Adobe adds VR features into its Creative Cloud suite

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Adobe has added some new features to its Creative Cloud tools - including virtual reality features in Adobe Premier Pro. 

VR features include 'field of view' mode for previewing content, as well as support for VR video workflows. 

This allows users to enter a specific monitoring mode with equirectangular stitched media to experience the view from inside the sphere.

When users have finished editing, they can publish their 360 video to to Facebook or YouTube. Adobe's also launched a...

By Rachael Power, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise.

VR is coming to some of China's most popular theme parks

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Virtual reality theme park rides and video content seem to be the plat du jour around the world at the moment: from the UK’s Alton Towers to Six Flags in the USA, thrillseekers are getting a taste of g-force in VR.

And now, China’s biggest theme park operator has just signed a $30m joint venture with a US VR startup to bring the tech to its venues and online platform.

SPACES, a VR venture co-founded by two former Dreamworks DreamLab execs, will work...

By Rachael Power, 09 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise.

Why remote workers will drive adoption of VR for business

Let’s be honest, we don’t currently have the tools that can really help distributed teams work together as effectively as when they’re in the same room.

That’s because we’ve evolved how we work together in person, but technology hasn’t kept up. Work meetings now are often 'brainstorming sessions' and very interactive.

But how does this interactivity play out in the virtual world? There are plenty of online whiteboard platforms, but given the choice between a...

By Andrea Hill, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise.

Forrester predicts 52 million VR headsets in use by 2020

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An estimated 52 million virtual reality headsets will be in use by 2020, a leading analyst says - and that’s just in the US alone.

Forrester published a report this week, The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality, which predicts VR’s increasing use in people’s working and personal lives.

We’re not even halfway through 2016, and already virtual reality has...

By Rachael Power, 02 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Brands, Enterprise.

Oculus hires Fitbit chief operating officer

In the midst of backlash against Oculus’ product delays, the company has announced that it’s hired Hans Hartmann, formerly of Fitbit as its new chief operating officer (COO).

He’ll replace current COO Laird Malamed, who will take on a new executive role to help Oculus scale.

CEO Brendan Iribe

By Rachael Power, 06 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Enterprise.

Reflections on Mobile World Congress: Enterprise apps coming to new form factors

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Even with a show as large as Mobile World Congress (MWC), with over 100,000 attendees, it was pretty clear that a lot of companies are pushing forward to win a share of two related markets; virtual reality (VR) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

MWC saw a large number of VR headset announcements from Samsung, LG, HTC, Oculus, Google, Epson, Gear VR, and Fujitsu – which was specifically focused on enterprise applications. A primary driver for a somewhat global network upgrade to 5G...

By Chris Hazelton, 20 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Developers, Ecosystems, Enterprise.

Enterprise applications to drive growth for augmented reality and wearable devices

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Though augmented reality (AR) and wearable devices have caused a stir in consumer technology, a new report from Beecham Research argues that enterprise applications will be the major driver of growth in these segments.

Manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and retail have been identified as some of the most dynamic markets, where AR offers novel, hands-free interaction along with more control and access to information.

The report details market activity and consolidation and lists recent...

By James Bourne, 20 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise.