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This Hololens Gate App Will Make You Experience Vertigo

You might have seen the very cool simulation of Portal in Hololens recently. White it demonstrated the ways in which Microsoft’s augmented reality device could replicate the video game’s mechanic of launching objects through portals, it didn’t allow the user to walk through the portals themselves. “HoleLenz Gate” does exactly that and it’s bad for people who are afraid of heights. Read More >>

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Asus’ Crazy New Phone Takes 92 Megapixel Photos

Whether it’s the Google Pixel or the Samsung Galaxy S7, companies are betting that the future of virtual reality will be ushered in by your mobile device. Now, you can add Asus to that list. The company just announced a new smartphone at CES that takes an adventurous and somewhat experimental leap into the world of mixed and virtual reality — and it actually looks pretty useful. Read More >>

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Let’s Check in on the Super-Hyped $4.5 Billion Startup That Still Hasn’t Released a Product

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is one of the most-hyped businesses in tech, but after five years and $1.4 billion in funding from behemoths like Google and Alibaba, the notoriously secretive company still hasn’t released a product. A new report from The Information now peeks behind the curtain and reveals that Magic Leap is in much worse shape than its bluster suggests. Read More >>

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Can’t Afford Hololens? ZapBox is a Super-Cheap Alternative

With the Development Edition available for a whopping £2,719 and Microsoft still a long way from a commercial rollout, Hololens is but a distant dream for most of us. The $30 (£24) ZapBox, on the other hand, doesn’t need to be. Read More >>

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Tim Cook on Virtual Reality: I Long to Be Touched

While tech giants like Sony and Facebook are currently betting big on the future of virtual reality, Apple has so far stayed out of the “giant headset of questionable utility” game. Today, we finally know why: CEO Tim Cook, like all of us, just wants a hug. Read More >>

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Royal Shakespeare Company to Sex up The Tempest With Virtual Ariel Avatar

The Royal Shakespeare Company is planning a new version of famed play The Tempest. Which isn't anything unusual. It's probably done two or three at least. What's new about this one is that it'll be using display tech backed by Intel, creating a tech-powered live stage special effects blockbuster. Read More >>

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No, Niantic Isn’t Making a Harry Potter Version of Pokémon Go

Since Pokémon Go hit the app stores, people have been wondering what other fictional universes they could be fun in augmented reality. Of course, Harry Potter is one that keeps showing up. Read More >>

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The Best Mobile AR Apps That Aren’t Pokémon Go

In short time, Pokémon Go has pushed augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream. Its ability to overlay digital animations onto the real world using your phone’s camera and screen is unlike any other popular game before it. But Pokémon Go isn’t the only app that seamlessly blends virtual objects into the real world. Here are the best AR apps not linked with Nintendo. Read More >>

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Satya Nadella Thinks Pokémon Go Would be Perfect With Hololens

Pokémon Go fever is spreading like wildfire, and it's only going to get worse now that the game is getting released in more countries (including the UK). It seems like everyone has an opinion on the game, and the latest person to chime in is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He thinks Pokémon Go would be go perfectly with Microsoft's Hololens headset. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Just Made Augmented Reality Mainstream

Augmented reality—the ability to witness an altered version of our world via a smartphone display, goofy glasses, or through a camera—is not new. Thanks to Pokémon Go, though, people might actually start to care about it. Read More >>

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Did Pokémon Go Put a Gym in an Actual Graveyard?

Pokémon Go has been available for a couple of days now, and by any measure it’s a runaway success. My only complaint so far is that the game keeps making me walk to weird places, and I’m not the only one. Read More >>

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Magic Leap AR Star Wars Experience Will Bring R2-D2 to Your Living Room

Despite gathering a ridiculous $1.39 billion in funding, few people beyond its developers and investors know the specifics of what augmented reality specialist Magic Leap is up to. But today, we got a Star Wars-powered glimpse of what the technology is capable of. And blimey, it looks impressive. Read More >>

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Magic Leap Patent May Reveal Its Upcoming AR Headset

Magic Leap—valued at more than $4.5/£3.1 billion—is one of the most secretive (and exciting) technology companies in the world. Despite its fruitful fundraising campaigns, the company has never released a commercial product and very few people have ever tried its state-of-the-art augmented reality headset. Read More >>

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This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell

It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something. Read More >>