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  • The reality of VR/AR growth Crunch Network

    The reality of VR/AR growth

    “VR will be big, AR will be bigger and take longer.” What sounded revolutionary when we first said it two years ago has become accepted wisdom. But now the market has actually launched, and we’ve got 12 months of real-world performance and major tech players’ strategies emerging. And that’s changed our views on VR/AR growth. A lot. Read More

  • Meta CEO Meron Gribetz will talk the future of augmented reality at Disrupt SF

    Meta CEO Meron Gribetz will talk the future of augmented reality at Disrupt SF

    “Today’s computers are so amazing that we fail to notice how terrible they really are,” Meta CEO Meron Gribetz said as he kicked off the TEDx talk he gave in February. It was a fittingly grandiose opening statement, but one for which the Israeli-born entrepreneur feels he has a solution: neuroscience. That’s not coincidentally what Gribetz was studying at Columbia… Read More

  • Augmented reality has no clothes Crunch Network

    Augmented reality has no clothes

    AR/VR continue to buzz hotly as contenders for the next wave of computing. Tech-industry pundits predict enormous future markets based on speculation that AR will replace the smartphone. The technology looks promising, but other smartphone killers haven’t panned out. Perhaps the industry is again engaged in wishful thinking, declaring AR as the future emperor and dressing it in… Read More

  • AR startup Meta raises $50M at around $300M valuation, eyes up China

    AR startup Meta raises $50M at around $300M valuation, eyes up China

    The market for augmented and virtual reality technology continues to heat up, and now one of the more promising startups making both AR hardware and software has raised a $50 million round to keep up the pace. Meta, which makes an AR headset/glasses of the same name, as well as software to run on it, has raised $50 million in a Series B round of funding. The company plans to use the money… Read More

  • Meta Hypes The Reveal Of Its ‘Futuristic’ Next-Gen Augmented Reality Glasses

    Meta Hypes The Reveal Of Its ‘Futuristic’ Next-Gen Augmented Reality Glasses

    Meta, an augmented reality glasses company born around the same time as Google Glass, is getting ready to show off the next-gen version of their AR headset. The company published a video to YouTube on Wednesday which features a handful of tech influencers lauding their “futuristic” experiences with demos of the yet-to-be-publicly-revealed device. The video undoubtedly seeks… Read More

  • Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

    Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More

  • Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Students Build Objects With Metal Using A MIG Welder And An Off-The-Shelf 3D Printer

    Today in the Department of Overkill Department we present students from the University of Delft who have built a metal printer using a basic Prusa 3D printer – essentially a hobbyist printer – and a MIG welder. The system extrudes and melts a length of wire which is then laid down just like it is in plastic printers. The resulting objects, while far from pretty, prove that 3D… Read More

  • Meta 1 Augmented Reality Glasses Are Dragging Us Into A VR Future

    Meta 1 Augmented Reality Glasses Are Dragging Us Into A VR Future

    Meta — which recently presented at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 — today began to ship the final version of its Meta 1 Developer Kit (which includes the AR glasses). The 1,500 members of the company’s Pioneer Developer Program will be the lucky (and patient) recipients of the glasses and the accompanying SDK. I say patient, because this shipment is the culmination of… Read More