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Apple’s long rumored mixed reality headset will "likely release" in January next year, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It’s a much more specific prediction than the analyst’s previous reports. Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset, which will reportedly offer a combination of augmented and virtual reality experiences, will “likely release” in January 2023, according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new analyst note

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Tim Cook is getting a lot less coy about Apple’s AR headset

Apple CEO Tim Cook has directly hinted that the company is working on an augmented reality, or AR, headset. Rumors have been swirling that Apple is getting ready to introduce such a device. Tim Cook teased that Apple’s working on an augmented reality, or AR, product in an interview with state-run outlet China Daily, telling AR fans to “stay tuned and you will see what we have to offer.” It reads as a direct hint that the company

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Nreal is adding Steam streaming to its AR glasses

Chinese company Nreal is launching beta support for streaming games from PC on Steam and opening an AR app contest to incentivize development. Chinese augmented reality company Nreal is launching a Steam beta on its Nreal Light and Nreal Air AR glasses, letting users stream games from a PC to a virtual big screen. The company says its beta will go live at the end of June, coinciding

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The first version of Meta’s AR glasses will be for developers only

Facebook’s parent company won’t sell the first version of its standalone AR glasses. It will instead give them to developers so they can build software experiences for the device and future versions. Meta has decided to not sell the first version of its full-fledged AR glasses, codenamed Orion, and will instead distribute them to developers so they can build software experiences for the device and future versions, a person familiar with the

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Amazon launches AR-powered virtual shoe try-on in its iOS app

Amazon launched a virtual shoe try-on feature for iOS users. All they have to do is open the app, go to the page, and point their phone’s camera at their feet to get an idea of what shoes look like IRL — but no guarantees on the fit. Amazon is now letting iOS users virtually try-on shoes, the company announced in a blog post. Amazon customers in the US and Canada are able to try on shoes for various brands including New Balance, Adidas, Reebok, and more. In this virtual try-on,

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Microsoft HoloLens boss Alex Kipman is out after misconduct allegations

Insider is reporting that Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, who led the teams that developed HoloLens and Kinect, has resigned after allegations of verbal abuse and sexual harassment. Insider is reporting that Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, who led the teams that developed the company’s HoloLens augmented reality headset and the Kinect motion controller for Xbox and serves as one of Microsoft’s top technical fellows, has resigned

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WWDC 2022: all the news coming out of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s WWDC 2022 is happening June 6th through June 10th. Here we’ll compile the latest announcements out of the online developer's conference, including a rumored AR / VR headset and maybe an M2 processor.

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Looking Glass might have just invented the GIF’s 3D successor

The Looking Glass Block is a new image format that lets you peek inside a 3D scene, viewing holograms on flat screens or even a VR headset thanks to open standards and WebXR technology. On June 15th, 1987, CompuServe introduced the GIF, a way to share images — or animated sequences of images — anywhere. The incredible portability of the late Steve Wilhite’s “graphics interchange format” made it the perfect canvas for

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Apple’s RealityOS for rumored headset appears in trademark application

RealityOS has been trademarked. It suggests that Apple’s long-rumored virtual reality and augmented reality headset could be nearing its official announcement ahead of Apple’s developer conference next week. RealityOS — the name Apple is reportedly using for the operating system running on its rumored virtual and augmented reality headset — has appeared in a trademark filing spotted by Parker Ortolani. Bloomberg News was first to report the

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Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly looking into buying Robinhood

Massive cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly thinking about buying Robinhood. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried denied the rumors. Bloomberg reports its sources say FTX is still exploring the possibility. Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is reportedly considering an acquisition of the trading platform Robinhood, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that FTX is still weighing the possibility and hasn’t yet

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Overwatch 2 will replace the original Overwatch

As the Overwatch 2 release date of October 4th nears, Blizzard revealed that upon release, Overwatch 2 will overwrite the original Overwatch, effectively ending the game. The original Overwatch’s days are numbered. Last week, Blizzard revealed in a Reddit AMA that when Overwatch 2 launches on October 4th, it will overwrite Overwatch prime, effectively ending the six-year-old game. “When OW2 launches on October

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