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    Apple acquired NextVR, suggesting it still harbors VR ambitions

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 14 May - 20:15

A virtual reality headset has been photographed on a white bedsheet.

Enlarge / The HTC Vive Pro, a headset Apple supported with recent macOS releases. (credit: Kyle Orland )

Apple confirmed to Bloomberg that it has acquired NextVR, a company that primarily makes sports-related content and experiences for virtual reality. Southern California-based NextVR also holds dozens of patents that might be useful to Apple.

The acquisition was first rumored last month, but today marks the confirmation that it has taken place. A price was not disclosed, but reports last month claimed it was expected to come in around $100 million. NextVR stopped operating as its own entity last week, today's Bloomberg report says, and the NextVR website is now just a simple landing page indicating that new things are coming at a later date.

NextVR has enjoyed content deals with sports leagues like the NBA and media outlets like Fox Sports for some time. It's possible that Apple acquired NextVR to produce similar content, but it might be just as likely that one or more of NextVR's patents are what interests Cupertino. For example, 9to5Mac noted last month that NextVR holds patents for upscaling video streams, presumably in ways that suit mixed reality.

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    Rebellyons-nous, occupation du pont Wilson à #Lyon

    Timothée Jaussoin · Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 07:46 edit · 1 minute

Le dimanche 15 septembre 2019, sous un soleil de plomb nous avons bloqué avec succès le pont Wilson en plein centre de #Lyon.

Cet évènement coup de poing, non-violent et festif nous a permis de dénoncer la gravité de la situation face aux chamboulements écologiques et climatiques que nous vivons présentement et à venir très prochainement.

Cet évènement a été relayé dans la presse par Rue89 et a fait l'ouverture du journal du soir France3 Rhône-Alpes.

De nombreuses actions de désobéissance civiles non-violentes sont à prévoir prochainement. Plus d'informations sur le site officiel de XR France et sur le site international.

#ecology #climate #france #extinctionrebellion #xr #action #movement #bridge #pont