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We finally know what’s inside the Apple Vision Pro (tech specs revealed as pre-orders open)

The Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s first standalone device in a completely new product category since the company launched the iPad in 2010. So it’s not surprising that when Apple first unveiled its first “spatial computing” device, the focus was more on experiences than tech specs. But now that the Apple Vision Pro is up […]

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Apple Vision Pro “spatial computing” headset launches Feb 2, pre-orders begin Jan 19

Apple’s first AR/VR headset will be available in the US beginning February 2, 2024 after going up for pre-order on January 19th. With a $3,499 starting price for an Apple Vision Pro model with 256GB of storage, it will be one of the most expensive virtual/augmented reality headsets to date. But it’s also got some […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 can power 4K headsets

Qualcomm’s newest flagship processor for virtual and augmented reality headsets promises a 2.5X improvement in GPU performance, 8X better AI performance than the company’s XR2 Gen 1 chip, enabling support for 4K headsets (with up to 4.3K resolution per eye at up to 90 frames per second). The chip maker says the first device with Qualcomm […]

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Goodbye Windows Mixed Reality, we hardly knew Microsoft’s VR software

Like many companies, Microsoft made a big bet on virtual & augmented reality a few years back. But it looks like the company has decided that bet hasn’t really paid off. Windows Mixed Reality has been added to Microsoft’s list of deprecated features, and it will be removed from Windows altogether in an upcoming release. Update: […]

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Lilbits: Firefox for Android gets 450 new extensions, Asus ROG Phone 8 leaked, Plasma Mobile 6 previewed

A few weeks ago Mozilla announced that its Firefox web browser for Android would soon be gaining support for hundreds of additional extensions. Now the day has come. This is actually more of a return to form than a brand new feature. Mozilla first added support for browser extensions to its Android browser way back […]

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Lilbits: AR Glasses, Ubuntu Touch, Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds, and Android 4.4 KitKat is about to get less useful

It’s been nearly a decade since Google released Android 4.4 KitKat, which brought memory improvements, initial support for identifying the source of phone calls from unknown numbers, the introduction of the “OK Google” voice keyword, an immersive mode for apps and games, and other features… some of which have survived through the years in one […]

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Lilbits: What to expect when you’re expecting Apple’s XR headset

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks of Monday. And everybody expect the company to use this as the coming out party for the mixed reality headset Apple has been working for years. We’ll also probably hear some news about new Macs, iPhones, iPads, and software updates, but Apple’s first truly new product category in […]

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Spacetop “augmented reality laptop” uses AR glasses to present a 100 inch virtual display (sort of)

I’ve been writing about compact laptop computers for more than fifteen years because I’m a firm believer that the best computers for on-the-go use are the ones that are small enough that you actually want to take them with you rather than leaving them on your desk. But I’ve also grown used to plugging my […]

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Brilliant Monocle is an open source augmented reality device that clips onto your glasses

Facebook’s parent company has been spending billions of dollars attempting to make its vision for the metaverse a thing. But you don’t need to buy into Meta’s vision to play in the virtual & augmented reality space. There are plenty of other companies cranking out VR and AR headsets… and if you’re looking for something […]

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Lilbits: Fedora 37, Qualcomm’s next-gen chip for AR glasses, and Amazon layoffs

Qualcomm’s new solution for AR smart glasses is said to bring big performance improvements while reducing power consumption. It’s also a multi-chip solution rather than a single chip, which allows different bits of silicon to be placed in different parts of a pair of glasses. So you can expect glasses powered by the chips to […]

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Lilbits: Apple is building a virtual world for its upcoming headset, more Pixel 7a leaks, and Xfce on a Linux phone

Meta’s Horizon Worlds may be the butt of many jokes these days due to disappointing graphics, a small user base, and not much you can actually do in the company’s VR meeting place. But Meta isn’t the only company that seems to think a virtual world could be key to the success of virtual reality. […]

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Lilbits: AYA’s next handheld gaming PC has an OLED screen, using an SD card with a PalmOS device, new Intel and AMD chips, and more

Handheld gaming PC maker AYA’s latest model was only introduced a few months ago, but the company is already teasing its next model, which it says will be the first Windows handheld with an OLED display. It’s also expected to be smaller and lighter than other models, and competitively priced. More details will be made available […]