Is 5G Enough to Boost the Metaverse?

Techno-visionaries and speculative fiction authors have long entertained the notion of a fully virtualized world—one where players can game in a realistic 3D space, hang out in virtual social spots, or even hold church services for massive congregations piping in from all across the world. In 1992, the author of several mind-bending sci-fi novels, Neal […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants Meta’s AR Glasses to Be Its ‘iPhone Moment’

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Meta’s forthcoming AR glasses an “iPhone moment” that will cast him and the company in a new light, according to a former employee who worked on the project. The comment was made to The Verge for a report outlining Meta’s roadmap for AR glasses, which includes at least four different […]

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Google AR glasses are definitely in the works, Project Iris leaked

Google may be challenging Meta, Microsoft, and Apple soon when it comes to virtual and augmented reality. As these brands are going all in with their AR headsets, Google wants to join the game by introducing its own technology someday. There is no official product yet but the Project Iris has launched. The tech giant […]

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Samsung Falling Behind Apple in AR/VR Space Due to ‘Obsession’ With Foldable Smartphones

Samsung is significantly falling behind in the rush to bring augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices to market, partially due to the company’s “obsession” with foldable smartphones, The Korea Herald reports. Samsung’s main competitors, including Apple, Microsoft, Meta, and Sony, are developing or have already launched AR and VR devices amid massive industry-wide […]

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Samsung’s vision of AR-powered self-driving cars is straight from the future

Samsung has become one of the car industry’s main component suppliers. Even though the company doesn’t build its own electric / self-driving vehicles, Samsung supplies major carmakers like Tesla, Rivian, and others with various technologies, ranging from batteries to cameras and lighting systems. The company is strengthening its position in the car market, and this […]

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Meta Halts Development of In-House AR and VR Operating System as Launch of Apple Headset Approaches

Meta has stopped developing its scratch-built operating system for augmented-reality (AR) and virtual-reality (VR) devices, according to The Information. In a paywalled report published earlier today, The Information claims that Meta stopped the development of its operating system designed for Oculus virtual-reality devices and the company’s upcoming augmented-reality glasses in November 2021, citing people familiar […]

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Google working on new augmented reality smart glasses

We haven’t heard much about Google’s plans for augmented reality hardware although we’re aware they’re probably working on something. We now have a sort-of confirmation courtesy of a major article bout tech giants’ roadmap for AR and this includes Google “nurturing a new project” which is connected to a recent acquisition of a smart glasses […]

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Samsung joins the so-called metaverse at CES with ‘My House’ virtual space

“Metaverse” may be the latest buzzword of the tech world, but regardless of whether or not this concept has a future, Samsung’s joining the metaverse with its own VR world called “My House” in collaboration with Naver Z’s ZEPETO platform. Metaverse, as a concept, consists of an online virtual world that incorporates internet and IoT […]

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Huawei smart glasses with HarmonyOS teased

Before the new Huawei P50 Pocket make waves, we’d like to know more about what other product Huawei has in store for the consumers. There is also the Huawei Watch D which is said to come with blood pressure monitor. As for the Huawei clamshell phone, the P50 Pocket will compete with the Samsung Galaxy […]

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Google Augmented Reality OS may be ready for a new AR device

Google is believed to be working on improvements on anything related to AR. It seems it will introduce a new augmented reality device running on an Augmented Reality OS. This is according to a source who also shared some information that the tech giant has hired Mark Lucovsky as its new Operating System team for […]

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Samsung has reportedly partnered with Microsoft for a HoloLens AR project

Samsung Electronics is now working with Microsoft on a new augmented/mixed reality project involving HoloLens, a report from the Korean media revealed today. The HoloLens are head-mounted mixed reality smartglasses developed by Microsoft for enterprises and various industries, and Samsung’s involvement could relate to hardware. The two tech giants could unveil this mysterious HoloLens project […]

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Samsung’s new AR experience ‘Dreamground’ is live in Hollywood and NYC

Over the past year and a half, countless tech events that used to be held on live stages got relegated to the virtual space due to COVID lockdowns. Various markets are now slowly recovering from this, and the tech world is finding new ways to bring live experiences to customers. Samsung is doing the same, […]

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Nreal Light consumer AR glasses available in the US via Verizon

Augmented reality isn’t a thing of the past. No, not yet. The technology isn’t fully there yet but we believe AR together with VR still has potential to be more popular among consumers. One of the brands becoming more known for such efforts is Nreal. Last year, there was the NReal Light AR glasses bundled […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces to bring more apps to AR ecosystem

At the Augmented World Expo 2021, there were many interesting announcements, and Qualcomm took center stage to serve its take on the future of the mixed reality world. Metaverse has focus on the completely knit world of virtual reality while mixed reality (XR) is a blend of the real world with the virtual one. Qualcomm […]

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Facebook company now called Meta, to push metaverse further

It has already come to this. Facebook is evolving. No, the main Facebook app isn’t getting a new name. Just the main company will now be called “Meta”. The good news was recently announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Connect 2021. Officially, this move brings all apps and technologies by Facebook under one brand. The […]

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7 Smart Retail Solutions that are Changing Ecommerce

The retail sector has been in a state of flux for the last decade. The world is changing and it’s hard to keep up with all of the evolutions in today’s society; ecommerce, social media, global pandemics, and smart devices have all had a great impact on the retail sector. One thing is clear: retailers […]

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What is the Metaverse and How Do Enterprises Stand to Benefit?

Metaverse, a combination of ‘meta,’ meaning beyond, and ‘universe,’ is a term coined by Neal Stephenson, a science fiction writer, in his 1992 novel Snow Crash. Today, the term has a lot more than romantic appeal. The metaverse refers to highly interactive virtual worlds — where land, buildings, and even personalized avatars can be traded […]

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Niantic’s CATAN: World Explorers to shut down on November 18

Niantic Labs has created a niche for itself with the highly acclaimed Pokemon GO augmented reality game. After the initial excitement and success of CATAN: World Explorers, based on the popular board game CATAN, the game development studio hasn’t hit the magic spell as expected. Reason enough for Niantic to discontinue any further development of […]

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