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Peter Blumberg / Bloomberg:
Magic Leap sues Chi Xu, a former employee who founded the China-based AR startup Nreal, for alleged IP theft   —  - The startup says the former employee stole its AR secrets  — Alleged technology theft a sore point in U.S.-China relations  —  Magic Leap Inc., a U.S. startup that makes …
Jun 22, 2019, 6:35 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Axios:
Niantic CEO John Hanke on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, improvements to Niantic's AR engine, which is about to become a platform for outside AR developers, more   —  This week's release of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” isn't just the debut of a highly anticipated mobile game …
Jun 21, 2019, 2:15 PMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Apple reveals ARKit 3, which can perform real-time occlusion of people, and a bunch of tools to make AR development easier with Reality Composer and RealityKit   —  Apple has used the last two WWDCs as opportunities to show off its latest and greatest augmented reality innovations …
Jun 3, 2019, 4:50 PMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out its first AR in Search tab, which shows users a 3D model of the animal they searched for on an AR-enabled smartphone   —  At I/O 2019, Google announced a slew of AR features, including Dining and Translation filters for Google Lens.  The ability to preview animals via augmented reality …
Jun 1, 2019, 4:30 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Nreal unveils a $499 consumer version of its Light AR glasses that are compatible with any phone using the Snapdragon 855 chip, available later this year   —  Chinese augmented reality upstart Nreal announced a $499 consumer version of its Light AR glasses at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) in Santa Clara, Calif. Thursday.
May 30, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Meta View acquires the assets of AR pioneer Meta, says it will continue to provide support for owners of Meta 2 devices but will not offer it for sale   —  New spatial computing company Meta View today announced it has acquired the assets of Meta, a pioneer in augmented reality head-mounted displays.
May 28, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Apple:
Apple launches new iPod touch with A10 Fusion chip, support for Group FaceTime, and a 256GB storage option, available to order now starting at $199   —  Featuring Support for Group FaceTime and AR Experiences  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today introduced the new iPod touch with enhancements to power …
May 28, 2019, 8:40 AMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Google researchers say they used 2,000 “mannequin challenge” YouTube videos as a training data set to create an AI model for depth prediction from videos   —  Google AI researchers today said they used 2,000 “mannequin challenge” YouTube videos as a training data set to create …
May 23, 2019, 3:30 PMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 with a Snapdragon XR1 chip, an improved 8MP camera, and ~8 hours of battery life; orders open today for $999   —  Six years after Google Glass was unveiled, it goes without saying that the first major augmented reality headset wasn't the massive success …
May 20, 2019, 12:43 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
DigiLens, a developer of AR displays, raises $50M Series C led by Samsung Ventures, Niantic, Sony Innovation Fund, and others, bringing total raised to $100M+   —  DigiLens, a Sunnyvale, California-based startup developing displays for augmented reality (AR) devices, today announced …
May 14, 2019, 12:46 PMIn context

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