Apple VR headset, features, and patent rumors

Apple

VR and mobile seem to go hand-in-hand in 2018, with the likes of Samsung's Gear VR and Google's DayDream now available for Android users - but what about those us with iPhones? Sure, there are third-party mobile viewers that provide a basic VR experience, but it's nothing compared to what

Leap Motion $100 AR headset with hand tracking

Leap Motion

Best known for its standalone hand-tracking accessory, Leap Motion announced today that it’s bringing gesture controls into an inexpensive augmented reality headset, hoping to kickstart widespread interest in AR. Designed to provide a complete AR system with powerful hand tracking technology for consumers priced at around $100.Although rather than selling

Magic Leap mixed-reality tech to the mobile world

Magic Leap

The Magic Leap is one of the most anticipated augmented reality headsets. The company plans to offer a variety of units for both consumers and professionals. The company's headsets will allow you to interact with virtual elements overlaid on the real world, creating a unique experience.Magic Leap has kept its

Apple patents its augmented reality headset

Apple

Apple has filed a patent for a device that appears to be much more lightweight than other Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) headsets introduced by Microsoft and Facebook-owned Oculus VR.A new patent application, published today with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and detailed by Slashgear, sheds

What AR needs to get right to win our hearts

AR

Over the past few years we’ve experienced real world examples of how virtual reality (VR) technology can transform the way we live, work and play for the better. But many companies and industry analysts are now turning their attention to the possibilities of augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR)

Another Dose of Augmented/Virtual Reality at CES 2018

CES 2018 AR VR

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) fit in with the glitz and glamour of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Evidence of it can be seen with all of the AR and VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) popping up throughout the space. The market has changed significantly from hiccups like Google

Magic Leap Kicked Off 2018’s Race for an Augmented Reality Future

Magic Leap

Magic Leap has finally revealed at least an iteration of the augmented reality head-mounted display they’ve been raising huge amounts of funding to create; circular goggles that aim to change the way we experience the world.Whether they have solved the problem of vergence and accommodation, through some sort of light-field or other display technology

Augmented Reality Headset Race Heats Up in Silicon Valley

Google Glass

Augmented reality is roaring back to prominence as one of Silicon Valley's favorite frontier technologies, nearly three years after Google's brief, unsuccessful run at the market with its infamous smart glasses.When criticism of the Google Glass over privacy and safety concerns led some bars and restaurants to ban the then-$1,500

Technology hits for the year to come

Technology

An exciting year for consumer technology is up ahead. Smart home gadgets will continue to flood into our lives in 2018, led by user-friendly hubs like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. We're going to move around differently as well — not only on increasingly automated public roads — but

Why companies should use AR

companies AR

B2B companies should consider exploring the use of augmented reality for engagement purposesWith ARKit and ARCore rising in use, more options are available to companies to use the tech for beneficial applications. From training to healthcare, filmmaking to gaming; immersive technologies increase the complexity and usability of mobile devices.So AR

Introducing mixed reality

HoloLens

Mixed reality combines VR, AR and AI to blend the digital world with the physical. Mixed-Reality (MR) is a new computing platform that‘s emerging from the current fields of Augmented- and Virtual-Reality (AR/VR). MR blends the physical and the digital worlds into a single space, using a combination of cutting edge

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