Grok academy launches ‘cyber live’

The event was officially launched by the Hon Andrew Hastie MP. Grok Academy, a not-for-profit charity advancing computing education, today announced the launch of Cyber Live, a virtual industry event where more than ten thousand school students from around Australia participated in a dramatic simulated cyber-attack on Australian targets. The event was officially…

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Lazada launches new augmented reality virtual try-on

Users can truly immerse themselves with hyper-realistic virtual makeovers. Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce platform Lazada rolls out realistic AI and AR-powered Virtual Try-On to shoppers, enabling beauty lovers around the region to instantly sample products with pictures or live videos of themselves before making a purchase. Leveraging Perfect Corp’s award-winning…

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Mixed reality for New Zealand energy supplier

Aiming to reimagine energy during a full country lockdown Genesis Energy operates 1800megawatts (MW) of hydro, thermal, and wind-based power stations across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, providing electricity to around 500,000 customers. Maintaining these complex, geographically diverse infrastructure assets typically requires specialised engineers to fly between sites to…

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Augmented and virtual reality IT spending in APAC to reach US$28.8B

The industry that is leading the most projects/implementation in APeJ is education. The recently released IDC Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide forecasts Asia Pacific excluding Japan, spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) to grow rapidly at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.7 per cent…

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