Bloomberg: Several tech firms looking at producing AR glasses met with suppliers at CES 2018

Even though Google Glass struck out as a major consumer product, many analysts and tech company executives believe that AR glasses will be the next hot device to capture the public’s attention. Some even believe that the connected headset will become bigger than the smartphone, a pronouncement that seems hard to imagine right now. But as major tech companies begin to map out their future plans for AR glasses, several met with suppliers at CES in Las Vegas this past week according to Bloomberg.

The report says that Apple, Facebook and Google met with representatives of companies that build …


Cook: Current technology for AR based smart glasses "not mature"

Ever since the launch last year of Pokemon Go, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been a strong supporter of Augmented Reality. Because of that support, there have been several reports claiming that Apple’s next innovative product will be smart glasses similar to Google Glass. While the latter product failed in the consumer market, some analysts see such a product succeeding in Apple’s hands. Former Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that Apple Glasses will end up bigger than the iPhone.

But Cook put the kibosh on rumors that the glasses will come soon. The executive said in an interview on Tuesday …

Snap says it has sold over 150,000 Spectacle glasses in one year, 50% more than expected

Has more than a year gone by since Snapchat parent Snap introduced its first hardware product? You bet it has. The plastic sunglasses that records and shares up to 30-seconds of video at a time has sold 50% more units than the company’s target. According to company founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, who was speaking Tuesday at Vanity Fair’s fourth annual New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills, Snap has rung up over 150,000 units of the product. The in-house target was to sell 100,000 Spectacles over the year.

Spiegel said that he was proud of that number since it topped the number of iPad …

Apple AR glasses concept shows us what the future could look like

Face ID comes to replace the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X, but could it also be a sign of what’s to come from Apple in the future?
We have already heard it from multiple reliable sources that Apple is working on augmented reality glasses, something like Google Glass without the creepy camera and record-people-without-them-knowing part.
And here is an interesting concept that shows how the new Face ID might actually be used to become the centerpiece of the new Apple AR glasses.
Apple …

Patent application reveals a sketch of what Apple's AR glasses could look like

How important are Apple’s rumored AR glasses to the future of the company? According to former Wall Street analyst Gene Munster, Apple Glasses will be bigger than the iPhone. Right now, with the iPhone about to take command of the tech world with its tenth anniversary model dubbed iPhone 8, that seems hard to believe. Munster forecasts a peak in iPhone sales by 2019 with Apple Glasses launching the following year.

Today, a patent application filed by Apple was published and it shows how AR features on glasses could label certain buildings. If it looks familiar, that’s because Google Glass …

Apple supply-chain sleuth reveals info on the iPhone 8 and rumored smart glasses

Yesterday, a Reddit user with the handle Foxconninsider passed along what he says is legitimate information pertaining to several Apple products including the Apple iPhone 8 and  Apple’s rumored smart glasses. First, let’s look at the information about Apple’s smart glasses, possibly launching in 2018-2019. The project is apparently code named Project Mirrorshades, and if the project does get the green light, it will be offered to consumers in crystal, champagne and black. There will be different sizes for men and women, and polariized or prescription lenses will be available. They will be …

Leaked injury reports suggest that Apple is working on AR glasses

Last month, we told you that the often rumored AR glasses reportedly being worked on by Apple are at least one-year away. Apple is quite high on AR right now with none other than CEO Tim Cook stating that Augmented Reality is going to be “huge.” Google already tried to take AR to the mainstream with Google Glass, but the whole concept became too complex and expensive, not only for Google, but potentially for consumers as well.

While Tim Cook has made his feelings about the future of AR public, talk about Apple’s AR glasses has been just that, all talk. While no smoking gun has been leaked, …

What are the 11 incredible applications of VR box 3D glasses

Movie: When you wear a virtual reality headset, it will prevent a variety of background light interference or distraction factor to ensure that your experience will not be destroyed,which makes virtual reality is the best option to watch videos and movies, it equipped with chairs and screens makes you feel like being in a movie theater. Netflx has launched a virtual reality application which is compatible with Samsung Gear VR virtual reality box headset displaying content at 720P HD resolution . watch movie by wearing a virtual reality headset

Games: Since the 1990s, virtual reality began to be applied to the game. However, 2016 is widely regarded as a year when virtual reality game really took off. Now, there have been many games for playing on a different virtual reality platform. Including Sony and Valve and other developers have announced supporting for virtual reality and is developing virtual reality equipment for games. With improvements in display and processor of smart phones, smart phones attached to virtual reality helmet to play the game will soon become a reality.

Virtual tour: Since virtual reality can display 360-degree panoramic video, it began to be used in the tourism industry. Virtual reality can be used to demonstrate the thousands of monuments, museums and popular tourist attractions. You can start using the basic Google Cardboard and smart phones , only search virtual reality words in the application of store , you can find the desired application. It will really affect the tourism industry ? Perhaps, but at least it contributes to the saves in piles of money in the real world over saves in reality travel!

Reproduce the scene of the crime: Virtual reality can get you into a different place and time. it’s a perfect way to reproduce the crime scene, because it helps to identify and analyze what was initially ignored. The police can use the advanced camera scene photos to make into a 360-degree panoramic video, followed by a series of events to be reproduced. Investigators are able to look around in order to find more clues just wearing a simple virtual reality glasses . When the crime scene is located in a busy street or wherever unable to maintain the integrity, this technology is more important.

Virtual car showroom: Many car enthusiasts like to go to different car showroom and experience the elegant surroundings, sit in the car, start the engine and so on. Application like Relay Cars has been invented, you can find above experience in the virtual world. After opening the application, you can watch video car, start the car engine or even listen to the sound. Engine sound sample is collected from a real car, so what you hear is exactly the same as the real world. Once this technology is adopt by mainstream car manufacturers , you will not need to leave the house any more to access more car showrooms.

Watch local content: because many virtual reality helmet can use the smart phone to act as monitors, so you can use them to watch local content. For example, a free virtual application VR Cinema movie can automatically split video stored on your phone, they will be displayed side by side, just as the use of virtual reality helmet to watch. You can also use mobile phones to play 3D movies. Application called Seene can capture 3D images and view in a virtual reality device.

Live streaming event: We always think of the smartphone OnePlus VR 2 live streaming capabilities. What you have to do is install the application, then you can use the Google Cardboard or similar device to form a 360-degree panoramic to view live video events. Not long ago, Samsung had demonstrates the virtual reality applications in the flagship phone Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the Barcelona conference. It has become a trend, viewers prefer to sit at home and watch TV.

Medical: CT scan can accurately identify abnormalities. The problem is that doctors have to check out the scan results on screen or printed film. Once you have virtual reality technology, doctors can see more detail, and manipulate them in 3D space. This will mean faster and better diagnosis. Other applications of virtual reality in the medical field include remote controlled surgical tools, risk-free training of medical staff and even treat patients.

Virtual Shopping: Shopping City is rapidly evolving into delivery mode, anything ranging from clothing and footwear to department store merchandise is integrated into the application, the next logical thing would be fresh virtual reality shopping. Large retail chains are experimenting with virtual shopping: You can “step into” products store, search, and check what you want to buy, then add it to the shopping cart. You do not have to leave the couch, these goods will be delivered to your home. This approach also applies to the mall, several stores which can be combined in a virtual mall.

Military training: how to create the perfect soldier? Training can be as much as possible. Virtual reality can be called an effective complement to real-world training, the soldiers can Language safe environment, but it can simulate every possible situation on the battlefield and enemies. Virtual reality technology has been applied therein in flight simulation and battlefield simulation. More advanced mobile virtual reality platform allows soldiers sitting on a mobile platform in order to better simulate real-world scenarios.

UAV control: although the use of drones is controversial in many parts of the world, yet they are still popular science and technology. UAV number is increasing rapidly, virtual reality may provide a method of controlling drones even if you can not see where it is. Now, the drones have already been used for the investigation activities, it can deliver real-time information to your virtual reality headset via camera , so that you can remotely control it. FLYBi, Ghost Drone CloudLightFPV and other companies have launched a consumer version of the product in this area.

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