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This entrepreneur just got $8.6 million to make advanced AR games for phones

Investors believe that the founder's background in math and machine learning can help the games Illumix makes stand out in a world of games using off-the-shelf AR software like Apple's ARkit.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey contributed $100,000 to Protect the House in June.

The founder of Facebook’s Oculus reviewed the buzzy new alternate reality device, Magic Leap One, and it’s absolutely brutal

The first product from the Google-backed startup Magic Leap is "less of a functional developer kit and more of a flashy hype vehicle that almost nobody can actually use in a meaningful way," says Oculus founder and ousted Facebook exec Palmer Luckey.

The 15 most useful features coming to your iPhone later this year

iOS 12 is almost here. Apple unveiled the newest iPhone and iPad software in June, but we're expecting the big update in September. Check out the most useful features coming soon.

Facebook Messenger is adding a bunch of multiplayer augmented reality games that you play with your camera

Facebook is doubling down on augmented reality as a way to offer users new experiences — and make more money.

People finally got to try Magic Leap, the futuristic device that Google and others invested over $2 billion into — and the results aren’t ...

After years of hype and billions of dollars in venture capital, Magic Leap finally allowed some media outlets to try its much-anticipated Magic Leap One mixed-reality headset. The reactions were less than positive.
Niantic CEO John Hanke

The creator of Pokémon Go bought an LA-based gaming studio as its acquisition spree continues

Niantic has purchased Seismic Games, best known as the developer of the popular "Marvel Strike Force." It's Niantic's third acquisition of the year.
"Codename: Neon," a prototype AR app that Niantic may or may not ever release as a standalone game.

The creator of Pokémon Go reveals its ambitious vision for the future of computing

Niantic, the Google spinoff that created Pokémon Go, has an ambitious vision for the future of augmented reality.

Billion-dollar startup Magic Leap’s futuristic smartglasses made a bizarre appearance on Brazilian television with dancing bears

Magic Leap is a startup that has raised $2.3 billion to build a pair of smartglasses that's supposed to be released this year. Demos of the technology are still not available to the public.

Apple’s new ‘Measure’ tool for iOS 12 threatens dozens of existing apps already in the App Store

In the 2018 WWDC event, Apple unveiled an AR-based measuring app — a concept that plenty of app developers have already published on the App Store.