Thursday, January 27, 2022


Snap acquires 3D AR solutions provider Vertebrae

Vertebrae has raised about $10 million in venture funding to date, and has Toyota, Adidas and some other well-known brands as clients.

Snap acquires AR display provider WaveOptics for $500M

According to The Verge, the UK-based WaveOptics will continue to supply other firms with its display technology called "waveguides" and work with Snap on custom optical systems.

Microsoft, US Army join hands for 120,000 AR headsets deal

The US Army, this week, said that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) programme as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.

Facebook builds wristband that translates neural signals into action

"We are taking a closer look at a version that may be possible much sooner: wrist-based input combined with usable but limited contextualized AI, which dynamically adapts to you and your environment," Facebook said

10,000 workers now part of Facebook AR/VR division

According to The Information, Facebook has planned an aggressive strategy of building its own consumer hardware to cut the dependence on Apple and Google.

Microsoft showcases HoloLens AR version of Pokemon Go

Software development company Niantic has joined hands with Microsoft to create the AR version of Pokemon Go.

Bring science to your kids with these Apple apps

Several of these apps use the power of AR, which transforms how kids work, learn, play, shop and connect with the world around them.

Apple releases ‘For All Mankind: Time Capsule’ AR experience

"AR presents a new and exciting opportunity to bring the world of 'For All Mankind' literally into the homes of the audience in a way that hasn't been possible before," said Ron Moore, creator and executive producer of "For All Mankind".

TSMC to supply displays for Apple AR glasses: Report

Apple is collaborating with long-time partner TSMC to create and develop the next generation of display technologies at a highly secretive lab in Taiwan, reports Nikkei Asia.

TikTok unveils 1st AR filter with iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR camera

The filter utilises the iPhone 12 Pro's LiDAR sensor that helps improve AR experiences by enabling apps to more quickly see and recognise the room around them.

Apple’s AR glasses development moved into next phase: Report

In an internal meeting, Apple said the headset may be announced in 2021 and released in 2022, while the glasses are expected in 2023 at the earliest.

Google adds 50 more animals in augmented reality in Search

In addition to the red panda and cat, there's a giraffe, cow, zebra, pig and hippo among the new animals in AR.

Snapchat announces $3.5mn fund for creators, developers

According to the company, this new investment will continue its commitment to funding opportunities for Lens Creators to work on sponsored projects, connect personal passions with Lens creation

Facebook, Instagram launch AR effect featuring Kohli

Titled "Bat Talks for India", the AR filter will enable fans to re-create Kohli's iconic celebration after recording a century against Australia nearly two years ago by superimposing this effect on their photos and videos, and sharing it on Facebook and Instagram.

Flipkart acquires AR firm Scapic to boost user experience

The Flipkart Group said it will acquire a 100 per cent stake in Scapic and welcomes onboard a talented team of experienced developers and designers.

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