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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...

Report: Apple Hires Meta’s XR Head of Public Relations

Apple may be nearing launch of its long-awaited XR headsets, as the company has reportedly hired Meta's head of communications for its consumer XR...

Meta Aims to Further Ratchet Down on Security with Bug Bounty for Quest 2,...

Meta today announced it's updating a bug bounty program for its hardware products, something intended to reward anyone outside of the company who reports...

Nreal Launches $600 ‘Light’ AR Glasses in United States via Verizon

Nreal, the Chinese startup behind the Nreal Light AR glasses which made a splash back at CES 2019, has now expanded to the United...

Report: Meta is Considering Physical Stores to Sell Its Vision of the Metaverse

Meta (formerly Facebook) is not only building its next generation of AR and VR headsets, but it's looking to jumpstart a sort of immersive internet...

Niantic Kickstarts Its AR Metaverse with Release of Lightship SDK and $20M Developer Fund

At a special launch event today, Niantic announced it's opening up the Lightship AR Development Kit (ARDK) platform, a software development kit with the kinds of...
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