How Apple's VR/AR Headset Compares to Current VR

| March 10, 2020

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The current field of headsets is still full of iteration and innovation, but none of these devices have truly taken hold in the ways major investors, like Facebook, have probably hoped. Augmented reality, a technology that overlays graphics or video over the user's view of real life, has had its successes. The growing trend of Instagram filters and the absurdly popular Pokemon Go are great examples of ways smartphone users have organically adopted AR tech into their lives. Virtual Reality, which requires wearing a full screen, hasn't captured the public as successfully as AR, mostly due to its high entry costs.

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Article | May 21, 2021

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Article | March 12, 2020

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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | February 10, 2020

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The rediscovered power of time-seasoned brand equity

Article | June 4, 2021

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