Monday, January 19, 2015

A Google-backed startup wants to change VR as we know it (Engadget)

Also see Exclusive: Facebook hiring spree hints at ambitions in virtual reality and beyond (Reuters)

"What do you do when a good idea fails? You invest in a better version of it. We've known about Google's huge bet on startup Magic Leap for months, but a recent patent application explains why Mountain View has thrown over $540 million at an unknown entity. We don't know exactly what Magic Leap will offer, but by piecing together various patent applications we can surmise it relates to a wearable display system that will supposedly enable a super-realistic type of VR it calls "cinematic reality"."
A Google-backed startup wants to change VR as we know it
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