote access technology creating interconnectivity between companies, workers and consumers in 2018. Company support staff will be able to ‘remote in’ to cars and set-top boxes,

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Smart manufacturing and the IoT is driving the next industrial revolution

Smart manufacturing and the IoT is driving the next industrial revolution. Manufacturing is on the cusp of a revolution – the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution! In 2016, IDC estimates the manufacturing segment invested $178 billion(€152.89 billion) in IoT spending, twice as much as the transportation segment, the second largest IoT vertical market.

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Nine out of 10 consumers believe that they are more likely to purchase a car if explored in virtual reality

In a new poll of 1,000 car buyers across Europe, 89% of the total sample revealed that they would be more likely to proceed to purchase the vehicle after exploring and customising its features using virtual reality (VR), 44% of those stated that they would be ‘very likely’ to do so.

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VR ‘try before you buy’ use case is most compelling for young adopters, says Strategy Analytics

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive medium that offers unparalleled immersion, and allows users to experience, preview, and escape reality.

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Wireless VR will strain data networks, creating an extra 21,000Pb of traffic by 2021, says Juniper

A new report from Juniper Research on Virtual Reality (VR) forecasts that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650% over the next 4 years, from nearly 2,800PB (Petabytes) in 2017 to over 21,000PB in 2021.

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