metaverse: Microsoft in the “race” against Facebook

Microsoft opposes Facebook by announcing that it is bringing “metaverse” into “Teams” —its own version of “Zoom”— which has also been integrated into Windows 11. Users, in the first phase, will be able, from 2022, to appear as live cartoons, or 3D digital personalities (“avatars”) in their web chats; as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Metaverse: The new platform that Facebook is preparing

Facebook is preparing a new digital platform called “metaverse”. The new platform will allow users to meet each other in a virtual digital environment, using “augmented reality technology”. As it explains in the relevant announcement, the name “metaverse” comes from a combination of the words “meta” and “universe”. It will Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Microsoft Mesh: Futuristic holographic communication platform with mixed reality

Microsoft presented “Mesh”, its futuristic holographic communication / collaboration platform with “mixed reality”. As part of the presentation, Guy Laliberte, co-founder of “Cirque du Soleil”, appeared at the company’s “Ignite” digital conference through “holoportation”, which uses “3D capture” technology to project a “live” image of someone in a “virtual” scene.  In the company’s first demonstration Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The four cybersecurity issues that will concern us in 2021

It has been almost a year since the new coronavirus pandemic began —which has reversed the way we live, work and communicate— and therefore in 2021 we are likely to see an increase in some cybersecurity threats.  According to ESET’s latest report on Cybersecurity Trends in 2021, these are the four main challenges expected Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook unveils new generation Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset

The next generation of its virtual reality headset (VR), “Oculus Quest”, introduced Facebook, promising better graphics at a much lower price than most observers in the field predicted. At the same time, it revealed that two popular franchises, “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splitter Cell”, have come to the platform. According to the BBC, the demand for the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The dominant trends in the field of Virtual Reality in 2020

Global Data certifies the upward trajectory of the Virtual Reality field, both in terms of hardware and software. AI seems to be coming to work in conjunction with Virtual Reality trends, creating more and more interesting perspectives. One area where developments are expected is that of creating helmet processors and other objects that one can use in a Virtual Reality environment. Intel, ARM and Qualcomm are estimated to have a strong presence Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The new Facebook Virtual Reality Helmets ready for launch

The commercial launch begins for the ‎‎virtual reality helmets of Oculus, which belongs to Facebook‎‎. Oculus Rift S and Quest VR have been around for quite some time, but now it seems that the time has come for their commercial launch. Oculus Quest is a complete virtual reality system that Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Artificial Intelligence creates digital worlds from simple sketches

Creating a virtual digital environment is a process that normally takes time, as those who deal with online games know very well. Every detail requires special processing and powerful “Chip” of graphics processing 3D shapes, lighting, textures etc. Games with cutting-edge graphics require “armies” of developers who have been working for years. However, this may Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Augmented Reality glasses are reportedly being prepared by Huawei

In one to two years from today, Huawei is estimated to have presented “Augmented Reality” glasses, after smartphones with “AR” capabilities. Huawei reportedly endorses the view that the field of Augmented Reality is what will occupy us strongly in the near future for this and wants to be one of those manufacturers that offer the right equipment for the “AR” era. Huawei is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Electronic skin-compass for “bionic” orientation

Birds may be able to sense the Earth’s magnetic field and use it to orient them. However, until now people have even been able to approach this property, which aspires to change researchers of “HZDR (Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf)” in Germany. These researchers developed an “e-skin” with magnetosensitivity, sensitive enough to perceive and encode digitally the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Lightweight gloves that allow users to “touch” virtual objects

Scientists at “EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)” and “ETH Zurich” developed an ultra-lightweight glove, weighing less than 8 grams per finger, that allows users to “touch” and manipulate virtual objects. The system, according to its creators, provides extremely realistic “tactile feedback” and can be operated with batteries, giving unprecedented freedom of movement. The creation of technologies Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Firefox browser enters the Virtual Reality era

Firefox browser shows the tools it will use to enter into the era of Virtual Reality, as is the so-called Firefox Reality browser. “Firefox Reality browser” can work in “virtual” and “augmented“ reality hardware, supporting “voice navigation features”. With the help of the “Firefox Reality browser”, one can see in other “interface” the classic content we encounter on the “World Wide Web”, as well as the content created Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …