Augmented Reality: News

25 Sep 2023


Meta Connect 2023: Expected announcements, event timings, how to watch

Meta's annual conference, Meta Connect 2023, is set to take place on September 27 and 28.

21 Sep 2023


Meta Connect 2023 event starts September 27: What to expect

Meta Connect 2023, the tech giant's annual conference covering AI and virtual reality (VR), is set to take place on September 27 and 28.

17 Aug 2023

Latest Tech News

How this start-up's mixed-reality headset aims to upskill India

AjnaLens, an Indian start-up focused on mixed-reality, has released two innovative headsets, namely AjnaXR PRO and AjnaXR SE.

08 Aug 2023

3D Printing

Scientists develop 3D printing technology for use in transparent displays

Researchers at the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) have developed a groundbreaking 3D printing technology that can be used in transparent displays and AR devices.

06 Jun 2023


How Apple Vision Pro will revolutionize AR/VR segment

After years of anticipation, Apple finally announced its Vision Pro mixed-reality headset at its annual WWDC conference. The headset comes with the promise of making AR/VR and spatial computing mainstream.

19 May 2023

Latest Tech News

This 'augmented reality laptop' makes foldable devices outdated 

California-based Sightful has introduced an "augmented reality laptop," dubbed Spacetop. It is primarily designed for the "work from anywhere" culture.

27 Jan 2023


Audi Activesphere concept breaks cover with augmented reality technology

German luxury carmaker Audi has taken the wraps off the Activesphere concept vehicle at the "Celebration of Progress" event in Berlin. The coupe-like crossover features a unique flush-type cargo bed.

24 Jan 2023


Here's how Apple's Reality Pro AR/VR headset will work

Apple's most-awaited mixed-reality headset, likely to be called Reality Pro, may finally arrive this year. It could bear a price tag of $3,000 (nearly Rs. 2.44 lakh).

09 Jan 2023


Everything we know about Apple's AR/VR headset: Price, availability, features

Apple may finally unveil its much-anticipated mixed-reality headset this spring, ahead of Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

04 Jan 2023


Apple's mixed reality headset might feature digital crown, waist-mounted battery

Apple has been quiet about its long-rumored mixed reality headset. However, leaks and patents filed have kept us updated about the status of the wearable.

02 Jan 2023

Mark Zuckerberg

#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding Meta's Augmented Reality aspirations and what lies ahead

When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, it changed the equation of social interactions. It was a disrupting force.

12 Oct 2022


Meta launches Quest Pro VR headset at $1,500: Check features

After a year-long tease, Meta has finally unveiled the Quest Pro, its most advanced virtual reality headset at the Meta Connect 2022.

29 Jun 2022


CEO wears AR-enabled contact lens to begin in-eye testing

Mojo labs in Saratoga, California became the venue of a historic moment, as it witnessed the first-ever in-eye testing of a smart AR-enabled contact lens.

10 Jun 2022


You can now try shoes in AR via Amazon app

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has decided to tap into the burgeoning augmented reality-powered fashion. The company has introduced a new feature called 'Virtual Try-On for Shoes' in its iOS app.

05 May 2022


Google acquires microLED start-up Raxium to boost its AR ambitions

Google has acquired Raxium, a five-year-old start-up that develops cost-effective and energy-efficient microLED displays. The move was announced by Rick Osterloh, the company's hardware chief.

18 Nov 2021


Zuckerberg shows Meta gloves that help wearer feel virtual objects

In a new video, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be seen feeling objects with a technology being developed so the sense of touch can be incorporated into the metaverse.

31 Oct 2021


Meta acquires makers of virtual reality fitness app 'Supernatural'

Facebook Meta recently acquired Supernatural—one of the first fitness-centric subscription-based apps to become available on the Oculus Quest.

31 Oct 2021


First image of Meta's rumored smartwatch spotted in the wild

Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) is rumored to be developing a smartwatch to potentially rival the likes of the Apple Watch.

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.

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.

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.

23 Feb 2021

Samsung Electronics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Feb 2020


Top 5 must-have home decorating apps

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

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.

16 Nov 2019

Star Wars

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

31 May 2019


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

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

06 May 2019

US Military

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Aug 2018

San Francisco

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.

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.

17 Jun 2018


ASUS ZenFone Ares, with AR and VR features, launched

Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS has launched its latest smartphone, the ZenFone Ares, in its homeland.

16 Jun 2018

Windows 10

Lenovo ThinkPad P52: World's most powerful mass-produced laptop, launched

At the NXT BLD conference, Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkPad P52, one of the world's most powerful mass-produced laptops till date.

05 Jun 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Jio partners with Whistling Woods for setting up VR lab

Reliance Jio has announced a partnership with Whistling Woods International (WWI), a film communication, and media arts institute, to set up a dedicated development lab for the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry.

05 Jun 2018


Apple's WWDC 2018: Here are the major updates

Apple's hugely-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 kicked off on Monday, and CEO Tim Cook took the stage to announce new software features for Apple's four operating systems - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

29 Apr 2018


Apple developing headset with both AR and VR tech

Apple is reportedly developing a headset which will run both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.

23 Apr 2018


Place virtual models inside real-world scenes with this app

California-based Superba AR has developed an app called Photo Studio AR that allows photographers to shoot virtual models in real-world locations via augmented reality.

22 Mar 2018


Google's 'Just a Line' Augmented Reality app is a must-try

In what is being termed as an Augmented Reality (AR) experiment by the company, Google has launched 'Just a line' - a free app that lets you doodle in AR mode.

15 Mar 2018


Bose announces sound-based augmented reality glasses

Audio company Bose has announced a pair of sound-based augmented reality (AR) glasses called Bose AR.

08 Mar 2018

Alibaba Group

AR start-up Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi government

Florida-based augmented reality (AR) startup Magic Leap has raised $461 million in the second phase of its series D funding round.

05 Mar 2018


Google unveils feature that lets users swap backgrounds on YouTube

Google has rolled out a new feature that lets users swap backgrounds on YouTube without requiring a green screen.

24 Feb 2018


Google launches its Augmented Reality system on 100 million devices

Google has launched its Augmented Reality system ARCore on 13 smartphones, including all Pixel phones, recent Samsung flagship phones, and OnePlus 5.

07 Feb 2018


Google's Motion Stills app gets augmented reality upgrade

Google's Motion Stills app, a video and GIF editing platform, is getting an augmented reality (AR) update.

03 Feb 2018


Intel to launch augmented reality glasses in 2018: Reports

According to media reports, Intel is set to launch augmented reality (AR) glasses in 2018.

26 Jan 2018


Apple announces iOS 11.3: Know what's new in latest update

Apple has previewed iOS 11.3 - the upcoming update to its latest operating system - that's arriving "this spring" for users; the developer beta has been released.

25 Jan 2018


Google to add Augmented Reality's magic to Chrome

After launching ARCore Augmented Reality platform last year, Google is now experimenting to integrate AR directly into desktop and mobile web platforms through Google Chrome.

23 Dec 2017


Magic Leap: $2 billion in funding, product still not interesting!

After raising about $2 billion in the last four years, augmented-reality company Magic Leap finally has a product to show.

22 Dec 2017


Here's what Apple is likely to launch in 2018!

Apple has really been busy this year with a lot of product launches. It has also been an important year for the Cupertino-based tech-giant in which the iPhone celebrated its tenth anniversary.

13 Dec 2017


The exciting world of Google's Augmented Reality 3D stickers

After announcing "AR (Augmented Reality) Stickers" back in October, Google finally started launching the exciting feature for Pixel devices first.

09 Dec 2017


Consumer spending on mobile-apps to hit $110 bn next year

Globally, consumer spending on mobile apps is set to reach $110-billion (Rs. 7,08,950-crore), growing by about 30% in 2018, according to app-market data company App Annie's forecast report.

10 Nov 2017


Apple to launch iPhone successor "AR Headset" in 2020

Tech giant Apple is reportedly working on a "breakthrough product" to "succeed" the iPhone: Augmented Reality (AR) headset!

09 Nov 2017

Reliance Jio

Jio to launch its own Virtual Reality app in 2018

After disrupting the telecom sector, Reliance Jio is reportedly planning to foray into the Virtual Reality (VR) tech space.

11 Sep 2017


Apple has $256.8 billion in its cash reserve doing zilch

For a company that started in a garage, Apple has come a long way and now its financial reports show that it has a $256.8 billion cash stockpile, sitting comfortably in its accounts.

14 Jul 2017


Asus launches ZenFone AR at Rs. 49,999, a Flipkart exclusive

Taiwanese tech giant Asus has introduced its flagship ZenFone AR in India at Rs. 49,999.

12 Jun 2017


Google Daydream View VR headset launched in India

Google has finally launched its Virtual Reality headset (Daydream View) in India, for Rs. 6,499.

04 May 2017


Apple has $256.8 billion in its cash reserve doing zilch

For a company that started in a garage, Apple has come a long way and now its financial reports show that it has a $256.8 billion cash stockpile, sitting comfortably in its accounts.

04 May 2017


Virtual and Augmented reality, this is what future looks like

According to a report, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality industry is projected to have a market demand of over $117 billion by 2022.

27 Apr 2017


Apple ropes in NASA tech whiz to bolster AR efforts

When it comes to scouting talents for its dream team; it appears that even outer space is not a deterrent for Apple.

19 Apr 2017


Facebook showcases its next big leap at F8 meet

Two billion users of Facebook are to witness yet another developed version of the social media platform following the annual developers' meet at San Jose.

18 Apr 2017


Snapchat brings AR to your screen, brace for awesomeness overload

Staying ahead of Facebook or providing a new feature for Facebook to copy? This is one question we are going to ask ourselves very soon.

27 Aug 2016

Shinzo Abe

Tokyo 2020: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from e-waste?

After the spectacular Tokyo 2020 teaser, Japan wants to use the Olympics for making a sustainability statement.