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MICROSOFT HOLDING A HOLOLENS 2 PRESS EVENT NEXT MONTH

According to a report from The Verge, an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2.​


Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month. Official details are very limited: the company would only say that the event will include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White, and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman.

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MAGIC LEAP ONE RELEASE DATE, PRICE AND FEATURES

The Magic Leap One release date has finally be revealed, at least if you're willing to test out the "Creator Edition" of these augmented reality (AR) glasses.


It's the future of wearables, smartphones and computing, according to the Florida-based Magic Leap, and it's all distilled into funky-looking AR glasses strapped to your face.


What's it like? Well, take the virtual objects you see in a VR headset and break down the wall so that you can see what's in front of you. That's the concept behind AR or "mixed reality."

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MAGIC LEAP PATENT DRAWINGS SHOW OFF ONE VERSION OF OUR AR FUTURE

The latest twist in the hype-laden mystery around Magic Leap now includes a new set of patent drawings that offer a brand new look at what may be the company's augmented reality glasses.

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BLACKBERRY MAKES ITS FIRST WEARABLE PLAY
WITH AR SMART GLASSES

As we await AR to hit the big time, it's finding its feet nicely in enterprise. Vuzix is one of the biggest names in this space right now, and it's just found an ally... in BlackBerry.

The once-heavyweight of the smartphone world is in a new era where it's licensing its software rather than developing in-house, and smartglasses are next on the agenda.

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ANDROID'S FIRST SERIOUS AUGMENTED REALITY PHONE IS FINALLY HERE

Asus's Zenfone AR, the second Android phone to include Google's Tango-based 3D depth-tracking for advanced augmented reality experiences, is finally available for purchase in the U.S. 

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APPLE COULD BE WORKING ON AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES TO MAKE ARKIT EVEN BETTER

Apple is bringing augmented reality to the masses this fall with its ARKit developer platform, but that might just be the starting point.

A new patent surfaced by Patently Apple shows evidence of a separate augmented reality gadget in the works that could supplement the platform.

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HOLOLENS 2.0 WILL USE A NEW PROCESSING UNIT TO IMPLEMENT SPEECH AND IMAGE RECOGNITION

The first version of Microsoft’s HoloLens Mixed Reality headset has plenty of room for improvement, but the company is working on a new version that will sport a new processing unit to enable the device to use deep learning.

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LENOVO REVEALS AR HEADSET DAYSTAR

Lenovo today unveiled at the company’s annual Tech World conference a new standalone AR headset dubbed ‘daystAR’.


Revealed on stage by chief technology officer Yong Rui, daystAR is an augmented reality optical display with what the company says has an “independent vision processing unit and free-formed surface lenses with a 40-degree field of view.”

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NEW AR HEADSET SUPPORTS APPLE ARKIT

Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer.

They succeeded and landed $1.5 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital, and now their company, Mira, is launching an augmented reality headset for 99 USD, a fraction of the cost of high-end competitors like Microsoft's HoloLens.

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AUGMENTED REALITY  I  MIXED REALITY  I  APPS WINS TOP INDUSTRY AWARD

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