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The most exciting thing about the iPhone 8 might not be its screen

The most exciting thing about the iPhone 8 might not be its screen The iPhone 8 rumors keep getting crazier.In its new report, the site claims the iPhone 8 might include a Smart Connector for wireless charging (a feature that's widely rumored and expected) and for charging AR and VR headsets.

Niantic Announces Pokemon Go Easter Event

Niantic Announces Pokemon Go Easter Event Developer Niantic has announced the latest timed event for mobile ar game, Pokemon Go.The Easter event, or "Eggstravaganza" as Niantic calls it, kicks off today at 1pm PT and will run through 1pm PT on April 20.

Microsoft HoloLens delivers first ever augmented reality Easter Egg hunt

Microsoft HoloLens delivers first ever augmented reality Easter Egg hunt The game was unveiled this weekend in Los Angeles at the VRLA conference where Microsoft and a team of AR developers allowed me to enter a surrealist forest construct where holographic eggs could be found using the HoloLens headset.And when I discovered my first Easter Egg, the egg responded to my gaze by exploding open into a Disney-like flourish of color and sound.

Facebook’s about to make augmented reality on phones really fun

Facebook’s about to make augmented reality on phones really fun He called the camera features, “act one,” and act two will be to create the first camera augmented reality platform that will integrate with each app.Get ready for AR fun like we’ve never seen before.

Even Facebook isn't sure when you'll actually get to wear real AR glasses

Even Facebook isn't sure when you'll actually get to wear real AR glasses As Mark Zuckerberg made clear in his lofty keynote talk Tuesday, AR is the future.But he left it to Michael Abrash, the chief scientist for Oculus, to bring us all back down to Earth on Wednesday.

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow

Facebook shows off its brain interface research and... wow What if you had a mouse you could control with your brain?First, Dugan described a future in which we would use what she called a "brain mouse" that would one day allow us to control AR applications using a noninvasive brain interface.

The wildest things Facebook unveiled at this year's F8 conference

The wildest things Facebook unveiled at this year's F8 conference With the social media giant's F8 conference in the rear-view mirror, it is now more clear than ever that what we think of when we think of Facebook — messaging, sharing photos, forming groups, etc.— represents only the beginning of the company's ambitions.

Apple’s new AR tech can insert and remove objects from a space in real-time

Apple’s new AR tech can insert and remove objects from a space in real-time The United States Patent and Trademark Office has offered up a sneak peek of Apple’s plans for augmented reality.The application was submitted to grant an extension of an earlier patent on the technology, which was granted to German AR company Metaio in 2010.

Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

Get ready for augmented reality *everything* For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world.At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses.

Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris

Apple hires former NASA augmented and virtual reality whiz Jeff Norris Anonymous sources have confirmed that Norris joined Apple earlier in the year, and is working as a senior manager of the AR team, according to a report from Bloomberg.During his time at NASA, Norris contributed to various projects that centered around applying AR and VR technology to the space program.

Unity will soon add support for Google’s AR platform, Project Tango

On May 1, Google, which is backing the video game development engine Unity, held its Vision Summit in Los Angeles, California.During the opening keynote, Google’s project manager for developer platforms, Nathan Martz, announced that the Project Tango AR platform will soon receive official, native support in Unity, according to a report from Road to VR.

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive.After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term.

Property open days in AR/VR? Chinese real estate mpany is making it happen

Property open days in AR/VR? Chinese real estate mpany is making it happen Buying a house or a new property can be tough, and a Chinese company is hoping that its new mixed reality simulations will make the experience easier for prospective homeowners.Yungching Realty Group announced a new partnership with iStaging to be the first real estate agency in the world to use mixed reality (MR) technology.

Research finds people believe VR/AR to be as popular as smartphones

Research finds people believe VR/AR to be as popular as smartphones New research has discovered more than half of Australians believe virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR respectively) technology will be as popular as smartphones in years to come.The study shows that despite many Aussie consumers not actually having tried VR or AR for themselves, the majority are confident that it will live up to the hype.

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality.The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).