A new report suggests AR will be eventually worth four times as much as VR. Together, virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to generate about $150 billion in revenue by the year 2020. Read Full Story
Although VR gear such as Oculus Rift gets all the press, tech that layers virtual over real will score.
Japanese electronics manufacturer Murata, in conjunction with the city of Sabae, showed its "Cool Design Smart Glass" concept eyewear at CEATEC 2015. The smart augmented reality (AR) glasses incorporate what Murata claims is the world's...Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO — You can feel the gaming industry swelling with excitement for virtual and augmented reality, but one of the top technology companies isn’t expecting massive triple-A experiences for early head-mounted devices. Epic chief executive officer Tim Sweeney has a lot of thoughts about the future of games and beyond when it comes to […]
Heads up, augmented reality game makers: Qualcomm is selling off its Vuforia AR business to American tech company PTC for a cool $65 million....
There's a renewed excitement around Augmented Reality (AR), driven largely by Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Not everyone is so enthused, though, most notably Qualcomm, which is selling its AR business to the Internet of Things (IoT) company PTC for an undisclosed sum. Show More Summary
Qualcomm today said it has agreed to sell its Vuforia business to a company called PTC. Vuforia was hatched five years ago as an augmented reality platform, giving mobile applications the ability to "see" and merge interactions between the physical and digital worlds. Show More Summary
This week, Microsoft announced new hardware, Twitter finally got a permanent CEO, and Facebook confirmed it is working on augmented reality. Here in the TechCrunch studio, we talked about India’s massive mobile market with Mohit Aron on Bullish, and our video team took a trip to the DogVacay HQ on TC Cribs. These are the biggest stories of the week. Show More Summary
Disney Research has developed a fascinating augmented reality coloring book app that turns coloring book drawings into 3D objects on screen that also manage to retain the original artwork’s texture. Disney Research also supplied an informative PDF document, available to download online, that goes into more detail on how their incredible app works. Augmented reality […]
There’s a reason why the PolyEyes 2.0, an augmented reality project by the Interactive Architecture Lab, looks like a helmet of an alien invader. Read more...
Ahead of its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, Mitsubishi has revealed renderings of its latest concept car, the eX Concept. See also: Semi truck smashes world record with astonishing 166-foot jump The "active, pulsating design," as Mitsubishi puts it, while visually intriguing, isn't the highlight of the car. Show More Summary
This is a video demonstration of Disney's new augmented reality system that allows a child to see a 3D version of the character they're coloring as they're coloring it. Obviously, I would have drawn a penis on that elephant IMMEDIATELY. Show More Summary
Microsoft had a spectacular demo of its HoloLens augmented reality headset during its press event earlier this week, and now it wants to show developers how they can make apps for HoloLens. The company will be offering a series of developer demo events across the US starting next week and running throughout October and November.
Engineers, journalists and fanboys weigh in on Microsoft’s augmented reality headset.
Amazon Studios is pretty psyched about Creative Control, an independent science fiction film about augmented reality glasses that debuted earlier this year at SXSW. So psyched that they are going to release the […]
Sony has purchased Softkinetic, a company known for making depth sensors for virtual and augmented reality technology.
Where is gaming technology going? We’ve had tantalizing glimpses of the future with demos of augmented reality, virtual reality, user-generated content, esports, and the coolest new mobile devices. At the high end, gaming PCs using Intel’s Skylake processors, and dedicated graphics chips can power multiple screens and even motion simulators. For gamers, we only know […]
With Facebook acquiring Oculus and essentially the Oculus Rift in the process, it would be easy to assume that virtual reality is the next platform that Facebook is looking at. However it turns out that is not all. Speaking at the Vanity...Show More Summary
[CEATEC 2015] How do you travel back in time? The answer is pretty simple – you don’t, and cannot. Well, thanks to the wonders of modern technology and augmented reality, Kinki Nippon Tourist (KNT) has decided to bring tourism to a whole new level – calling it “smart tourism”. Show More Summary