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Augmented reality company, Magic Leap raises $793 million

Augmented reality company, Magic Leap raises $793 million

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The elusive Dania Beach, Florida start-up has announced that it has over three quarters of a billion in venture financing. Magic Leap, an augmented reality start-up that is known for being exceptionally secretive about virtually everything in which it is involved, has announced that its latest venture financing round has brought in a tremendous $792 million. This would give the company a valuation of an estimated $3.7 billion, not including the new funding. This … Read entire article »

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Apple has hired a secret virtual reality team

Apple has hired a secret virtual reality team

The iPhone maker is reported to have brought several hundred VR and AR experts on board. Apple has recently hired a secret augmented and virtual reality team that includes hundreds of people who are considered to be experts within both of those forms of technology, according to a report published in the Financial Times. The report indicated that this secret VR technology team has been developing device prototypes. The idea, it said, was that these device prototypes could … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality manual from Hyundai stands out at LA Auto Show

Augmented reality manual from Hyundai stands out at LA Auto Show

After that, it also stood out quite significantly at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas, as well. At the LA Auto Show, attendees were blown away by the demo of an augmented reality manual that was presented by Hyundai and last week the automaker was able to drum up enthusiasm once more with its fascinating use for the technology. This AR tech based manual truly stood out because – unlike other technology in the category – it’s … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality glasses shown at CES 2016 prove hugely immersive

Augmented reality glasses shown at CES 2016 prove hugely immersive

The Lumus DK-50 demo at the Consumer Electronics Show had a wider field of view than rivals. Virtual and augmented reality played a tremendous role at CES 2016 and among them, there was a product called the Lumus DK-50 that proved to have an experience that was even more immersive than the much better known HoloLens from Microsoft. The HoloLens has been making headlines by being tested by astronauts at the International Space Station. However, despite the fact … Read entire article »

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Prynt augmented reality portable printer cases are finally shipping

Prynt augmented reality portable printer cases are finally shipping

The Kickstarter Backers are now starting to receive their promised devices after a considerable delay. Quite a while ago Prynt successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign for its augmented reality iPhone and Galaxy device cases to provide a portable printer for those gadgets and now, after having waited through delays that have lasted for months, they have finally started shipping to the backers. That said, the blue and pink versions of the AR portable printers won’t be available … Read entire article »

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The augmented reality marketplace is suddenly taking off

The augmented reality marketplace is suddenly taking off

At the same time that virtual reality is carving out a space for itself, ABI Research says AR is also heading upward. Though virtual reality technology has been receiving a very large amount of attention from the media over the last short while, the augmented reality sector has also been seeing a tremendous amount of growth and it looks as though this is going to continue into the future. A recent data analysis of the industry has … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality smartglasses may be Amazon’s next focus

Augmented reality smartglasses may be Amazon’s next focus

The online marketplace has always had a considerable interest in tech development and AR glasses may be next. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent last week which belonged to Amazon and that described a new type of augmented reality smartglasses, indicating that this may be among the companies next areas of focus. This also suggests that, contrary to some predictions, the retailer may not be abandoning new tech hardware development. It is true that in … Read entire article »

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Google Glass may soon be capable of displaying holograms

Google Glass may soon be capable of displaying holograms

The smartglasses might be able to show them over the view of the real world in front of the wearer. A patent has now been published by Google for technology that would make it possible for Google Glass wearers to view holograms that are displayed overtop of their vision of the real world. This patents help to provide another level of understanding for the investment the company made into Magic Leap. The tech giant has recently invested in … Read entire article »

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