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Is There a Future for Magic Leap?

Magic Leap has been a company many people initially got excited about. The success of augmented reality still remains very limited, forcing the company to potentially try and find a new owner.  The Future of Magic Leap When virtual reality started making headlines, one major company was bold enough to go in a  different direction. […]

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Alibaba Acquires Infinity Augmented Reality in VR and AR Push

The future of virtual reality still remains relatively uncertain. Despite the involvement of major companies, the technology still isn’t catching on in the consumer segment. Alibaba’s recent acquisition of Infinity Augmented Reality may help change that fact. Both companies have been collaborating since 2016m allowing them to work on AR, computer vision, and AI projects. […]

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Microsoft is Building a Cheaper and More Open HoloLens 2 AR Unit

Despite the ongoing struggle for growth, virtual and augmented reality is still flourishing as an industry. Microsoft is intent on further exploring all of its available options in this regard. By officially announcing the HoloLens 2, the company is improving upon its first iteration. For augmented reality enthusiasts, this unit will offer significant improvements over […]

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Facebook Officially Confirms it is Building a Pair of AR Glasses

It appears Facebook is making all of the headlines in VR and AR news these days. Although the company is building a new virtual reality headset product, it seems augmented reality glasses are also being worked on. That is not too surprising, as Facebook has an augmented reality division. Even so, the decision to build […]

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Middletown Community Foundation Approves a $12,224 VR and AR Grant

Getting more people excited about virtual reality technology remains an ongoing process. A new grant from the Middletown Community Foundation helps move things along in this regard. All local City schools can benefit from this grant, which is created to accelerate the use of AR and VR technology. Middletown Schools Prepare for Virtual Reality It […]

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What is the Merge Cube?

There are still plenty of opportunities to explore where augmented reality is concerned. Bringing virtual objects to real life is quite impressive, even though interacting with such objects is still a bit problematic. Merge Cube changes the game altogether, as it allows AR objects to be touched and move at any given time. Merge Cube […]

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Magic Leap Finally Ships AR Headset Developer Units

Consumers around the world have patiently awaited the launch of The Magic Lip augmented reality headset. It has been hinted at for several years now. Despite securing over $2bn in funding, images of this rumored project are still hard to come by. Magic Leap is now in the process of shipping its first few headsets, […]

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Major Marine Imaging Firm Develops VR System That Films Deepsea in 8K HD

Earlier this month, Marine Imaging Technologies, the official partner of National Geographic and BBC, has introduced a technology that enables filmmakers and education centers to create footage of underwater life and deepsea terrain in 8K HD, through the use of a highly sophisticated VR setup. The system aptly labeled ‘Hydrus VR’, makes use of ten […]

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Healthcare Providers Are Using VR to Help Patients Recover Faster

Startups are beginning to utilize virtual reality (VR) enabled technologies in the healthcare industry to help patients in hospitals recover faster during their rehabilitation programs. Using VR as Therapy On June 24, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Swibo, a highly anticipated startup within the nations healthcare scene, has begun to integrate VR within its […]

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Apple’s ARKit 2 Update Includes Multi-user AR Support

Apple has made it clear the company will continue to focus on augmented reality. While they are not planning to release an augmented reality headset, things are different on the software side. ARKit, an application powering AR experiences, recently received a big update. It includes multi-user AR software, which was hinted at by the technology […]