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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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