Apple AR glasses delayed in favor of cheaper mixed reality gadget

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The augmented reality device was meant to be launched on the heels of this year’s headset. While Apple still plans to unveil a mixed-reality headset in 2023, it will be delaying the AR glasses that were supposed to be a follow-up product launch this year. The postponement of the second gadget is occurring due to technical challenges in its development. The lightweight AR glasses will be delayed in favor of a cheaper version of its mixed reality headset. Apple originally intended to roll them out after its full-featured mixed reality…

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Virtual reality is changing the way Honda designs its vehicles

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This may not be obvious from the consumer point of view, but for designers, it’s a big change. Honda has stepped away from the auto design strategy that has been in practice for nearly 100 years and has implemented virtual reality technology to create its cars. Honda continues to rely on life-sized clay models for the evaluation of its newly designed cars. That said, those models – which are an industry-wide practice originally created by Harley Earl, a designer for GM – aren’t as critical as they used to be.…

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Metaverse virtual reality pioneer John Carmack leaves Meta

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The VR expert reportedly departed the company over a creative disagreement with Mark Zuckerberg. Meta’s Oculus VR Chief Technology Officer John Carmack is leaving the company over a virtual reality strategy disagreement with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Carmack first joined Oculus as a VR developer in 2013, just before Facebook bought it in 2014. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Carmack detailed in his resignation letter that he didn’t feel adequately able to impact Meta’s virtual reality efforts in the right direction. He had been working for Oculus since the…

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New telehaptic gadgaet makes it possible to send a remote touch sensations

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The prototype device is worn on a user’s fingertip and transmits touch in real time. Researchers from South Korea have developed a new type of telehaptic gadget that users can wear to transmit a touch sensation remotely and in real time. This prototype could mean that there will be promising new developments in AR and VR tech. Interface technology that makes a user’s experience natural, intuitive and realistic when interacting physically with devices is key to augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). That said, other than subtle changes in vibrations, most…

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Founder of Oculus says he’s made a VR headset that can kill you

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Palmer Luckey has said that he has created a device that is actually deadly if you die in a game. The original founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, who sold his VR headset company to Facebook in 2014, has been working primarily on national defense technology since he left the company. Luckey has now announced that he has successfully created a custom device that can kill a player. Luckey said that he has developed a custom VR headset that he says has the ability to kill a player that dies…

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