3D Holographic Tech Got 2,600 Times Better

From Vrroom: A Korean research institute has developed a new technique that produces a 3D holographic image two centimeters in length, width, and height, with a 35-degree viewing angle. While this holograph is still rather small, it is a drastic improvement over current technology, and, if scalable, it could be the breakthrough needed to create […]

What Happened to Virtual Reality?

From Business Insider UK’s Steve Kovach: When Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a bold prediction. “… at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences,” he said […]

Are Apple and Zeiss Working on Augmented-Reality Glasses?

From Nymag’s Jake Swearingen: For the past few years, Apple has been filing patents and staffing up on engineers who specialize in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality’s more sophisticated cousin. (AR technology, like that seen in Pokémon Go, places computer-generated imagery onto the real world, unlike VR, which replaces your field of vision entirely.) Now, […]

How Do Augmented Reality Displays Work?

From Forbes: How do waveguides and combiners compare in building augmented reality displays? [originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.] Answer by Aaron Yip, game developer, on Quora: See-through optics has a sort of inaccessible mysticism thanks to scifi (Iron Man, Star Trek, etc.) […]

10 Predictions and Opportunities for Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2017

From Venture Beat’s Jacob Mullins: 2016 was “Year Zero” for the current wave of consumerization of virtual reality and augmented reality, devices are finally shipping, consumers are buying, and applications are earning. Consider what “Year Zero” was for the PC or the mobile waves of technology adoption, and look at where we are today. 2017 […]

Tech Groups See New Future with Augmented Reality

From The Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw: Augmented reality is set to be one of the big themes of January’s Consumer Electronics Show as investment pours into start-ups working on new headsets and other systems that throw digital “holograms” on top of the real world. The ability to visualise and manipulate 3D images as though they […]

Virtual Reality’s Year of Success in China

From Forbes’ Lisa Hanson: 2016 became “year one” of virtual reality in China, due to the fact that the sector finally truly started to grow. My company Niko Partners estimates China’s VR hardware 2016 market size will hit $300 million by the end of this month with mobile VR being the unequivocal leader in terms […]

The Untold Story of Magic Leap

From Wired’s Kevin Kelly: There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray cubicles, clustered desks, and empty swivel chairs, an impossible 8-inch robot drone from an alien planet hovers chest-high in front of a row of potted plants. It is […]

Why Pokémon Go’s John Hanke Says Augmented Reality Is Better Than Virtual Reality

This summer’s hit mobile game Pokémon Go, made by San Francisco-based Niantic, spurred renewed interest in augmented reality, the technology that lets virtual objects appear as though they’re in the real world. On the latest episode of Recode Decode, Niantic CEO John Hanke said he sees augmented reality as an important complement to his company’s […]

Want To See The Future? Put On Those Weird Goggles

Augmented reality and virtual reality is seen to be adopted across industries by 2025. Gitex Technology Week to put premium focus on booming sector If you’ve slipped on some of those sometimes-weird-looking binoculars that immerse you into a whole new world of VR and AR, you’ve just taken a peek into how the future will […]