2 pairs of 3D VR headsets on sale for less than $15

2 pairs of 3D VR headsets on sale for less than $15

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At the rate technology is progressing, things we believed would only exist in movies like Minority Report are a reality today: self-driving cars, data that helps us predict the future, and don’t forget — cool, futuristic gadgets

Once upon a time, playing games or watching movies in 3D was a fantasy — but now, this immersive technology is completely transforming the way we entertain ourselves. You can dive into your favorite games with these 3D glasses, making your battles and victories even more intense than you thought possible, and bring your favorite movies and shows to life in a brand new way.  Read more…

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Magic Leap’s ideas for a ‘spatial internet’ could be a glimpse of our 5G future

Magic Leap’s ideas for a ‘spatial internet’ could be a glimpse of our 5G future

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Tech optimism can be hard to come by these days. But the idea that tech will empower us to make the world a better place abounds at Magic Leap — it just all depends on 5G.

Magic Leap, the company best known for its augmented reality headsets, is unveiling some grand ideas about what it sees as the future of technology. Rony Abovitz, the company’s CEO, first shared his vision for the future, called the “Magicverse,” in Oct. 2018. 

Abovitz expanded on that idea in a company blog post and interview Saturday, in which he describes the Magicverse as “an Emergent System of Systems bridging the physical with the digital, in a large scale, persistent manner within a community of people.” Read more…

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Pokémon Go maker Niantic valued at $4 billion after monster funding round

Pokémon Go maker Niantic valued at $4 billion after monster funding round

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Niantic Labs, the maker of augmented reality (AR) megahit Pokémon Go, has raised $245 million in a new funding round. 

The Series C round, led by IVP with additional investors including Samsung Ventures and aXiomatic, brings Niantic’s valuation to nearly $4 billion, the company said in a press release Wednesday. 

The company will use the funds to invest in further development of AR tech, machine learning, its Niantic Real World Platform. Niantic will also continue to invest in its gaming titles, which — besides Pokémon Go — include the AR game Ingress Prime and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, which is being co-developed and co-published with WB Games.  Read more…

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