Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. Header image credit: Microsoft.

Apple Fires the Latest Shot in the Wearables Wars

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part V: Apple

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Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. Header image credit: Apple.

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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Apple is a tough nut to crack when it comes to future projects. However, while rivals like Google , Microsoft and Sony are already well on their immersive way, Apple remains silent on what its immersive projects may be. The patent is for a “wearable information system having at least one camera.” Tagged with: apple , ar , industry news , patent. Apple Art VR Industry News apple ar industry news patent

Will Wearables Pave the Way For AR?

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But another device class could have a greater impact towards that same end: wearables. The thought is that devices like Apple Watch and AirPods could condition consumers to wear sensors on their bodies, and thus acclimate to the cultural shift that will be required for AR glasses.

Pour One Out for These Weird Wearables That Totally Failed

GizModo VR

Nowadays, when you hear the term “wearables”, you probably think of smartwatches like the Apple Watch, fitness trackers, and VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. Several other devices had to crash and burn so modern wearables could flourish.

Microsoft's Mixed-Reality Dreams Are Fading

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Microsoft has reportedly scrapped plans to make a HoloLens 3—what would have been a successor to its current mixed reality headset—and infighting within the mixed reality division has fueled… Read more.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

AR Insider

The wearables sector is approaching an inflection point. But before going into the AR implications, let’s step back and look at the activity in the broader wearables sector. Wearables sales this year are projected to hit $41 billion, up 28 percent from $32 billion last year. Apple is already far ahead given the success of Watch and Airpods. Google meanwhile acquired Fitbit to buttress its wearables play. The poster child here is Apple.

ARtillery Briefs, Episode 44: Wearables Pave the Way for AR

AR Insider

But another device class could have an equal or greater impact towards that same end: wearables. The thought is that devices like Apple Watch and AirPods condition consumers to wear sensors on their bodies, and thus acclimate to the cultural shift that will be required for AR glasses.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VI: Snap

AR Insider

Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part IV: Bose

AR Insider

Wearable Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. Next up: Apple.

Can Wearables Set the Stage for AR Glasses? Part II

AR Insider

This thinking holds up, but a less-discussed product class could have a greater impact in priming consumers for AR glasses: wearables. Meanwhile, tech giants are motivated toward wearables. For example, Apple’s wearables offset iPhone sales declines.

Is AR’s Next Design Target ‘Wearability?’

ARVR

Will Apple’s rumored glasses accelerate things? Visually immersive and contextually-aware AR glasses like Microsoft Hololens 2 require optics whose power consumption and heat dissipation necessitate bulky headgear, rather than anything you’d consider “eyewear.”

Today’s Best Tech Deals: Apple Watch, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Pro

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Get the Blink XT2 security camera, Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods Pro, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface Pro 7, 70-inch LG UN7070 4K TV, Dell XPS 13, and Samsung Galaxy S20 on sale.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

Will Wearables Pave the Way For AR?

ARVR

But another device class could have a greater impact towards that same end: wearables. The thought is that devices like Apple Watch and AirPods could condition consumers to wear sensors on their bodies, and thus acclimate to the cultural shift that will be required for AR glasses.

Facebook Teases Futuristic Wrist-Based Wearable That Will Let You Control AR With Your Mind

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Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part VII: Facebook

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Wearables Wars” is AR Insider’s mini-series that examines how today’s wearables will pave the way and prime consumer markets for AR glasses. Each installment will profile a different tech leader’s moves and motivations in wearables. That brings us back to wearables.

Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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He has a very interesting working story, having worked for great companies like Microsoft and Fast Company. In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more!

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Ready for Google Glass, Round Two?

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With every tech giant from Apple to Microsoft to Amazon rumored to be developing a pair of augmented reality glasses or mixed reality headset, we’ve been wondering whether Google was planning to wade back into consumer headsets.

Apple’s Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

Road to VR

While Apple has certainly changed in the years since Job’s passing, the company has undoubtedly continued to aggressively pursue patents, sometimes racking up hundreds of filings in a single month with inventions spanning everything from touch-sensitive smartwatch bands to 3D environmental mapping. Both patents, spotted by Apple Insider , were first filed by Metaio GmbH in 2014, a German AR firm later acquired by Apple just a year later. Apple v.

The XR Week Peek (2022.06.13): Apple doesn’t show its AR glasses at WWDC, Meta delays its AR plans, and more!

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Image by Apple). Apple has not announced any glasses at WWDC. Every year, we have the same ritual: we wait for an event by Apple, hoping to hear some news about an upcoming XR device, then nothing happens in this sense, we are disappointed and so we hope for a new reveal next year.

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Best Back-to-School Sales 2020: The Ultimate Guide

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Android Apple Computing Deals Gaming Home Theater Mobile Photography Smart Home Wearables Apple 2020 Best Buy 2020 BTS 2020 Dell 2020 HP 2020 Microsoft 2020 Staples 2020It's almost school season, and that can only mean one thing: Back-to-school sales.

Apple's Mixed Reality Headset Might Forgo Controllers for Eye Tracking and Iris Recognition

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There’s no lack of speculation around Apple’s rumored AR headset, but the latest is the most sci-fi of them all. According to reliable Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo, it’s possible the headset will eschew handheld controllers in favor of eye tracking and iris recognition.

11 Early Smartwatch Attempts That Were Extremely Dumb

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It’s only been five or six years since the smartwatch evolved into a device that truly delivers what most of us expect from a smart wearable, including features like texting, calling, fitness-tracking, and viewing news alerts and other notifications.

The XR Week Peek (2021.04.05): Rumors on a Apple headset intensify, Quest 2 sales grow fast, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The rumors on the Apple Glasses are intensifying. It is not a secret that Apple is working on an XR device: the mystery is when it is going to release it and what it will actually be. The hype is rising, and Apple is playing with it. Microsoft signs a $22B deal with the US Army.

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The New 3D Apple Arriving at WWDC

Robert Scoble

I have been talking with hundreds of people across the industry and have discovered that the changes coming to Apple are deeper than just a VR/AR headset. This is the fourth paradigm shift for Apple. So, what is Apple getting ready to announce over the next year?

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Best Buy 4-Day Sale: All the best deals, all in one place

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Huawei Sure Picked an Odd Time to Launch a New Smartwatch

GizModo VR

It’s just that, on the heels of Samsung giving up on Tizen and partnering with Google for a unified wearable platform, this doesn’t feel like an auspicious time to launch a flagship smartwatch running a proprietary OS.

Enterprise Wearable & Immersive Tech 2018: Magic Leap, Exosuits and VR Training, Training, Training

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While wearable technologies, including wearable XR, didn’t exactly “blow up” this year, the technology did further entrench itself in enterprise—the number of companies in the evaluation stage rose significantly, several large deployments made headlines, and solution providers continued to partner and expand their products to more platforms. Magic Leap finally dropped to mixed reviews and BrainXchange published its Definitive Guide to Adopting Wearables, AR and VR in Enterprise.

HTC's New VR Headset Leaked, and It's the Weirdest-Looking One Yet

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Microsoft Windows VR Headset Devices Coming in April 2017

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Microsoft product lineup surprised everyone today, but the biggest surprise was planned for VR fans. Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. “These headsets will be the first and only to ship with inside-out, six degrees of freedom sensors,” said Terry Myerson, Executive VP of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft.

Zuck Confirms Facebook's Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardware

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Facebook’s ‘meta-existential’ pivot for survival

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The most valuable companies in the world own the metal on which their software applications run: Apple and Microsoft have had their fingers in the hardware pie for years, and even Google was able to build a robust OS business with Android. Jacob Mullins. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

TechCrunch VR

Following the move, Abovitz stepped down from his role and former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson was brought in to turn the company around and abandon its near-term consumer ambitions in favor of a less sexy enterprise rollout. But, I’m excited to see what Apple thinks it is.”

What to Expect from Apple in the AR/VR Space

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© Apple, Inc. Apple has been discreetly working on a number of AR/VR products for several years now, and has acquired a number of companies in this space in the past, including Metaio in 2015, Flyby Media in 2016, Vrvana in 2017, Akonia Holographics in 2018 and NextVR and Spaces in 2020.