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Rumor: Apple set to enter virtual reality, hiring app engineers with VR experience

While it’s no secret that Apple Inc. is interested in virtual reality and augmented reality –as shown by this patent filing from last year for a “head-mounted display” or “goggle system” –this latest advertised job opening from Apple certainly seems … Continue reading ?

Job Listing Points Towards Apple's Continued Interest in Virtual Reality

Over the past several years, Apple has expressed an interest in both virtual reality and augmented reality, and has applied for a number of patents related to both technologies. The company has explored a goggle-like video headset that...Show More Summary

Apple looking for app engineers to work on virtual reality experiences

UI concept for VR iPhone case Pin? from Cordon Labs Apple is hinting at its interest in developing apps for virtual reality and augmented reality experiences and hiring engineers to assist. The evidence comes from a new job listing that Apple posted over the weekend seeking app engineers experienced with 3D graphics, virtual reality, and augmented reality. […]

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...

Augmented reality catalogues, virtual fitting rooms and more: the year in retail innovation

It’s been a blossoming romance throughout the decade, but 2014 was the year that technology and bricks-and-mortar retail really got into bed together. As online sales still hover around the 10 per cent mark of overall retail sales in the UK, it’s clear that shoppers aren’t going to swear off the high street any time soon – and so rather... Show More Summary

The FX Team Behind Gravity to Explain the Universe Using Magic Leap AR

The visual effects team that made Gravity look so God damn great is planning to "tell the story of the universe," using Magic Leap's augmented reality technology to create an immersive live show next year. Read more...

Patents hint at Magic Leap’s new approach to augmented reality

Augmented reality has yet to be done right. The amount of money pouring into Magic Leap suggests it has to be onto something, but few people have seen its product first…

Ingress Players Have Traveled Halfway To Mars

Fans of Google's augmented reality game have walked more than 126,000,000 kilometers while playing over the last two years.

ONR augmented reality system allows Marines to train anywhere

While products like Google Glass tend to be the most publicized applications of augmented reality, uses of the technology extend far beyond niche consumer tech. To that end, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has unveiled the Augmented...Show More Summary

Apple awarded patent for augmented reality devices with transparent displays

Apple this week was awarded ownership of a patent that describes future electronics with transparent displays, allowing users to view real-world events simultaneously with on-screen generated images.

Ashkelon Visor: US$20 heads-up display straps a phone to your forehead

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Augmented reality and heads-up displays are popping up all over the place lately with a seemingly endless trail of companies trying to find ways to put more information in front of us in ever more situations. Most of these technologies...Show More Summary

Proxy42 unveils crowdfunding campaign for augmented reality shooter game with unique hardware

You can buy a trigger attachment to turn your smartphone into a virtual gun in Father.io.

Microsoft pilots 3D audio technology to help blind people navigate

With Oculus Rift closing in on the consumer market, and Google Glass making steady strides, reality augmentation is becoming increasingly embedded in our lives. But typically, augmented reality (AR) has been centered around visual senses. Show More Summary

iPhone Prank of the Day: Magician Freaks Out Woman With Spider Trick

3 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

She told him not to do that. Magician Chris Ballinger recently performed an iPhone trick on YouTube comedian GloZell as part of his "Magic Mondays" video series. The augmented reality app he uses on her, called My Pet Boris, makes it...Show More Summary

Gap’s Interactive Holiday Site Lets You Play Music With Your Stripes

An augmented reality experience enables users to create different sounds by activating their webcam and strumming stripy clothes.

MIT's Augmented Reality Room Shows What Robots Are Thinking

Don't have a clue what your robot is doing? Neither do we, but MIT might be able to help you figure it out

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I was at #seeingthepast these last two days (website). During one of the discussions, the idea of glitchiness of augmented reality was raised, and ways that this might intersect with materiality were explored. At one point, the idea of an app that let people break museum objects (the better to know them and how they […]

Augmented Reality: fun and games at the British Museum

Alt Text: Columnist Edie Lush What can AR do for us? While we wait for Magic Leap to reveal its secrets, here’s the current reality Column Edie Lush Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:42pm The website of Magic Leap, the Florida start-upShow More Summary

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