Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality

Zuckerberg’s vision for the future of VR is ordinary glasses with extraordinary powers

Facebook's 10-year roadmap includes a huge push into virtual reality -- but also a move into augmented reality. CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave us a peek at a normal-looking pair of glasses, that will soon offer a new way to communicate with each…
Mobile

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Forget Google Glass. Samsung's next big thing could be a smart contact lens. According to a new patent, It has a tiny display and a camera that you can control by blinking your eye.
Virtual Reality

Microsoft HoloLens used to provide virtual tour of Seattle’s 2+U high-rise project

Studio 216 has teamed up with Skanska USA and Microsoft to create the very first Holographic Real Estate Sales Center. Based on the HoloLens AR headset, sales people and clients can together tour the 2+U high-rise project for downtown…
Virtual Reality

Collaborating with holograms: Could ‘mixed reality’ be the future of telecommuting?

A HoloLens app could allow workers to collaborate in 'mixed reality,' attending meetings using Microsoft's augmented reality headset. Users become avatars, who can look around at real-life objects in the room.
Computing

If you ordered a HoloLens dev kit, it starts shipping today 1:40

Excited to develop for Microsoft's augmented reality headset? The $3,000 HoloLens' developer kit will be shipping to developers today, and included is the headset, a case, and a Clicker to help navigate the user interface.
Computing

Updated: Microsoft’s HoloLens isn’t shipping just yet, but will on March 30

Developers are reporting that the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition kit is now shipping. This kit costs a crazy $3,000, and features a custom Holographic Processing Unit supplied by the Redmond company. The kit will be offered in waves…
Home

You’ll soon be able to redesign your kitchen using Microsoft’s HoloLens at Lowe’s

You'll soon be able to redesign your kitchen using the Microsoft HoloLens at certain Lowe's stores. The headset will allow users to start with a completely bare kitchen, then add the components that they want.
Cool Tech

Hyperloop CEO wants to use ‘augmented windows….to make traveling suck less’

One of the companies tasked with building the Hyperloop system between LA and San Francisco says it wants to "make traveling suck less." To that end, it's exploring the idea of adding AR windows to Hyperloop's passenger pods for a more…
Wearables

You could soon be wearing a pair of Snapchat smart glasses

Snapchat could soon come out with a pair of smart glasses of its own. It's recently made a number of key hires in the wearable tech hardware business. The company seems to be following in Facebook's footsteps, which bought Oculus in 2014.
Virtual Reality

Like it or not, augmented reality headsets are right around the corner

It might seem silly now, but an era where most computers are head-mounted may not be as futuristic and outlandish as it sounds. And in fact, those days may be right around the corner.
Computing

Intel rumored to use RealSense in AR headset, may collaborate with Microsoft

In an effort to expand beyond its microprocessing niche, Intel may be collaborating with Microsoft on an augmented reality headset powered by the chip maker's RealSense technology.
Virtual Reality

The Meta 2 dev kit makes the HoloLens look like an expensive toy 4:02

VR headsets may be right around the corner, but augmented reality tech is surging forward, thanks to the new Meta 2 development kit, with a 1,440p screen, hand and location tracking, and a 720p webcam.