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Leaked Xbox Documents Show XR Interest But No Immediate Plans

Leaked documents relating to Microsoft's business strategy for Xbox show the company eyeing XR technology but continuing to keep...

Apple Joins Pixar, NVIDIA, & More to “accelerate next generation of AR experiences” with 3D File Protocol

Today, big tech companies including Apple, Pixar, Adobe, Autodesk, and NVIDIA, announced the formation of the Alliance for OpenUSD...

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

In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support 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,...

Varjo Raises $40M Series D Funding to Expand Cloud-based XR Platform

Varjo, maker of high-end enterprise XR headsets, this week announced it has raised a $40 million Series D investment...

Meta & Qualcomm Join “Multi-year” XR Chip Partnership to Combat a Common Threat

Two of the biggest names in XR—headset maker Meta and chip maker Qualcomm—today announced a "multi-year broad strategic agreement"...

Magic Leap Commits to OpenXR & WebXR Support Later This Year on ML2

In an ongoing shift away from a somewhat proprietary development environment on its first headset, Magic Leap has committed...
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Catch Road to VR Co-founder Ben Lang on the Between Realities Podcast

Road to VR co-founder Ben Lang recently joined the crew of the Between Realities podcast. Bringing more than a decade...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

[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...

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...
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