Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence in Immersive Augmented Reality

In a paper published by the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, it is demonstrated that stylized rendering can help blur the boundary between real and virtual when it comes to immersive augmented reality applications.  … Read the full article …

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 …

CES 2014: First Hands on with CastAR HD Prototype

CastAR, the unique AR/VR gaming headset coming from Technical Illusions, made an appearance behind closed doors at CES 2014. Road to VR is the first to go hands-on with the latest HD prototype. … 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 …

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 …

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 …

Everything We Know About Google Glass

Google Glass could be the first product to take augmented reality into the mainstream. The forthcoming minimal head mounted display promises to make our interaction with technology more seamless and natural. There are many who will welcome it. There are many who will hate it. Regardless of which side you're on, we're synthesizing everything we've learned after months of following every bit of Google Glass news. Despite a recent deluge of Google Glass news, the company has been extremely quiet … Read the full article …

New Google Glass Pictures Reveal Hidden Sensor [gallery]

Along with the new video that we pointed out earlier, the company has released some cool new Google Glass pictures. One of the photos shows something we haven't seen before; on the inside of the eye-boom there is a vertical slit with what appears to be some sort of sensor inside: My best guess is that it's a proximity sensor which tells Glass when you have it on your face. This would allow it to turn the display off to save battery life when you aren't using it. However, it could just as … Read the full article …

Google Glass Developer Update: Devs Invited to ‘Glass Foundry’ Event

Google has sent out invites to a developer-focused event for Google Glass, the company's upcoming wearable head mounted display. They're calling it 'Glass Foundry' and it will be a two day 'hackathon' held in two locations: San Francisco and New York City. The invite is supposedly going out to those who pre-ordered the $1500 Google Glass 'Explorer Edition' at last year's Google I/O conference. High profile developers are likely on the invite list as well. At the event developers will have access … Read the full article …

Google Glass News Bits: Panoramic Photo Mode, Models Wear Glass on the Runway

This one slipped under my radar but I think it's worth a mention. Back in September, Spencer Ante of the Wall Street Journal spoke with Google co-founder Sergey Brin and got a brief exclusive preview of Google Glass (sometimes mistakenly refered to as Google Glasses!). During his time wearing the Google Glass display, Sergey showed Spencer a panoramic viewing mode -- a capability not previously revealed. Glass also had a debut on the runway at New York Fashion week. … Read the full article …