Out with the old and in with the new. PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann might not agree, but that is pretty much what he is saying about the IoT (Internet of Things) these days and maybe even about some of his less than active partners.
It’s really interesting to note how VR (virtual reality) stepped up to play an integral role this past holiday season. More specifically, Walmart deployed VR to help train its retail employees to speed up their daily tasks during the busy holiday to train them to find products quickly and deal with harried shoppers. Each worker went through VR training scenarios to work out their best responses to keep customers happy.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today shared its vision for a connected world with a widely accessible and open Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
Two of the most talked-about IoT (Internet of Things) technologies today are AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). The potential to transform industries from manufacturing to healthcare seems just around the corner with AR and VR; in some cases, it’s just a matter of finding that “killer app” that takes the technology mainstream. Education is another sector that could benefit tremendously from continued innovation in AR and VR.
Recently, my editorial team and I were discussing an article that claimed Fitbit’s sales struggles bode poorly for the wearables market as a whole. The article cited lackluster 2016 holiday sales of fitness trackers and subsequent layoffs at Fitbit as evidence that the wearables market was “stagnant.” But here’s my point—since when did we give Fitbit so much say over the entire wearables space?
There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t hear about how technology is changing the way all of us interact with new devices that are connected to cars, thermostats, smart meters, and much more.
Intel Democratizes Deep Learning Application Development with Launch of Movidius Neural Compute Stick
Today, Intel launched the Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick, the world's first USB-based deep learning inference kit and self-contained artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator that delivers dedicated deep neural network processing capabilities to a wide range of host devices at the edge.
Upskill, upskill.io, is taking the vision of the worker beyond the task at hand with the help of GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com, on a pilot program that will explore new use cases for AR (augmented reality) and assisted reality solutions across several verticals.
In a world that offers virtual experiences, how will society change? Imagine a world in which VR (virtual reality) technology enhanced and improved reality in urban planning and building, product design, education and training, and beyond. Imagine how seamless VR-enabled telecommuting and telepresence capabilities could change the way cities operate—for instance, by redefining the need for physical transportation systems—or alter the way humans engage in cultural experiences like art and music? Imagining the possibilities of virtual reality and its partner in crime, AR (augmented reality), isn’t the hard part, unfortunately. The hard part is making it real on a grand scale.
PTC and Unity Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Augmented Reality Development with Vuforia
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Unity Technologies today announced a collaboration to simplify augmented reality (AR) development.
A few weeks ago, on The Peggy Smedley Show, I dedicated an entire segment of the show to the Pokémon GO phenomenon. This AR (augmented reality) app has really taken the world by storm—and with it has come a lot of buzz about AR and VR (virtual reality).
Vuforia 6 Introduces VuMark to Enable AR on Any Product; Supports Microsoft HoloLens and Windows 10 for AR in the Enterprise
Pokémon GO seems to be all the rage these days. Even the hackers have an eye on the app. They are looking at your data and so much more. This trend is fascinating from many angles. If you really don’t understand Pokémon GO, let me take this time to walk you through some of the more interesting points, at least just briefly.
It seems like out of nowhere augmented reality, known as “AR,” has come into its own, or more importantly, is coming of age. The technology, which merges the physical and digital worlds, is by nature engaging. Because it is so engaging, AR has ignited the flame of innovation and is sparking growth in the IoT (Internet of Things). From pure consumer plays to enterprise applications in retail, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, medical, and beyond, AR-enabled solutions are offering new, immersive, and even exciting ways for users to experience digital content.
Disruption. I know my manufacturing friends are not fans of this word, or perhaps all of corporate America, but the fact remains we are in a new era of technological disruption.