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A new, free ‘Minecraft’ game was just revealed, and it takes major cues from the wildly popular ‘Pokémon Go’ phenomenon

Like "Pokémon Go" before it, "Minecraft Earth" is a free-to-play, smartphone-only game that's intended to get players exploring the world around them.
Google Maps' AR feature is designed for walking directions.

Google unveiled a new augmented reality feature for Maps, but it’s only coming to Pixel phones for now

The latest update to Google Maps will use your camera to display directions, but it's only available on Google's Pixel phones for now.
Microsoft is teasing a new "Pokémon Go"-like augmented reality game, but for "Minecraft."

Microsoft just teased a futuristic new way to play ‘Minecraft’

What if the line between reality and "Minecraft" didn't exist? Microsoft aims to answer that question with a new tease.
You may have seen this teaser for "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" before the theatrical run of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

I tried ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,’ the new game from the creators of ‘Pokémon Go,’ and it’s magical

I went hands-on with "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," which promises to be a lot more than just a rehash of "Pokémon Go."
Microsoft is one of the many companies working on augmented reality tech with its HoloLens headset.

Microsoft releases new apps that make augmented reality way more helpful to businesses

Microsoft announced new Dynamics 365 artificial intelligence and mixed reality products, which can be used on phones and HoloLens.
Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra.

Much-hyped augmented-reality startup Blippar has collapsed into administration

Blippar, the British AR startup which once said it was worth $1.5 billion, has collapsed into administration.
VIVE Sync, a virtual reality collaboration and meeting application from HTC VIVE

I explored the inside of a human nose and it convinced me that the real business in VR isn’t gaming, it’s all about training workers

HTC VIVE announced its new headset, Vive Focus. Here's how VR can be used for businesses and even seeing what the inside of a human nose looks like.
Leap Motion cofounders David Holz and Michael Buckwald.

How one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups of the last 5 years blew a deal with Apple — twice

In late spring, employees of the augmented-reality startup Leap Motion were celebrating — they were on the verge of being acquired by Apple.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey contributed $100,000 to Protect the House in June.

The founder of Facebook’s Oculus reviewed the buzzy new alternate reality device, Magic Leap One, and it’s absolutely brutal

The first product from the Google-backed startup Magic Leap is "less of a functional developer kit and more of a flashy hype vehicle that almost nobody can actually use in a meaningful way," says Oculus founder and ousted Facebook exec Palmer Luckey.