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Future iPhones may have wraparound glass, augmented reality apps

Apple could be planning to develop an iPhone that features a curved wrap-around display and the ability to run augmented reality apps. The company was awarded a patent for the technology on Tuesday, indicating its interest in the area.

Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro scans space around it to power AR experiences

After three years of development, the first phone to use Google's Project Tango has been launched. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is able to understand physical space and motion in the same way people do, letting your phone sense space around it.

Augmented reality app lets you solve a Rubik's cube in 20 moves

An undergraduate has written a program as part of his degree that helps you solve a Rubik's cube by overlaying hints on its faces using augmented reality. By putting on an AR headset, you can be guided through completing the puzzle in less than 20 moves.

Pin your inbox to your wall with augmented reality Outlook

Microsoft has announced the world's first holographic email and calendar apps, Outlook Mail and Calendar. It has brought its existing Windows 10 apps to its HoloLens holographic headset, enabling you to write emails and add appointments in AR.

New augmented reality glasses could replace going to theatres

One of the big complaints people have about the current crop of virtual reality glasses, like Oculus for instance, is that the resolution can be disappointing.

Your smartphone's camera could double as a VR gesture tracker

The popularity of VR smartphone apps is on the rise, leading more people to pick up a headset. Current models aren't as advanced as their PC counterparts though, in particular lacking gesture-based motion control. That could change soon with a new system.

Microsoft HoloLens now available to developers, costs $3,000

Microsoft has announced that the first version of its HoloLens holographic headset is now available for pre-order by developers interested in making apps for the device. HoloLens starts at $3,000 and will start shipping next month.

Rock climbing meets augmented reality in New York

Brooklyn - Rock climbing walls are taken to a new level thanks to augmented reality (AR). Brooklyn Boulders holds a twice-monthly event where climbers have to complete a course in as short a time as possible while tapping targets.

Microsoft HoloLens teams up with Volvo to reinvent selling cars

In another indication of where Microsoft wants to take its HoloLens holographic headset technology, the company has announced it is working with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo to reinvent car buying as an interactive and enjoyable experience.

Asus might build its own Microsoft HoloLens holographic headset

Computer manufacturer Asus is reportedly interested in making its own version of Microsoft's innovative augmented reality HoloLens headset. For its part, Microsoft is apparently willing to help as it demonstrates HoloLens is a viable concept.

Why B2B audiences are finding new appeal in augmented reality

Augmented reality suffered a very public, very embarrassing setback last year with the Google Glass debacle. 2015 has been the year when AR, the laying or projecting of digital content over real-world people, places and things, is really taking off.

Microsoft patents Augmented Reality glasses

A newly filed patent from Microsoft hints plans of a release of a head-mounted display in the form of augmented reality glasses.

Op-Ed: Augmented reality the key to the future

Augmented reality is the key to the future of this world. It could change the world completely and have a massive impact on businesses.

Op-Ed: The future is now with augmented reality

The future is now! There is a new technology that is being developed called Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is the application of computer generated data applied to the real world in real time.

Op-Ed: Optimize your QR Code differently with Daqri

Daqri is the fastest, easiest way to create augmented reality, and it's a brand new way to fuse digital media and physical reality as a disruptive emerging technology that combines other mobile marketing elements like the ever popular QR Code.
 

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Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft
Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft
The Time Trial augmented reality game
The Time Trial augmented reality game
Randori
Augmented reality Rubik s cube solver by Martin Španěl
Augmented reality Rubik's cube solver by Martin Španěl
Martin Španěl / YouTube