Samsung Developer Conference 2019: Bixby Views Promise to Scale Voice Assistants to Millions of Smart & Augmented Reality Displays

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Interfaces

The Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19) took place October 29-30 in San Jose, CA. Along with new products for the Samsung SmartThings platform and new blockchain-powered services, Bixby Views was one of the biggest announcements from the conference. Bixby Views is an important announcement for Samsung as a core motivation for developers to support Bixby is its availability across hundreds … Read More

Facebook Acquires CTRL Labs, Hints at Future Plans For Spatial Computing

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Interfaces

On the eve of its annual virtual and augmented reality developers conference, Oculus Connect, executives at Facebook announced the completed acquisition of hardware startup CTRL Labs for an undisclosed sum. The New York-based company’s core product has yet to be released to developers but is marketed as a wrist-worn sensor designed to interpret electrical activity in muscles and transmit control … Read More

Two Steps Back: iOS Update Threatens xR Adoption Online

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Interfaces

Recent developer documentation states that, as part of the latest update to its Safari mobile browser (within the upcoming iOS 12.2 update), Apple will no longer allow applications or websites to directly access orientation and acceleration data from a handset’s internal sensors. Instead, end-users will need to to opt-in to allowing data access from third parties. iOS 12.2 in context … Read More

Going Supersonic: Chirp Microsystems and Standalone Tracking in xR

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Interfaces, Semiconductors, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

The following is part of our Virtual Reality Intelligence Service and Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, which includes forecasts, data, and key insights about the virtual and augmented reality technology market. CES 2019 was, as always, an overbearingly huge event filled with diverse offerings. Once again, the conference served as a venue for companies large and small to present a case for … Read More