AR and VR made a big splash at CES, and I'm not talking about Charmin's portable toilet fitted with a VR headset. Brands showed off AR/VR experiences, and devices like the Nreal Light, VRgineers' 8K VR headset, and bHaptics' line of wearable haptic accessories stole the show.
Meanwhile, major automakers revealed intriguing AR/VR concepts and display technologies, including an AR windshield with gaze detection (BMW) and Audi's AI:ME car complete with VR goggles to relax the passengers.
Finally, Sony announced it has sold 5 million PSVR headsets to date, while Qualcomm said its Snapdragon chips are now in more than 30 XR headsets.
Snap acquires computer vision startup AI Factory for $166M (Silicon Angle)
Augmented Reality is Creating Sizable $198B Investment Opportunity (PR Newswire)
CREAL Picks up $7.4M in Funding for its Light-field Tech (Road to VR)
Mastercard launches AR app that brings card benefits to life (CNBC)
Pico Announces Neo 2 VR Headset (Yahoo! Finance), Firefox Reality to Launch on Pico Headsets Soon (Road to VR)
Unity Previews Immersive Art Experienes for Mobile AR, Magic Leap One & HoloLens at Upcoming Sundance Festival (Next Reality)
L'Oréal's Perso Uses AR & Social Media to Mix Up Customized Makeup, Skincare (The Verge)
ThirdEye Announces Mass Shipping of X2 Mixed Reality Glasses (Yahoo! Finance)
0glasses Unveils World's Lightest MR Glasses: RealX (PR Newswire)
Panasonic's compact VR glasses offer both UHD and HDR (MSPoweruser)
88rising and Hajime Sorayama Release AR Capsule Collection (Hypebeast)
Samsung Unveils AR Fitness Glasses (Engadget)
Vuzix Reveals Next-Gen M4000 Enterprise Smartglasses, Shows Off Smart Swim AR Wearable (Next Reality)
HumanEyes Technologies Launches New Cloud-based Suite + Vuzee XR Camera Enhancements (Yahoo! Finance)
LetinAR Releases PinMR 2020 Lens (Aithority)
Pimax Announces New Additions to its VR Headset Lineup (Road to VR)
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