CityVerve Shines a Light on Manchester’s Innovations Past, Present and Future

CityVerve, the UK’s smart city demonstrator in Manchester, has released a short film called Manchester: City of Firsts. Directed by writer and filmmaker, David Petch, the film celebrates how many of the world’s milestone innovations have and continue to be pioneered in Manchester.   Featuring over a dozen Mancunians, the film pays homage to innovations, such as the first public library, passenger railway, football league and first life through IVF. The cast includes Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst; University of Manchester engineering students Alex Agboola-Dobson and Sebastian…

Samsung Gear VR 2017 with controller Unboxing

The Samsung Gear VR might not the latest gadget, however, a new version as not announced this year meaning the 2017 release is the still a relevant model. Now the unit can be picked u for buttons, either second hand or brand new, but is it any good and worth looking at in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+? Here we pull apart the box and prepare the Samsung Gear VR for a first outing. Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor Field of View – 101°…

Roto VR Chair is finally shipping out to developers

Elliott Myers and the team behind the Roto VR™ chair are pleased to announce that developer kits of their ground-breaking interactive Roto VR™ Chair – Roto VR™, are rolling off the production line and beginning to ship to development studios worldwide. Roto VR™ will begin shipping to consumers in February, 2018. “The team have been working around the clock to get Roto VR™ final and shipment ready” commented Elliott Myers, CEO and creator of Roto VR™ “We’ve taken our time to ensure a top quality final product and I’m thrilled…

Acer Introduces Two Connected 360-Degree Cameras

Acer today announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras including the Holo360 all-in-one camera that allows users to capture, view, edit and share with just one device, and the Vision360 cloud-connected in-car camera, designed for peace-of-mind, and fun driving experiences. Acer Holo360 Camera – Relive the Moment The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm® Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in-one solution to livestream 360-degree…

VR Getting Started Guide

Virtual reality is a real buzzword in recent years; it’s something however that many still think that is out of their reach but in actual fact if one has a smartphone, it’s likely they have access to VR right in the palm of their hands. VR isn’t a new phenomenon; it’s actually been a concept that has been around for a great number of years (the 1960s in fact!) and it’s used in all number of industries such as aviation training, medical work, the adult industry, architecture, engineering to name…

Zappar showcases Accuray’s innovative technology through Mixed Reality

Zappar, the world leaders in augmented and mixed reality, has partnered with Accuray to help bring to life the company’s new Radixact™ Treatment Delivery System at the annual European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO) meeting in Vienna, Austria. Renowned for its leading-edge medical solutions, our latest innovation enabled Accuray to demonstrate some highly advanced features of the Radixact System through Zappar’s new mixed reality technology. Using Zappar’s technology, delegates who attended the meeting were taken on a journey ‘inside’ the physical machinery, bringing to life the internal components and…

Lenovo VR Headset dated

Windows users will soon be seeing a wave of affordable 3rd party Windows Mixed Reality headsets arrive over the over the next year, powered by the Windows 10 Creators Update. Mixed Reality is the next big thing, creating a new world within the realms of your own world and items, both digital and real can coexist. One of the companies set to ship such a device is Lenovo, who showed off their headset at CES. The device is tethered and is lighter than most at around 350g. It features two 1440 x…

Samsung introduces new Gear VR with controller

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the Samsung Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus, the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller. The Gear VR with Controller expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences. For optimal play and convenience, the Controller features an ergonomic, curved design, offering convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimised head movement for a comfortable user experience. In addition, the Controller provides users with: Various Motion Input for a Better VR Experience –…

5 tech tends to fly in 2017

With 2017 well upon on us it’s time to take a look at what’s set to be the next big thing in the tech world. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or just after a nifty gadget, Holger Engelbrecht, Product Manager of Home & Security, and Tools of reichelt.co.uk gives the lowdown on some of the big trends that will be coming our way… Storage breakthrough with SSDs Ever heard of 3D Nand Flash technology? It’s the latest range in SSDs and many of the big tech giants will be rolling…

Samsung expecting Virtual Reality devices to soar 390% by 2020

It seems Virtual Reality (VR) is really coming on this time. As the technology becomes more accessible and wearable there is little for folks to complain about. Whilst it can be a difficult sell initially, once a headset is on a lasting impression is left and the user will likely be blown away, even on the cheapest of options. The UK VR market is set to reach around 3.84 million shipments in four years, up from 0.78 million in 2016. Whilst not staggering, it’s still an upward trend that is forecasted to…