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Niantic Reveals Snapdragon AR2-powered Headset Reference Design for Outdoor Use

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Now the company has revealed that it’s been working with Qualcomm on a reference AR headset based on the Snapdragon AR2 platform. Niantic has been quietly developing a sleek reference design for what the company is calling an “outdoor AR headset.” Image courtesy Niantic.

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Qualcomm’s Latest AR Glasses Reference Design Drops the Tether, Keeps the Compute

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Qualcomm has revealed its latest AR glasses reference design, which it offers up to other companies as a blueprint for building their own AR devices. ” Beyond the extra wireless tech, the company says the latest design is 40% thinner than its previous reference design. Image courtesy Qualcomm.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

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Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing. Qualcomm’s latest reference design is a tethered AR headset which the company calls an ‘AR smart viewer.’

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Oculus Quest Pro Reference Hidden in Latest Software, Mentions Face & Eye Tracking

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The v32 firmware release for Oculus Quest last month ostensibly confirms that the company is moving forward with the device, as it contains hidden reference to an “Oculus Quest Pro” headset along with text mentioning both eye and face-tracking. THE LENSES SHOULD BE CLOSE TO YOUR EYES, BUT NOT CAUSE DISCOMFORT.””

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Qualcomm Reveals New Reference Designs for XR2-powered VR & AR Headsets

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Qualcomm today revealed new reference designs for VR and AR headsets powered by its new Snapdragon XR2 chip. Complete with hand-tracking, magnetic controller tracking, eye-tracking, and more, the Qualcomm reference designs are a glimpse of what’s to come in AR and VR over the next year or two. Image courtesy Qualcomm.

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DisplayLink Showing 60GHz Wireless Adapter Reference Design for Oculus Rift

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Connectivity company DisplayLink is showing a reference design for a 60GHz Oculus Rift wireless adapter at CES 2019. DisplayLink created the DisplayLink XR wireless adapter reference design that would go on to become the Vive Wireless Adapter. The reference design could also be adapted for headsets other than the Rift.

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Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

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DigiLens , a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR HUD. DigiLens says its in the process of demoing the AR HUD reference headset to potential partners. The company showed the first glimpse of the headset at AWE USA 2018.

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