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Lilbits: Facebook’s wristband, next-gen iPads, and Live Caption comes to Chrome

Facebook is working on a new wrist-worn device that uses sensors to detect the electrical motor nerve signals running from your brain to your fingers, allowing it to notice when you move your finger as little as one millimeter. And that could open the door for new ways to interact with virtual reality or augmented […]

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Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

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Lilbits 381: Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux, Android, and iOS

Windows has long dominated the desktop and laptop computer space, but Microsoft has all-but given up on getting Windows onto smartphones. So the company has instead shifted its focus in an effort to get you to use its apps and services on your Android, iOS, or even Linux devices. Heck, the company is even planning to […]

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Asus launches Zenfone Ares with Snapdragon 821, 8GB RAM for some reason

Asus just launched a new smartphone in Taiwan and aside from the fact that it’s got 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Asus Zenfone Ares looks kind of outdated. It also looks kind of familiar: as GSM Arena notes, the new smartphone has a design and spec sheet that closely resembles last year’s […]

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Google ARCore 1.2 brings multiplayer support to augmented reality games and apps

Google is updating its augmented reality API by offering the ability for placing apps on vertical surfaces (like placing virtual artwork on a textured wall), and new tools for developers. But possibly the coolest new feature in ARCore 1.2 is one that makes it possible for multiple people to interact with the same augmented reality […]

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Leap Motion unveils $100 augmented reality & hand tracking system

Leap Motion’s hand-tracking technology that lets you control a PC using hand gestures hasn’t really caught on since it first launched almost 5 years ago. But the company’s still around, and now Leap Motion is unveiling something that could be revolutionary… or it could just be another cool idea that fails to catch on. The […]

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Toshiba launches dynaEdge AR smart glasses (a wearable Windows PC)

Take a pocket-sized Windows PC, connect it to a wearable head-mounted display, and you’ve basically got a computer that you can use anywhere. That’s the idea behind Toshiba’s new dynaEdge AR smart glasses. Last year the company launched the dynaEdge Mobile Mini PC DE-100, which is an 11 ounce, 6.5″ x 3.3″ 0.8″ computer with […]

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Bose AR is an augmented reality platform based on audio

Most of the companies working on augmented reality today are focused on the same thing: video. The idea is to use your phone’s display, smart glasses, or other devices to superimpose virtual items on your real-world environment visually. Bose has an idea that sounds different, because it focuses on… sound. The company is introducing its […]

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Google’s AR Stickers let you add 3D characters to photos (on Pixel phones running Android 8.1)

When Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in October, the company showed off a new augmented reality feature called AR Stickers. Now it’s rolling out to users, allowing them to place 3D characters in real-world environments using the camera app. Right now you need a Pixel phone running Android 8.1 in […]

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Google ARCore brings augmented reality to Android phones (no Tango hardware required)

Augmented Reality has been around for almost as long as smartphone cameras have existed. An app called Layar allowed you to point your phone at real-world objects and see virtual signs overlayed on them in real-time way back in 2009. But things have really started to get good in the past few years. Google’s Tango […]

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Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headset is now available for $299 (dev edition)

Want to check out Windows Mixed Reality, but don’t want to spend $3,000 on a Microsoft HoloLens development edition kit? The Microsoft Store started taking pre-orders for cheaper headsets from Acer and HP earlier this year. And now you can drop the “pre.” The developer edition of Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset is now available […]