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Xiaomi launches its own smart glasses, of course

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight Xiaomi is challenging Facebook in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device won’t only be capable of taking photos, but also of displaying messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Column, Hardware, Xiaomi, Richard Branson, Ar, Augmented Reality, Faa, Smart Glasses, Engadget, Tceng, Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon, Facebook Xiaomi

Mark Zuckerberg is no astronaut, so he's rocketing Facebook into a virtual universe instead

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg said this week that Facebook will transform into a metaverse company. Metaverse is the next iteration of the internet and will expand on the physical and digital worlds. It's Zuckerberg's own futuristic mission after his peers catapulted to the edge of space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Richard Branson rocketed to the edge of spa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Getty Images, Vr, Richard Branson, Ar, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Afp, Bezos

Mark Zuckerberg isn't going to space, so he's rocketing his company into a virtual universe instead

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at an Oculus developers conference in 2016. Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg said this week that Facebook will transform into a metaverse company. Metaverse is the next iteration of the internet and will expand on the physical and digital worlds. It's Zuckerberg's own futuristic mission after his peers catapulted to the edge of space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Richard Branson rocketed to the edge of spa...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Getty Images, Vr, Richard Branson, Ar, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Afp, Bezos

The Tipping Point for 3D content is Now

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Malcolm Gladwell,  Some tech revolutions happen quickly, like a tsunami. For example, smart phone penetration. Others take time, and multiple waves, until they become mainstream. I believe we’re now at the tipping point for 3D content adoption and why it represents a huge opportunity for startups. 3D content has been around for a while. What’s driving 3D ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Cms, Pokemon, Vr, Ar, Augmented Reality, 3D, Gpu, Malcolm Gladwell, Sketchfab, Martin Hajek

The future of manufacturing: A look ahead to the next era of making things

The way we make things -- from cars to shoes to dental floss -- has changed dramatically over the past few generations. Here's what could change next.
Tags: Trends, Features, Robots, Ar, Manufacturing, Emerging Tech, The Future Of

Here’s what a trend-analyzing A.I. thinks will be the next big thing in tech

The "technology intelligence engine" uses A.I. to sift through hundreds of millions of documents online, then uses all that information to spot trends.
Tags: Trends, Features, Drones, 3d Printing, Vr, Ar, Ai, Deep Learning, Cryonics

Apple's new iPad Pro comes with a lot of impressive features, but the cheaper iPad Air is still the best for most people

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider The iPad Pro and iPad Air have a similar design and work with the same Apple accessories. But the iPad Pro runs on a desktop-class processor while the Air has the same chip as the iPhone 12. There are also important differences in their cameras and sensors. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Pro (5th Gen. 2021) (small) iPad Air (4th Gen., 64GB) (small) You'd be forgi...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Ipad, Facebook, Trends, Tech, Tablets, Ar, Air, Tablet, Ipad Pro, CPU, iPad Air, Apple Pencil, Apple Ipad, Geekbench

Google Glass Was Ugly, but Facebook's AR Baseball Hat Might Actually Be Worse

One of the biggest hurdles for augmented reality devices is design: No one wants to wear an obvious gadget on their face. Realizing the issues Google Glass had with gaining consumer traction, it seems Facebook may embrace a unique design for a future wearable. Folks, it’s a baseball hat. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Clothing, Software, Google Glass, Htc, Headgear, Ar, Augmented Reality, Hats, Fedora, Cowboy Hat, Technology Internet, 2nd Millennium

Everyone you know is a Disney princess, which means AR is queen

This weekend, all of your friends morphed one by one into animated, Pixar-inspired characters. This isn’t a fever dream, and you’re not alone. On Thursday, Snapchat released a Cartoon 3D Style Lens, which uses AR to make you look like a background character from “Frozen.” Naturally, even though TikTok’s own AR cartoon effects aren’t quite as convincing as Snapchat’s, people are turning to TikTok to share videos of themselves as Disney princesses, because of course they are. This isn’t the first ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Disney, Tech, Snapchat, Software, Canada, United States, Computing, Ar, Augmented Reality, App Store, Pixar

How Raleigh-based nonprofit RIoT is boosting entrepreneurship and job growth in the city

Insider Rachael Newberry, RIoT's program director, connecting virtually with a cohort of startups during the pandemic. Katherine Dupree RIoT is a nonprofit organization driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the Raleigh area. One program, RIoT Your Reality, is a competition where teams pitch AR ideas to improve the city. Other initiatives include an accelerator program and a data-centric stormwater management project. This article is part of a series focused on America...
Tags: Small Business, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Virginia, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Cisco, Innovation, Ibm, Ar, North Carolina, Tech Jobs, Nonprofits, Accelerators, Sas

Facebook’s Spark AR platform expands to video calling with Multipeer API

At today’s F8 developer conference, Facebook announced new capabilities for Spark AR, its flagship AR creation software. Since Spark AR was announced at F8 2017, more than 600,000 creators from 190 countries have published over 2 million AR effects on Facebook and Instagram, making it the largest mobile AR platform, according to Facebook. If you’ve ever posted a selfie on your Instagram story with an effect that gave you green hair, or let you control a dog’s facial expression by moving you...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Software, Ar, Augmented Reality, Api, Barber, Operating Systems, Spark, Mobile Software, Facebook If

AR 15 Conversion Kits – Best 5 Types You Should Own ~ Video

AR 15 Conversion Kits Top Five Product Review AR 15 Conversion Kits – Best 5 You Should Own   USA –-( AR-15s are modular, hence the AR 15 Conversion Kits. Push out the takedown and pivot pins and remove the upper – it contains the barrel and the matching bolt carrier group, the charging handle, and the gas system. If you’ve zeroed an optic or scope, it comes with the upper, too. Replace the original upper assembly with a different one; push the two pins back into place, and voi...
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Snap acquires AR startup WaveOptics, which provides tech for Spectacles, for over $500M

Snap yesterday announced the latest iteration of its Spectacles augmented reality glasses, and today the company revealed a bit more news: it is also acquiring the startup that supplied the technology that helps power them. The Snapchat parent is snapping up WaveOptics, an AR startup that makes the waveguides and projectors used in AR glasses. These overlay virtual images on top of the views of the real world someone wearing the glasses can see, and Snap worked with WaveOptics to build its lates...
Tags: TC, Europe, Glasses, UK, Tech, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Oxford, Ar, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Exit, Snap, Spectacles, Waveoptics, Stan Boland

Snapchat's newest shoppable feature lets you browse clothing by scanning pictures of your favorite outfits

Snap Snap just just introduced Screenshop, which allows users to scan and shop their friends' outfits. Snapchatters scan their friends' clothing, or upload a saved photo, and can shop similar items in the app. Screenshop lets shoppers unlock "shopping recommendations from hundreds of brands." See more stories on Insider's business page. If you've ever lusted after your friend's wardrobe, you can now shop looks inspired by their outfits - all within Snapchat.Users to "s...
Tags: Trends, Snapchat, Retail, Ar, Augmented Reality, Snap, ScreenShop, Aine Cain, BI Select

Snap just unveiled new AR Spectacles glasses with built-in screens

Snap Snap on Thursday unveiled the fourth iteration of its Spectacles. The augmented reality glasses come with a new design, two cameras, and four microphones. A company spokesperson said they are not for sale and are instead for AR creators. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snapchat's parent company, Snap, on Thursday introduced its next-generation Spectacles product, the company's first pair of glasses that use augmented reality.That means the wearer would be ab...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, Trends, Snapchat, Retail, Ar, Ariel, Snap, Tech Companies, Spectacles, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Tech Insider, Lauryn Morris, Lens Studio

Otis Introduces Their New AR Elite Range Box Cleaning Kit

I am a huge fan of organization equipment when it comes to my firearms and firearms equipment. The more compartmentalized I can make my equipment the better. Otis has just come out with a new product for their cleaning kit lineup that I might just have to go out and buy – the AR Elite […] Read More … The post Otis Introduces Their New AR Elite Range Box Cleaning Kit appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ar, Daily News, Otis, Otis Technology, Ar-15, Other Gear & Gadgets, Cleaning Kits, Gun Cleaning & Maintenance, AR Elite Range Box

How crowdsourced lidar could give your car X-ray-like superpowers

Currently, self-driving cars can only see as far ahead as their onboard sensors can scan. But what if they could use the sensors in the car ahead of them too?
Tags: Trends, Features, Ar, Augmented Reality, Lidar

Amazon is opening a London hair salon to test AR and other retail technologies

Amazon announced this morning it’s opening Amazon Salon, the retailer’s first hair salon and a place where Amazon aims to test new technologies with the general public. The salon will occupy over 1,500 sq. ft on Brushfield Street in London’s Spitalfields, where Amazon says it will initially be trialing the use of augmented reality (AR) and “point-and-learn” technology — the latter being a system that allow customers to point to products on a display shelf in order to learn more through videos an...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Technology, London, Shopping, Tech, Online Shopping, Salon, Ar, Augmented Reality,, Paris Fashion Week, Spitalfields, Amazon Amazon, Brushfield Street, Elena Lavagni

Apple mixed-reality headset: Everything we know about Apple’s VR headset

Apple is working on a mixed-reality headset, but what should you expect from it? We have all the news, rumors, features, and more to keep you informed.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, MR

Extra Crunch roundup: Clubhouse UX teardown, YC Demo Day favorites, proptech VC survey, more

Since the pandemic began, I have been pushing the limits of my imagination to try to picture what cities will look and feel like in the coming years. If your town looks like San Francisco, where I live, it’s a pressing question: Our once-bustling financial district is a ghost town, but even in outer neighborhoods, the number of vacant storefronts is unsettling. People are starting to emerge after sheltering in place for a year, but we are a long way from fully restoring our shared spaces. What’s...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, Real Estate, Microsoft, Ipo, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Hungary, Middle East, Venture Capital, Vr, Silicon Valley

Automakers, suppliers and startups see growing market for in-vehicle AR/VR applications

Augmented and virtual reality have been used for years in gaming, design and shopping. Now, a new battle for market share is emerging — inside vehicles. Safety-glass windshields offer a new opportunity for suppliers, manufacturers and startups that are starting to adapt this technology: AR overlays digital information or images on what a user sees in the real world, while VR creates a seemingly real experience that changes as they move through it. The potential for monetizing AR/VR is hamstrung ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Volkswagen, Ceres, Audi, Continental, Buick, Audi Mercedes Benz, EC Market Map

Apple’s mixed reality headset could be half the weight of other headsets

According to a new report, Apple’s rumored mixed-reality headset could have an incredibly low weight compared to rivals, potentially giving it a huge advantage.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Headset, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Ming-chi Kuo

Pokémon Go Creators Announce Pikmin Augmented-reality Game

Following their huge success with Pokémon Go, Nintendo and Niantic have finally gotten around to collaborating on another augmented-reality game.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, News, Trends, Nintendo, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Niantic, Pikmin, Pokémon Go Nintendo

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #531

Instagram Lite launchesFacebook has its eyes on emerging markets, having released Instagram Lite after three years of planning. So what’s the buzz about? Instagram Lite is a version of the original app that is less data and storage intensive, taking up just 2MB on your phone, compared to the usual 30MB. It has the same editing, sharing and viewing functions as the full app, but in order to avoid a storage surge, the app leaves out many graphics. There is no advertising, you can’t create Reels, a...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, UK, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Wall Street, Social Media, Seo, Dolly Parton, Italy, Ikea, Vr, Ar, Mashup, Clubhouse, Digital News

Apple analyst suggests launch date for its rumored mixed-reality headset

A respected analyst with contacts in Apple's supply chain has forecast launch dates for the tech firm's rumored mixed-reality headset and two other products.
Tags: Apple, Wearables, News, Trends, Vr, Virtual Reality, Headset, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, MR, Apple Headset

The 2020 iPad Pro is Apple's most expensive and powerful tablet - here's how much each model costs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple The iPad Pro is Apple's most premium tablet, and it comes in two sizes.Apple's cheaper iPads are great for most people, but the iPad Pro has more power and camera chops. It also offers more storage options compared to Apple's other tablets.Check out our to learn more about which model is right for you. Those in the market for a new iPad have a lot of options at their disposal. But Apple's top-...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Trends, Features, Best Buy, Tablets, Ar, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, Tech Insider, Lisa Eadicicco, iPad Pro 2018, Product Card, IP Freelance, Tech & Electronics (Reviews

Facebook might put facial-recognition tech in its smart glasses, due to launch this year - but only if it can ensure 'authority structures' can't abuse user privacy

A participant in Facebook's Project Aria research, which examined privacy concerns around smart glasses. Facebook Facebook is still set to release its smart glasses later this year, its head of AR and VR said Thursday. They might include facial-recognition tech – but only if privacy concerns can be addressed, Andrew Bosworth said. Facebook is working with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to make the augmented-reality glasses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Face...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Vr, Ar, Augmented Reality, Andrew Bosworth, Luxottica, Ray Ban, Facebook Facebook, Bosworth, Boz, Tech Insider, Michael Abrash Oculus, AR Glasses, Grace Dean

Awards show analyst relations’ efficient frontier

How should analyst relations (AR) be valued? That fundamental question underlies choices for AR measurement. One answer has been made concrete in Analyst Attitude... The post Awards show analyst relations’ efficient frontier appeared first on Influencer Relations.
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Apple Is Reportedly Developing Micro OLED Displays for Its AR Glasses

As rumors about continue to heat up, a new report claims Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to develop and produce sophisticated micro OLED displays for use in a future AR headset.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Electronics, Mobile Phones, Ar, Augmented Reality, Oled, TSMC, Apple Inc, Light Emitting Diodes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Emerging Technologies, Display technology

Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on the world's buzziest social network to talk about the future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on a Clubhouse talk show on Thursday evening. Zuckerberg appeared on The Good Times Show, a talk show on the buzzy new social networking app. The show has attracted tech moguls including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The man in charge of the world's biggest social network just joined the world's buzziest new social network.Facebo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Clubhouse, Vlad Tenev, Zuckerberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider