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Improved GPS could untether VR and revolutionize geolocation

A team from the University of Texas wants to create virtual reality and augmented reality systems that can better integrate with the real world. …

Apple wins patent for augmented reality goggles

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—Apple Inc. on Tuesday won a patent for a Google Glasslike head-mounted digital device that would wirelessly interact with the …

Facebook is working on virtual reality versions of its apps

Will Beyoncé share her world with you?<p>Facebook is building versions of its apps in virtual reality, according to Chris Cox, the company's head of product. Speaking at <i>Recode</i>'s Code Media conference in Dana Point, CA, Cox told interviewer Peter Kafka that Facebook VR is on its way. "We're working on …

Sony Now Selling SmartEyeglass Augmented Reality Headset

Were you saddened by the news that Google Glass sales are being indefinitely suspended while the gadget everyone loves to hate gets a makeover? Don't worry, Sony is there for you with the new SmartEyeglass augmented reality system, now available for pre-order for about $840 — though that's only in …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

RideOn ski goggles bring augmented reality to the slopes

You’ve probably heard about head-ups-display (HUD) ski goggles before, which can display data from a phone right inside them. Recon Instruments makes …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

Google Glass

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

Augmented Reality