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Amazon’s $180 Echo Frames are Alexa’s first take on smart glasses

The Echo Frames weigh only 1.1 ounces and look like normal glasses.

Articleby Alison DeNisco RayomeSeptember 26, 2019 6:01 AM PDT


Live Maps, and its many layers of info.

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Facebook is making AR glasses and is mapping the world for them to work

Live Maps is Facebook’s initiative to code the real world so that future AR devices can navigate it.

Articleby Scott SteinSeptember 25, 2019 10:56 AM PDT


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Mark Zuckerberg sees the future of AR inside VR like Oculus Quest

In an exclusive interview, Zuckerberg explains the path from VR to AR, and why Facebook’s doubling down on its popular Quest headset.

Articleby Scott SteinSeptember 25, 2019 10:21 AM PDT


The $129 Facebook Portal Mini is the same price as the Google Nest Hub. 

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Facebook brings Portal to your TV screen, but I still don’t care

Facebook video chatting is coming soon to the biggest screen in your house, along with a revamped Portal and a new Portal Mini, but I’m still not sold.

Articleby Megan WollertonSeptember 18, 2019 7:27 AM PDT

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Google’s ARCore platform puts an augmented world at your fingerprints.

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Google’s AR ‘save button’ would let you post digital notes on real world

Imagine “leaving AR notes for your friends … or hiding AR objects at specific places around the world,” the search giant says of the Cloud Anchors feature it’s testing.

Articleby Carrie MihalcikSeptember 12, 2019 12:33 PM PDT


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Rumored Apple Glasses could be more than an iPhone for your face

Code found in iOS 13 suggests that Apple is working on an AR headset that could be announced in the next year.

Articleby Alison DeNisco RayomeSeptember 11, 2019 7:18 AM PDT


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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 may go on sale in September

Executive vice president Harry Shum revealed the on-sale month in a Shanghai speech, according to Reuters, but Microsoft wouldn’t confirm a release date.

Articleby Sean KeaneAugust 30, 2019 3:50 AM PDT


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Oculus Quest is the doorway to Facebook AR glasses

Facebook’s Joel Hesch talks about how Oculus Insight tracking is the present and future for VR/AR.

Articleby Scott SteinAugust 22, 2019 1:19 PM PDT

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YouTube wants to help sell you things using AR

Here’s how it’s getting started, and how you can try it out.

Articleby Katie ConnerAugust 18, 2019 10:08 AM PDT


Wonderscope’s new AR experience, Clio’s Cosmic Quest, teaches young readers about space.

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iOS AR app Wonderscope teaches kids about bullies in space

But mostly about space.

Articleby Joan E. SolsmanAugust 13, 2019 6:00 AM PDT


Pokemon Go players will see a whole bunch of Ralts for a few hours on Aug. 3.

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You can catch a shiny Ralts in Saturday’s Pokemon Go Community Day

Get ready for a three-hour Psychic/Fairy catching session this weekend, and you can get exclusive move Synchronoise.

Articleby Sean KeaneAugust 1, 2019 3:10 AM PDT


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Google’s radar-powered, hands-free Pixel 4 tech could go well beyond phones

How Soli’s radar-powered tech could evolve into watches, smart home equipment and a lot more.

Articleby Scott SteinJuly 30, 2019 4:00 AM PDT

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