Pokémon Go Fest 2020 is a stay-at-home event starting July 25th

Each summer since 2017, app developer Niantic has hosted the Pokémon GO Fest in select cities across the globe. The event incorporates Pokémon-themed installations and activities in large parks, and helps thousands of players connect in real life. Du...

Wallace and Gromit get their first AR story in ‘The Big Fix Up’

Over the years, beloved duo Wallace and Gromit have appeared in their share of games. In 2009, for instance, Telltale Games gave the two its classic adventure game treatment. But for the time ever, they'll star in an augmented reality title. Later th...

An iPhone and an ultrasound wand could help doctors spot COVID-19 remotely

The images in front of me on this Zoom call don't make much sense: There's a pie slice of noisy gray, punctuated by long, dark shadows that slide around laterally. And at the top sits a series of immobile, tightly packed layers. It's all gibberish to...

Sony AR app shows if a new TV will fit your room

Sony thinks it can use technology to address one of the most common hassles with TV shopping: making sure your new set will fit properly. It’s rolling out an Envision TV AR app for Android and iOS that, as the name implies, uses augmented reality to...

Magic Leap layoffs reportedly affect about half its workforce

The past few years have been rough for Magic Leap, and the coronavirus pandemic isn’t helping matters. The company announced today that it will lay off employees at every level of the organization, and though Magic Leap’s CEO, Rony Abovitz, doesn’t c...