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Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

An analysis of U.S. patents done by Fairview Research reveals that Facebook has made a significant surge in its year-over-year ranking for patents granted in...

Magic Leap 2 Planned for Launch in 2021, Targeting Enterprise & Prosumers

Magic Leap's next-gen AR headset, Magic Leap 2, is officially slated to launch sometime in 2021. Company founder and CEO Rony Abovitz says in...

Report: Magic Leap Sees Sluggish Sales Numbers Amidst Latest Funding Round

Magic Leap is one of the most well-funded startups in history, boasting $2.6 billion in overall funding—and that's before calculating its latest financing round, the...

Google Unveils ARCore Depth API to Make AR More Natural & Interactive

ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences for mobile devices, is unveiling today a new tool called Depth API, which not only...

Nreal Light Developer Kits Now Available for Pre-order, Starting at $1,200

Nreal made quite the splash at CES earlier this year, showing off its Nreal Light AR headset which made some clear strides to look...

Oculus Founder’s Defense Company Could Make Software for Battlefield-ready AR Headsets

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey left Facebook in 2017 to found his own defense technology company, Anduril Industries. It's mostly been in the business of creating...

Verizon Acquires Jaunt XR’s Augmented Reality Tech

Jaunt, the cinematic VR company that pivoted to AR last year, today announced it has sold its software, technology, and "certain other assets" to...

Meta View Acquires Meta IP, Former Qualcomm Exec to Chart “new course” as...

Meta View is a newly formed startup that's looking to take up where Meta Company left off, the creators behind the Meta 2 AR...

Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon

As first reported by PocketGamer, Facebook is advertising a few new posts at its VR subsidiary Oculus, laced with the notion that a Facebook-built AR...

Dent Reality Aims to Bring AR Indoor Directions to Malls, Airports & Retail Stores

Navigating indoors is still a pretty old school experience: you look for a map of shops, bathrooms, and accessibility ramps and follow signs to...

Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset, and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something...

AT&T, Ericsson & Intel to Showcase ‘The Power of 5G’ with Batman AR/VR Experience...

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is gearing up next week in Barcelona to play host to the latest and greatest in mobile technology, including the...

[Update] Meta Founder Confirms Insolvency & Asset Sale to Unnamed Buyer

Meta, the company behind the Meta 2 tethered AR headset, has suffered its fair share of growing pains since its founding in 2012, although...

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Aims to Commercialize AR Headset in 1-2 Years

As the world's largest telecom manufacturer, when Chinese tech giant Huawei makes a market prediction, they have plenty of room to speak. Talking in...

Insomniac Games Announces ‘Seedling’, Launching on Magic Leap in November

Insomniac Games, the talented game studio behind non-VR games like Spider-Man (2018) and VR games like Edge of Nowhere (2016) and The Unspoken (2016), today...
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