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Lumus shows off the latest of its increasingly tiny augmented reality displays

Lumus shows off the latest of its increasingly tiny augmented reality displays As Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook all look towards getting augmented reality glasses out into the market to push their vision of the world directly into viewers’ eyeballs, they’re running into a common issue. These tech titans have grown familiar with miniaturizing complex technologies, but AR displays are an area where the technology is still requiring a lot of R&D to push breakthroughs. “The optics is really where you see a bottleneck in all of these solutions,” Lumus…

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HTC shows off the Vive Pro, a high-res headset targeted at ‘premium’ VR users

HTC shows off the Vive Pro, a high-res headset targeted at ‘premium’ VR users HTC is looking towards the high-end as it aims to distinguish its niche in the early VR market. At CES, HTC showcased the VIve Pro, an updated PC-powered virtual reality headset that adds a higher resolution display, integrated audio and an updated tracking system. The headset has a 2880×1600 display (previously 2160×1200) that will power views for both eyes. It’s a 74 percent increase in pixel density over the regular Vive, now at 615ppi. This puts…

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NextVR is adding 6DoF tracking to its live-streaming VR service

NextVR is adding 6DoF tracking to its live-streaming VR service VR’s most popular live-streaming events service is giving you a little wiggle room. NextVR is bringing six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) movement to its popular virtual reality app for live-streaming sporting events and concerts. This update brings an added sense of immersion for users who will be able to move around a bit while watching events. It’s more of a comfort thing than something revolutionary at this point. Rather than being stuck with a single viewpoint, the point-of-view will shift as viewers move their head….

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Smart home robot gives LG exec the silent treatment during CES keynote

Smart home robot gives LG exec the silent treatment during CES keynote LG spent much of their lackluster CES keynote highlighting the potential of its new AI platform, ThinQ, to revolutionize the lives of consumers and their company’s bottom line. A big part of this vision was voice control interfaces. Not only did the South Korean company highlight the continued growth of its partnership with Google, but they gave significant stage time to its CLOi voice assistant robot, which the company boasted could tie together all of its touchscreen fridges, rose…

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Nuheara announces $200 wireless earbuds with active noise-canceling

Nuheara announces 0 wireless earbuds with active noise-canceling Nuheara is at CES showing off the smart earbud company’s newest hearables. The battle to take-on Apple’s wildly-popular wireless earbuds is a tough one for emerging companies, but Nuheara is hoping that it can leverage active noise canceling to attract consumers away from AirPods. With Doppler Labs shutting down last year, the company is now one of the more vocal companies left in the smart wireless earbud space. Nuheara has a particular focus on the way its software can help users boost their…

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AR/VR startups raised $3 billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts

AR/VR startups raised billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts Tech companies working with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies raised over $3 billion in venture funding in 2017. This data comes from analytics firm Digi-Capital and suggests that while the buzz surrounding the AR/VR space has tapered off, the sheer amount of cash getting pumped into the industry is continuing to surge. Though the report’s numbers highlight 2017’s marked dollar increase over 2016 investments, deal flow seems to be lighter with more than half of this cash comes from…

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Gift Guide: 9 fantastic pairs of headphones

Gift Guide: 9 fantastic pairs of headphones Want to buy someone a pair of headphones without accidentally buying them junk? We can help. Looking for something else? We can help with that, too. Headphones have this beautiful regard for tradition and progress, and the best headphones to buy in 2017 weren’t all released this year. Some of these designs are decades old, but there were definitely some recent trends that have found their way into some of my favorite pairs. The march to good, truly wireless earbuds was in full…

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Magic Leap shows off its Magic Leap One ‘Creator’s Edition’ AR headset, shipping in 2018

Magic Leap shows off its Magic Leap One ‘Creator’s Edition’ AR headset, shipping in 2018 At long last, the day has come. Magic Leap has shared a first look at what they’ve been working on in their Plantation, Florida offices. Today, the highly-valued augmented reality startup shared early details on the Magic Leap One “Creator’s Edition,” an AR headset for developers (“Built for Creators”) that the company says it will ship in 2018. No details on price as of yet or when a consumer version could emerge, but hey, something…

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Review: GoPro Hero6 Black

Review: GoPro Hero6 Black GoPro has always occupied a fairly tight niche of camera users. In fact, there are almost certainly more people that own the action camera than have lives gnarly or radical enough to actually need them. With this laser focus, has come GoPro’s ability to continue optimizing fully with each new update to its Hero series. This action camera expertise is on full display with their latest, the Hero6 Black. At $499, this is the company’s most expensive addition to the line yet, but the pervasive additions to this…

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Review: GoPro Fusion 360 camera

Review: GoPro Fusion 360 camera Spherical cameras have seemed to be one of the more undesired tech trends to be pushed on people in the past couple years. Consumer tech companies have opted to develop these expensive products as a segue into capturing the user-generated VR vertical, but with VR itself in a rather tenuous position, the market for a fairly pricey spherical camera that captures more content than users can realistically handle seems suspect to say the least. Enter GoPro, a company in the midst of a corporate turn-around…

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