Having covered consumer electronics news for decades, I’ve lived through enough world-changing developments to accurately distinguish transformative-caliber events from ones that will soon be forgotten.As April 2019 draws to a close, I have zero doubt that 5G cellular technology is about to become huge, and that efforts to downplay it are going to wind up looking foolish.Over the next 10 years, 5G going to empower bigger global technological advances than the (non-trivial) ones wrought by 3G or 4G.We’re only a year or two away from millions of people using true 5G phones on true 5G networks, and several years away from 5G evolving from urban, industrial, rural, and automotive tests into products and services people can buy.It won’t happen all at once, but early networks and devices are already available, and by the end of this year, 5G services will be available at least somewhere on almost every continent.Despite some major 5G network and device developments this month, my daily 5G news canvassing reveals a small but persistent level of cynicism.
You likely know about the vast majority of the Hotspot virtual digital assistants including Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Samsung’s Bixby.Facebook says that “the Portal was made with protection, safety, and security in mind.” Considering that we are discussing the company that permitted 87 million clients profiles to be used by Cambridge Analytica, excuse us in any case we’re not completely convinced.Still, Facebook says that it doesn’t tune in to, view or keep content identified with calls.The Portal accompanies a 10.1-inch HD display for $99.The Portal+ costs $249 and features a 1080p Full-HD display.In fact, the Facebook division responsible for the undertaking is the company’s AR and VR group, which manufactures hardware like the Oculus headsets.
In Google’s future, smartphones and such won’t necessarily need touchscreens to operate.Instead, with the technology they call Soli, users will be able to control their smart devices with a wave of their hand.While this sort of technology isn’t technically completely new, the level to which these gestures will operate is now being taken out a whole new door.The most recent update on this subject is the FCC’s OK to run their smart device-based radar motion sensor at higher power levels than are allowed for any other application.This comes after Google applied for such approval and after Facebook (with their VR group Oculus) suggested that these higher power levels might create interference with other on-device systems.This goes for both on-ground and in-aircraft use, so long as it is “only in closed exclusive on-board communication networks within the aircraft.”
The research, led by PhD candidate Maria Matsangidou from EDA, set out to determine how using VR while exercising could affect performance by measuring a raft of criteria: heart rate, including pain intensity, perceived exhaustion, time to exhaustion and private body consciousness.To do this they monitored 80 individuals performing an isometric bicep curl set at 20% of the maximum weight they could lift, which they were then asked to hold for as long as possible.Half of the group acted as a control group who did the lift and hold inside a room that had a chair, a table and yoga mat on the floor.They then put on a VR headset and saw the same environment, including a visual representation of an arm and the weight (see image below).The results showed a clear reduction in perception of pain and effort when using VR technology.Furthermore the time to exhaustion for the VR group was around two minutes longer than those doing conventional exercise.
The last thing I expected was to like Facebook's new virtual reality headset as much as I do.The "Oculus Go" is the first product from Facebook's Oculus VR group to provide a truly accessible, user-friendly experience.There's an audio jack if you'd like to use your own headphones, but it's not a necessity.The Oculus smartphone app is simple and quick.Ben Gilbert/Business InsiderSetting up and using the Oculus Go is also simple and accessible.When it comes to technical ability, there are far better VR headsets than the Oculus Go.
Escape rooms have become old hat, but once in a while you see a spin on the approach that makes them worth mentioning again.Inspired by the 20th Century Fox film Murder on the Orient Express, based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel, Finnish Railways tapped TBWA Helsinki to produce the longest escape room in the world.The “Escape Train” will travel 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) over 13 hours.The plot follows thus: A mysterious death has occurred aboard the train.Which player can identify the killer among them?Error loading player: No playable sources found
ministry of Transport and communications has awarded Aurora Rail Oy a licence for rail freight transport, told the ministry in a statement.the Company may in accordance with the concession engaged in shunting traffic on the Finnish network in the freight yards at the beginning of July onwards.Aurora Rail to take over the Easmar Logistics existing railway operations.the New concession holder to expand operations in kouvola in the yard of the Finnish rail network for all rail yard.the pre-Existing VR-group by has the concession on the railway for both passenger and freight transportation.Fennia Raililla is licensed throughout the network events for the carriage of goods.
Virtual reality that provides real-life detail is coming, and it promises to equal the human eye in resolution.Virtual reality systems are in their infancy, using much of the same technology that’s used in other contemporary devices.That limits their ability to produce truly lifelike experiences that are not only more immersive and realistic but also more usable for practical applications.Going beyond today’s VR systems, therefore, requires utilizing new technologies, and nowhere is that truer than in the displays that are used to create the visual aspect of the experience.Finnish company Varjo, which means “shadow” in Finnish, has come out of nowhere to introduce new display technology that promises to equal the human eye.One of the problems with current VR headsets is that its relatively low resolution is incapable of allowing users to view particularly fine visual elements.
Nokia has announced a multi-year virtual reality technology agreement with The Walt Disney Studios, built around the release of ‘Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ later this year.The multi-year agreement between Nokia and The Walt Disney Studios is designed to show off Nokia’s capabilities in virtual reality.As part of the partnership, Nokia will provide production staff with an OZO VR camera and software solutions to create the new content for future marketing campaigns.Previous similar partnerships with movies include Pete’s Dragon, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Jungle Book.“We’re thrilled to partner with Lucasfilm and Disney to bring the magic of immersive VR storytelling to one of the most exciting and anticipated movie experiences of all time,” said Brad Rodrigues, Interim President of Nokia Technologies.“OZO will enable Star Wars fans around the world to be transported into the incredible worlds depicted in the story, and truly feel the power of The Force together.”
Oculus VR is being split in two by corporate owner Facebook, with Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe leaving to join the parent company's newly-formed PC VR division.Oculus VR is to lose its chief executive officer, Brendan Iribe, as corporate overlord Facebook telegraphs an eagerness to hedge its bets on the platform's success against rivals in the virtual reality space.Acquired by Facebook for £1.6 billion in 2014 following a massively successful crowdfunding campaign, Oculus VR has recently encountered heavy competition in the virtual reality market from phone maker HTC with its Vive hardware and entertainment giant Sony via the PlayStation VR platform formerly known as Project Morpheus.While far from struggling, thanks to the recent launch of the Oculus Touch controllers to bring it to a rough feature parity with HTC's Vive and Facebook's impressive coffers backing it up, there is evidence that its owner is beginning to worry that Oculus VR may not be the winner of the ongoing race for leadership of the VR market: it's splitting its efforts in three separate directions.Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe is, he announced in a blog post published late last night, no longer going to lead the company.Instead, he is to run a dedicated PC VR group within Facebook.
Oculus VR co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe revealed on Tuesday that he is stepping down as head of the company in order to lead one of two newly formed divisions within Oculus.Iribe said on the Oculus blog that the rapid advancement of virtual reality – indeed, going from science fiction to a new consumer technology in just a handful of years – has required Oculus to scale at warp speed.In considering its growth and product strategies, the powers that be have decided that the best route forward is to establish two new groups – a PC group and a mobile VR group – that ll be run independent of each other.Iribe will be in charge of the PC group, he said, where he will lead a team that pushes the state of VR forward with Rift, research and computer vision.The executive said his new role will allow him to dive back into engineering and product development, adding that as of late, he has missed the deep, day-to-day involvement in building a new product on the leading edge of technology.Recent hire Jon Thomason, meanwhile, will lead the mobile VR group.
In a blog post today, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that he will be stepping down as CEO of the Facebook-owned virtual reality company and will be shifting his role to leading the company s efforts on PC-based virtual reality.Jon Thomason, who joined Oculus this summer after working as VP of mobile shopping at Amazon, will be heading up efforts on the mobile VR front.Iribe, along with Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, will be leading efforts to select a new CEO for the virtual reality company.Looking ahead and thinking about where I m most passionate, I ve decided to lead the PC VR group—pushing the state of VR forward with Rift, research and computer vision.As we ve grown, I really missed the deep, day-to-day involvement in building a brand new product on the leading edge of technology.You do your best work when you love what you re working on.
Oculus VR, the troubled virtual-reality company owned by Facebook Inc., is looking for a new head after revamping its structure.In a blog post Tuesday, Oculus said it is creating two divisions - one focused on mobile, the other on PCs - and that CEO Brendan Iribe is stepping down to run the PC group.Jon Thomason, who joined Oculus this summer as its head of software, will run the new mobile VR group at Oculus.That creates an unusual vacancy at the helm of Oculus.The founders of Instagram, bought for $1 billion in 2012, and WhatsApp, bought for $22 billion in 2014, still hold the same roles.Palmer s still at Oculus and he ll have more to share on his role soon, an Oculus spokeswoman said.
Facebook s Oculus VR division is expanding its efforts to do both mobile and PC virtual reality systems.And the company is searching for a new CEO to replace Brendan Iribe, who is stepping down from the top position to run the PC VR division.Iribe, the current CEO of Oculus VR, will now be head of the PC VR division at Oculus.Meanwhile, former Microsoft technologist Jon Thomason will move from head of software at Oculus to run the mobile VR group.Iribe said the company has decided to create new PC and mobile VR groups to be more focused, strengthen development, and accelerate our roadmap.The top job at Oculus, supervising both Iribe and Thomason, is still open.To date, Oculus has led the charge in VR.Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014.
the construction company YIT, a consultant company Pöyry and VR group have signed the city's contract with the Tampere tramway project implementation.the Companies according to the implementation phase of the revised cost estimate is 238,8 million.YIT to tell their own share to be approximately eur 110 million, which the company records in the last quarter of the subscription database.Also, the Pöyry report book a tramway order in 2016 to the last quarter of the subscription database.the tramway project, the first phase of the construction work will begin the first half of 2017 and take an estimated year 2021.Eensimmäinen stage of the construction of a 15 km long tramway connection to the centre of Tampere, Hervanta district and the Tampere central hospital, as well as the depot Hervanta.
Google is making a play for virtual reality with the Daydream platform, but the company is said to be working on a separate project that combines both VR and AR into a standalone headset that doesn t require a smartphone or a computer.According to a report from Engadget, citing people familiar with the matter, the unnamed headset will introduce eye-tracking technology capable of mapping out the real-world space in front of users.The end result will supposedly blur the line between virtual and augmented reality, displaying digital objects alongside environments and objects from the real world — not unlike what Microsoft is doing with HoloLens.There s little else in the way of details at this point but the report claims some components powering the device are being provided by Movidius, the computer vision company that Intel is acquiring for an undisclosed sum.A separate report from The Drum point to a recent FCC filing for a wireless virtual reality prototype that operates between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequencies, that lists Mike Jazayeri, director of product management for Google's VR group, as a contact, though Engadget does note that there s not enough evidence to tell if this is the headset in question.While VR headsets are just starting to hit the market in their consumer-ready form, many in the tech industry believe the future might be in "mixed reality."
Performed in record time, the renovations allow the Italian brand to better showcase its vast heritage.The museum is still located right next to the company s only factory, and it still takes up two floors.Notably, enthusiasts can admire a 1963 350 GT — the very first Lamborghini, the only convertible Miura ever built, and the only right-hand drive LM 002 in existence.The Urus concept, an off-roader that will spawn a production model in 2018, is also prominently displayed.The museum puts a special emphasis on models that ushered in important technical innovations, including a few that we take for granted today.These include the first four-wheel drive Diablo, the P 140 with its aluminum chassis, the carbon fiber-bodied Sesto Elemento, and the hybrid Asterion concept that was presented during the 2014 edition of the Paris Auto Show.
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