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Meta raises $23M Series A to refine its augmented reality glasses

Meta, an early startup in the augmented reality industry, has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Horizons Ventures, Tim Draper, BOE Optoelectronics and Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian of Y…

Meta grabs $23M to keep riding the wave of augmented reality excitement (thanks, Microsoft)

Last week, Microsoft got us all excited about, well, Microsoft (again), with the announcement of HoloLens, its upcoming augmented reality headset. Now Meta has raised $23 million in new funding for a similar technology. Meta’s headset is like a pair of big sunglasses equipped with sensors and projectors. While wearing it, a “pioneer” (what Meta calls its beta […]

This is what Bill Gates thinks of Microsoft’s HoloLens

Microsoft cofounder and former chief executive Bill Gates thinks his old company is off to a good start with the HoloLens augmented reality headset. Today Gates made his first public remarks on the technology Microsoft unveiled just last week, during an Ask Me Anything chat on Reddit. The comments came after Reddit user castmemberzack asked […]

Bravely Second demo getting additional job update

- starts on Feb. 4th - will add the Exorcist job - gives the user the ability to turn back time in battle - view an augmented reality movie featuring Agnes Link

Too many ads in your world? Block them with this headset

While many brands are hard at work figuring out how to harness augmented reality to power their marketing efforts, a group of students have created a way to block real-life ads before they ever reach your eyes A prototype headset called...Show More Summary

Will Microsoft's HoloLens Win The Race For Your Face?

This is just going to be remembered as basically a Segway for your face, right? Maybe not. Microsoft recently introduced its own augmented reality, head-based piece of technology, joining the likes of Google Glass and Oculus Rift. Will...Show More Summary

Apple Could Still Build A Microsoft HoloLens Rival: It Patented ‘Interactive Holograms’ 3 Years Ago (AAPL)

Microsoft blew some socks off last week when it unveiled the HoloLens, a new piece of augmented reality hardware running on the new Windows Holographic platform. Basically, HoloLens and Windows Holographic work together seamlessly to let you interact with virtual elements that appear in the real world when you’re wearing Microsoft’s eyewear. Show More Summary

Prnyt’s smartphone case brings a Polaroid-like and augmented reality experience in one

Prynt, the smartphone case that will spit out printed photos on the spot has launched on Kickstarter looking to raise $50,000. While it’s only launching today, it’s not the first time we’ve come across the nifty little gadget for Android...Show More Summary

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens, A Holographic Glasses For Augmented Reality

Microsoft has something wonderful in store for its users. The technology giant has finally taken the holodeck route with Hololens. Microsoft Hololens

Developer of augmented reality app for listings lands $1.8M

Mobile Realty Apps, developer of mobile apps for multiple listing services, brokerages and franchisors, has raised $1.8 million and rebranded to HomeSpotter, the name of its popular augmented reality feature. The 27-employee firm, whose clients include the nation’s largest MLS, California Regional MLS,...

Augmented Reality in the Enterprise: Opportunities and Challenges

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The technology’s ability to combine real-world images with the vast amounts of online data in real time promises to change the way work is done across many industries. But short-term implementation…

Why the HoloLens should come with a warning label

The majority of tech critics have been doing adjectival cartwheels over the last week following Microsoft’s debut of Windows Holographic and HoloLens Augmented Reality headset.  Those who have tested the product have not just been giving HoloLens the thumbs up, … Continue reading ?

Could Microsoft’s HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11. Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels important to be skeptical of […]

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology (AAPL)

Microsoft’s 2.5-hour event on Wednesday was suddenly enlivened by the surprise introduction of the HoloLens, a new piece of hardware that will run on Windows Holographic, Microsoft’s new platform for virtual and augmented reality experiences. Show More Summary

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

Microsoft dives head-first into augmented reality, President Obama addresses the State of the Union -- and the internet-- and (say it ain't so!) Skymall files for bankruptcy. Get caught up on these stories and more in this latest edition of Weekends...

Now you can explore Microsoft's HoloLens in 3D

HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headgear, was the unexpected star of the Windows 10 consumer build launch on Wednesday But within minutes of introducing the stylish, gray heads-up display, Microsoft hid it away, instead giving us hands-on time with HoloLens' skeletal prototype. Show More Summary

RideOn ski goggles bring augmented reality to the slopes

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Wearable technology is popping up in more and more areas of life — and that includes the ski slopes. The RideOn AR snow goggles have just appeared on Indiegogo, offering skiers and snowboarders a view of the mountain augmented with digital overlays. Show More Summary

Five Questions About Microsoft’s “Project HoloLens”

This morning, Microsoft showed off a project they’ve been working on for seven years, an augmented reality headset called Project HoloLens. The vision is ambitious: they want to fundamentally change the way people interact with computers,...Show More Summary

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