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Microsoft signs $21.8 billion deal with the US Army

02 Apr 2021

Microsoft signs $21.8 billion deal with the US Army

Microsoft has received a contract worth $21.8 billion from the Department of Defense (DoD) to supply the US Army with 120,000 augmented reality headsets, the Pentagon recently announced.

Facebook demonstrates new wrist-worn prototype for interacting with AR systems

24 Mar 2021

Facebook demonstrates new wrist-worn prototype for interacting with AR systems

In a recent blog post, Facebook announced that it is developing a wearable which will act as a new medium for interaction with Augmented Reality (AR) computers.

Microsoft demonstrates Mesh mixed reality platform for virtual collaboration

04 Mar 2021

Microsoft demonstrates Mesh mixed reality platform for virtual collaboration

During the virtual Ignite conference on Tuesday, Microsoft demonstrated the Mesh mixed reality platform, which enables remote collaboration using the HoloLens 2 headset.

Leaked concept videos showcase Samsung's first AR smart glasses

23 Feb 2021

Leaked concept videos showcase Samsung's first AR smart glasses

Samsung's latest foray into augmented reality-capable eyewear dubbed Samsung Glasses Lite appears to be the culmination of development efforts dating back to 2019.

2021 Tata Safari SUV revealed in India; production underway

14 Jan 2021

2021 Tata Safari SUV revealed in India; production underway

Ahead of its launch in India later this month, Tata Motors has revealed the 2021 Safari SUV. The production of the car is underway at the company's Pune factory.

Facebook's smart glasses coming in 2021, but without Augmented Reality

09 Jan 2021

Facebook's smart glasses coming in 2021, but without Augmented Reality

Facebook's much-vaunted smart glasses will be launching soon. The glasses are coming "sooner than later" in 2021, but without the graphical overlays promised through Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

Soon, US Army dogs could be wearing AR glasses

09 Oct 2020

Soon, US Army dogs could be wearing AR glasses

US Army dogs could soon be seen wearing AR glasses on the field.

Facebook debuts 'Infinite Office': Sneak-peek into futuristic offices (Buzzword: VR)

17 Sep 2020

Facebook debuts 'Infinite Office': Sneak-peek into futuristic offices (Buzzword: VR)

Yesterday, Facebook held its Connect AR, VR conference, and made a ton of announcements.

Now, Google will help you with Math problems: Here's how

12 Aug 2020

Now, Google will help you with Math problems: Here's how

In the wake of COVID-19, millions of kids have been asked to switch to the routine of online 'virtual' classes and studying from home.

Google gets serious about AR again, acquires "smart-glasses" company North

01 Jul 2020

Google gets serious about AR again, acquires "smart-glasses" company North

Following the footsteps of players like Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, internet giant Google is also joining the bandwagon of Augmented Reality or AR.

Online bookings for Audi A6, A8L, Q8 begin in India

13 May 2020

Online bookings for Audi A6, A8L, Q8 begin in India

Audi has started accepting online bookings for the A6 and A8L sedans as well as the flagship Q8 SUV in India.

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality

08 May 2020

Lamborghini unveils Huracan EVO RWD Spyder using Augmented Reality

Lamborghini has unveiled the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Spyder variant of its Huracan EVO on its official website using augmented reality (AR). The move makes Lamborghini the world's first automaker to use AR to showcase a car.

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

16 Mar 2020

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

Over the last two years, Google has been developing and testing augmented reality-based 'Live View' directions to help walkers navigate easily using Maps.

Apple iPad Pro 2020: What we know so far

03 Mar 2020

Apple iPad Pro 2020: What we know so far

Apple is gearing up to launch a host of new hardware including a low-cost iPhone 9 (aka iPhone SE 2), location-tagging AirTags, a pair of over-ear headphones, and refreshed MacBooks.

Top 5 must-have home decorating apps

13 Feb 2020

Top 5 must-have home decorating apps

There's nothing easy about decorating or renovating your personal space.

Smart contact lenses are coming. But, what are they?

18 Jan 2020

Smart contact lenses are coming. But, what are they?

As market-ready AR glasses continue to evolve, a new kind of device appears to be mushrooming on the block - smart contact lenses.

LEGO's AR-powered Hidden Side Sets look amazing: Details here

16 Nov 2019

LEGO's AR-powered Hidden Side Sets look amazing: Details here

In this digital era, the LEGO group is looking to create a completely new experience for kids.

Apple's AR headset likely to launch early next year

10 Oct 2019

Apple's AR headset likely to launch early next year

Despite offering some super-cool augmented reality features on the iPhones, Apple hasn't introduced its own AR hardware.

Now, you can try lipsticks, sunglasses on Instagram: Here's how

05 Oct 2019

Now, you can try lipsticks, sunglasses on Instagram: Here's how

We all know Instagram has been introducing features to let users buy products appearing in photos/videos uploaded on the platform.

Apple likely to release cheaper iPhone next year: Details here

04 Oct 2019

Apple likely to release cheaper iPhone next year: Details here

After launching fancy new iPhones and cutting the prices of older ones, Apple might be gearing up to add a cheaper new member into its smartphone range.

Apparently, Facebook is developing AR glasses with Ray-Ban's owner

18 Sep 2019

Apparently, Facebook is developing AR glasses with Ray-Ban's owner

After developing a bunch of Oculus-branded VR headsets, Facebook is shifting gears into the arena of augmented reality (AR).

Apple's AR glasses likely in testing phase, iOS 13 hints

03 Sep 2019

Apple's AR glasses likely in testing phase, iOS 13 hints

On September 10, Apple will unveil the next generation of iPhones and Apple Watch at an event at the Steve Jobs Theater.

#TechBytes: How to use Snapchat filters and lenses

19 Aug 2019

#TechBytes: How to use Snapchat filters and lenses

With a humongous set of features, Snapchat dominates as one of the most entertaining photo-sharing apps on the internet.

Apple's upcoming iPad Pro could sport iPhone 11-like rear cameras

13 Aug 2019

Apple's upcoming iPad Pro could sport iPhone 11-like rear cameras

Apple's iPads are surely one of the best tablets out there. However, with a single camera, they aren't really made for taking photos or recording videos. But things are set to change soon.

Now, you can use augmented reality directions in Google Maps

09 Aug 2019

Now, you can use augmented reality directions in Google Maps

After keeping users hanging for months, Google is finally making AR-based navigation available in Maps for Android and iOS.

Samsung is working on foldable AR smart glasses, suggests patent

16 Jul 2019

Samsung is working on foldable AR smart glasses, suggests patent

Samsung is developing new AR glasses to take on the likes of Google Glass and Amazon-backed North Focals, as it looks to venture into this lesser-explored category of wearables.

How to produce life-sized 3D animal avatars via Google search

03 Jun 2019

How to produce life-sized 3D animal avatars via Google search

In a bid to make information look-up even more engaging, Google is leveraging the power of augmented reality.

Soon, you could try lipsticks on YouTube: Here's how

31 May 2019

Soon, you could try lipsticks on YouTube: Here's how

Today, YouTube makes an ideal place to learn about beauty products.

US Military soldiers could wear smart contact lenses on battlefield

06 May 2019

US Military soldiers could wear smart contact lenses on battlefield

Last month, a group of French researchers developed a revolutionary connected lens to augment human visual capabilities in more ways than one could imagine.

Now, use Google Maps' AR-based directions to find your way

16 Mar 2019

Now, use Google Maps' AR-based directions to find your way

In a major move, Google has started testing AR-based directions in Maps, its wildly famous navigational tool.

Apple is building products that will blow you away: Cook

03 Mar 2019

Apple is building products that will blow you away: Cook

Soon, you may get some amazing products from the house of Apple.

#CES2019: Whirlpool unveils AR-backed oven to help you with cooking

10 Jan 2019

#CES2019: Whirlpool unveils AR-backed oven to help you with cooking

This year at CES, leading kitchen appliance maker Whirlpool has unveiled a 'smart' avatar of ovens.

Google's new tool turns your phone into an art gallery

04 Dec 2018

Google's new tool turns your phone into an art gallery

Google wants to employ augmented reality for recreating the magic of visiting an actual real-world art gallery.

Soon, US soldiers will use Microsoft HoloLens on battlefield

01 Dec 2018

Soon, US soldiers will use Microsoft HoloLens on battlefield

Soon, US Military soldiers will use Microsoft's HoloLens headsets on the battlefield.

Magic Leap's AR headgear costs more than two iPhone Xs

09 Aug 2018

Magic Leap's AR headgear costs more than two iPhone Xs

After working in near-total secrecy for seven years, mixed reality headgear maker Magic Leap has finally started shipping its first product, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition.

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

31 Jul 2018

Smartphones of the future: What to expect in coming years

2018 has already seen some head-turners as far as smartphone innovation is concerned, with the likes of the OPPO Find X and Vivo Nex, and will see some more with major releases like the RED Hydrogen One, new iPhones etc. later in the year.

12 best 'selfie' smartphones for every budget segment in India

22 Jul 2018

12 best 'selfie' smartphones for every budget segment in India

In this era of selfies and social media, the front camera on a smartphone has become an important deciding factor for buyers.

12 'much-needed' features we want to see in WhatsApp

20 Jul 2018

12 'much-needed' features we want to see in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app with over 1.5bn users worldwide.

12 best 'selfie' smartphones for every budget segment in India

17 Jul 2018

12 best 'selfie' smartphones for every budget segment in India

In this era of selfies and social media, the front camera on a smartphone has become an important deciding factor for buyers.

Huawei to soon launch Nova 3 series smartphones in India

15 Jul 2018

Huawei to soon launch Nova 3 series smartphones in India

Huawei's newest smartphones, the recently unveiled Nova 3 and upcoming Nova 3i, will soon be made available in India and other countries after their launch in China.