Tag: AR glasses

Lenovo plans sleek AR glasses that let PC users see multiple workspaces

Nreal captured plenty of attention with the January reveal of its smartphone-tethered Light AR glasses for consumers, and now Lenovo has revealed a similarly small alternative targeted at PC business users. While these glasses won’t be confused with sunglasses, the Lenovo AR Concept Glasses are small enough to carry anywhere and wear — a bit […]

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Apple delaying AR glasses until 2022 would be bad for XR, but no shock

Years ago, an Apple loyalist claimed the company was being unfairly criticized for delaying products that had been widely reported to be on the cusp of release, arguing that Apple couldn’t have pushed back products it hadn’t formally announced. The faulty premise was that an Apple product only exists after it debuts in a keynote or […]

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Apple seeks AR headset patent for clear lenses that can turn opaque

As Apple’s augmented reality glasses continue moving closer to their reported 2020 launch date, the company’s patents are providing a paper trail of some of the key concepts its engineers have been working on. Today, a newly published patent application establishes how the company could transition its AR glasses into either a VR mode or […]

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Oculus confirms multiple prototype AR glasses, development of live maps

During today’s Oculus Connect 6 event, Facebook hardware lead Andrew Bosworth confirmed today that the company is working on AR glasses — but in the meanwhile, it’s working on the software side of the equation: live maps, specifically accurate and frequently updated spatial maps of the world and buildings within it. According to Bosworth, Facebook […]

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Apple seeks patent on retinal hologram projectors for AR glasses

If Apple-developed AR glasses didn’t already strike you as unlikely to appear this year, a possible implementing technology — miniature projectors that beam holograms directly into your eyes — may be enough to convince you that the company’s research is at least a little ahead of its time. A just-published patent application establishes that Apple is […]

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Facebook reportedly teams with Luxottica to produce AR glasses by 2025

Facebook has been clear about both its ambitions to create all-day wearable augmented reality glasses and its inability to do so with current-generation hardware. Now it’s apparently ready to work with an established giant in the glasses world, Luxottica, to help it bring the product to market. According to CNBC, the Orion glasses are a […]

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Internal iOS 13 Build Indicates Apple Continuing Work on AR Headset

Code found in an internal build of iOS 13 points to Apple continuing work on its AR headset. Rumors have pointed to Apple releasing its AR headset in 2020, though the most recent one from DigiTimes claimed that the project was terminated. As per MacRumors, which saw some documentation of an internal iOS 13 build, Apple is working on […]

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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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