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Apple Vision Pro augmented reality headset promises a “spatial computing” experience (for those that can afford it)

Apple’s first augmented reality headset is coming early next year. Called Vision Pro, it’s a wearable computer with a large glass front, two high-quality micro OLED displays, 12 cameras, and five sensors that allows you to see apps overlaid on real-world environments. Among other things, it allows you to make calls, watch videos, or use […]

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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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Lilbits: Android security vulnerability, encrypted group chat for Google Messages, and Apple’s extended reality OS

A serious vulnerability was disclosed this week that could allow malware complete access to Android phones when you install an app that looks completely legitimate. Google and affected device makers have taken steps to mitigate the issue, which some folks have apparently known about for years.  But it’s a good time to remember that there’s […]

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Lilbits: Sony PS VR2 coming in Feb for $550, when Ryzen 9 isn’t faster than Ryzen 7, and goodbye Google Hangouts (again)

It’s been six years since Sony released the PlayStation VR accessory, bringing support for virtual reality games to PlayStation game consoles. At the time its $399 price tag was very competitive, and its specs weren’t too bad by 2016 standards. Now Sony is getting ready to launch a 2nd-gen model featuring a higher-quality display and […]

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Meta’s Quest Pro wants to be the VR headset for professionals (willing to pay $1500)

The Meta Quest 2 is the world’s most popular VR headset, with around 15 million units sold to date. Part of that is certainly due to its features, performance, and suite of supported apps, games and experiences. But the $400 price tag also probably helps. So that raises the question: now that Facebook’s parent company […]

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Lilbits: Google scraps its next Pixelbook, Apple releases iOS 16, Meta Quest Pro found in a hotel room

Most of the Chromebooks released over the past decade have been made by companies not named Google. But from time to time Google has decided to put out a laptop or tablet meant to showcase its vision for best-in-class hardware designed to match the company’s browser-centric operating system. It’s been a while since Google put […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s new Galaxy laptops leaked, new Oculus Quest 2 tricks, and RCS is doomed (or at least stagnant)

Samsung has scheduled a “Galaxy Unpacked” event for later this month, promising that the “most powerful” Samsung Galaxy device is coming. While the Galaxy brand is probably most commonly associated with smartphones and tablets, all signs point to this being a laptop launch. And Evan Blass has spilled the beans on specs, photos, and details […]

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Microsoft Mesh is a cross-platform mixed reality platform for virtual meetings (and maybe Pokémon GO)

Microsoft has been demonstrating how its Hololens mixed reality headset could be used for virtual meetings for about as long as Hololens has been a thing. Now the company is launching a new virtual meeting platform called Microsoft Mesh that works with Hololens, but also with a range of other hardware including phones, tablets, PCs, and […]

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Google confirms that it’s done Daydreaming, pulls the plug on its Android VR platform

We’ve known since late last year that Google was pretty much done with its Daydream virtual reality platform. That’s when the company stopped selling the Daydream View VR headset and started shipping Pixel phones without Daydream support. Now the company has confirmed that Daydream VR software is no longer supported at all, and “may not […]

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Lilbits: Intel breach, new Android and macOS betas, and more

20GB of Intel documents that were obtained without permission have been released onto the internet. They contain previously undisclosed information about Intel’s chips, software, and other intellectual property. According to Intel, the data dump seems to have come from its “Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts information for use by our customers, partners, and […]