Lenovo’s ThinkReality headset takes on HoloLens in enterprise augmented reality

Lenovo introduced its first “mixed reality” headsets since 2017, but like most devices designed to use Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, the Lenovo Explorer was really more of a virtual reality headset that blocked out the real world and replaced it with a virtual one. The company’s new ThinkReality A6, meanwhile, is a true augmented reality […]

Microsoft introduces HoloLens 2 Development Edition

When Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2 a few months ago, the company emphasized that it would be aimed at enterprise customers at launch… but hinted that the mixed-reality headset might support games and other consumer-friendly apps eventually. But first, developers need to build those apps. So Microsoft has unveiled a new HoloLens 2 Development Edition which […]

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 […]

Microsoft brings Win32 desktop apps to Windows Mixed Reality

The Windows Mixed Reality experience in Windows 10 lets you put on a VR headset and interact with apps, games, and videos in a more immersive way than you would wall staring at a monitor or laptop screen. But what if you just want to do some web browsing, check out a PowerPoint presentation, or […]

Samsung’s Mixed Reality headset gets a display tech spec bump

A year after introducing its first Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Samsung is back with version two. Like the Samsung Odyssey headset that was announced last year, the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features dual 1440 x 1600 pixel AMOLED displays, a 110 degree field of view, and support for refresh rates up to 90 Hz. But the company […]

HTC Vive wireless adapter is now available for $299 (more than half as much as the Vive)

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset sold for $799 when it first launched in 2016, but the price dropped to $499 earlier this year when HTC introduced the more powerful Vive Pro. That price includes the headset, base station, and motion controllers — everything you need to get started except for a computer. So it […]

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 […]