augmented reality

Samsung supports seven start-up spin-offs

Samsung execs have given the thumbs up to seven ideas created in its Creative Lab initiative, creating a series of start-ups all fuelled and managed by employees.

Snap IPO crackles and pops

Snap finished its first day of trading with share prices increasing 44% on the initial $17, finishing at $24 with a market capitalization roughly $33 billion.

Apple CEO cooks up AR with cryptic hints

Doom and gloom may surround the smartphone market, but something as small as market trends isn’t going to stop Apple as it turns its attention towards augmented reality.

Qualcomm hits top gear in first week of 2017

The Qualcomm team has been keeping everyone busy with a flurry of announcements at CES in Las Vegas focused around autonomous vehicles and the growing world of virtual and augmented reality.

Pokémon GO set to be a $1 billion per year app

App data firm App Annie has revealed that the Pokémon GO AR game has hit number one in the app charts even faster than Clash Royale and is on course to bring in over $1 billion per year.

Microsoft unveils HoloLens augmented reality UI

Microsoft has unveiled HoloLens, augmented reality goggles allowing wearers to create holograms by using hand gestures and voice commands. The gadget was announced at the tech giant’s official presentation of its upcoming device-agnostic operating system Windows 10.

Google, Qualcomm lead augmented reality start-up investment

Stealth mode augmented reality start-up project Magic Leap claims to have raised $542 million in Series B financing. Google and Qualcomm led the round of financing, indicating that both businesses see significant potential in the product to help drive more commercial uptake of augmented reality inspired technology.

SK Telecom and Samsung announce 5G collaboration

South Korean telco and handset manufacturer, SK Telecom and Samsung respectively, have announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a bid to advance 5G research and development. The agreement will centre on providing large-volume and high quality services on gigabit data rates, such as augmented reality (AR).

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