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Magic Leap One augmented reality headset heads to (some) AT&T stores starting April 1st

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is an expensive piece of technology that’s not really aimed at consumers yet… but which could help pave the way for the future where wearable devices blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds. Maybe. Kind of. Anyway, the folks at Magic Leap began selling the headset to […]

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Bose Frames coming in January for $200: Sunglasses with sound (and audio augmented reality)

Bose is a company best known for making audio products including headphones and speakers. But now the company is getting into a new business: sunglasses. Sort of. Earlier this year the company unveiled a new platform called Bose AR featuring a set of sunglasses with integrated sensors and audio components. Unlike Google Glass, Bose AR […]

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Google Daydream’s experimental new features include smartphone apps in VR, 6 degrees of freedom

Google jumped into virtual reality in a low-cost, low-key way a few years ago when the company introduced Cardboard: a platform that literally let you put a smartphone into a cardboard headset to experience 360-degree videos and other basic VR content. The company stepped things up a bit in 2016 with the launch of the […]

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Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset launches for $2,295

Augmented reality is already here, thanks to smartphone apps that let you collect Pokémon in real-world locations, measure objects by pointing your smartphone at them, or interact with Star Wars characters jumping on your couch. But as cool as it is to see virtual objects superimposed on real-world settings on your phone screen, it’s always clear […]

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Google’s Measure app lets you measure distances with any ARCore-capable Android phone

Google released an Android app called Measure in 2016, letting you measure length or height using your phone’s camera(s) by drawing a line between two points. At launch, Measure only supported phones with Google’s depth-sensing Project Tango technology. But now Tango has been replaced by Google’s ARCore augmented reality platform, and Google has updated Measure […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 is a processor aimed at VR and AR headsets

There are already a handful of virtual reality headsets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, but up until now headsets with Snapdragon chips have basically used the same processors as smartphones. Now Qualcomm has unveiled its first chip designed specifically for virtual reality and augmented reality devices. It’s called the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1, with XR standing […]

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Report: Google working on a standalone augmented reality headset

The first standalone virtual reality headset to support Google’s Daydream platform is now shipping. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a $400 headset that doesn’t require a phone or a PC to work. Just put it on, pick up a wireless controller, and you can start playing games, watching videos, and interacting with VR apps. So […]