Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

It's a supply contract potentially worth $21.9 billion over the next 10 years, Microsoft confirmed to CNBC .In its press release, the US Army confirmed its order of HoloLens AR headsets for its infantry and stated that the program is aimed "to deliver next-generation night vision and situational awareness capabilities to the Close Combat Force (CCF) at the speed of relevance."

AppliedVR raises $29M as it seeks FDA clearance of VR system for pain treatment

AppliedVR raises $29M as it seeks FDA clearance of VR system for pain treatment

Founded in 2013, the Los Angeles-based startup is developing a digital therapeutic to treat chronic pain using VR.“We’re big believers in the potential for digital therapeutics to transform outcomes for patients with challenging conditions, and we have been closely evaluating the market for solutions for some time,” Jon Lim, a partner at F-Prime Capital, said in a news release.

LYNX Reveals Standalone MR Headset with Snapdragon XR2, Eye-tracking, & Novel Optics

LYNX Reveals Standalone MR Headset with Snapdragon XR2, Eye-tracking, & Novel Optics

French startup LYNX today revealed the R-1, a standalone VR headset built for pass-through AR and powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon XR2 chip.

Startup Teases Standalone AR/VR Headset with ‘innovative optics and ergonomics’, Reveal Next Week

Startup Teases Standalone AR/VR Headset with ‘innovative optics and ergonomics’, Reveal Next Week

Lynx says it will reveal the headset during a February 3rd livestream at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco.That will happen at 2:30PM PT on February 3rd at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, and Lynx says it will be livestreaming the announcement.

Facebook buys cloud-gaming startup

Facebook buys cloud-gaming startup

Facebook Inc. FB, +2.07% has acquired a Spanish startup focused on cloud delivery of video games, according to reports.A Spanish newspaper reported last week that Facebook was seeking to acquire the company for about 70 million euros, according to the CNBC report.

Looking Glass Factory Unveils 8K Holographic Display

Looking Glass Factory Unveils 8K Holographic Display

Holographic display hardware startup Looking Glass Factory unveiled its first real product Tuesday: the Looking Glass 8K Immersive Display aims to provide companies with a way to view 3D assets as holograms, without the need to use VR headsets.

Facebook buys startup building neural monitoring armband

Facebook buys startup building neural monitoring armband

is buying CTRL-labs, a NY-based startup building an armband that translates movement and the wearer’s neural impulses into digital input signals, a company spokesperson tells TechCrunch.The acquisition, which has not yet closed, will bring the startup into the company’s Facebook Reality Labs division.

GitHub - bni/VRLaunch

GitHub - bni/VRLaunch

Using this AutoHotKey script, you are able to start any game or application in Oculus native VR mode from inside Oculus Home, with just a single key on the keyboard (or bind a Joystick/Controller/Wheel button).

Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work

Facebook Acquires Visual Shopping Startup to Bolster AI Work

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email Email Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Facebook Inc. said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle Inc. in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work.

VRgineers looks to set a new gold standard with their $5,800 VR headset

VRgineers looks to set a new gold standard with their $5,800 VR headset

Things are looking up for more high-end-focused VR startups, though; Oculus seems to be moving in a different direction for its next PC VR hardware release.