Apple’s first AR product may arrive by 2018

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All Apple has to do is making something that looks less dorky than this.
All Apple has to do is making something that looks less dorky than this.
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Apple’s stalling autonomous car project caused the company to shift its attention to augmented reality, according to analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who says the company is racing ahead of the competition when it comes to AR.

In a new note to investors, the KGI Securities analyst says Apple’s decision to develop a self-driving platform instead of an entire electric car makes sense. The company will use augmented reality to provide an incredible experience, he predicts.

You don’t need to break the bank for a great VR headset [Deals]

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This headset offers the chance for a high-quality VR experience without paying high-quality prices.
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All the news about virtual reality, the pictures and videos of people having a great time wearing high performance (and high price) headsets, makes for a brand new form of FOMO. Thankfully, it doesn’t take hundreds of dollars to get in on the virtual fun, thanks to headsets like the DAWAY 360. It’s a full-featured, comfortable, high quality headset that transforms your mobile device into a VR gateway, and right now you can get one for just $38.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Twitter hires ex-Apple designer to lead VR team

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Twitter is getting ready for the future of virtual reality.
Twitter is getting ready for the future of virtual reality.
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Unlike its rivals at Facebok, Twitter has shown little interest in virtual reality, but it appears that the company is finally ready to make a play and an ex-Apple designer is leading the charge.

Twitter has hired Alessandro Sabatelli as its first Director of VR and AR where he has been charged to “empower us all in the spatial computing revolution.”

Microsoft’s crazy HoloLens ad reveals our cyborg futures

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All Apple has to do is making something that looks less dorky than this.
Yes, it's stupid, but I want it.
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Microsoft today announced that it’s opening up its HoloLens platform to third-parties — and it has a crazy new ad to celebrate.

The three-minute clip showcases some of HoloLens’ insane capabilities, like turning an old warehouse into a shoe store, putting people from around the world in the same room, and taking you on sublime acid trips without the acid.