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IDTechEx: AR/VR/MR market to reach US$30 billion by 2030
This market will impact many different industries and future innovations will continue its growth in the wearables market.
Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
VR boom shows no sign of slowing
The virtual reality market will exhibit a 42.2% CAGR, as big brands move to offer an advanced user experience says Fortune Business Insights.
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
What's next for Oculus - a look at the latest announcements
It’s shaping up to be a big year for Oculus and VR fans, especially those who who fancy a bit of Star Wars and some new gear to go with it.
IDC - Sharp dip in VR headset shipment numbers won’t last
Despite global shipment numbers dropping by more than a third, the market outlook is still positive an IDC Tracker report shows.
Facebook announces Oculus Go, one of the cheapest VR headsets yet
Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware...
Microsoft announces controllers for mixed reality headsets
Developers have two headsets to choose from: a $300 Acer one and a $329 HP one, both of which are available now for pre-order.
Weather forecasts meet virtual reality with launch of AccuWeather app
Rather than simply watching from the sideline, AccuWeather VR users are in the middle of the action.
The rise of dedicated portable headsets
Oculus's dedicated portable VR headset highlights this new category.
Facebook introduces 360 photos
This medium enables new opportunities for creativity, and we’re excited to see what kinds of 360 photos get shared on Facebook.
Samsung chooses Facebook for virtual reality push
Samsung and Oculus have joint forces to create the Gear VR, which brings virtual reality to the everyday consumer.
Samsung goes for curves - and virtual reality
Samsung takes to the IFA technology showcase in Berlin to introduce its new Note 4, curved screen Note Edge and a virtual reality offering .
Facebook acquires virtual reality leader for US$2 billion
"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow."
Zuckerberg dismisses Microsoft and Sony competition
As the industry balks at Facebook’s recent US$2 billion acquisition, CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t worried about the likes of PlayStation or Xbox.