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Wednesday, 8 July, 2020 UTC

OnePlus Nord price leaked ahead of AR launch event

OnePlus said it was going back to what it does best. There was even a promise of a sub-$500 smartphone that, while not a flagship killer, is expected to be a David among Goliaths. The company has just tried to drum up the hype by confirming its AR-flavored ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

Magic Leap bets on ex-Microsoft exec to turn mixed reality tide

Magic Leap has found itself a new CEO, with the beleaguered augmented reality company looking to a former Microsoft exec to help turn itself around. Long the darling of Silicon Valley investors, Magic Leap promised a mesmeric world that blended reality ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 7 July, 2020 UTC

OnePlus Nord launch might not just be online but also in AR

As a smaller company in a sea of big fish, OnePlus is used to doing more with less. Its launch events aren’t exactly grand and can even be considered more “grassroots” than large corporate press parties. It does, however, always been more ambitious and ... more - slashgear

Monday, 6 July, 2020 UTC

2021 Mercedes S-Class teases AR windshield and hybrid range boost

Mercedes-Benz has teased what’s possibly the most important car interior it has developed in years, with the new S-Class’ tech promising a big upgrade over what you’ll find in dealerships today. The new luxury sedan will feature a big new touchscreen ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 UTC

Niantic Labs’ new CATAN AR game is just the tip of the iceberg

It’s actually not exactly news that Niantic Labs, creators of the famed Ingress, Pokemon GO, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite AR games, have been working on a new title and what that title would be. It is, however, fresh news that it will soon be opening ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 UTC

Google Search gets realistic Jurassic World dinosaurs with AR

Google users on mobile can now experience a realistic dinosaur in their own environment using the Google Search app. With this new experience, Google offers AR dinosaurs based on the movie Jurassic World to let users experience the extinct creatures in ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020 UTC

Facebook VR headset prototype looks like cool sunglasses

Facebook is probably one of the last Big Tech companies you’d associate with virtual and augmented reality technologies but it has actually invested a lot of its resources into VR and AR, not even counting its acquisition of VR pioneer Oculus. Of course, ... more - slashgear

Friday, 26 June, 2020 UTC

ARCore Depth API is now ready to hide AR objects behind real objects

The very first iterations of phone-based augmented reality simply slapped floating “stickers” in the camera viewer to give the semblance of a 3D object virtually existing in the real world. That illusion, however, was easily shattered when a real-world ... more - slashgear

Friday, 26 June, 2020 UTC

Alphabet reportedly buying Focals smart glasses maker North

AR-powered smart glasses are one of those technologies that sound and look great on Tony Stark but are a far cry from being an actual profitable product, be it in retail or even in industrial applications. Smart glasses are hard to get right, both in ... more - slashgear

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 UTC

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman get a spec-boost: All the details

Porsche has revealed the 2021 718 Boxster and Cayman, and while the new model year may not touch the style, the tech and cabin comforts are getting a welcome upgrade. Features like Apple CarPlay are now being included as standard across the line-up, as ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 UTC

Oculus Go discontinued: Here’s what that means

So you’ve got an Oculus Go VR headset and you assumed you’d have support from Oculus for the foreseeable future. So you thought the Oculus Go platform was just another part of the overarching Oculus ecosystem, one that’d have no reason to go away in the ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 UTC

Ready at Dawn, VR developer behind Lone Echo, joins Facebook

In an announcement through Oculus today, Facebook revealed that it has acquired Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the hit virtual reality game Lone Echo, as well as lesser-known titles Echo Arena and Echo Combat. Facebook praised the studio, calling ... more - slashgear

Sunday, 21 June, 2020 UTC

Apple Glass will be here soon: Things you should know

For reasons best known to Apple, the Apple Glasses – believed to be called Apple Glass – is one of the most mysterious devices in the tech fraternity. For years now we have been sleeping with rumors about Apple’s augmented reality/smart glasses only to ... more - slashgear

Friday, 19 June, 2020 UTC

You’ll apparently have Jony Ive to thank – or blame – for Apple’s smart glasses gamble

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive hit reset on the company’s first AR and VR headset project, according to a new report, pushing for a controversial design that traded some performance in favor of portability. Though the Apple smart glasses aren’t expected ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 UTC

HTC VIVE XR Suite promises to get you ready for the Next Normal

The past five months have seen a lot of sudden changes to how we interact with each other both socially and professionally. There has been an increase in the use of the Internet and computing devices, including smartphones, for work and to keep in touch ... more - slashgear

Monday, 15 June, 2020 UTC

Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

Today we’re taking a peek at the release details of Star Wars: Squadrons. This is the newest EA Games / Motive Studios release in the Star Wars universe, centered on 5v5 dogfights in starfighters piloted by New Republic (rebellion) pilots and pilots fighting ... more - slashgear

Monday, 15 June, 2020 UTC

Did you know? Facebook reminds us they own these companies

This week the Facebook for Android app updated the way they show their brand – with all sorts of icons. You’ll see Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. This is just the tip of the iceberg, really, as Facebook’s ramped up acquisitions ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 UTC

HTC Vive to support XR Viewers powered by Snapdragon phones

It seems that the VR and AR pendulum is swinging back to the smartphone side of things. Headsets started out as hulking boxes strapped to your head and wired to a computer but, thanks to Google, some got the idea of shoving a smartphone into that box ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 9 June, 2020 UTC

Facebook News section rolls out with local news for all users in the US

Facebook News, the feature first introduced in October 2019, is rolling out to all users in the United States. With Facebook News, users in the US get access to a dedicated news portal featuring articles from a variety of publishers, including local news ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 9 June, 2020 UTC

MIT “brain-on-a-chip” could make AI more portable

We have made quite a lot of progress in artificial intelligence in the past years, partly thanks to the rising popularity of consumer products powered by machine learning and neural networks. We are still, however, far from the dream or nightmare of sentient ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 9 June, 2020 UTC

Galaxy Fold 2 to use UTG, next-gen foldable glass still coming

The Galaxy Note 20 may be August’s most-awaited smartphone but it won’t be coming alone. Almost ironically, there seems to be less interest and hype, not to mention less information, around the Galaxy Fold 2. Perhaps the disappointing reality of Samsung’s ... more - slashgear

Monday, 1 June, 2020 UTC

Lenovo Mirage VR S3 standalone headset should be tougher than most

It’s been a little while since we last heard from Lenovo’s VR arm, but today the company is back with a new headset. Today Lenovo unveiled the Mirage VR S3, an all-in-one headset it created with the help of the folks at Pico Interactive. With a 4K display ... more - slashgear

Monday, 1 June, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx mod lets you play without VR but at a virtual cost

Half-Life Alyx is the first major game in the franchise to come out in years but its high requirements made it a no-go for many fans of the franchise. Valve may have boosted sales of its Index VR system and perhaps other compatible VR gear but that is ... more - slashgear

Friday, 29 May, 2020 UTC

This Google AR app tackles social distancing’s biggest issue

With social distancing for our current global pandemic for COVID-19, augmented reality seems to have found a place to be helpful in the real world. An “Experiments with Google” app called Sodar works with WebXR to show a 2-meter circle around the user, ... more - slashgear

Friday, 29 May, 2020 UTC

Before you buy a new iPhone SE check out Apple’s iPhone XR refurb deal

If you’re in the market for an iPhone but you’re not looking to spend a ton of money on it, then it might be worth checking out Apple’s refurbished iPhone XRs. The new lineup went live on Apple’s website today, and in all cases, you’ll spend around $100 ... more - slashgear

Friday, 29 May, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx update lets you slosh wine in bottles

Virtual reality is supposed to give the illusion of being in an artificial yet believable world. Given today’s technologies, however, that doesn’t always look believable not just in graphics quality but also in how things move. Liquids are one of the ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 UTC

HP Reverb G2 looks to be top-tier VR headset of tomorrow

The HP Reverb G2 represents a team-up of HP, Valve, and Microsoft, to create a virtual reality / mixed reality headset that’ll top the rest. This device works with one 2K x 2K resolution per eye, and rolls with a 114-degree field of view. This headset ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 UTC

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge makes a VR game from Disney’s hit park

Last year, Disney launched its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park at both Disneyland and Disney World, and now it seems we’re going to get a VR game based on it. Today, ILMxLAB announced Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, a new VR game it’s making ... more - slashgear

Thursday, 28 May, 2020 UTC

Qualcomm promises 5G smartphone-powered XR Viewers really soon

When consumers hear of 5G and its blazing fast speeds, most will probably think about Netflix and downloads. 5G’s full potential, however, isn’t limited to just that, of course, and it can enable a whole host of new experiences, including everyone’s favorite ... more - slashgear

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 UTC

Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up is an AR story game made for phones

Aardman Animations has teamed up with Fictioneers to launch Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up, a new mobile game that uses augmented reality and smartphones to tell a story in an interactive way. The companies have revealed the game in a teaser trailer ... more - slashgear