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£1.6 Billion Wasn’t Enough to Keep Magic Leap Afloat, So Now It Wants to Find a Buyer

After years of drumming up ridiculous hype, producing a mediocre product, and raising an absurd amount of money (a little over $2 billion/£1.59 billion, to be a little more precise), augmented-reality start-up Magic Leap is reportedly looking to sell itself. According to Bloomberg, a sale could net the company more than $10 billion (£7.94 billion) –  or about $8 billion (£6.35 billion) more than what it has raised from investors as of April 2019. Read More >>

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HTC Vive Adds Three New AR and VR Headsets to the Cosmos Family (Plus a Prototype Teaser)

HTC Vive had big plans to put on some fancy demos at Mobile World Congress, and while the show has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus, that isn’t stopping HTC from announcing three new additions to its Cosmos headset family. Read More >>

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All Your Base Are Belong to Bulbasaur

The heyday for Pokémon Go headlines has long since passed, but it turns out that in 2016, Canada’s military ordered officers to play the game after civilians kept wandering onto bases in pursuit of Pokémon. Read More >>

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Apple Pulled a Page From McDonald’s Playbook in 2019

By almost every account, Apple has had an incredibly strong 2019. Thanks to the refreshed AirPods and the new AirPods Pro, Apple earbuds accounted for somewhere between $4 billion (£3 billion) and $6 billion (£4.6 billion) in sales. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR was the best-selling phone every quarter this year. However, despite all this success, none of the gadgets Apple released in 2019 were all that exciting – some might even call them boring. Read More >>

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The Creators of Pokémon Go are Making Their Own AR Glasses

While the world seems intent on waiting for Apple to announce its own AR glasses, nobody ever thought about Niantic - the company behind games like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Speaking at the Qualcomm Summit, Niantic CTO Phil Kelsin just confirmed the company is working on its own AR glasses. Read More >>

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 is a Dedicated Chip for AR, VR, MR, and Every Other Kinds of ‘R’

XR is the blanket term for all the different kinds of 'reality' you'll see used to describe various kinds of glasses and headsets. VR, AR, MR, and whatever else they may come up with. Obviously this is becoming a much bigger thing as the years go on, and Qualcomm has decided it can't keep using mobile phone chips to make things work. SO it's launching a new dedicated chip for all kinds of XR - the XR2. Read More >>

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What’s Worse: These Gucci Snapchat Spectacles or the Video Promoting Them?

Despite multiple generations plagued by lacklustre sales, Snap continues to pump out more versions of its try-hard Spectacles. But now, thanks to the release of some limited edition Gucci-themed Spectacles 3, we’re faced with an interesting question. What’s worse, the new Spectacles themselves, or the short film Snap made to promote them? Read More >>

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How Science Fiction Ruined Smart Glasses

When you picture a pair of smart glasses, chances are you’re envisioning something slick. Perhaps, a stylish pair of aviators that with either a discreet tap or voice command, will immediately pull up an array of information based on whatever you’re looking at. In any case, you probably imagine someone like James Bond or Tony Stark wearing them. Read More >>

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Apple Is Apparently Working on AR Headphones

At this point, it’s no secret that Apple’s working on augmented reality glasses. However, a patent reveals that the company is also tinkering around with augmented audio in headphones. Read More >>

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Microsoft Bets Big on AR With Wider Launch of Minecraft Earth In Early Access

Just in case you forgot that Microsoft is deep into augmented reality, the early access version of Minecraft Earth is finally available on iOS and Android for you to get a taste of the future. Read More >>

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Apple’s New iPad Pro Will Be A Gateway For AR And VR Tech

Apple's newest iPad Pro, rumoured for release as early as 2020, is set to feature a new 3-D sensor system that could enable compatibility with Apple-developed AR and VR headsets. Read More >>

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Report: Apple’s AR Headset Won’t Be Out Until 2022, With AR Glasses to Follow in 2023

Apple won’t be launching new augmented reality products until at least 2022 to 2023, the Information reported on Monday, citing an internal Apple presentation described by sources. Read More >>

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Apple Patent Hints at AR Glasses With Transition-Like Lenses

If rumours are to be believed, we could be seeing augmented reality glasses from Apple sometime in 2020. That kind of hearsay is bolstered by a newly-released patent application, in which Apple describes a “head-mounted device with an adjustable opacity system.” Read More >>

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Apple’s Rumoured AR Glasses Could Arrive in Early 2020, Analyst Report Claims

Following hints about a potential Apple AR headset found in iOS 13 earlier this autumn, a new report from a well respected Apple analyst suggests that Apple’s AR glasses could arrive as early as the first half of 2020. Read More >>