Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality

Google's planning a big expansion of its Project Tango mapping tech

Google's planning a big expansion of its Project Tango mapping tech, according to reports. It'll reportedly announce the details, including related devices and cloud services, at its 2016 I/O conference.
Mobile

New Yorker’s latest cover leaps off the page, really

As part of promotional efforts for its annual "innovators" issue, this week's New Yorker magazine includes an augmented reality cover that springs to life when viewed with a smartphone or tablet.
Virtual Reality

Amazon patent scans hands to stop your kid from deleting your augmented reality work

Kids tend to burst into rooms and wave their hands around, which could mess with augmented reality sets that use gesture-based controls. An Amazon aims to fix this, and also ensure that kids are presented with a kid-friendly UI.
Virtual Reality

Get real! How augmented reality toys could make VR feel like a gimmick

VR is exciting, but some of gaming's biggest franchises take place in mixed reality -- that's not going to change any time soon. Anki and Reach Robotics looking to bring old-school toys into the augmented reality future.
Cool Tech

A German designer’s AR pingpong table reacts to every shot

We've come a long way since the 1970s, both in terms of our political relations with China and in terms of technology, and now, one interaction designer has created an augmented reality tool that can take your pingpong game to the…
Virtual Reality

You can’t buy a HoloLens yet, but it’s already won a design award

The HoloLens isn't available to consumers yet, but that didn't stop the Red Dot committee from recognizing its design. The augmented reality headset from Microsoft won for Product Design, a huge honor.
DT Daily

Volkswagen may try to clean up ‘dieselgate’ mess with buy-back plan

Volkswagen is in trouble after admitting to cheating on emissions tests for a huge number of cars, now they may offer to buy them all back. Plus: augmented reality tech t-shirt shows anatomy, cancer treatment research uses…
Virtual Reality

As AR blurs with VR, get ready for a mixed-reality renaissance

Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive are capturing plenty of headlines. However, while augmented reality may have an image problem, thanks to past misuses, it's making a strong comeback. In the near future, it's only going to get more…
Computing

Magic Leap’s latest video continues to wow, but questions remain

Oh what we would do to get an inside look at what Magic Leap is up to right now. In its latest video, the developer has shown off practical, consumer, and relaxation possibilities of the mixed reality technology.
Mobile

We tried on an augmented reality dinosaur t-shirt, and it was awesome

Dinosaurs are cool, and although VR is getting all the attention, AR (augmented reality) can be cool too. Put the two together and you get this amazing AR-enhanced dinosaur t-shirt that you'll want to wear right now, regardless of your age.
Virtual Reality

Your next construction contractor may walk in wearing a Microsoft HoloLens

Imagine construction workers using an augmented reality headset to collaborate with engineers and architects, or just to check their measurements. Is it farfetched nonsense, or the future?
Social Media

VR, 360 cameras, and Chatbots, oh my! Here’s everything you missed from Facebook’s F8

Did you miss the keynote for Facebook's F8 developers conference? Luckily for you, we've put together a round up of every big announcement at the conference -- from 360-degree cameras to chatbots, it's all here!