Apple’s vision for the future of AR revealed in new patent

We’re getting some insight into Apple’s future plans for Augmented Reality. New patent details show some of Apple’s vision for how someone could use either an AR headset or a mobile device to interact with points of interest. According to the patent, someone wearing an AR headset would be able to use their hands to virtually interact with their environment, sort of how we use touch screens now. A camera on the headset would track hand position and let the wearer point and tap through the AR interface.
When you really dig into this patent, there’s a lot to digest, even a mention of AR’s use in desktop computing.

It might look like a 40 year old Ford Bronco, but what you’re looking at is the world’s first all-electric sport utility truck. The Bollinger B1 is the most utilitarian EV ever. It has a modular design allowing it to change from 4 seat SUV to 2 seat pickup… just like Bronco’s and Blazer’s of old. And because it’s an EV, all of the drivetrain is below the floor. That allows for some serious storage space. It can haul a dozen 12 foot 2x4s that fit through the passageway into the 14 cubic foot frunk. Sure it’s got all the aerodynamics of a brick, but the Bollinger B1 gets a 67mpge rating and has a range of 120 miles, all while delivering 360 horsepower, and 472 pound feet of torque.
This is just a prototype, so price isn’t set just yet, but expect to see these on the streets and trails in 2019.

On the heels of last weekend’s disastrous Pokemon Go Fest, a number of attendees are now suing Niantic. The festival was billed as a poke-utopia where trainers could catch rare Pokemon alongside 20,000 other players. Unfortunately what ended up happening was a whole lot of frustration. Software to check people in didn’t work, WiFi and cellular connections were spotty at best, and the Pokemon Go app kept crashing.
Most of the attendees at Pokemon Go Fest were from out of town, so the lawsuit is asking Niantic to reimburse everyone’s travel expenses. This is a class action lawsuit, so anyone who attended the ill-fated event can join in.

Cars

Driving a prototype 2020 Passat at Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground

Volkswagen’s Arizona Proving Ground is where new cars are tested to the breaking point, including the 2020 Passat midsize sedan. Ride along as the new Passat completes testing ahead of its 2019 launch.
Home Theater

Common AirPods problems, and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are among the best fully wireless earbuds we’ve seen, but they’re not perfect. If you’re having trouble, take a look at our guide to the most common problems and what you can do to fix them.
Mobile

Apple iPad Pro 11 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Which top-tier tablet reigns supreme?

If you're in the market for a new tablet and you want something that can double up as a laptop in a pinch, then you owe it to yourself to check out the 11-inch Apple iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. We compare the two here.
Product Review

The iPad Pro is the best tablet ever. But don't sell your laptop just yet

Apple has unveiled a big redesign for the iPad Pro, slimming down the bezels, adding Face ID, and the ability to attach and charge the Apple Pencil. All of this comes at a high cost however, as the iPad Pro starts at $799.
Digital Trends Live

Filmmaker Justin Ching talks about empowering underrepresented voices

Justin Ching, filmmaker and founder of production studio J-school, believes it is important to empower underrepresented communities to tell their own stories. He appeared on Digital Trends Live to talk about his journey and J-school's…
Digital Trends Live

Pro4Ma CEO Liz Dunn explains the retail trends of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday is a day of sales, but also of chaos. Pro4MA CEO Liz Dunn appeared on Digital Trends Live to discuss the shifts she has seen in Black Friday weekend, and what they mean for consumers.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Self-driving cars, ocean exploration, and holiday shopping

Today on Digital Trends Live, we discussed the first self-driving car service in Phoenix, an expedition heading to the bottom of the world's oceans, and talked to Liz Dunn from Pro4ma about holiday shopping trends.
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Digital Trends Live: Alexa updates, Uber’s self-driving cars, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, Senior Editor Caleb Denison discussed the best streaming devices and we welcomed Danny Pyell and Felia Mano, the Nintendo Power Couple, and Kelly Dachtler from OBVS to the show.
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CEO of shoe startup OB/VS talks about exploration-focused footwear

Today we had the founder of OB/VS Kelly Dachtler to talk about why he wanted to start a footwear company, what makes the shoes his firm manufactures unique, and what future products are in store.
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HouseSpecial animation team brings DT’s Holiday Gift Guide to life with miniatures

Digital Trends partnered with animation company HouseSpecial to create this year's Holiday Gift Guide. We sat down with art director Gee Staughton to discuss how HouseSpecial brought life to the project.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: The Game Awards recap, smart home hackers, and more

On episode 32 of Digital Trends Live, DT's live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Jeremy Kaplan broke down the news of the day, including a recap of The Game Awards, a smart home hacking, and more.
Digital Trends Live

Jobbatical’s Lauren Proctor discusses the future of jobs for tech experts

Today on Digital Trends Live we had Jobbatical's Lauren Proctor to talk about the future trends for finding tech jobs abroad, including a Digital Nomad Visa, which allows tech experts to travel from country to country much easier.
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Digital Trends Live: Amazon Go expansions, the robocall onslaught, more

On this episode of Digital Trends' live morning show, Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Jeremy Kaplan explored the news of the day, including Amazon Go's potential expansion, the robocall onslaught, and more.
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Twitch streamer Fuslie gives a glimpse of her life and future plans

Today, we welcomed Twitch streamer Fuslie to talk about how her career goals shifted from becoming a veterinarian to a full-time streamer. Also, she shared what her future plans are for streaming and created content.