AR/VR Hardware

7 AR/VR Hardware Startups That Took Funding in 2019

If hardware is hard, as the saying goes, then it must really suck if you’re a company doing hardware for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. Just like we first believed that everyone would have a desktop 3D printer in his or her home, we assumed AR/VR devices would be as ubiquitous as […]

RealWear: Hardware for Enterprise Augmented Reality Apps

What does it say about human beings that we find spectacular failure far more exciting and entertaining than steady success? Take the example of the blood-testing startup Theranos, which has spawned both an award-winning book and an upcoming movie starring Jennifer Lawrence as the turtleneck sweater-wearing bloodsucker, Elizabeth Holmes, who has the temerity to seek […]

Can DigiLens Deliver Holographic AR Devices for Cheap?

Remember when you believed in Santa Claus? It seemed impossible that some jolly fat man could deliver toys to all the children in the world, but the evidence was under the Christmas tree every year. Then one Christmas Eve you caught dad eating the pot cookies and mom spiking the milk with Irish cream and […]

The World Leader in Eye Tracking Technology

Elon Musk is not someone you would consider to be daft, yet he thinks there is a one-in-a-million chance that we’re not in a simulation right now. It’s an idea that’s not that far-fetched. Most of us already believe that there is an Almighty Creator who made everything around us what it is. “And on […]

Augmented Reality Stocks – The “Picks and Shovels”

Whenever an exciting disruptive technology like augmented reality (AR) starts to catch the attention of retail investors, the pundits immediately feel compelled to start saying something about what stocks you should buy. A cursory look at the Motley Fool article on “Augmented Reality Stocks: What to Watch in 2018” says you should “play the long […]

Technology for the Blind is Worth Billions

We first took a look at technology for the blind in our article on 6 Vision Enhancement Devices You Need to See where we covered some pretty cool applications of technology that gives the 342 million blind people around the globe more freedom. We were surprised to learn that only about 10-15% of people who are blind or visually […]

What’s up with Holograms and Hologram Projectors?

“Help me Obi Wan Kanobi. You’re my only hope.” Anyone who has seen the original Star Wars Movies would probably think about this scene when someone brings up hologram technology. You’re probably wondering in today’s day and age of self gene-editing, where all the holograms are? Also known as holography, we like to define this […]

Ultrahaptics – A Sense of Touch in Virtual Reality

While technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) may be at the height of “inflated expectations”, others like virtual reality (VR) have joined 3D printing to sit and sulk in the “trough of disillusionment” while waiting for commercialization to take hold. One of our MBAs whipped up this beauty over lunch which tells that story: It’s not just […]

Is Kopin (KOPN) Turning Into an AR/VR Stock?

Earlier this year, we lamented the fact that there are few opportunities to invest in pure-play stocks for virtual reality companies at the moment. After all, 2016 saw an explosion in virtual reality (VR) with the release of the Oculus Rift and a host of other headsets. HTC Corp (TPE:2498) is probably the closest thing there […]