While startup insurgents make a huge difference, big platforms may exert disproportionate influence over the future of AR.
Happy New Year! It’s been another wild and wacky ride of a year in the tech world: breakthroughs and disgraces, triumphs and catastrophes, cryptocurrencies and starships, the ongoing rise of uto
In tech, this was the smartphone decade. In 2009, Symbian was still the dominant “smartphone” OS, but 2010 saw the launch of the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Nexus One, and today
Even when Apple telegraphs its hardware strategy, it’s proving to be nearly impossible for startups to beat them. The company’s executives have been motioning interest in following their r
New developments in sensor technologies, computer vision and machine learning technologies are combining to drive medical diagnostics further into the home, and the latest company to make a move to pu
Magic Leap just announced that they’re in the midst of closing a Series E round of funding, but it sounds like they’re going to have to clinch that investment with some pretty troubling sa
Despite early-stage virtual reality market and augmented reality market valuations softening in a transitional period, total global AR/VR startup valuations are now at $45 billion globally — include
Let us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion. This week, it snapped up neural-interface pioneers CTRL-Labs for somewhere north of $500 million, and ann
Just as the Bluetooth headset ushered in an era of hands-free calling, AR startups are trying to convince manufacturing startups that AR headsets will bring new efficiencies with hands-free computing.
Augmented reality is coming to the operating room theater sooner than anyone may have predicted. Medivis, which launched its product suite earlier this year, has now received approval from the Food an
Princess Leia’s hologram message to Obi-Wan is getting closer to reality, at least augmented reality. Magic Leap announced yesterday that they’ve agreed to acquire Belgian startup Mimesys.
In this week's newsletter: WeWork files confidentially for IPO, Lyft loses scooter head and Magic Leap raises MORE money.
The AR industry can avoid the creepy aspects of today’s data collection methods without hindering innovation.
If Magic Leap fails, the skeptics will at least have to admire the AR startup’s keen ability to raise vast amounts of capital. The company announced today that it has locked down another $280 mi
While Magic Leap’s first augmented reality headset launch wasn’t the earth-shattering drop they had sort of pitched the world on, the company is about to see a major corporate partnership
Earlier this week, Microsoft used its MWC press conference to announce the next version of its HoloLens mixed reality visor. When it demoed the first version back in 2015, quite a few pundits assumed
We explore the government shutdown's connection to tech IPOs, recount the demise of a well-funded AR project and introduce readers to an AI-enabled self-checkout shopping cart in this week's startups
In the first days of 2017, Osterhout Design Group arrived at CES with a two-story booth and huge promises. The startup’s founder, Ralph Osterhout, wanted to take the small San Francisco-based co
A former Magic Leap engineer believes the problem with most consumer-facing augmented headsets on the market is their bulky size. “You wouldn’t want to wear them for more than one hour,
Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built o