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Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal hardware efforts – TechCrunch

Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal hardware efforts – TechCrunch Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google where he was most recently the engineering lead for a team …

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Augmented reality navigation overlays direction information onto the road

Augmented reality navigation overlays direction information onto the road Hyundai has unveiled a futuristic head-up display for cars at CES 2019. The Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System shows information like directions that appear in front of the driver’s eyes, overlaid onto the road. The post Augmented reality navigation overlays …

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The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta – TechCrunch

The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta – TechCrunch Released in 2014, the year before Snapchat put face filters on the road to ubiquity, Perfect Corp’s YouCam Makeup app gave many smartphone users their first taste of augmented selfies. …

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Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019 Car cockpits will be getting an A.I. upgrade, thanks to Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon-based automotive cockpit platform, which will cover aspects of the in-car experience from voice-activated interfaces to traditional navigation systems. The post Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit …

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China’s Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses – TechCrunch

China’s Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses – TechCrunch A former Magic Leap engineer believes the problem with most consumer-facing augmented headsets on the market is their bulky size. “You wouldn’t want to wear them for more than one hour,” Xu Chi, founder and chief executive …

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Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019 – TechCrunch

Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019 – TechCrunch The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060 …

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