Apple may be working on smart glasses

Apple may be working on a pair of smart glasses. The product would be introduced in 2018 at the earliest, according to Bloomberg sources. The project is advanced enough to be in talks with suppliers, according to the report. The smart glasses would be Apple’s first in a category of product that was originally pioneered…

Watch This Demo of Japan VR From 1990

With Google, Facebook and Samsung all making forays into VR and AR technology, virtual reality is on the brink of breaking into mainstream culture. But long before it was available to the masses, VR was just another experimental technology only few had access to – and it goes all the way back to the 1990s,…

A new ‘mixed reality’ wireless VR headset by Intel

Today, Intel announced a new virtual reality reference design it’s calling Project Alloy, a cordless system the company says contains everything you need to have a VR experience without extraneous components. That means the headset contains the computational and graphics power necessary to create the virtual images and an internal battery for power, as well…

Augmented reality is the Core technology for Apple

Apple sees augmented reality (AR) as a “core” technology, and the company is already doing “a lot of things” with AR. The news comes from Apple CEO Tim Cook who spoke at great length in an interview about his job and its challenges. DON’T MISS: The coolest technologies that are being pitched to NASA Right…

Twitter hires Ex-Apple designer as a director of AR and VR

A week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter is venturing further into the realm of virtual reality and augmented reality. The microblogging site has acquired the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and hired its CEO, Alessandro Sabatelli, to serve as Twitter’s director of AR and VR. Sabatelli, a former Apple designer, confirmed the…

The coolest technologies that are being pitched to NASA Right Now

Turning a big idea into reality often comes down to convincing the right people to throw money at it. The Starburst Accelerator Global Summit, happening Thursday, gives 10 inventors a chance to pitch their ideas in front of agencies like NASA, venture capitalists, and aerospace companies, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin. And, even more excitingly,…

OSVR wants its new headset to be a cheaper Oculus Rift

OSVR, the open source virtual reality initiative that launched early last year, is announcing a new headset it hopes can rival the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Called the HDK 2 (for “hacker development kit”), the headset looks very much like OSVR’s original kit. But where the previous-generation HDK used a single screen, its successor…

Magic Leap headset design revealed? Not so fast, company says

Yesterday, a design patent from Magic Leap hit the internet and sparked rumors that this could be the company’s highly-anticipated augmented reality headset. But the secretive startup was quick to deny those claims noting that its final product won’t look anything like these science fiction-inspired sketches. Magic Leap’s PR chief said that this design is…