Facebook Interested In Developing AR Chips

It appears that Facebook is interested in developing its own chips for augmented reality solutions. Several job postings have been spotted which reveal that the company is hiring engineers who will be tasked with designing custom augmented reality chips. The job postings have been advertised by a group inside the company called Facebook Reality Labs which was previously known as Oculus Research. Oculus is the VR company that Facebook acquired […]


No TrueDepth Cameras For 2019’s iPhones

One of the features introduced in last year’s iPhone X is the TrueDepth camera system which is used by Face ID to authenticate users amongst other things. We have also seen how some companies have taken advantage of its more advanced sensors for augmented reality, which has some wondering if the system could find its way to the rear-facing camera as well.


eBay Experiments With Head Tracking For Hands-Free Shopping

A lot of us take certain actions we do everyday for granted, such as swiping up and down, left and right on our phones, tapping on buttons, and so on. However there might be some who are disabled who might find such simple actions to be difficult or impossible. However eBay is hoping to change that with an experiment called HeadGaze.


Apple Could Be Looking To Hire A Neuroscientist For Its AR Headset

Apple’s interest in creating an augmented reality (AR) headset is probably one of the company’s worst-kept secrets. Apart from the rumors, the company has been going about hiring and buying up companies that could help their progress in developing such a device. In fact a recent job listing by Apple points towards that.


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Apple’s Next AR Application Could Be For Apple Maps

Apple’s love for augmented reality (AR) has been well-documented. In fact just recently it was reported that Apple had acquired a company that makes lenses for AR headsets, fueling the rumors that Apple could be making their own AR headset. Now it looks like we are seeing more of how Apple could apply AR to the rest of its products and services.


Apple Acquires A Company That Makes Lenses For AR Glasses

Apple’s interest in augmented reality (AR) is pretty well known, and so far their efforts have largely been relegated to mobile through apps and features found in iOS. However if the rumors are to be believed, Apple is said to be developing its own AR glasses/headset, and now it looks like the company’s latest acquisition is only serving to fuel those rumors.


Acer OJO 500 Mixed Reality Headset Launched

There is virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and to date we have seen various companies attempt to develop software and create device for either (or sometimes both). However there is a subset also known as mixed reality which Microsoft has attempted to pursue with its HoloLens headset.


Ariana Grande’s Snapchat Lens Lets You Try On Merchandise

Both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have their place in the world, but when it comes to real-world usage, that’s where it’s hard to argue that AR might have an edge. In fact Snapchat is doing a good example of proving just that by launching a new Snapchat Lens together with musician Ariana Grande that will let fans try on her merchandise before buying it.


Apple’s AR Glasses Set For 2020 Launch

The concept of smart glasses aren’t new and companies such as Google have attempted them in the past with the Google Glass. It didn’t really take off the way Google intended, but Apple is reportedly planning something of their own which according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, is set for a launch in 2020.


L’Oreal To Bring An Augmented Reality Makeup Experience To Facebook

Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality (AR) is where the real world and the virtual world blend together. Each tech has its own purpose, but AR seems to be more useful when it comes to things like fashion, where it can be used to give users an idea of how a pair of glasses might look on them.


Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Headset Shipping Today

Magic Leap has been working on its mixed reality headset for quite some time now and after months of speculation about when the unit will start shipping, the company today confirmed that the Magic Leap One Creator Edition is finally shipping today in “select areas” of the United States. The $2,295 Creator Edition isn’t a development kit. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz refers to it as a “full-blown, working consumer-grade […]


Facebook Introduces AR Games To Messenger Video Chats

Facebook’s Messenger platform used to be pretty much about just sending messages. However it has evolved over time where users can send and receive money from friends, make phone calls, and also make video calls. In fact Facebook has recently pushed out an update that will beef up its video chats.


Amazon’s Part Finder Helps You Shop For Nuts And Bolts

Things break down from time to time, such as screws becoming loose and falling out, nuts and bolts breaking off from furniture, and so on. If you’re a handy person then chances are replacing them will be a piece of cake, but what about those who aren’t too familiar with such repair work? Thankfully Amazon has a solution.


AT&T Becomes Exclusive Wireless Vendor Of Magic Leap’s AR Glasses

Magic Leap has been working on its augmented reality glasses for quite some time now and the company still hasn’t confirmed when they’re going to be available. Magic Leap One, Creator Edition is the company’s first product which will deliver an enhanced augmented reality experience. The device is scheduled to ship later this year to qualified designers and developers. AT&T has announced that it will provide data for the AR […]