Tag: Augmented Reality

Apple May Announce its AR Headset in 2022, but it Could Only Launch in 2023

There have been a lot of rumors and buzz around Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headsets. Mark Gurman, in his Power On newsletter for Bloomberg, says that Apple could officially announce its headset in 2022 but may ship it late next year or even in 2023. Rumors suggest that Apple has three major projects in the […]

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Fold partners with Niantic to create AR-based Bitcoin rewards app

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Fold is launching an augmented reality experience where players can earn Bitcoin in a kind of augmented reality environment. Fold, a reward […]

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GamesBeat Summit Next: The revenge of the nerds

We’re kicking off our GamesBeat Summit Next event today with a speech from yours truly. This extended version of the talk introduces the ideas we’ll discuss at the conference, as well as my own thoughts on big changes in the industry.  I hope that you are ready for some long overdue inspiration. GamesBeat is our […]

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8th Wall launches Reality Engine for metaverse-like WebAR experiences

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  8th Wall announced the launch of its Reality Engine, which enables web-based augmented reality (WebAR) experiences to immediately work across a wide range of devices including iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, computers, and AR and VR headsets. […]

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Niantic opens Lightship augmented reality platform to all developers

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Niantic today announced it’s opening its Lightship AR platform to all developers. More specifically, it’s offering the Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) to developers who wish to create real-world metaverse concepts. The Lightship ARDK will feature […]

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Samsung invests in DigiLens XR glasses firm at valuation over $500M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  DigiLens has raised funding from Samsung Electronics in a round that values the augmented reality smart glasses makers at more than $500 million. Sunnyvale, California-based DigiLens did not say the exact amount it raised for the development […]

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Mesh for Teams is Microsoft’s metaverse for meetings

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  A week after Facebook articulated its future in the metaverse, Microsoft offered its vision for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) meetings in Microsoft Mesh for Teams at its November Ignite developer event. The service, the company says, […]

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Activ Surgical harnesses AI and machine learning to collaborate with surgeons

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  In 2016, Dr. Peter Kim, founder of Activ Surgical, a digital surgery company, demonstrated a proof of concept of fully autonomous robotic surgery on soft tissue, suturing, or stitching up a wound. Since then, Activ Surgical has […]

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Facebook envisions future VR/AR hardware with Cambria and Azeray projects

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is working on futurist virtual reality and augmented reality projects, dubbed respectively Project Cambria and Project Azeray. Cambria is a VR headset that is still a ways from shipping, […]

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Facebook introduces dataset and benchmarks to make AI more ‘egocentric’

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Facebook today announced Ego4D, a long-term project aimed at solving AI research challenges in “egocentric perception,” or first-person views. The goal is to teach AI systems to comprehend and interact with the world like humans do as […]

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Echo3D raises $4M for cloud authoring of 3D, AR, and VR content

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Echo3D has raised $4 million for cloud authoring of 3D, augmented reality, and virtual reality content for a wide range of applications. The New York company, formerly known as EchoAR, hopes to change the way 3D, AR, […]

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