July 19, 2017

In Google’s vision of the future, computing is immersive

Google offered a glimpse of how it sees the future at its annual developer’s conference this week. And it involves a lot of blending between the virtual and the real worlds using augmented and virtual reality. Google is calling that blend immersive computing. Clay Bavor, who heads up Google’s AR and VR division, says it’s […]
July 19, 2017

VR and AR headset shipments to hit 100 million units by 2021

Virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to become more mainstream in the next five years, says a new forecast by IDC. As more people warm up to virtual reality and augmented reality, the two hot trends are expected to get even hotter in the next five years. Shipments of VR and AR headsets are […]
July 19, 2017

BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabilities to generate virtual surfaces and objects overtop 3D-printed prototype vehicle pieces, letting designers and engineers preview how various materials or surfaces will […]