AWT News Update: October 11, 2017

AWT News Update: October 11, 2017

On today's podcast, we discuss a slightly less pricey Oculus headset, an update to Twitter for Apple TV, and how you can take notes on your Apple Watch:

  • But first, a note from our sponsor this week -- AR Tape Measure from It's About Time Products
  • Facebook's Oculus today introduced a $199 VR Headset called Go that doesn't require a powerful PC to operate
  • Tweet and watch TV at the same time with the new Apple TV Twitter app
  • Popular cross-platform notes app Bear gets an Apple Watch client for creating and appending notes right from your wrist
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Apple reportedly has ‘hundreds of engineers’ working on AR projects

Apple reportedly has ‘hundreds of engineers’ working on AR projects

Apple has built an augmented reality (AR) team of hundreds of engineers “combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders” and is “very serious about AR,” reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the company’s plans.”

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Apple has some time to shore up its VR plans (though the clock is ticking)

Apple has some time to shore up its VR plans (though the clock is ticking)

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey recently said in an interview with ShackNews that the Oculus Rift headset would support the Mac if “Apple ever releases a good computer.” He may have a point, but a new study shows that the Cupertino, California-based company has a little time before VR (virtual reality) devices hit critical mass.

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