Before augmented reality becomes the next big thing, here’s what needs to happen

Today’s augmented reality is usually confined to smartphone screens, and even when available with a headset, users have few options for interacting with both the real and the virtual. Gesture...

Augmented reality app brings the ‘Take On Me’ music video to your living room

Remember the music video for Take On Me by A-ha? Get ready to experience its rotoscoped version of reality first-hand, thanks to a new augmented reality app developed using Apple's...

Blippar introduces ‘Halos’ facial recognition feature on its mobile app

In the next several months, phone-based augmented reality is going to become quite a bit more visible for consumers as tech titans like Apple and...

The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns)

Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor: We’ve been saying for the last couple of years that augmented/virtual reality is the...

Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech

Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates then many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups...

Disney and Lenovo’s Star Wars-themed AR headset to introduce ‘Jedi Challenges’

Lenovo and Disney are looking to bring augmented reality Star Wars experiences to the masses with a new smartphone-enabled headset and a series of Jedi Challenges, set in a galaxy...

Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

Indoor mapping is one of those stubborn problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers,...

Microsoft HoloLens and Google Tango create a lifelike WWII tank experience

World of Tanks developer Wargaming is showing off a solution that it created for the TankFest 2017 event at the Bovington Tank Museum, bringing the World War II "Sturmtiger" tank...

These 13 gifs show Apple ARKit’s massive potential

Apple’s latest operating system may still be chugging along through the phase of developer betas, but we’ve already been seeing a lot of the projects developers have been building for...

Andy Rubin-backed AR hardware startup CastAR reportedly shuts down

An augmented reality headset startup founded by former Valve employees and funded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin’s Playground Global is shutting down after it failed...