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Why Sony will win first in VR

February 3rd 2016

Ease of use, price, and one-stop shopping.

Now that Oculus has revealed its consumer version of the Rift HMD, consumers can start planning how they might engage with VR, and they have a choice—a DIY rig with a PC and Rift, or a turn-key system with Sony.Sony’s HMD will be about 30% less expensive than the Oculus HDM. And Sony buyers probably already have a PS4, and possibly PS4 accessory controllers. Most importantly, Sony also has content. Oculus requires the user to have, or get a high-end PC rig, and when available the Touch controller, at a price not yet revealed. Read more of Dr. Peddie's views on VR and Sony on JPR Blogs.

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Techwatch February 3rd 2016

Too early to call it DOA, but definitely among the walking wounded The good news and bad about being a first mover is everyone looks to you as a bellwether—the leading sheep of a flock.  As reported elsewhere in this issue, Facebook’s CEO and founder—and Luckey Palmer’s patron saint—Mark Zuckerberg, was asked during Facebook Q4 2015 earnings call whether he was happy with Rift pre-orders, and what the upstream shipment level looked like. He said, “Yes, I am happy. I don’t show much joy, but I&rsquo

20 Pounds of AR

”Good morning sir, and welcome to Waltmar,” the smiling older gentleman with wavy silver hair said, his false teeth shining in the sunlight, ” how can we help you today? We’re having a sale on 720p pixels, and there’s still some DVDs left if Click here to read this blog entry

Facebook as the new model

They’re probably doomed now At Autodesk University we heard several people describe something as the “Facebook of Engineering” or the “Facebook of CAD.” It’s funny, after a year or so of being de¬clared dead, Facebook has risen as the model Click here to read this blog entry

ARM Acquires Geomerics

ARM today acquired Geomerics, the leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition expands ARM’s position at the forefront of the visual computing and graphics industries. Additionally, the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile. “ Read the complete article

There’s going to over 2 million happy kids this holiday

Microsoft and Sony set new sales records Was there a pent up demand for a new gen console? Duh, you think so? Prior to the announcement that MS and Sony were going to do a gen 8 console, shortly after Nintendo announced the Wii U, console sale dipped even further. Who Click here to read this blog entry

Focusing on the big picture

As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have Click here to read this blog entry