Tag: Mixed Reality

Nreal Light AR glasses slip to 2020, but win backing from China Unicom

Thanks to an impressively lightweight design and aggressive pricing, the Nreal Light AR glasses were poised to be among 2019’s most significant mixed reality hardware releases. Unfortunately, the Beijing-based developer now says the $500 consumer version won’t go on sale until early 2020, though customers across China may be able to test the hardware before that. […]

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Magic Leap shows off free Concept apps with AR data visualization

Magic Leap announced that third-party developers can now publish and explore Concepts, or free augmented reality apps with limited functionality meant to garner feedback, experimentation, and support from the broader Magic Leap community. The first Concepts released include the Dow Jones Innovation Lab, which released a Wall Street Journal Stock Data Concept as a way […]

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At Qualcomm, 5G is headed everywhere and into virtually everything

It was easy to call 5G inevitable. Whatever it was, some next-generation cellular technology was certain to follow 2G, 3G, and 4G into the mainstream of global life. It was harder to predict that 5G will be omnipresent. Up until two years ago, the very idea that cellular technology would soon make its way into […]

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These Sleepless Nights mixed reality exhibit addresses homelessness in the U.S.

These Sleepless Nights is a mixed reality documentary that uses cutting edge spatial computing technology to allow visitors to listen, connect, and engage with those who are homeless. The exhibit, viewable through Magic Leap augmented reality glasses and eventually through VR and on smartphones, is meant to draw attention to those on the frontline of […]

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Oculus CTO Carmack downplays consumer AR, calls Magic Leap overhyped

In the world of mixed reality hardware and software, few people have the expert-level credibility of Oculus CTO John Carmack, whose pioneering 3D work at id Software broke new ground on personal computers years before he turned his attention to bringing VR hardware to life. While Oculus’s owner, Facebook, recently suggested that the future of […]

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5G RailNext wins grant to bring AR to South Korean and U.K. subways

Subways are fertile ground for sci-fi movies, serving as perfect backdrops to reveal the mass adoption of futuristic technologies. Now the United Kingdom and South Korea are preparing to turn subway science fiction into fact, using 5G cellular technology to bring augmented and mixed reality content into their metro systems, with the potential to expand to […]

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VRgineers debuts AR module for XTAL enterprise VR headset

VRgineers’ XTAL isn’t your typical VR headset — the $5,800 device shipped with a 5K display and a wide 170-degree field of view, later upgrading to an even wider 180 degrees using improved lenses. Now the developer is looking to expand the enterprise headset’s appeal by adding AR capabilities: a new optional module will add twin […]

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