Tag: AR glasses

Facebook: Expect Oculus Insight tracking in future wearable AR glasses

Ask any Oculus Quest or Rift S user to name the headset’s most impressive new feature, and there’s a good chance they’ll point to Insight, the tracking system that accurately senses your head and body movements without external cameras. In blog posts today, Facebook is revealing some of Insight’s little-known technical details while making an […]

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Micro LED screens will be ready for thinner, brighter 2020 Apple Watch

Though news that Apple was hoping to transition the Apple Watch away from OLED screens to cutting-edge Micro LED displays broke last year, reports differed on the timing. The typically reliable Bloomberg called the screens “a few years” away, while hit-and-miss DigiTimes suggested Micro LED production for Watches could start in 2018 or 2019. Today, […]

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Samsung seeks patent on folding AR glasses with frame-activated screen

Like many other technology companies, Samsung focused its early mixed reality development largely on virtual reality rather than augmented reality, but a newly-published patent application (via Patently Apple) suggests that it’s actively working on AR glasses with at least one interesting feature: a display that is automatically powered on and off by the frames. While some […]

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If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple’s 2020 will be dull but lucrative

One of the most difficult things for persistent Apple critics to grasp is that the company’s success — at least, as measured by Wall Street — isn’t as dependent on innovation as might be assumed from the company’s most common (and stinging) criticism. Besides the Apple Watch, Apple hasn’t launched a category-defining product in years, but […]

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Unconfirmed reports suggest Apple has killed AR glasses project

Apple’s project to develop augmented reality glasses qualifies as an open secret, as the company has hired AR engineers, filed related patents, and reportedly iterated on the hardware for two or more years. But a new report from the hit-and-miss Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes (via MacRumors) claims that Apple has “terminated AR glasses development,” […]

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