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Facebook adds initiative for military veterans

Published on 11/09/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Called the Military and Veterans Hub, the initiative will include a 12-month AR/VR career development pilot program. The hub will “provide online safety tips, resources for finding jobs and digital skills” for veterans. The partnership with SCORE includes mentor matching, a business launching toolkit, and workshops.

Facebook planning AR glasses

Published on 09/26/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Along with a project called “Live Maps,” the social media giant is building a pair of AR glasses and 3D maps of the world. Confirmed at Oculus Connect, Facebook shared it has a few prototypes already, though details are scarce.

Facebook acquires CTRL-labs for Reality Labs

Published on 09/24/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The New York startup is known for its research and technology to allow humans to use their brains to control computers. The acquisition, according to Facebook’s vice president of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth, will bring “new creative possibilities.”

Facebook to introduce AR ads

Published on 09/20/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Coming this fall, these augmented reality ads let the users interact with the content, such as seeing lipstick before they purchase. This comes with two other all-new ad options, including try-before-you-buy apps and polls.

iOS 13 references AR headset

Published on 09/11/2019 @ 9 AM EST

iOS 13 GM has been released to developers and in it is an explicit readme referencing Stereo AR apps without the headset, confirming rumors. Many believe the announcement was pulled from the Apple Special Event at the last minute.

Google Maps AR Navigation now on smartphones

Published on 08/09/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Using the device’s camera, the feature allows users to navigate through their screen, showing information and directions overlaid onto the world around them. Announced in 2018, Google’s own Pixel smartphones received this feature earlier this year.