Aside from mixed reviews on Magic Leap One, it would be hard to dispute that Magic Leap has a big year behind it. And the AR unicorn is not running to the finish line, with a slew of apps and prescription frames designed to bring relief to the wearer.
The other AR unicorn, Niantic, also had a very good year with the launch of the Real World Platform and continued success of Pokémon GO. Just before the holidays, the company asks the developers to present their best AR ideas.
And while Magic Leap and Niantic are highly valued, Blippar fell on the Nadir when the company entered the bankruptcy of the UK this week
Finally, North, the company that works with its line of focals Launched the era of consumer smartglasses, strengthening its patent portfolio by acquiring Intunt-Vaunt technology.
Magic Leap Starts Selling Prescription Spectacles
In a few weeks, the Magic Leap ecosystem has increased its activity, just before the end of the year there were a number of new releases.
Now is another piece of the Magic Leap image in the form of prescription lens inserts. At the beginning of the year at the L.E.A.P. The inserts come from FramesDirect and are officially called the InSpatialRx Prescription Insert.
Continue reading to learn more about how to order the accessories and how much you will cover the prescription frames …
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Niantic Recruits Developers for Real World Platform with $ 1M Profit
Location-based gaming pioneer Niantic is preparing for an AR cloud. the Niantic Real World platform to integrate realistic and interactive augmented reality experiences into mobile apps. And now the company is looking for a few good developers who can realize their vision on the platform.
On Thursday, the developer of Pokémon GO unveiled its Beyond Reality Developer Contest, which will present to those who have a prize pool of $ 1 million, innovative proposals for AR games and geospatial technology, the Real World Use Platform.
REALITY BITES: Could Apple's future smart glasses have a touch of HoloLens in their make-up? Could be. According to The Verge Andrew Kim, who helped shape the design of the HoloLens and Xbox One S while at Microsoft, has left his post as senior design manager at Tesla to join Apple as a designer.
Blippar is Blown Out After Financing
The mobile augmented reality pioneer Blippar has ended his fall from AR's hopeful startup to the immersive computing history books. On Monday, Blippar confirmed that he has joined the British government equivalent of bankruptcy in the US. The announcement came after reports emerged last week that a conflict between investors threatened to sustain funding that would keep the company afloat.
For more information on the epic breakdown and its business strategy, as well as the innovations at AR, see here from other companies, Blippar led to decline …
REALITY BITES: Sales of Executives at Snap, Inc. continues. This time, Snapchat's parent company will replace its Vice President of Hardware for the second time in seven months. In February, Steen Strand, an aviation veteran, joins the departing Sahil Sharma, who took over the same position in July from Mark Randall, who also left the company. Beach does not have to worry about missing out on annual bonuses, as Snap will not be distributing bonuses to employees anyway.
Intel Sells Vaunt Smartglasses Patents to the North
When Wearables Launch North officially unveiled its Focals Smartglasses In October, the stylish frames in shape and function greatly resembled those of Intel's canceled Vaunt glasses.
North's focals may now look more like Vaunt as the startup acquired the patent portfolio behind Intel's Regal project
Read on to find out how the previous business relationship between Intel and North paves the way for the Deal paved and how the purchase represents a best-case scenario for the closed Vaunt project …
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