mixed reality

Bright spots in the VR market

Virtual reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed that VR would transform the way we connect, i

Gearing up to step into virtual reality

For the past two years, we’ve been closely following the advances of new VR experiences. Much of this gear is still in development, but if you’re eager to dive in and get a sense of what’s avail

Upskill launches support for Microsoft HoloLens

Upskill has been working on a platform to support augmented and mixed reality for almost as long as most people have been aware of the concept. It began developing an agnostic AR/MR platform way back

Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up

Last year, 30 leading venture investors told us about a fundamental shift from early-stage North American VR investment to later-stage Chinese computer vision/AR investment -- but they didn’t anti

Facebook’s newest VR headset, Oculus Quest, ships in the spring for $399

Opening up the Oculus Connect 5 keynote with some announcements, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its newest headset, called Oculus Quest, will be released in the spring of 2019 for $399. T

Hear from investors at General Catalyst, FirstMark and Shasta at TC Sessions: AR/VR

The worlds of augmented reality and VR theoretically represent a boundless expanse for startups looking to create a new digital future. Realizing that future is the tough part, and doing so while Goog

Microsoft is putting HoloLens to work with new Dynamics 365 applications

Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality glasses have always been interesting technology, but it’s never been clear how the company would move from novelty device to actual viable business use cases. To

Hear how Oculus is minimizing VR’s content problem at TC Sessions: AR/VR

In 2018, VR adoption has plenty of demons to chase as it looks to build a larger, more mainstream audience. In 2017, the chief concern for most in the industry was the lack of content available for he

Magic Leap One AR headset for devs costs more than 2x the iPhone X

It’s been a long and trip-filled wait but mixed reality headgear maker Magic Leap will finally, finally be shipping its first piece of hardware this summer. We were still waiting on the price-ta

Microsoft introduces a pair of new enterprise apps for HoloLens

Today at Microsoft’s Day 1 Build keynote, AR and VR has definitely been a sideshow so far, but the company did have some announcements related to enterprise apps on the HoloLens. The company det

Apple, LG and Valve did not invest in OLED display maker eMagin

Update: A source very close to Apple says that the company has not invested in OLED display maker eMagin — and, according to a statement eMagin has now also published, nor have Valve and LG: &#

Imverse’s groundbreaking mixed reality renders you inside VR

What if you could look down and see your actual arms and legs inside VR, or look at other real-world people or objects as if you weren't wearing a headset? Imverse's team spent five years building thi

LiveMap shows off latest prototype of augmented reality motorcycle helmet

LiveMap launched in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield CES 2014 and is getting closer to producing its augmented reality helmet. Since launching, the product has evolved to a working prototype. I

AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly

We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality. And on

Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million ahead of Harry Potter game launch

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a new $200 million in funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Series B raise was led by Spark Capital, and includes participation from Founders Fund, Merit

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

As Apple ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrva

Microsoft expands HoloLens headsets to 29 new markets, now up to 39

Nearly three years on from Microsoft unveiling its HoloLens augmented reality headsets, the company today announced a major expansion of its availability: 29 more markets in Europe, nearly tripling

Magic Leap confirms $502 million Series D round

Mixed reality slash augmented reality startup Magic Leap announced today that it raised a $502 million Series D round led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibab

Upskill Skylight update aimed at bringing augmented reality to mainstream

Upskill wants to be the development platform for your smart glasses, regardless of the brand. This agnostic approach is fairly unusual for companies building augmented reality applications and it prov

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform is now open to SteamVR developers

It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform will support SteamVR games over time. That’s a big deal because Steam is, after all, the largest store for buying PC games and
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