ABI Research: 220M NLC Units to Illuminate Smart Buildings by 2030

Network Lighting Control (NLC) predicts to play an important role in the design of smart buildings. This is particularly relevant when stakeholders, such as energy companies, building owners, and regulators, aim to enhance building performance. Additionally, it holds significance in improving the overall appeal of buildings, making it an important consideration for these stakeholders.

According to a report from ABI Research, the deployment of connected equipment in smart buildings is expected to reach nearly 20 million by the year 2030. This represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.6 percent, highlighting the significant growth potential in this sector.

NLC allows for intelligent control and control of lighting systems in buildings and provides additional benefits when paired with LED light.

Integrating lighting control and sensors to monitor light levels and occupancy levels increases the efficiency of energy. This integration also brings advantages in terms of occupant comfort and safety. Additionally, it enables efficient use of space and enhances the overall aesthetics of the building.

The growing use of wireless connectivity also facilitates the acceptance of NLC in buildings of all sizes and shapes.

Jonathan Collins, Research Director for Smart Homes and Buildings at ABI Research, emphasizes the importance of smart lighting to be a first purchase in the smart building market noting its widespread use for commercial buildings.

With a range of dynamic offerings and simplified installation and maintenance processes, NLC is expanding the capabilities of smart buildings. Collins adds, “This expansion goes beyond large-scale or high-profile projects, making NLC accessible to a wider range of building types and sizes.”

Different market players, such as established lighting companies like Signify as well as Acuity Brands — as additionally NLC providers such as Casambi, Enlighted, INGY, Silvair, and Wirepas and Wirepas — are harnessing wireless technology to accelerate the use of NLC in construction and retrofitting projects.

The installation, configuration, and reconfiguration of NLC systems are now performed by engineers using smartphones. This eliminates the need for dedicated network cabling and complicated topologies traditionally associated with such installations.

However, there is a problem with the NLC market. It is currently a split landscape that includes multiple methods and ecosystems of vendors. The fragmented nature of the market poses challenges in terms of standardization and compatibility among different NLC systems and providers.

Despite the ongoing efforts to build unifying ecosystems for NLC clients, they still face the challenge. This challenge involves evaluating various techniques, methods, and solutions to determine the most suitable options.

Their objective is to determine the optimal solution that meets their current and future smart building needs. This process involves carefully assessing and comparing different options to make an informed decision.

This study (paywall) from ABI Research provides valuable insights into the NLC market and outlines the new opportunities for intelligent lighting for buildings.

VMware Merges Aria and Tanzu Kubernetes, Updates Guardrails and ESG Visibility

“The company’s updates to its medley of modern apps comprise the Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) 1.5 and modified Aria multi-cloud management suite. Significant updates in the assortment of apps include Aria Guardrails and a social, environmental, and governance (ESG) dashboard.”

VMware, the California-based cloud computing and virtualization company is merging its Tanzu Kubernetes and Aria multi-cloud management portfolios to speed up application development, optimize these applications and operate them at scale.

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The company’s updates to its medley of modern apps comprise the Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) 1.5 and the modified Aria multi-cloud management suite.

Significant updates in the assortment of apps include Aria Guardrails and a social, environmental, and governance (ESG) dashboard. The company is looking forward to accelerating and optimizing the application lifecycle.

The Tanzu Application Platform 1.5 brings an application acceleration tool that offers predefined templates. These templates are for developers who look for free application support. This allows them to concentrate on building and monitoring code.

Updates of TAP 1.5 have empowered IT professionals to manage K8s environments at scale. Interoperability between Aria and Tanzu improves the view of developers for apps and data as well. In the beta version, the developers have unrolled AriaGuardrails and have given positive feedback on its capabilities.

The ESG dashboard provides significant support to teams in identifying areas where shareholder investments and environmental impact can directly connect. Aria Operations, the cloud computing company, has been updated. The update includes the addition of a “green score” feature that helps companies track their decarbonization and sustainability efforts and development over time. This helps executives find a better view of their company’s ESG efforts.

Microsoft Launches PowerToys for MS Windows 10 & 11 Users

“The software giant has said it will introduce the “paste as plain text” option to Windows 10 and Windows 11 apps with PowerToys, empowering users by providing them with a much smoother experience when copying information over.”

Microsoft is all set to give a major sigh of relief to some Windows users as there is a major copy-and-paste shake-up on the way.

The software giant has said it will introduce the “paste as plain text” option to Windows 10 and Windows 11 apps with PowerToys, empowering users by providing them with a much smoother experience when copying information over. 

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Earlier, PowerToys users had little difficulties as there was no full paste function, which would allow users to simply copy text as it is, without keeping any formatting such as color, size, or other differences.

PowerToys Copy and Paste

The news was rolled out in a GitHub post, where PowerToys copy and paste developers mentioned how the feature, triggered by the familiar Ctrl+Win+V key presses, will active in any app where PowerToys works. 

Developers of PowerToys copy and paste, stated, “This is heavily based on the work done for the “Text Extractor” module then ripping out anything that may unnecessary. The same KeyboardMonitor implement and use. The interesting logic really falls inside the KeyboardMonitor as that is where the clipboard opens/reads/modifies, then a ctrl+v input sequence injects.”

Till now there is no update on when the Paste as Plain Text tool will commence, but as many PowerToys users have requested it, the release will do soon.

PowerToys is an open-source i.e. open-for-all, suite of tools for MS Windows 11 and 10 users, created to help bypass some peculiar settings and perform actions that are still unavailable in the default version. PowerToys also has a wider range of customization options.

How Artificial Intelligence can Transform PR Industry?

Getting clients converted at the first hand is really an achievement. The PR industry has been struggling to convince journalists to take interest in their pitches or turn into their regular customers. 

The loophole lies in the fact that the inbox of journalists is exploded with pitches that literally show the credibility of their previous works. 

Not just this, PR professionals keep wasting time with unconcerned people since they have no relevant or sufficient data for impeccable pitching. 

As writing such emails is a tedious job, PR professionals get burned out and lose their battle in the middle.

Fortunately, with the latest developments, AI empowers these emails prominently. 

Artificial Intelligence will not only help PR professionals help identify the right person to send the pitch to but also which topics to pitch in the first place. 

By integrating many relevant modern-day AI tools, PR professionals can drive more potential leads while converting them at the earliest. 

How AI in PR can transform this industry significantly?

AI is highly capable of performing everyday for PR professionals with the help of various tools, but it is not necessary that you subscribe to every tool in the first place. 

Since AI is built to perform narrow tasks, PR professionals need to envision a use case, and then invest in applying AI to PR skills to come as AI-powered content. 

So think of the following list about, “how innovation in AI can make PR more effective and efficient”. It’s made to serve as a useful forward-looking guide for PR pros and communicators-

  • Use natural language generation (NLG) to produce media reports and press releases. 
  • Pinpoint and extract names, businesses, events, places, brands and data from any video, file or document. 
  • Perform speech-to-text conversion which is ideal for media interviews, press conferences, conference presentations, podcast episodes, and internal strategy meetings. 
  • Execute translation of any text or audio files into multiple languages for wider distribution. 
  • Use predictive data to support media pitches about the popularity/demand of the brand’s stories.
  • PRs can manage their reputation online by predicting the impact and occurrence of negative reviews. 
  • Monitor for deep fake videos of your organization’s spokesperson and executives that could negatively affect them and/or the reputation of your brand.

The list can endless, but you should not imagine AI tools taking over the majority of tasks of PR professionals to do in the next three to five years.

Rather you should understand AI technology, AI tools, and its use cases to make the PR industry innovate and grow at a faster rate. 

AI Tool Suggestions for PR Professionals

There could be a plethora of AI tools that could help you make your pitches, media interviews, lead generation and many more things better, but it could be a tedious job for these non-technical persons.

So, here is a list of useful AI tools for the media industry- 


A simple AI tool for making elegant presentations that can nurture your brand’s reputation. You just need to build a deck, and this tool will take from there as it adapts slides and layouts to bring better designs.


HyperWrite is an easy-to-use AI tool that completes your writing targets in no time. This actually writes entire sentences and paragraphs as per your suggestions. 


As the name suggests, this is an AI-powered listening tool that tells you exactly how your prospects or existing consumers perceive your brand in real-time. 


This is also an AI-powered tool that helps you improve your documents by giving grammatical error suggestions. You can make your content better in no time. 

The aforementioned list may small but you can search for AI tools that can help you make your work effective and impressive.  

Read and Practice Use Case with the Help of AI Tools

AI tools may do wonders for your PR objectives, but have you tried them in real time? 

What if you try to use them in crunch hours and fail to understand the function or if you don’t get desire results from your select tools? 

To make everything smooth and efficient, you need to understand and practice the tools for sample writing. 

There could be multiple challenges when you start, but slowly and steadily you will learn how these tools behave and work. 

Emailer Writing

Emailers are a must for PR professionals, and they can’t afford a single loophole in their emailers to lose the chance of grabbing a good prospect. 

Tools can help you compose emailers, but it’s you who have to decide how effective the tool is and the result i.e. emails. 

Therefore, you must practice a use case on different tools so that you can pick the best one. 

Lead Generation

Leads for journalists are ok, but how you identify the list will helpful to you. 

Consider AI tools to make your work less time-consuming and more efficient, but at last, it’s the human intelligence that has to come forward and conclude everything. 

It would be better if you try multiple tools for lead generation and keep two or three ever ready to use them. 

Creating accounts and completing descriptions could be a little long process, so it would be better if you make accounts in advance. 

There could be more tasks in PR, and to become a smart professional, you should prepare yourself in advance. 

Knowing the technical glitches of tools will help you manage your time and urgency effectively. 

This way you will not only a good workforce but also show your technical expertise to your company. 


AI designed to serve as a useful resource for those who believe that this technology can substantially transform this industry. 

Instead of menacing the jobs of PR professionals, this technology signifies a return to the good old days when people used to make pitches with a number of concrete insights. 

This is why PR professionals need to understand the best use of every tool and its purpose so that they design the best workpiece ever.

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Qualcomm Shows World’s First Stable Diffusion on Android Phone

“Qualcomm’s AI stack software uses AI that is ready to serve a different range of intelligent devices such as automotive, IoT, mobile, cloud platforms, and others. This demonstration majorly allowed a smartphone to release an image which is based on the text description of users in less than 15 seconds.”

Qualcomm, an American multinational corporation engaged in manufacturing semiconductors, software, and services related to wireless technology. It has shown the first demonstration of Stable Diffusion on an Android device in the world so that it can further enhance its endeavors in working with AI.

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What is Stable Diffusion?

It is a deep learning, text-to-image foundation model, and commonly used to release complete images based on text descriptions in no time, as seen on  ‘DALL-E’ and other similar online platforms. 

The AI Research team of Qualcomm for the first time have done full-stack AI optimizations utilizing the AI stack of the company to implement Stable Diffusion on an Android smartphone powered by its Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform.

In an announcement, company said, “For Stable Diffusion, we started with the FP32 version 1-5 open-source model from Hugging Face and made optimizations through quantization, compilation, and hardware acceleration to run it on a phone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform,”

Qualcomm’s AI stack software uses AI that is ready to serve a different range of intelligent devices such as automotive, IoT, mobile, cloud platforms, and others.

This demonstration majorly allowed a smartphone to release an image which is based on the text description of users in less than 15 seconds.

NeevaAI Brings Innovative AI System to Convert Search Engine to Answer Engine


“Neeva has taken its search engine services outside the US. From February 13, 2023, Germany, France and Spain, UK and Canadian users can enjoy the AI-powered search engine.”

The long-awaited AI chatbot war has begun. In the battle of service modernization by tech companies, experts are warning about the drawbacks of rushing this ChatGPT frenzy into search.

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Neeva AI, an ad-free search engine has come up with promises to fix AI-enabled search systems by merging the power of its authoritative and unbiased search technology with generative AI systems. This says that, unlike ChatGPT apps, Neeva will provide real-time results. Also, Neeva’s AI summaries backed up with links to sources for offering trust for information to users.

And now, Neeva has taken its search engine services outside the US. From February 13, 2023, Germany, France and Spain, UK and Canadian users can enjoy the AI-powered search engine.

Can Neeva really Resolve the Corundum of AI-powered Search?

Sridhar Ramaswamy, the CEO of NeevaAI, said “Search, which is a daily use function, has increasingly become more about serving advertisers and not about serving users. Neeva flips the entire model around, and creates an AI-powered, ad-free search that is entirely built for users,”.

NeevaAI, first launched in December 2022 in the US leaves behind techie giants like Google and Microsoft in developing its own ChatGPT-like search engine. The ChatGPT tool of Microsoft Edge, in fact, made the headlines just about a week ago to complement Bing’s AI search. The same scenario was with Bard, Google’s “experimental conversational AI service”. 

The algorithms backing generative AI software such as ChatGPT, take the help of large language models (LLMs) to create new content. Neeva merges large language models (LLMs) with the timeliness and authority of its software to “convert its search engine into an answer engine”.

Cybersecurity Attacks: New Wave of Ransomware Target ESXi Hypervisors of VMware


“VMware ESXi hypervisors which are bare-metal hypervisors that install directly onto physical servers are the target of a new wave of attacks made to place ransomware on compromised systems.”

VMware is a top-notch provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, allowing digital innovation with enterprise control. The VMware ESXi hypervisors which are bare-metal hypervisors that install directly onto physical servers are the target of a new wave of attacks made to place ransomware on compromised systems.

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), France said on Friday, “These attack campaigns appear to exploit CVE-2021-21974, for which a patch has been available since February 23, 2021,”.

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VMware in its released alert explained the issues as an OpenSLP heap-overflow exposure that could cause the execution of arbitrary code.

The virtualization services provider noticed, “A malicious actor residing within the same network segment as ESXi who has access to port 427 may be able to trigger the heap-overflow issue in OpenSLP service resulting in remote code execution,”.

Resecurity, a California-based cybersecurity company said in January, “The actors are inviting both Russian- and English-speaking affiliates to collaborate with a big number of Initial Access Brokers (IABs) in [the] dark web.

Notably, the group behind the Nevada Ransomware is also buying compromised access by themselves, the group has a dedicated team for post-exploitation, and for conducting network intrusions into the targets of interest.”

Although, Bleeping Computer, an information security and technology news publication said that the ransom notes seen in the attacks do not resemble Nevada ransomware, adding the strain is being tracked under the name ESXiArgs.

OVHcloud, a French cloud services provider said that these Ransomware attacks are discovered across the globe mainly focusing on Europe to disrupt its cybersecurity power. It is speculated that these ransomware attacks are done with Nevada, a Rust-based ransomware strain that surfaced on the scene in December 2022.

Hive, Luna, BlackCat, RansomExx, Nokoyawa, and Agenda are other ransomware families that have embraced Rust in recent months.

Changes in the field of Technology post Covid-19

In the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when Zoom saw a daily average of roughly 200 million participants. The company attributes the continued growth to the increasing demand for remote work and online education, as well as its efforts to improve security and privacy features.

In the healthcare industry, technology continues to play a crucial role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmaceutical company Moderna announced that its COVID-19 vaccine has been found to be effective in children as young as 12 years old, following clinical trials. This news is seen as a major step forward in the efforts to vaccinate and protect younger age groups, who have generally been less affected by the virus.

On the sustainability front, tech giant Google announced that it had achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral, meaning that it has offset all of its carbon emissions from its operations. The company accomplished this through a combination of reducing its own emissions and purchasing carbon credits. Google also announced that it will now aim to become “carbon-free,” meaning that it will eliminate all carbon emissions from its electricity use by 2030.

Overall, technology continues to advance and make significant impacts across various industries and aspects of daily life. From new product releases and virtual event platforms to healthcare solutions and sustainability efforts, the role of technology in society shows no signs of slowing down.

Technology has played a significant role in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including in the development and distribution of vaccines, the creation of contact tracing apps, and the shift to remote work and online learning.

One of the ways that technology has been used in the response to Covid-19 is through the development and distribution of vaccines. Many pharmaceutical companies have used technology to accelerate the development and production of vaccines, including through the use of advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Some of the best webcams in the market

Ars Technica in one of their Articles, “Webcam buying guide: The Ars picks, from affordable to extravagant” has talked about some of the best webcam according to them in the market ranging from affordable options designed for the basics to feature-packed models that can cost hundreds.


Creative Live Cam Sync 1080p V2: $30 at Amazon

“The compact and ultra-light Creative Live Cam Sync V2 likely won’t be your go-to solution for high-quality streaming or recording, but it’s a good budget all-in-one buy at $30. For that low price, you still get a camera that shoots at a perfectly competent 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) and with a 77-degree field of view.” as said by Ars Technica.


NexiGo N930E: $48 at Amazon

“A decent upgrade from Creative Live budget webcam is our midrange pick, the NexiGo N930E, also a plug-and-play device. It shares the same 1080p resolution and 30 fps frame rate as our budget option, and it has a very similar 78-degree field of view. But the NexiGo model comes with a built-in adjustable ring light and a native app for video customization.” as said by Ars Technica.


Anker PowerConf C300: $129 at Amazon

“AnkerWork’s PowerConf 300 is a powerful webcam for most needs, from work calls to streaming. The image quality is good, and you can see it in almost all lighting scenarios—natural light, with an external ring light, or with no light.” as said by Ars Technica.


Elgato Facecam: $169 at Amazon

“Elgato’s Facecam is clear about its target audience: streamers and creators. But even if you don’t fall into one of those categories, it’s worth considering it for general use.” as said by Ars Technica.


AnkerWork B600 Video Bar: $140 at Amazon

“If you’re looking for an all-in-one work-from-home setup, Anker brings it to the table with its B600 Video Bar. This 2K web camera is expensive. However, it includes a built-in video light, a four-mic array, and even dual speakers. The difference between this device and lower-budget cameras is instantly noticeable.” as said by Ars Technica.

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VR consultant John Carmack is leaving Meta

John Carmack, who is famous for being Video game pioneer and was working for Meta, has left the company. In a Facebook post he said that he is leaving the company with mixed feelings. He feels that this is the end of his decade in VR. He was working in a consulting position.


Reason for leaving the company

According to CNN,”Carmack stuck around through the company’s more than $10 billion investment into virtual reality technology. And although he still believes in the potential value of VR, he questioned Meta’s efficiency, saying in his post that the company has a “ridiculous amount of people and resources, but we constantly self-sabotage and squander effort.”

They also said, “Carmack was celebrated for his work developing Wolfenstein 3D, Quake and Doom, and co-founded video game company id Software. He was an early advocate for virtual reality, thought it was not uncommon for him to criticize Meta.

Carmack became CTO of Oculus in 2013. Meta bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion, and now sells the Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets. Cormack has stood by the headset, calling it a “good product” despite his “complaints” about the software.”

“Successful products make the world a better place,” Cormack said. “It all could have happened a bit faster and been going better if different decisions had been made, but we built something pretty close to The Right Thing.”


Carmack’s History

According to Games Industry, “Carmack joined Oculus VR as chief technology officer in August 2013, less than a year before it was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.

At first, he balanced his role at Oculus with his work at Id Software, the renowned studio he co-founded in 1991. After a few months, he left Id to focus fully on his work at Oculus.

In November 2019, he stepped down from his CTO position in favour of a consulting role.

Carmack has previously been critical of Meta’s strategy, especially around its goal of building a metaverse – a venture the firm has invested so much in, it changed its name to reflect this focus.”

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19 IoT Quotes that Reflect the Disrupting Nature of the Technology

Appears as though everyone is discussing the Internet of Things  (IoT) — the upside, the awful and the disturbing as per. “It’s the start of machines assuming control over the world.” The IoT is when ordinary items like coolers, watches, speakers and more interface with the web and to each other. The Internet of Things is as of now changing our homes and work environments.

Anyway, what are a portion of the world’s most brilliant personalities, most remarkable figures or simply regular individuals saying regarding the Internet of Things (IoT)? Here is an inspecting of what’s been composed or discussed with regards to the Web of Things.

Following are 19 Prominent and Disrupting IoT Quotes by some of the global leaders that will make you think twice about the disrupting stature of the Internet of Things.


  1. “If you invent a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, so machines can learn, that is worth 10 Microsofts.” — Bill Gates


  1. “And just like any company that blissfully ignored the Internet at the turn of the century, the ones that dismiss the Internet of Things risk getting left behind.” — Jared Newman



  1. “If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!” — Brendan O’Brien


  1. “Whenever I hear people saying AI is going to hurt people in the future I think, yeah, technology can generally always be used for good and bad and you need to be careful about how you build it … if you’re arguing against AI then you’re arguing against safer cars that aren’t going to have accidents, and you’re arguing against being able to better diagnose people when they’re sick.” — Mark Zuckerberg



  1. “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, I’d probably say that. So we need to be very careful.” — Elon Musk


  1. “The opportunity we have is to build a secure, intelligent platform that solves some of the world’s greatest problems at scale. That’s what’s possible with hundreds of billions of connections and the capabilities that we can deliver together.” — Chuck Robbins


  1. “What the Internet of Things is really about is information technology that can gather its own information. Often what it does with that information is not tell a human being something, it [just] does something.” — Kevin Ashton


  1. “One cubic inch of nanotube circuitry, once fully developed, would be up to one hundred million times more powerful than the human brain.” — Ray Kurzweil


  1. “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” — Geoff Mulgan


  1. “The Internet of Things is not a concept; it is a network, the true technology-enabled Network of all networks.” — Edewede Oriwoh


  1. “When we talk about the Internet of Things, it’s not just putting RFID tags on some dumb thing so we smart people know where that dumb thing is. It’s about embedding intelligence so things become smarter and do more than they were proposed to do.” — Nicholas Negroponte


  1. “Everything that can be automated will be automated.” — Robert Cannon


  1. “Everything is being wired up or connected wirelessly—architecture, energy efficient sensing, secure networks, quality of service, new protocols, participatory sensing, data mining, GIS based visualization, cloud computing, and international activities. It simply means that powerful information will be at our fingertips.” — Mehul Nayak


  1. “Despite continued security problems, the IoT will spread and people will become increasingly dependent on it. The cost of breaches will be viewed like the toll taken by car crashes, which have not persuaded very many people not to drive.” — Richard Adler


  1. “We have a deep need and desire to connect. Everything in the history of communication technology suggests we will take advantage of every opportunity to connect more richly and deeply. I see no evidence for a reversal of that trend.” — Peter Morville


  1. “Convenience and ‘magic’ will overwhelm concerns. The history of technology is clear on this front—ATMs, e-commerce, credit cards, the list is endless.” — Sunil Paul


  1. “Despite hacks and privacy issues, people will feel a need to keep connected, partly because companies will reward them for doing so (or make life difficult if they don’t).” — Joseph Turow


  1. “There will be all kinds of hiccups, horror stories, accidents, deliberate acts of sabotage and other bumps along the road that will slow but not stop our greater connectivity. Convenience and empowerment always seem to win for most people, even at some loss of privacy, control or transparency.” — Scott McLeod


  1. “Internet of Things is transforming the everyday physical objects that surround us into an ecosystem of information that will enrich our lives. From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the Internet of Things is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day, which will likely make the Internet of Things a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future.” — PricewaterhouseCoopers report


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Apple’s mixed-reality headset is not so far

Apple is going to release it’ix long-rumored, long-delayed mixed reality headset, as the company is wrapping up the development.

Boolmberg’s report

According to Bloomberg, “Apple Inc.’s next major product—a mixed-reality headset that it hopes will vault the company into a new era of computing—isn’t set to arrive until next year. But job listings and personnel changes at the company give a preview of some of the device’s capabilities.

Here’s what we already knew: The headset itself is likely to be priced between $2,000 and $3,000 because it’s a high-end product that will pack a Mac-level M2 chip, more than 10 cameras placed outside and inside the device, and the highest-resolution displays ever featured in a mass-market headset.

We also know that the device will run a new operating system dubbed realityOS, which will include mixed-reality versions of core Apple apps like Messages, FaceTime and Maps. The first version of the operating system, codenamed Oak, is wrapping up internally and should be ready for the new hardware next year.”


2016 AR Demo

According to Ars Technica, “In 2016, several AR demos were shown to members of Apple’s board. In one, a tiny triceratops grew to lifesize before the board members’ eyes. In another, a room was transformed into an immersive, leafy environment. But the board was not Rockwell and the company’s most significant barrier. According to The Information, it was Ive, who oversaw both the industrial design and human interface teams at Apple.

Ive and his crew argued against a VR headset because they believe VR separates users from the people and world around them, and that VR headsets look unfashionable. But the Technology Development Group gained the industrial design team’s support by presenting a concept: an outward-facing screen on the front of the headset that showed images of the wearer’s facial expressions and eyes to people around them. The wearer could see the people around them through an external camera feed.”


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