2019

Apple acquires UK-based 3D animation company, IKinema

In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News October 4, 2019 – It has been confirmed by several sources that Apple has bought UK-based 3D animation company, IKinema, for an undisclosed amount. IKinema sells products that

2019

HiMirror announces launch of ‘HiMirror Slide’, with Augmented Reality makeup try-on

In Augmented Reality News October 3, 2019 – Beauty tech brand, HiMirror, has announced the official launch of its newest model, the HiMirror Slide, which utilizes augmented reality to allow users to try new makeup

2019

SupportSquare and Iristick announce partnership for remote assistance on industrial Smart Glasses

In Augmented Reality News October 3, 2019 – SupportSquare and Iristick have announced a new partnership to provide a comprehensive solution for remote assistance on industrial smart glasses. Iristick makes the Iristick.Z1 smart safety glasses

2019
2019

MIT.nano announces first recipients of NCSOFT seed grants for AR/VR projects

In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News October 1, 2019 – MIT’s advanced facility for nanoscience and nanotechnology, MIT.nano, which houses the MIT.nano Immersion Lab — a research space for AR/VR and data visualization —

2019

Sony announces that 360 Reality Audio content will be made available on Amazon Echo Studio

In Augmented Reality News October 1, 2019 – Sony Corporation has announced recently that 360 Reality Audio content, which offers an immersive music experience for listeners, will be made available on the new Amazon Echo

2019

Jaunt XR’s technology acquired by Verizon

In Augmented Reality News September 30, 2019 – Jaunt XR has today announced the acquisition of its software, technology, and certain other assets by Verizon Communications Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Jaunt XR operates in

2019
2019

EON Reality announces “EASI” updates to its Augmented and Virtual Reality platform

In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News September 27, 2019 – At the Immersive Learning Summit in Italy this week, EON Reality has announced changes will be coming to its Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR)

2019
2019

Oculus announces variety of new features for Oculus Quest at OC6

In Virtual Reality News September 26, 2019 – Yesterday at OC6, Oculus announced a lineup of new features for Oculus Quest, which the company states will unlock Quest’s potential even further and expand the way

2019
2019

Oculus announces ‘Oculus for Business’ platform at OC6

In Virtual Reality News September 25, 2019 – At OC6 today, Oculus announced that its new ‘Oculus for Business’ platform will launch in November. Built for easy adoption and scalability across a variety of industries,

2019
2019

Oculus announces Hand Tracking will be coming to Quest

In Virtual Reality News September 25, 2019 – At OC6 this week, Oculus has announced that hand tracking will be coming to Oculus Quest, allowing users to be more expressive in VR and connect on

2019

NexTech announces launch of its ‘ARitize’ self service 3D AR publishing platform for e-commerce

In Augmented Reality News September 25, 2019 – NexTech AR Solutions has announced the launch of its ‘ARitize’ self service 3D AR publishing platform for e-commerce. Evan Gappelberg, CEO of NexTech, commented: “Augmented reality has

2019

Iristick announces its Iristick.Z1 Smart Safety Glasses are now compatible with iOS smartphones

In Augmented Reality News September 24, 2019 – Iristick has recently announced that the company’s Iristick.Z1 smart safety glasses are now compatible with iOS smartphones. Iristick smart glasses are tethered to a smartphone, which allows

2019

PAR, Inc. invests in Tampa-based medical Virtual Reality start up, Immertec

In Virtual Reality News September 24, 2019 – PAR, Inc. has recently announced that it has invested in local start-up Immertec, a company that applies virtual reality technology to medical and surgical training. Immertec’s flagship

2019

Planet O raises USD $3.2 million in Seed Funding Round to develop Extended Reality entertainment hubs in China

In Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality News September 23, 2019 – Planet O Ltd., a location-based mixed reality and social experience entertainment hub, has announced today that it has raised CNY ¥21.5 million (approximately USD

2019

NexTech hires Barry Sandrew as COO/Executive Producer of its Holywood AR Studios

In Augmented Reality News September 23, 2019 – NexTech AR Solutions has announced the hiring of Barry Sandrew, Ph.D. as COO/Executive Producer of its AR Studios in Hollywood, California. The studio is producing immersive augmented

2019

Viveport announces Samsung HMD Odyssey owners can receive two free months of Viveport Infinity

In Virtual Reality News September 23, 2019 – Viveport and Samsung have announced that all Samsung HMD Odyssey owners can now receive two free months of Viveport Infinity, Viveport’s unlimited subscription service for virtual reality.

2019

Vuzix receives regulatory approval and begins shipping M400 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

In Augmented Reality News September 20, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation has announced this week that the company has received regulatory compliance approval for the M400 Smart Glasses from the US, EU, Japanese and Canadian regulatory

2019

Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion announce they are rebranding as Ultraleap

In Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality News September 20, 2019 – Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion have announced that they are rebranding under a single new company name: Ultraleap. This follows the two companies coming together

2019

NexTech lands deal with Challenger Motor Freight Inc. to create Augmented Reality recruitment experiences

In Augmented Reality News September 19, 2019 – NexTech AR Solutions has announced that it has landed a deal with Challenger Motor Freight Inc., one of Canada’s largest privately owned transportation and logistics companies with

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