Augmented Reality
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Epson and DJI team up to let you fly drones with augmented reality

This partnership will bring about the first mass-market consumer application of AR drone piloting with the aim of improving safety and increasing the capabilities of drones for both consumers and professionals.

This could be the biggest indication yet that Snapchat is building AR glasses

Those rumors of a Snapchat AR wearable refuse to go away. This time, the speculation is being fuelled by the company's decision to join the Bluetooth industry body, which grants manufacturers the right to create Bluetooth-enabled hardware.
Virtual Reality

What’s inside the Microsoft’s HoloLens’ holographic processor? Now we know

Augmented reality is a special sort of reality, which means it needs a special sort of processor to create it. That's where Microsoft's Holographic Processing Unity comes in, delivering compact performance in a low power package.
Virtual Reality

Pokémon Go technology is everywhere

Results from Deloitte’s annual survey of mid-market technology trends shows how ubiquitous the technology is. Of the 500 mid-market companies surveyed, 89 percent said they were already using AR in their business.

Best augmented-reality apps

Augmented-reality apps have come a long way in the past few years, and today there are more of them available to consumers than ever before. Check out our top picks for the best AR apps on the market, whether you're using an Android or iOS…
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Augmented reality comes to neurosurgery with tech developed by Leica

Augmented reality isn’t just for catching Pokémon anymore. A new technology from Leica Microsystems uses “image injection” to display virtual overlays within a surgical microscope to help guide a neurosurgeon’s hands.

Mercedes-Benz's new augmented reality app will aid first responders

The Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist app uses augmented reality to let first responders see inside vehicles and plot the best way to rescue occupants. 3D models of vehicles show things like fuel lines and high-voltage wiring.

Apple making major augmented reality push, CEO Tim Cook confirms

Augmented reality is soon to be a literal reality for Apple. During Tuesday's discussions of Apple's second quarter earnings, Tim Cook confirmed that his company has big plans for augmented reality, or AR
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HoloLens concept lets you control your smart home via augmented reality

A Jedi-style HoloLens hackathon proof of concept would let smart home owners control their connected gadgets through augmented reality, using simple gestures and glances. Check out the awesome video demo here.

Niantic doesn’t take requests for new ‘Pokémon Go’ Gyms and PokéStops anymore

After just over a week of gathering user feedback, developer Niantic Labs is no longer taking requests for new Gym and PokéStop locations via its support site.

Pokémon Go decoded: Data miners dig into Niantic's hot new app

If you're the kind of player who likes to min-max your gaming experience and isn't quite so interested in the mystery and discovery involved, a data mining dump for the recently released augmented-reality title Pokémon Go is for you.
Virtual Reality

Google's standalone headset may feature augmented, virtual reality

Google is working on a mobile virtual reality headset for its upcoming Daydream VR platform that will reportedly blend augmented and virtual reality features, but it's unclear if this is the same headset Google is releasing this fall.