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US Congress Halts Orders of Microsoft AR Combat Goggles Amid Reports of Headaches &...

In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support the development of an Integrated Visual...

Magic Leap 2 Gains Certification so Doctors Can Use AR During Surgery

Magic Leap, the storied unicorn developing enterprise AR headsets, announced at CES 2023 that its flagship device Magic Leap 2 earned a certification that...

Meta Acquires 3D Lens Printing Firm Luxexcel to Bolster Future AR Glasses

Meta has acquired the Belgian-Dutch company Luxexcel, a 3D printing firm creating complex glass lenses for use in AR optics. As first reported by Belgian...
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Niantic Reveals Snapdragon AR2-powered Headset Reference Design for Outdoor Use

Back in early 2021 Pokémon GO developer Niantic gave just a brief tease that it was working on some kind of see-through headset. Now the...

Qualcomm Reveals Snapdragon AR2 Processor for Glasses-sized AR Devices

Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon AR2, its "purpose-built headworn augmented reality platform." Differentiating from the company's existing Snapdragon XR2 chips, Qualcomm says the AR2 architecture...

Snap Lays Off 20% of Staff, Increases Long-term Focus on Augmented Reality

Snap Inc, the company behind Snapchat, announced it's laying off a fifth of its staff and abandoning a number of projects as it bids...

Google to Publicly Test AR Prototypes Starting in August

Google announced that the company will be conducting real world tests of its early AR prototypes starting next month. The company says in a blog post that...

Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools

Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released...

HoloLens Chief Alex Kipman to Leave Microsoft Amid Misconduct Allegations

Alex Kipman is leaving Microsoft amid what an Insider report alleges to have stemmed from misconduct allegations leveled at the HoloLens co-creator. The report maintains that...

Qualcomm Launches $100M Fund to Help Build the Metaverse

Qualcomm, the company known for its mobile Snapdragon processors for smartphones and XR headsets, announced a new Metaverse Fund. The chipmaker says the new...

Qualcomm & Square Enix Partner to Create AR Games

Qualcomm and Square Enix today announced a partnership that will see the creation of XR experiences by Square Enix, which includes the Japanese company's...

Report: Microsoft Braces for Negative Field Tests of Military HoloLens

Microsoft is supposedly gearing up to field test its HoloLens-based military AR headset, however a new report contends the company is bracing for impact, as...

Report Casts Doubt on HoloLens 3, Microsoft Says AR Headset is “doing great”

Microsoft's enterprise-focused HoloLens 3 may be dead in the water, as a recent report maintains that internal divisions have hobbled the company's efforts to...

HoloLens Optics Chief Joins Google Amid Reported Push for Upcoming Google AR Headset

Bernard Kress, principal optical architect on Microsoft's HoloLens team, has left the company to take on the role of Director of XR Engineering at...

Mojo Vision Raises Additional $45M to Put Smart Contacts in the Eyes of Athletes

Mojo Vision announced it's raised an additional $45 million in its Series B-1 investment round, something the company says will support further development of...
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