Weekly Recap

Weekly News Recap (Mar 11)

Sophie Thi - Mar 11, 2022 - 2 min read

Here is our weekly-updated news and insights on augmented reality (AR).

Niantic’s ‘largest acquisition to date’ shows the company is still pushing on AR

Pokemon Go creator is acquiring 8th Wall, a company that helps developers make web-based augmented reality apps, in what it says is its “largest acquisition to date.” The acquisition will help boost Niantic’s Lightship developer platform and to help developers “realise their visions for AR in the real-world metaverse,” Niantic’s Brian McClendon said in a blog post. (The Verge)

Magic Leap shows off its next-generation enterprise AR glasses - hand-on preview

After four years of development, Magic Leap shows its next generation of augmented reality glasses for enterprise applications. The new device has updated its optical performance, with a 70-degree field of view compared to the original’s 50 degrees. (VentureBeat)

MediView XR Secures $9.9M for Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Platform

MediView uses augmented reality to provide surgeons with interoperative 3D “X-Ray” holographic visualisation. The platform also utilises remote connectivity to permit medical professionals to collaborate for patient care with shared communication, visualisation and holographic guidance. (Wingo 7)

The iPhone SE is back — here’s what you need to know about Apple’s $429 phone

During this week’s “Peek Performance” event, Apple unveiled its third-generation, midrange, sub-$500 iPhone, which, like the previous second- and first-generation iPhone SE, delivers all the core iPhone features in a classic build. (CNN)

Paris Fashion Week opened by immersive tech startup Stage11

Stage11, a Paris-based technology startup, has collaborated with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to open Paris Fashion Week. Exploring conceptual and creative ideas inspired by the emerging metaverse, the real and the virtual flirted to produce a wholly original aesthetic experience. (Maddyness)

15 unsung women in tech you should know about

Women’s contribution to tech is often let out of the history books. In honour of International Women’s Day, there are 15 stories of women who drove innovation in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. (Mashable)

Sophie Thi
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