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At last: Magic Leap reveals its revolutionary techno-goggles – but wait, there's a catch

Analysis After years of promises, augmented-reality hype-machine Magic Leap finally revealed its hardware… in the most bizarre way imaginable. The American upstart promised a "closer look" at its Magic Leap One headset earlier this week, raising hopes that it would actually demonstrate a technology that it has been talking about in …

Camera company, huh? Snap's nerd goggles look destined for landfill

Comment Although Snap Inc. still insists on its home page that it's "a camera company", nobody seems to want its "camera". The core user base of millennials have stayed away from its hardware foray, resulting in an expensive flop. The social network for yoof rebranded itself in the build-up to its IPO in March. Being a social network …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2017
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Review: Magic Leap and Fantasy Funding Fiasco

Comment Performance art company Magic Leap has astonished and wowed critics with its latest outing: a $500m funding round. Having built a tremendous amount of buzz by teasing the tech world with a gloriously satirical video in which the company's founder Rony Abovitz used global soft focus and "inspiring voiceover" to talk about the …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Oct 2017

Mega VR roundup: Lots happening in the virtual and real worlds

Every year for the past ten years has been the one when virtual reality will finally break out. Based on the pace and number of recent announcements, it looks as though that time has finally come – well, will soon come. Probably in 2018, maybe. Earlier this month, HTC matched a $200 price cut in its high-end Vive system to …

New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung

Eagle-eyed code-jockeys have dug out some intriguing details about the new Apple iPhone – most notably that the company is still desperately chasing Samsung. Developers digging into a firmware upgrade of Apple's new HomePod discovered chunks of code that appeared to have nothing to do with the digital assistant. In particular …
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Jul 2017
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Hardware hacker knocks up own Google AR glasses

Google may have a pair of augmented reality goggles in the works but without an ETA, hardware hackers are already growing inpatient. One AR enthusiast has refused to wait and put together his own impressive DIY version of the hi-tech specs. DIY Project Glass by Will Powell Designer Will Powell created his own take on the …
Caleb Cox, 11 Apr 2012

Capcom to unleash zombies onto UK streets

Capcom will bring a zombie outbreak to the streets of the UK this month with the release of a free augmented reality app in which gamers must track down and eradicate the undead. And it's doing it for real - kind of - in central London on Thursday, 22 March. The games publisher will celebrate the launch of Resident Evil: …
Caleb Cox, 13 Mar 2012
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Marvel to animate comic action with AR app

Marvel has jumped on the augmented reality bandwagon with an app that brings panels in its paper comics to life on a handset's screen. The company is pushing hard to move into the digital age through a modernisation process it calls 'Marvel ReEvolution'. The first part of that process is the app, Marvel AR, which aims to …
Caleb Cox, 12 Mar 2012
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Dr Who phone game puts Daleks in your living room

Toy Fair 2012 Robotics toy tycoon WowWee is down at the Toy Fair 2012 in London this week with its range of smartphone games based on the notion of augmented-reality. While the majority of the AppGear collection was on show at CES 2012 a few weeks ago, a new Doctor Who version was talked-up today, which will see fans of the series strolling …
Caleb Cox, 25 Jan 2012
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Kinect 'augments' Bulgarian airbags

A Japanese developer has augmented what is, arguably, the only thing worth augmenting: virtual breast enhancements with real physics, courtesy of Microsoft Kinect. Using the body-detecting features of the Kinnect, Ningen Inc has managed to overlay virtual breasts onto the real ones of people in shot, enabling men and women …
Bill Ray, 30 Sep 2011
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Layar gets a Vision, and a revenue stream

Augmented reality poster child Layar has found a way to make money, by recognising 3D objects and linking them to content which can be dropped into its altered version of reality. Layar has launched Vision, an enhancement which can recognise 3D, or 2D, objects and offer the user an interactive experience when they're spotted. …
Bill Ray, 12 Aug 2011

Vuzix redesigns pop-up books

Vuzix has updated its VR920 virtual reality goggles with an add-on supposedly capable of bringing books alive with pop-out 3D characters. vuzix_AR_kit_01 Vuzix's Augmented Reality kit: clips onto the VR920 goggles The Augmented Reality (AR) Accessory Kit is currently being shown off at the on-going Game Developers …
James Sherwood, 26 Mar 2009

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