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iOS 13 file confirms Apple is testing an augmented reality headset

Hints pulled from iOS 13 code have already shown signs of the rumored AR headset that Apple is supposedly working on, but now there’s clearer proof than ever. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith points out a readme in a new release that explains to employees how they can run the augmented reality apps on an iPhone without using the actual headset.

Read more about the discovery here: https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/10/ios-13-stereo-ar-headset-references/

HTC Vive Cosmos consumer VR headset ships on October 3 for $700

HTC is launching a new high-end consumer virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive Cosmos, and it will ship on October 3 for $700. Preorders are open today.

The new VR headset is going to feel like a new generation of VR, perhaps the second or third since the first modern VR headsets launched in 2016. While the price is high, it’s still less than the $800 price that the original HTC Vive debuted at in 2016.

Read more about the headset here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862185/htc-vive-cosmos-price-release-date-features-vr-headset

Nintendo Patents Possible Simplified Switch VR Headset

A new Nintendo Switch VR headset has been spotted in patents that could hint at a new product.

Let’s Go Digital first spotted the patent, which was reportedly originally filed in February 2018 and granted last month. It was filed through the Japanese Patent Office, so it’s hard to translate exactly what’s going on. The pictures sort of speak for themselves though.

You can read more about the findings here: https://www.gamesradar.com/this-nintendo-switch-vr-patent-filing-looks-like-labo-vr-20/

WaveOptics secures £10m boost in bid to take augmented reality glasses mainstream

A British start-up whose research could be central to “augmented reality” (AR) glasses has raised £10m in a bid to take the technology into the mainstream.

WaveOptics, based in Oxfordshire, has developed a display technology that it says will make futuristic headsets being developed by the likes of Apple and Microsoft significantly cheaper and better.

You can read more about the company here: https://enhancedworld.com/2019/09/10/waveoptics-secures-funding-to-scale-business-to-meeting-growing-ar-demand/

Valve Developer to Talk About Secretive ‘Flagship VR Title’ at DigiPen Next Week

Developer Kerry Davis however will be holding a guest lecture soon at his alma mater, DigiPen, to talk about his 15 years’ experience shipping games at Valve as well as his most recent work on the studio’s upcoming VR title.

According to the listing on Geekwire, which was first brought to light by Reddit user ‘Parzival_rpo’, the talk will cover Davis’ entry into the field, his own personal experience at Valve over the years, and his more recent work “developing the company’s upcoming flagship virtual reality title.”

Davis has spent his entire 15-year career in the game industry as a programmer at Valve, and is credited on games such as Portal, Half-Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike.

You can find out more about the event here: https://www.digipen.edu/event/kerry-davis-guest-lecture-2019

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