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 >>

Here’s What Microsoft Thinks Windows in VR Could Look Like

Earlier today Intel showed off  a virtual reality headset that doesn't have any pesky cords. Project Alloy, as its being called, will run on Windows Holographic, the same software used to run Microsoft's Hololens. Holographic isn't restricted to pricey headsets, though, and we have our first look at how Microsoft envisions using Windows in VR. Read More >>

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Magic Leap’s Latest Demo Is Like Tripping Balls

Wired just published a giant feature on Magic Leap, the lavishly-funded, and crazy secretive mixed reality startup that we know almost nothing about. Professional thoughtfluencer Kevin Kelly got impressive access to the startup and reveals some very tiny details about what the hell they’re doing. There’s a headset! And it is capable of what you see in the video below, which is like tripping, if LSD made you hallucinate your calendar. Read More >>

Microsoft HoloLens Preorders Open Today (and It’s Not Cheap)

It’s been well over a year Microsoft first teased HoloLens, its new mixed reality headset that layers holograms over the real world. Starting today, developers can finally (!!!) preorder the futuristic augmented reality goggles. They’ll cost $3,000 (that's just shy of £2,160 in the Queen's notes, before taxes and shipping) for delivery from March 30th. Read More >>

Microsoft’s HoloLens Has a Huge Flaw That Won’t Be Solved By Launch

Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda is one of the men in charge of HoloLens, a headset that lets you see virtual objects as if they existed in the real world. At E3 2015, he told me a bit about what we can expect from Microsoft’s holographic computer at launch. He also admitted that one key issue will still need some ironing out. Read More >>

I Played Minecraft With Microsoft’s HoloLens, and it Was Bloody Impressive

When Microsoft said you’d be able to make Minecraft worlds appear in your living room with its new HoloLens headset, perhaps you squealed in glee. Or perhaps you wrote it off as smoke and mirrors. Not reality. Guess what? I just played it. Everything you saw on stage is real. Read More >>

How Magic Leap Plans to Make Virtual Objects Appear in the Real World

Want to know more about the mysterious Magic Leap and its plan to make virtual objects appear in the real world? Watch this fireside chat with three of the company’s leaders, including Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson. [MIT Tech Review] Read More >>

Magic Leap Claims This Kickass Reality-Bending Raygun Game is Real

Remember Magic Leap, the elusive Google-funded company promising to make virtual objects look like they exist in the real world? The one whose technology we've never actually seen? The secretive startup just released this incredible video filled with robots, retro rayguns, and a holodeck-like user interface. Read More >>

Magic Leap Ripped Off Those Awesome UI Concepts

Magic Leap is secretly building a headset that could blend computer graphics with the real world. And recently, the world lucked into a treasure trove of illustrations from Magic Leap about what that future might hold. There's just one problem: Magic Leap didn't actually create all those awesome UI concepts. It copied them. Read More >>

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Using Canon’s Mixed Reality Goggles Looks Like a Weird VR Nightmare

Next month, Canon will start selling a weird mixed reality system that blends real and virtual objects in front of your eyes. Like Google Glasses, it sounds like our science-fiction dreams come true. Sort of. From what we can see in this video, wearing the new goggles makes the world a painful, disorienting place. It sort of dashes our hopes for a slick augmented reality future. Read More >>