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Why Apple’s glasses won’t include ARKit

Why Apple’s glasses won’t include ARKitIt could be 2021 before they doAbout the only thing more exciting than ARKit is the thought of Apple Glasses that run ARKit. There are rumors and rumors-of-rumors all claiming “when not if” they are coming. I’m going to attempt to answer the “when” by looking in depth at the “what” technology is needed. I know glasses are being worked on at Apple, and the prototypes are state of the art. I also know what it takes to build a full-stack wearable AR HMD,...

Hunting for Eclipse Glasses on a Time Crunch

Editor's Note: NBC Washington intern Allison Pecorin is heading back to the University of Missouri, where she will be a senior. Thursday, she took on one last challenge."You see that black hole in the sky and then the corona bursts out and it's like it just hits you straight to your soul."That's how eclipse chaser and amateur astronomer Jackie Beucher described seeing a total solar eclipse.Who wouldn't want to see that?There's a total eclipse coming Aug. 21, and as the celestial fates would...

Lenovo’s first augmented-reality glasses are a 'Star Wars' exclusive

Compared to virtual reality, augmented reality has been slow to take off. Sure, phone-based augmented reality is getting a bit of a boost right now -- Apple and Google are certainly investing in it -- but there's still a dearth of commercially available headsets. Devices like HoloLens and the Meta 2 are too expensive, and while there are startups that promise more affordable models, they're still years away from being on store shelves. Lenovo, however, has come with a solution -- and it's...