Atheer Labs Exceeds Indiegogo Goal by Over 200%, Prepares to Launch AR Glasses

Atheer Labs, a maker of smart glasses with gesture recognition, recently completed a successful Indiegogo campaign, raising $214,407 of their $100,000 goal. Road to VR's Brian Hart recently visited their Mountain View, CA, office and sat down with Senior Product Manager Theo Goguely to learn more about Atheer's technology, and the world of smart glasses. … Read the full article …

CastAR Interview and Hands-On: Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson Speak to Road to VR

Road to VR's Paul James sits down to talk with the founders of Technical Illusions, Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson and we get our hands on the new HD Prototype. … Read the full article …

New Google Glass Development Kit Brings Rich Apps and Augmented Reality

Last week Google revealed an expanded Glass Development Kit (GDK) which opens the doors for rich apps (including augmented reality) on the company's smartglasses prototype. … Read the full article …

Valve to Demonstrate Prototype VR HMD and Talk Changes to Steam to “Support and Promote VR Games”

It looks like Valve is ready to take the gloves off at Steam Dev Days 2014. Two talks to be given at the event will include a demonstration of Valve's secret prototype VR HMD that is "capable of stunning experiences", and a discussion on forthcoming changes to Steam to "support and promote virtual reality games." Palmer Luckey will also take to the stage to speak about best practices for VR developers. … Read the full article …

CastAR Kickstarter Enters Final Stretch With Almost $900k Raised

CastAR, the new HMD technology that promises to bridge the gap between augmented reality and virtual reality is almost over—raising well over 200% it's original target, we take a look at its progress. … Read the full article …

New Version of Google Glass with Mono Earbud Coming to Explorers Within Two Months, Custom Frames on the Way

Yesterday Google teased with photos of a new version of Google Glass featuring a mono earbud, saying that Glass 'Explorers' would be getting the revamped model later this year. Additionally, the company is working on custom frames for Google Glass to suit your style and/or prescription. … Read the full article …

CastAR HMD Made by Former Valve Employees Offers AR and VR in One Compelling Package. Kickstarter Now Live!

Rising like a prototypical phoenix from the ashes of a discarded Valve project comes CastAR. The worlds first projected AR and VR system has arrived at Kickstarter and is nearly fully funded after just two days. … Read the full article …

Mixed Reality Piano Trainer Makes Learning the Piano Easy (and maybe even fun)

Back in December of last year, after seeing few compelling consumer augmented reality applications, I wrote a short article about one that I would actually use, an AR piano trainer. I'm thrilled today to see that something very similar has popped up, and can't wait to get my hands on it! … Read the full article …

Meta 01 Augmented Reality Glasses Available for Pre-order for $667

Meta is a successful Kickstarter project that claims to be making "the most advanced augmented reality glasses." Now that the Kickstarter is over, the glasses have become available for pre-order directly through the Meta website. The unit is expected to be delivered starting in November 2013. … Read the full article …

Microsoft Illumiroom Immersive Gaming System — New Video and Research Paper

Back in January, Microsoft Research revealed an interesting project called Illumiroom. The system, which uses a Kinect and commodity projector, scans the environment around your TV and uses the info collected to intelligently project extra info around the TV with the goal of creating a more immersive gaming experience. Back then we only got a teaser of the tech -- now Microsoft has made public a more detailed account of the system's capabilities and a full paper detailing the techniques. … Read the full article …

Google Glass News Bits: Online Manual Reveals New Features, Glass Goes Go Karting

Google Glass videos are starting to pop up as the AR glasses reach early adopters. One video shows a cool perspective on a go kart race. Google has published the Glass manual online which reveals some official Google Glass specs and features. The Google Glass manual gives a fairly detailed breakdown of what can be done with the unit. There's a more graphical 'Getting to Know Glass' page available here. The manual gives us the first official confirmation of some Google Glass … Read the full article …

First Google Glass Unboxing Video Appears as Early Adopters Begin Receiving Units

Google Glass Explorer Dev Kits are being delivered to developers – and following suit are the first unboxing videos that show the device's great production quality. Last year at Google’s I/O conference, the web behemoth offered an exclusive look into its vision of the future of head-mounted devices: Google Glass. The augmented reality glasses created lots of buzz when Google released an interesting video of the technology in action. Interested developers could sign-up for the Google Glass … Read the full article …

First Videos of Google Glass Interface Emerge from SXSW, Early Third-party Apps Previewed

The Google Glass interface has been detailed on video at the annual SXSW event for the first time. The company also showed off early native and third-party Google Glass apps including Gmail, Evernote, New York Times, and more. SXSW Interactive (South by South West) is festival that's been held yearly in Austin, Texas since 2007. It is a well known showcase for interactive technology, startups, and social media. Google held developer presentation yesterday to detail the Google Glass … Read the full article …