Augmented Reality

Asus is building its own, affordable augmented reality device

ASUS is looking to get in on the ground floor with augmented reality with the release of its own, more economical headset sometime in 2016, according to the company's CEO.

Microsoft issues $100,000 and two HoloLens kits to five different schools nationwide

Back in July, Microsoft revealed a grant program for colleges and universities looking to take advantage of its forthcoming HoloLens augmented reality headset. Today, it announced the winners.

VR will replace smartphones someday, predicts Oculus founder Palmer Luckey

Virtual reality isn't just a gimmick according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: he says it's eventually going to replace smartphones as we know them and that we will use VR constantly.
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Happy Back to the Future Day! DT Daily 2:32

Today on DT Daily: Today is the day Marty McFly landed "in the future," secretive VR developer Magic Leap rolls out a preview video, the new Apple TV gets a sale date.

Asus in talks with Microsoft to build its own HoloLens headset

Asus is reportedly in talks with Microsoft to use Microsoft's holographic technology to build its own HoloLens. It is the first company to step forward and try to work out a deal with the HoloLens creator.

Amazon files smart glasses patent for watching movies and augmenting real life

Amazon has filed a new patent to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, revealing internal work on smart glasses with augmented reality features, capable of switching between the real and virtual world.
Cool Tech

A whole new world: Disney app renders coloring book pages as 3D images

Using technology provided by the Unity game engine, the Disney Research project has developed an app that will allow you to see what your 2D drawings (or colorings, more precisely) look like as 3D animations.

Apple working on AR? Why else hire a Microsoft Hololens engineer?

Microsoft might have its Hololens headset in the works, but Apple may have a competitor product. While it's all speculation at the moment, putting more wood on that fire is an ex-Hololens engineer, who's recently moved to Apple.

Android co-founder thinks augmented reality is the future of gaming, invests $15M in castAR

Andy Rubin's Playground Global is investing in a cool new gaming platform. Formerly a Kickstarter project, castAR brings holographic 3D-like objects to the real world through augmented reality.

Microsoft HoloLens will be in the hands of developers within a year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been chatting to the BBC about the future direction of the company, and confirmed that businesses and enterprise customers will get HoloLens kit first.

Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney thinks augmented reality will trump virtual reality

While virtual reality is capturing the imaginations of gamers and developers the world over, augmented reality is the technology that Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney sees as the most forward-thinking.