Tag Archives: augmented reality

Magic Leap surpasses $1bn in total funding – report

Magic Leap has raised over $800m in its latest funding round. Forbes reports the augmented reality start-up raised $827m in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total investment to more than $1.4bn. The report cities filings obtained via a private market data tracker. The news has yet to be confirmed …

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$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

Microsoft will start shipping dev kits for its augmented reality headset HoloLens during the first quarter of 2016. It will start accepting applications for pre-orders in January. Each dev kit will cost $3,000, with a limit of two devices per application. Dev kits will initially only be shipped to the …

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Skylanders Battlecast brings physical decks to the card-battling genre

Activision has announced a new iOS and Android card battling game that will integrate real-world playing cards. Skylanders Battlecast offers traditional online PvP as well as a single player campaign. Players will be able to add to their card collections either by scanning real-life cards or by purchasing in-game digital …

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Analyst speculates that Nintendo NX could be the first ‘social VR’ platform

Nintendo has not been shy in downplaying virtual reality’s social credentials – but perhaps this is exactly the reason why its new NX console WILL be a VR machine. That’s the conclusion drawn by financial analyst Digi-Capital, which reckons that either virtual reality or augmented reality could be the next …

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Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the early days of Hololens will not be focused on the handset’s gaming credentials. For sure in the first version, it’s going to be more about developers and enterprise scenarios,” he told ZDnet. Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be …

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