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Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale

 Though PC and console VR are the sexier formats we’re all excited about, is mobile where VR will really scale in the near term? This is a question I’ve been posing to investors and innovators. Read More

Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale

Like by smiling? Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

 Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called Intraface that could detect seven different emotions in people’s faces, but it’s been removed from the app stores. The acquisition aligns with a surprising nugget of information Facebook… Read More

Like by smiling? Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

Now it’s Periscope cloning Snapchat with augmented selfie masks

 Periscope is following Snapchat and Facebook’s lead by creating its own animated augmented reality selfie masks. The first ones can make you look like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and will be available for the next week for the election. If you broadcast in selfie mode with the iOS app’s latest version, you’ll see them docked at the bottom of the screen. Tapping them… Read More

Now it’s Periscope cloning Snapchat with augmented selfie masks

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

 Razer originally started as a hardware company making mice, keyboards and other peripherals optimised for dedicated computer gaming, with its mantra being “For Gamers, By Gamers.” Now, 18 years into its life, it’s changing things up a bit. While the company continues to build hardware and its newer software business, Razer is now also announcing zVentures, a new… Read More

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

Hype check: Pokémon Go says more about Pokémon than it does about AR

 But before we go sagely nodding about the coming Augmented Reality revolution the Poképoaclypse foretells, maybe it’s best to take a step back and examine the components of Pokémon Go’s success, and its potential pitfalls. 1. Pokémon The franchise upon which Pokémon Go is based is one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time. It has sold upwards of 279 million… Read More

Hype check: Pokémon Go says more about Pokémon than it does about AR