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Reality Labs Chief Scientist Outlines a New Compute Architecture for True AR Glasses

Speaking at the IEDM conference late last year, Meta Reality Labs' Chief Scientist Michael Abrash laid out the company's analysis of how contemporary compute...

Snap Acquires Brain-Computer Interface Startup NextMind

Snap announced it's acquired neurotech startup NextMind, a Paris-based company known for creating a $400 pint-sized brain-computer interface (BCI). In a blog post, Snap says NextMind...

The Co-founder of One of Gaming’s Most Lauded Studios Believes XR is the Future

Jason Jones is the co-founder of Bungie, the legendary gaming studio behind franchises like Halo and Destiny. In a pre-show interview ahead of today's Destiny...

Oculus Head of Developer Relations Leaves for Niantic as it Ramps up Lightship AR...

Niantic announced today that long-time Oculus employee Dan Morris, Head of Developer Relations, is joining as the company's new Director of Developer Relations as...

DigiLens and Mitsubishi Chemical Ready Low Cost Plastic Waveguide Optics for AR

DigiLens, creators of waveguide optics, today announced a "deeper" partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical to bring a plastic version of its waveguide technology to the...

[Update] Magic Leap Secures $350M Funding to Avoid Previously Announced Layoffs

Magic Leap announced last month that layoffs impacting "every level of the company" were coming alongside a pivot away from its near-term consumer ambitions...

WaveOptics Secures Additional $13M to Expand AR Optics Manufacturing

WaveOptics, a designer and manufacturer of waveguide optics for AR displays, announced it's raised a total of $39 million (£30m) in Series C funding,...

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports HoloLens 2 & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest...

OpenXR, a widely supported initiative which aims to streamline AR/VR development across headsets and platforms, has reached its 1.0 release today. It's a major...

Scope AR Secures $9.7M Series A to Develop AR Training & Remote Assistance Tools

Scope AR, the enterprise-focused AR studio, today announced it has successfully closed a $9.7 million Series A funding round to further develop it cross-platform...

WaveOptics Raises $26 Million to Expand AR Optics Supply Chain

WaveOptics, a manufacturer of diffractive waveguide optics for AR displays, today announced it has raised a $25 million Series C investment which will be...

New Startup Artie Wants to Bring AI-driven Avatars to Augmented Reality

Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and VRSE.works producer Armando Kirwin have banded together to found Artie,...

WaveOptics & Goertek Deal to Enable Mass Production of AR Optics

AR optics maker WaveOptics has announced a manufacturing partnership with Goertek, one of the VR industry's leading manufacturers. The deal will enable mass production of...

Jaunt Acquires Personify’s Volumetric Capture Tech & Talent to Build Out XR Platform

Jaunt was once a cinematic VR company which produced high-quality 360 video, and to boot even a professional-grade 360 camera dubbed NEO. Taking a...

Meta Forced to Furlough After Chinese Lead Backs Out of New Investment

Meta, makers of an AR headset dev kit, was close to raising a new round of funding before a Chinese lead investor backed out,...

Oculus Founder Serves up Scathing Review of Magic Leap One, Calling It a “Tragic...

While Palmer Luckey provided his own Magic Leap One headset to iFixit for their tear down, the founder of Oculus certainly had his chance...
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