Augmented Reality

Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will include a dedicated AI coprocessor
July 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it is customizing the current processor within the headset with an AI coprocessor that will allow HoloLens to analyze data without needing…

Google Glass reborn for the enterprise market
July 20, 2017 at 7:33 am

The original augmented reality spectacles are back. But this time, the business of Google Glass is business. After a rough consumer launch in 2013 that at times saw wearers of Google's innovative $1,500 wearable computer derided as "Glassholes," the company quietly spent the past few years partnering with software companies and around 50 businesses to build…

UNBOXED: Navdy Heads Up Display
July 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Navdy is an aftermarket heads up display for drivers seeking to add a little AR to their lemon. UNBOXED is sponsored by Petra.

Just add an iPhone to experience AR with Mira's $99 headset
July 19, 2017 at 7:55 am

While mobile VR is a vibrant market these days, thanks to the Gear VR andGoogle's Daydream View, the same can't be said for AR. If you want to dabble in augmented reality, you'd better be prepared to shell out at least $950 on hardware like the Meta 2, and even more for a beefy PC…

Is AR the Platform of the Future?
July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

The tech industry seems to have already anointed AR as the platform that will eventually replace the smartphone. But will it?

College AR-enabled letter of acceptance will give you a virtual tour of campus
July 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

Getting a college letter of acceptance is huge enough, but this one includes the magic of augmented reality. The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China is issuing out its letters of acceptance to students suing AR. Students first scan a QR code on WeChat, which prompts the download of NPU's AR app.

You'll never play 'Super Mario' like this
June 23, 2017 at 7:52 am

You have a lot of Super Mario games to choose from, but you'll probably never be able to play one of the most fun versions out there. That's because it was created as an unofficial augmented reality game by developer Abhishek Singh for the Microsoft HoloLens. It's a first-person AR game, to be exact, so…

Apple enters the augmented reality fray with ARKit for iOS
June 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

Apple sung the praises of Pokemon Go as it talked about changes being made to the company’s App Store at today’s WWDC event, but it also showed off a new set of APIs that will allow developers to bring even more augmented reality apps to iOS devices. This has really been the year of augmented…

Gaming beat the Supreme Court — now it’s time to defend AR and VR
May 3, 2017 at 8:26 am

The gaming industry has successfully fought off critics and their moral panics for decades, and now it’s time to look ahead to the next battle. Two of the people who helped games find First Amendment protection revisited that battle today while also discussing how those lessons could stave off similar legal challenges to the emerging…