Another high-flying, heavily funded AR headset startup is shutting down – gpgmail

While Apple and Microsoft strain to sell augmented reality as the next major computing platform, many of the startups aiming to beat them to the punch are crashing and burning. Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets, has shuttered its HQ, laid off many of its employees and is selling off assets ahead of a shutdown, […]

AR mapping startup 6D.ai expands platform as it exits beta – gpgmail

World-mapping computer vision startup 6D.ai is expanding support to new devices as its augmented reality platform exits beta. The SF startup launched its beta in October and is now ready to let developers ship apps as it launches pricing for its services. The fixed subscription rates for 6D vary from $20-$50 per app based on […]

Through crowdsourcing, Cerberus Interactive wants to take location based gaming to the masses – gpgmail

Sami Khan began his work in the startup world by marketing mobile-based investment services like Acorns. Now the marketer who helped grow that business to a nearly $1 billion valuation is turning his attention to location based gaming in the hopes that he can take on leading contender, Niantic, with a faster, more flexible, and […]

The Void’s Curtis Hickman on scaling, creative IP and the future of VR experiences – gpgmail

What can you do with virtual reality when you have complete control of the physical space around the player? How “real” can virtual reality become? That’s the core concept behind The Void. They take over retail spaces in places like Downtown Disney and shopping malls around the country and turn them into virtual reality playgrounds, […]

YouTube’s new AR feature lets you virtually try on makeup while watching videos – gpgmail

Earlier this summer, YouTube announced its plans for a new AR feature for virtual makeup try-on that works directly in the YouTube app. Today, the first official campaign to use the “Beauty Try-On” feature has now launched, allowing viewers to try on and shop lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics from YouTube creator Roxette Arisa’s makeup tutorial […]

Polarity raises $8.1M for its AI software that constantly analyzes employee screens and highlights key info – gpgmail

Reference docs and spreadsheets seemingly make the world go ’round, but what if employees could just close those tabs for good without losing that knowledge? One startup is taking on that complicated challenge. Predictably, the solution is quite complicated as well from a tech perspective, involving an AI solution that analyzes everything on your PC […]

Light Field Lab raises $28 million to rethink the 3D TV – gpgmail

3D TVs may have grabbed all of the headlines a decade ago at CES, but the tech never found a useful inroad into consumers homes. Not everyone has given up on them, though they look a bit different now. Light Field Lab, a Bay Area startup that emerged from stealth two years ago, wants to […]

Bosch is working on glasses-free 3D displays for in-car use – gpgmail

German auto industry giant Bosch is developing new technology that will add glasses-free 3D imaging to future versions of its in-car digital display technology. These 3D displays use passive 3D tech, which mans you won’t need to wear glasses to see the effect, and it also skips eye tracking, which is a key ingredient for […]

Google launches ‘Live View’ AR walking directions for Google Maps – gpgmail

Google is launching a beta of its augmented reality walking directions feature for Google Maps, with a broader launch that will be available to all iOS and Android devices that have system-level support for AR. On iOS, that means ARKit-compatible devices, and on Android, that means any smartphones that support Google’s ARcore, so long as […]

The Note’s most impressive new feature is only available on the 10+ – gpgmail

The new Note’s 3D scanning feature got what may well have been the loudest applause line of today’s big Samsung event. It’s an impressive feature for sure, but it’s the kind with little real-world value at the moment — and it’s only available on the pricier Note 10+. Understandable on the latter, at least. After […]