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DigiLens raises funding for holographic AR displays from Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical

DigiLens raises funding for holographic AR displays from Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical

DigiLens has raised a new round of funding from Pokemon Go maker Niantic and Mitsubishi Chemical’s Diamond Edge Ventures to develop holographic waveguide displays for augmented reality applications. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but it is the third round of funding for Digi...

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Firefox Reality VR browser gets support for 7 new languages, bookmarking, and more

Firefox Reality VR browser gets support for 7 new languages, bookmarking, and more

Mozilla has announced the first major update for Firefox Reality, its open source cross-platform browser for AR and VR headsets, ushering in support for 7 new languages in addition to a handful of other new features. By way of a brief recap, Mozilla first unveiled Firefox Reality in April, pit...

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Chip industry honors former Stanford president John Hennessy

Chip industry honors former Stanford president John Hennessy

The Semiconductor Industry Association honored former Stanford University president and chip designer John Hennessy, who founded MIPS Computer Systems in 1984 and co-wrote the book on how to design microprocessors. Hennessy received the Robert N. Noyce Award, named after the founder of Intel a...

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Snap looks beyond teens for growth

Snap looks beyond teens for growth

(Reuters) — Snap has pinned its hopes on the over-35 crowd to revive user growth for its photo messaging app, a shift ad buyers said could backfire. Wooing older people to Snapchat, known for disappearing messages and cartoon selfie photo filters, could alienate its cult following of you...

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DHL will invest $300 million to quadruple robots in warehouses in 2019

DHL will invest $300 million to quadruple robots in warehouses in 2019

DHL Supply Chain, a logistics division of DHL, today announced it will invest $300 million to modernize 60 percent of its warehouses in North America with more IoT sensors and robots. Robotic process automation, and software made to reduce workflow interruptions will also play a role. Such tec...

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Virtual Desktop now mirrors Windows PCs on Oculus Go and Gear VR

Virtual Desktop now mirrors Windows PCs on Oculus Go and Gear VR

Two and a half years ago, the Oculus Rift version of Virtual Desktop enabled users of Facebook’s $400 headset to view their Windows PC desktops within a VR space — including multi-monitor support and theater modes for videos and games. Today, Virtual Desktop became available for le...

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Acer may shutter or sell StarVR after location-based VR revenues sink

Acer may shutter or sell StarVR after location-based VR revenues sink

Only months after introducing a $3,200 virtual reality headset with an ultra-wide field of view, location-based HMD maker StarVR is facing the threat of imminent closure or sale, Digitimes reports. Majority-owned by Acer with a one-third stake from Starbreeze, StarVR was delisted from Taiwan&#...

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Beyond Kim Kardashian: Making influencer marketing lucrative by being authentic (VB Live)

Beyond Kim Kardashian: Making influencer marketing lucrative by being authentic (VB Live)

In a world where consumers are smarter, TV ads are irrelevant, and ad blockers are de rigueur, influencer marketing helps make meaningful connections, building trust, and securing loyalty. Learn how influencers can improve your brand reputation, increase buy-in from customers, and more when yo...