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Laval Virtual extends its vision

April 25th 2017

The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, saw a boost in attendance to 15,500, and this year attendance jumped to 17,000 according to early estimates.

Exhibits at Laval Virtual had been dominated by European companies in the visualization fields, and there are plenty of them but this year Microsoft took a big role with the Hololens. The show also saw participation from startups, systems integrators, and everything in between.

Of game consoles, VR and all that jazz

Techwatch April 18th 2017

The difference between selling and promising The seemingly unbridled enthusiasm for gaming in VR continues even the face of the disappointing sales results, unresolved technical and physiological problems (that may never be solved), and turmoil in the biggest, most visible company in VR. In the face of all that, new conferences pop up like cheap trendy clothing in a store front.  Despite persistent concerns that ac¬ceptance of Virtual Reality (VR) de¬vices may be falling short of initial ex¬pectations—even with recent positive sales numbers—a recent study by Magid (Frank N.

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