Apple Vision Pro: first-generation not ready for business use
The Apple Vision Pro is Apple's first major product launch in 2024. The headset hovers somewhere between forming the pathway to a virtual reality (VR) world and digitizing the real world with augmented reality (AR). What exactly can you buy for US$3,500?
Individuals who have already tested the ... Read more
Apple Vision Pro gets security update before official sales start
Apple has already provided its revolutionary VR/AR headset with the first security updates in recent weeks. The update comes even before the headset officially goes on sale. The latest update followed last Tuesday and closed a vulnerability which hackers may have already been exploiting.
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Futuristic AR glasses to become a reality with Brilliance’s photonic chips
Augmented reality glasses have been a tech industry ambition for decades. However, a usable, lightweight product has yet to materialize - the chips needed for one must be smaller and be able to provide a sharper image. Netherlands-based Brilliance claims it has made a breakthrough in this area. Oth... Read more
Meta’s VP metaverse is optimistic: ‘The metaverse hype is dead’
Meta is quietly beginning to realize the state of the metaverse: "The metaverse hype is dead," says Vishal Shah, vice president of metaverse at Meta. But don't think we won't hear Zuckerberg and his team say another word about the metaverse. According to Shah, the time is now to actually build the ... Read more
AR chief leaves Google: “unstable commitment and vision”
Shortly after Google appeared to have quit its VR plans, now XR- and AR-focused Senior Director of Engineering Mark Lucovsky is also leaving. Via a tweet, he let it be known that his decision was heavily influenced by an "unstable commitment and vision" at the company.
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Less production of Apple Vision Pro possible due to complex design
Apple is drastically lowering production plans for the Vision Pro. The headset's complex design is reportedly scuttling plans.
Luxshare, the manufacturer of the Vision Pro, says it will be just short of developing 400,000 headsets for Apple next year, reports the Financial Times. Being the sole... Read more
Microsoft and Volkswagen collaborate to improve HoloLens AR
The HoloLens 2 project brings functional Augmented Reality to the automobile driver.
This week Microsoft announced it fixed a technical issue in the HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset with Volkswagen's help to provide AR supported assisted driving features.
Volkswagen realised in 2... Read more
Meta intends to monetize Metaverse, and creators aren’t happy
The Metaverse will likely be monetized; something creators do not like.
Meta (previously called Facebook) recently announced its initial plans to enable content creators or digital creators to monetize Horizon Worlds – a potential Metaverse platform. Meta’s planned market share for various c... Read more
Meta plans new 2,000 staff Meta Labs to be developed in Madrid
Meta announces huge investments in Spain's evolving tech sector, Madrid, to increase its EU presence and develop Meta Labs employing 2,000 people.
Spain is set to become a key development hub across the Metaverse shift as the forefront of European tech. Meta has announced developing new 2,000 st... Read more
Dell releases Metaverse 3D software development reference designs
Dell Technologies revealed 2 new modern designs for usage by companies building software programs for three-dimensional online environments characterizing the Metaverse.
The Metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds, encompassing technologies like blockchain, digital twins, smart objects, arti... Read more