Augmented reality

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‘The metaverse will be our slow death!’ Is Facebook losing its $100bn gamble on virtual reality?
The company now known as Meta has spent staggering amounts on creating an immersive successor to the traditional 2D internet. But what has it got to show for it, apart from 11,000 job losses?

Steve Rose

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Each guest experience will be different’: VR and the future of theme parks
Expo in east London shows how important augmented and virtual reality will be, as attractions move with the times

Alex Hern Technology editor

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Exit the internet, enter the metaverse – your online future is in 3D
Venture capitalist Matthew Ball’s new book explores the three-dimensional virtual world that is set to supersede the net. What might this alternative digital reality have in store for users?

Alex Hern

10, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Nreal Air review: new augmented reality specs put a big screen in your view
AR smart glasses with displays now widely available in UK but must be connected to a smartphone to work

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Augmented eyes on Apple at developer conference
New computers, iPad overhaul and expanded Messages app on the cards, with AR glasses a possibility

Alex Hern UK technology editor

06, Jun, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel dismisses Facebook’s metaverse as ‘hypothetical’
Founder says his company is committed to augmenting the real world rather than replacing it

Alex Hern UK technology editor

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘Two years ago it was impossible’: how tech turns dance into a multisensory fantasy
From the Barbican in London to shopping centres around the country, audiences can become part of sophisticated new XR dance spectaculars – diving into Lewis Carroll’s imagination or an extravagant ballroom

Lyndsey Winship

01, Apr, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Into the metaverse: my plan to level up broadcasting – with the 3D internet and a Blackpool ‘queercoaster’
From a dome celebrating smog-free Sheffield to a rollercoaster ride through Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ past, presenter and historian David Olusoga reveals how cutting edge tech can show us a new Britain

David Olusoga

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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App reveals hidden stories of black Britons in Trafalgar Square
Tukwini Mandela launches augmented reality Snapchat experience that also brings grandfather Nelson’s statue to life

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

11, Feb, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Kaws: New Fiction review – an art show where you brush shoulders with virtual visitors
This hybrid show of physical and digital works by US artist Brian Donnelly – also viewable in the video game Fortnite – could not be more of the moment

Simon Parkin

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Manipulate festival review – a wealth of delights for the imagination
Magical AR miniatures and a dream-like circus drama are among the impressive productions opening this celebration of visually led theatre

Mark Fisher

31, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is building the world’s fastest AI supercomputer
Facebook founder’s planned metaverse, blending reality with digital experiences, will require enormous computing power

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

24, Jan, 2022 @7:42 PM

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