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Mesh Is Microsoft’s Vision for Sending Your Hologram Back to the Office

Today at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference, the tech giant revealed a bold glimpse at the future of digital collaboration with Mesh, a new mixed reality experience set to shape how people work and socialize online.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Azure, Computing, Virtual Reality, Windows 10, Augmented Reality, Mesh, Altspacevr, Immersion, Microsoft Hardware, Mixed Reality, Niantic, Microsoft Hololens, Alex Kipman

Microsoft unveils Mesh, and with James Cameron, dives into mixed reality

At Microsoft Ignite, Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron joined Microsoft for a fully virtual tech conference featuring holoports, a new Mesh, and more.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, James Cameron, HoloLens, Mixed Reality, HoloLens 2, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Mesh

Hands-on with Microsoft Mesh: I handed someone a whale shark, and it was awesome

Microsoft has unveiled Mesh, a cross-technology platform that lets app developers build persistent virtual environments. Thanks to Hololens, I tested it out.
Tags: Wearables, News, Microsoft, Trends, Hp, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Holograms, HoloLens 2, Microsoft Ignite

The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

Smart contact lenses are finally becoming a reality. And the future of this intriguing technology is nothing like what you might expect.  
Tags: Wearables, Trends, Features, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Vision, Health & Fitness, Emerging Tech, Contact Lenses, Tech For Change, The Future Of

This Startup Can Deepfake Household Products Into Your Home

The e-commerce industry spends a lot of time and energy trying to keep the public interested in its wares and traditionally this has involved spending cash on photography: taking nice pictures of your products has typically been the best way to keep users scrolling to your page on the likes of Amazon or Shopify. But…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Marketing, Nike, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Ikea, Augmented Reality, Tom Cruise, Visual Effects, Computer Vision, Shopify, 3d Modeling, E Commerce, Computer Graphics

Facebook Weighing Up Legality of Facial Recognition in Upcoming Smart Glasses

Facebook is reportedly weighing up the legal implications of building facial recognition technology into a pair of smart glasses that the company is currently developing and which it intends to launch later this year. Prototype Project Aria AR glasses Facebook is using to research AR tech According to BuzzFeed News, Facebook's chief of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, told employees during an internal meeting on Thursday that the company is currently evaluating whether or not a legal framework ex...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Snapchat, Augmented Reality, Andrew Bosworth, Ray Ban, Bosworth, AR/VR, BuzzFeed News Facebook

Facebook's Making a Good Case Why You Should Never Wear Its Smart Glasses

Everyone and their mother is supposedly building a pair of smart glasses now, Facebook included. However, a BuzzFeed News report notes that apparently, Facebook is thinking about building facial recognition into its forthcoming pair of AR glasses. Um, no thank you.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Buzzfeed, Surveillance, Eyewear, Computing, Augmented Reality, Andrew Bosworth, BuzzFeed News, Display technology, Smartglasses, Face Id, Biometric Information Privacy Act, Wearable Computers

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

Qualcomm's New AR Headset Design Might Make Smart Glasses More of a Thing

It seems like every tech company is working to launch some kind of augmented reality app or headset. Now Qualcomm is releasing a reference design for smart glasses to hopefully speed up development of future AR gadgets.
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Augmented Reality, Qualcomm, Mixed Reality, Emerging Technologies, Display technology, Smartglasses, Wearable Computers, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet, Multimodal Interaction, Head Mounted Display

Leaked Videos Reveal Samsung's Plans for AR Glasses to Compete With Apple

Amid a in recent months about for a mixed reality headset and AR glasses, videos of Samsung's plans for its own AR glasses have purportedly leaked online (via The Verge). A leaker known as "WalkingCat" has shared seemingly official Samsung concept videos that depict "Samsung Glasses Lite" and "Samsung AR Glasses." Samsung Glasses Lite give the illusion of a 2D display in front of the user, while Samsung AR Glasses are able to display interactive 3D objects and environments. Samsung Glass...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Augmented Reality, WalkingCat, Samsung Glasses Lite, Samsung AR Glasses Samsung Glasses Lite, Samsung AR Glasses, Samsung Glasses Lite Samsung AR Glasses

Leaked Videos Hint Samsung Smart Glasses Might Also Be in the Works

It looks like Apple and Facebook aren’t the only tech giants developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses. Over the weekend, Twitter user @WalkingCat leaked two videos allegedly from Samsung showcasing a pair of AR glasses dubbed “Glasses Lite” and what appears to be the company’s vision for “Next Wearable…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Glasses, Science, Technology, Samsung, Eyewear, Computing, Augmented Reality, Samsung Electronics, Wearable Devices, Microsoft Hololens, Smartglasses, Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computers, Humancomputer Interaction

Virtual reality is offering timely narratives on race, diversity and culture by centering the perspectives of people of color

An image from Blood Speaks: Maya - The Birth of a Superhero. Just Another Production Company Developers are using virtual reality to recreate both historic and everyday events, and allow users to hear and experience different perspectives. Some experiences are designed to encourage people to look at their own behavior, while others tell lesser-heard stories.  One takes users back to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, while another documents the discrimination experienced by a Black ma...
Tags: Google, UK, England, Technology, London, France, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Tech, Racism, Williams, Nepal, Washington Dc, Equality

Edgybees raises $9.5M Series A for its aerial video augmentation service

Edgybees, a company that helps businesses, first responders and military users accurately geotag and augment their aerial video streams in real time, today announced that it has raised a $9.5 million Series A round. The news comes almost exactly two years after the company announced its $5.5 million seed round. Seraphim Capital, which specializes in space tech investments, led this new round. New investors Refinery Ventures, LG Technology Ventures, Kodem Growth, as well as existing investors Our...
Tags: Startups, Israel, Artificial Intelligence, San Diego, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, Ourcrowd, Jon Medved, Verizon Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Edgybees, Adam Kaplan, Seraphim Capital, LG Technology Ventures, Mark Boggett, Visual Intelligence Platform

Apple Launches 'For All Mankind: Time Capsule' Augmented Reality App

Apple today announced the launch of a new augmented reality app that takes inspiration from Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind." The app, built on Apple's ARKit framework, is designed to offer augmented reality experiences for the 2020 iPad Pro models and the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple describes "For All Mankind: Time Capsule" as a new augmented reality experience that "brings the world of the popular ‌Apple TV+‌ Series 'For All Mankind' right into the homes of fans." The app lets viewers uncover...
Tags: Apple, Augmented Reality, Time Capsule, Mankind, Danny, Gordo, All Mankind, ARKit, Tracy Stevens, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Gordo Tracy Stevens, All Mankind Every

Apple launches a new AR experience tied to ‘For All Mankind’

“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” is a new augmented reality app created by Apple to promote the upcoming second season of “For All Mankind,” which premieres on February 19 on Apple TV+. Even for those of you who aren’t fans of the the show — which tells the story of an alternate history in which the Soviet Union beat the United States to the Moon, leading to an extended space race in the ’70s and beyond — the app is still noteworthy as another sign of Apple’s interest in AR, even beyond the repor...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Apple TV, United States, Augmented Reality, Time Capsule, Soviet Union, Mankind, Moore, Danny, Gordo, Ron Moore, Danny Stevens, Tracy Stevens

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

Snap partners with ShareChat’s Moj to roll out Camera Kit

Snap has partnered with ShareChat’s Moj app to integrate its Camera Kit into the Indian app as the American social giant looks to accelerate its growth in the world’s second largest internet market. This is the first time Snap has partnered with an Indian firm for its Camera Kit technology, which unlocks a range of augmented reality features, the two companies said. (Snap has partnered with a handful of firms including Triller for Camera Kit collaboration globally.) Moj creators will be able to ...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Snapchat, Augmented Reality, New Delhi, MoJ, App Annie, Snap, SVP, Schwerin, Ben Schwerin, Triller, India Snap

Are Speakers Ready For The Arrival Of New Technologies?

Will we be able to use new technologies to make more of an impact? Image Credit: 1Day Review As speakers we need to understand the importance of public speaking and that that we are living in a constantly changing world. What this means is that how we used to give speeches is now changing and that means that we need to learn how to change with the times. A good example of what is going on now is that more speakers are using iPads and tablets to make presentations to audiences. Are y...
Tags: Microsoft, Speaker, Powerpoint, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Speech, Presentation, Speaking, Toastmasters, 7 - Change, Jim Anderson, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Benefits Of Public Speaking, Importance Of Public Speaking, Online Presentation, Nonlinear Conversations

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

Apple's Rumored VR Headset Might Have 8K Displays and Cost How Much??

Last month, the Apple rumor mill was that the company’s long-whispered-about mixed-reality headset would be powered by the new M1 chip and, unsurprisingly, would have an outrageous price tag. A new report from seems to corroborate those juicy tidbits, as well as reveal some new jaw-dropping…
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Oculus, Augmented Reality, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Display technology, Virtual Reality Headsets, Oculus Quest, 8k Resolution, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology_internet, Head Mounted Displays

TouchCast raises $55M to grow its mixed reality-based virtual event platform

Events — when they haven’t been cancelled altogether in the last 12 months due to the global health pandemic — have gone virtual and online, and a wave of startups that are helping people create and participate in those experiences are seeing a surge of attention, and funding. In the latest development, New York video startup TouchCast — which has developed a platform aimed at companies to produce lifelike, virtual conferences and other events without much technical heavy-lifting — has picked up...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Verizon, Video, New York, Hollywood, Enterprise, Media, Microsoft, Funding, Tech, Aol, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Accenture

Apple VR Headset May Launch in Q1 2022 With LiDAR and $500+ Price Tag [Updated]

Apple's rumored virtual reality (VR) headset may be released as soon as the first quarter of 2022, according to JP Morgan analysis seen by China Times. The report, spotted by , explains that the "industrial design of Apple's headset will be close to that of other brands of VR headsets." The headset is said to feature six lenses and an optical LiDAR scanner to map the wearer's environment. Most of the components for the headset will reportedly be manufactured starting in the fourth quarter o...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Taiwan, Jp Morgan, Augmented Reality, TSMC, Foxconn, Jpmorgan, Ming Chi Kuo, DigiTimes, Largan, Quanta Computer, Pegatron, Gurman, China Times, AR/VR

Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app

The newly resurrected Gowalla wants to realize its mobile dreams from the early-aughts in an augmented reality world, and they’ve raised some new funding to make it happen. The AR startup tells TechCrunch that it has raised $4 million in seed funding co-led by Google’s venture arm GV and Spark Capital. Other investors include Niantic, Upside Partnership, Otherwise Fund, Capital Factory, Form Capital and a host of angels like April Underwood, Leah Culver, Jason Calacanis, John Lilly, Scott Belsky...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Software, Dave, Williams, Computing, Augmented Reality, Foursquare, TechCrunch, John Lilly, Jason Calacanis, Dennis Crowley, Spark Capital

Google open sources Tilt Brush VR software as it shuts down internal development

As Facebook and Apple begin to fire up more projects in the AR/VR world, Google has spent the last year shutting down most of their existing projects in that space. Today, the folks at Google announced they had ended active development of Tilt Brush, a VR painting app that was one of virtual reality’s early hit pieces of software. The app allowed users to use virtual reality controllers as brushes to construct digital sculptures and environments. While the company will not be pushing any new upd...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Spokesperson, Digital Media, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Tilt Brush, Skillman Hackett, Co-founder, Drew Skillman, Patrick Hackett, Annddd

Apple Reportedly Making a VR Headset Few Will Actually Buy

It’s an open secret that Apple is working on some kind of augmented reality or virtual reality headset. Some, have been so bold as to predict sleek Steve Jobs-style smart glasses as soon as summer 2021. But now is reporting that before we get smart glasses, Apple is attempting a niche VR headset that will…
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Technology, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Science and Technology, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Playstation Vr, Display technology, Virtual Reality Headsets, Computer Peripherals, Humancomputer Interaction

Bloomberg: Apple's First AR/VR Headset 'Pricey, Niche Precursor' to More Ambitious AR Glasses and Could Launch Next Year

Apple's first virtual reality headset will be a "pricey, niche precursor" to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and information over a view of the real world, will be more limited. Apple has planned to launch the product as soon as 2022, going up agains...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman, Jony Ive,, Facebook Inc, Ive, Sony Corp, Gurman, Mike Rockwell, HTC Corp, Apple VR Project, Apple Silicon Macs Apple

Bloomberg: Apple's First AR/VR Headset 'Pricey, Niche Precursor' to More Ambitious Device and Could Launch Next Year

Apple's first virtual reality headset will be a "pricey, niche precursor" to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and information over a view of the real world, will be more limited. Apple has planned to launch the product as soon as 2022, going up agains...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Augmented Reality, Mark Gurman,, Facebook Inc, Sony Corp, HTC Corp, Apple VR Project

Don’t let Google Glass haunt you: The future of AR glasses is far more stylish

Augmented reality glasses have been progressing slowly over the past few years. Now, at CES 2021, they're finally at a point where they don't look so weird.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Features, Ar, Augmented Reality, Vuzix, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Product, Ces 2021 Audience Choice, Ces 2021 Innovation, Ces 2021 Must See, The Future Of

Vuzix’s new microLED-powered smart glasses will arrive this summer

Less than a full day into CES 2021, and it seems that smart glasses are very much shaping up as a trend. I wrote about a pair of AR glasses from Lenovo aimed at business applications yesterday, and a few other companies have popped up in the meantime, with various levels of “smartness” included. Vuzix’s latest models are still several months away, but they seem to be one of the more promising we’ve seen at the show thus far. The company is best known for its business-focused solutions — th...
Tags: Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Ces, Ar, Augmented Reality, Lenovo, Smart Glasses, Vuzix, Jade Bird, EQE, CES 2021

Lenovo’s ThinkReality AR glasses can project virtual desktops into your eyes

Lenovo has announced the ThinkReality A3 smart glasses, which can project up to five virtual screens in your vision for the ultimate multi-monitor setup.
Tags: News, Trends, Computing, Augmented Reality, Lenovo, AR Glasses, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Product, Ces 2021 Audience Choice, Ces 2021 Innovation, Ces 2021 Must See, Lenovo ThinkReality AR