mixed reality

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

Samsung joins Microsoft’s VR parade with its new high-end headset for Windows 10

Microsoft is getting ready to launch the next major update to Windows 10. Part of this update includes full support for Windows Mixed Reality. After lining up support and headsets from partners like A

Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

Topology Eyewear is an augmented reality app providing custom-fit glasses from a 3D scan of your face. Most glasses are mass manufactured to fit a supposedly symmetric head. The problem is, most of us

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their

Crunch Report | Virtual Reality Star Wars Experience Is Coming to Disney Parks

VR Star Wars Experience is coming to Disney, Vector launches micro-satellites into orbit and iPhone 8 will take even better photos. All this on Crunch Report!

Microsoft starts selling developer ‘mixed reality’ headsets online

Microsoft "mixed reality" headsets are finally available (for developers) on the Microsoft store. The company opened pre-orders for the headset back in May; now developers can get their hands on Acer'

Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor

Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it i

Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a 'real' place. Basically, augmented reality. And, it just so happens that the holy grail of the home d

How augmented reality could save tech from itself

Indeed, as technology marches relentlessly forward, it feels like many of today’s positions could soon be displaced. But just as with past technological inflection points — whether the ste

Microsoft announces its own motion controllers for mixed reality

Microsoft doubled down on its commitment to what it called "mixed reality" today at its Build developer conference, revealing motion controllers that work closely with VR headsets from Acer. With a $3
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