Olivier Hugues

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VR, AR Startups Raise $3.6 Billion

Virtual and augmented reality may not yet be a mass consumer market, but there sure is a lot of money already involved.<p>VR and AR startups raised more …

The new wave of AR

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>The new wave of augmented …

U.S. game jobs are growing in AR, VR, and esports

Virtual reality and augmented reality represent areas of opportunity. VR failed to live up to the wildest promises when the new systems launched in 2015. But the number of job postings for VR and AR have risen 93 percent since 2015, with 17 percent of that growth happening in the past year. Those …

Los Angeles

L'Oreal Buys ModiFace to Get Edge in Beauty Augmented Reality and AI

L'Oreal has purchased leading beauty tech firm ModiFace for an undisclosed sum to bolster its digital-technology effort, giving it an apparent edge …

Zara to launch augmented reality experience

Zara has announced plans to roll out an augmented reality experience in some of its stores. The initiative will allow customers to see models walking around the shop and wearing clothes which you can then select and buy.<p>The two-week experience will be hosted in 120 flagship Zara stores across the …

Bose is developing an augmented reality audio platform

Most companies exploring augmented reality are approaching the subject in terms of visual possibilities but most companies aren’t Bose. The audio …

Augmented Reality

News: Microsoft's Alex Kipman Predicts Three Trends in Augmented & Virtual Reality for 2018

In a LinkedIn post published on Tuesday, Microsoft's leading advocate for the HoloLens made a prediction that the mixing of immersive technologies …

Google brings an AR mode to its Motion Stills app on Android

Google’s Motion Stills video/gif editing app is getting an augmented reality upgrade, with the app bringing some of the fun from AR Stickers on the Pixel 2 to a bevy of Android devices.<p>In practice, the app delivers some pretty solid augmented reality surface tracking, pinning 3D models from Poly …

The New York Times Announces a New AR App

Last week, The New York Times announced that it is bringing augmented reality to its readers—or more specifically, its smartphone app users. This …

Augmented Reality

15 companies building futuristic AR smart glasses

Today, Intel showed off a pretty awesome-looking pair of smart glasses that look better than pretty much anything we’ve seen to date.<p>It’s unclear what the development future will be for the glasses as the company is reportedly exploring a partial sale of the division and it has already shut down …

Augmented reality startup raises $17 million after moving HQ from Silicon Valley to Vancouver

RealWear, a startup from Silicon Valley that opened a Vancouver outpost last year, has moved its headquarters there and raised $17 million.<p>RealWear …

Silicon Valley

Ally wants people to play with an AR app during the Super Bowl

The ability to see a customer’s finances as an almost-tangible, visual representation may not be a mainstream part of online banking, but Ally is …

Augmented Reality

News: Consumer Smartglasses Powered by Intel Could Arrive This Year, Report Says

Intel Corp.'s augmented reality division could ship consumer-focused smartglasses before the end of the year, according to reports.<p>On Thursday, …

Augmented Reality

Apple AR: This Is What Apple CEO Tim Cook Said When Cornered About Possible AR Smartglasses

Prior to Apple's earnings report on Thursday, the storm clouds were gathering as Wall Street prepared for bad news in the wake of reports of slower …

Apple

Facebook Just Poached an Augmented Reality Exec From Google

The social network is ramping up its recruiting efforts.<p>The augmented reality (AR) wars are only going to get fiercer in 2018, after the burgeoning …

Augmented reality in 2018: Smart glasses emerge as the big battleground

The magic of augmented reality is that we can don a pair of glasses and see things other people cannot see, overlaying the world we live in with …

News: This Is How Big Business, Cities & Native American Tribes Are Leveraging the Power of AR via DAQRI Headsets

While the mainstream consumer market waits for cool augmented glasses to arrive from Magic Leap, or maybe even Snap Inc. (Spectacles 2.0??), AR …

Disney Scan: augmented reality meets magic kingdom.

<b>Disney Scan: augmented reality meets magic kingdom.</b><p>In the constant pursuit of being the company at the regional vanguard, and following the firm’s …

Augmented reality: Why 2018 might be the year AR tech goes mainstream

The world's largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — ends today and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on …

Amazon's latest patents are focused on video, augmented reality, and the connected home

Amazon has about 500 patents pending. Of course, not all of them will form the basis of products, but Amazon has had some very notable patents -- …

Augmented Reality

10 AR+VR Trends To Watch Out for at #CES2018

CES kicks off today. This year CES features over 350 AR and VR exhibitors. To prep for my week I took a look at the show floor to identify some of …

Augmented Reality: Magic Leap Shakes Up Tech World with Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Numerous companies producing the technology of the future are still working on fine-tuning both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) …

Magic Leap One MR Headset May Be As Big As The Internet

Finally, after six long years, Magic Leap has released information about their mixed reality headset that’s touted to transform virtual reality just …

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Stocks: What to Watch in 2018

AR will become more prevalent on our phones, more integrated into social media, and headset rumors will continue to grow.<p>Augmented reality made some …

Augmented Reality Goes to Work

While people wait for the iPhone's augmented reality apps to arrive, AR is already hard at work for some of the biggest firms in the world.<p>Last summer’s Pokémon Go craze showed us the potential of augmented reality (AR). Apple’s new AR-enabled iPhone 8 and iPhone X will bring the technology to …

So long Project Tango, we barely knew ye

Google announced last week that it’s killing off Project Tango, its ambitious initiative to bring AR support to phones with the necessary hardware (read: depth- and motion-sensing cameras).<p>It wasn’t entirely unexpected, particularly after Google launched its ARCore technology earlier this year – it …

Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

I’m putting the liars on notice.<p>The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence …

Apple just made it a lot harder for rivals to compete on AR

Expecting Android device makers to rip off Apple’s augmented reality technology any time soon? Not so fast, a new report claims.<p>Apple’s $390 million payday to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar this week will reportedly help lock out rival companies like Samsung and Huawei from competing with its …

Facebook releases its augmented reality platform to the public

Facebook Inc. is trying to expand its presence in the burgeoning augmented reality market with the public launch of AR Studio, a platform based on …

Augmented Reality