Altair360 Launches the First VR Planetarium Shows Viewer
Altair Digital LLC (Novosibirsk, Russia) released its new VR application – Altair Fulldome Cinema – for Oculus Gear VR headset. Fulldome Cinema is a first platform for distributing and watching 360° Fulldome shows for VR headsets, creating entire dome theatre atmospheres with 200 seats and a dome diameter of 20 meters.
Qualcomm Announces VR Toolkit for Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm wants to be at the heart of VR with the Snapdragon 835 processor. The recently announced Snapdragon 835 mobile platform VR development kit will give developers early access to a VR head mounted display (also known as an HMD) with the Snapdragon 835 inside it. This virtual reality development kit (VRDK) is supported by an upgraded VR software development kit that works with the head mounted display.
Magic Leap Opens European Office
Dacuda (Zurich, Switzerland) successfully sold its 3D division to mixed reality leader Magic Leap. The complete Dacuda 3D team joins Magic Leap to form its first European presence. The office in Zurich allows Magic Leap to further extend its leadership role in computer vision and deep learning technologies.
Shima by Laforge: Not A Normal Pair of Glasses
Introducing Shima by Laforge: an entirely new augmented reality (AR) platform. These smart glasses work seamlessly with iOS and Android. The affordable eyewear features a notification center, activity/fitness tracking, hands-free calls and many more features. Alpha version are available on pre-order. Order on and you will get the beta for free. Details and video presentation here under.