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Qualcomm XR1 SoC Launched, Meant to Power Standalone AR/ VR Headsets

Months after unveiling the Snapdragon 845-based VR Reference Design, Qualcomm has announced the XR1 SoC meant to power augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices. The new SoC, which can safely consider as an upgrade over the Snapdragon 821 that is powering the affordable Oculus Go headset, is notably the company’s first dedicated Extended Reality (XR) platform. It is designed […]

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New 3D Printer Draws in Midair Like Magic

Lasers and metal were part of 3D printing for decades before the machines became affordable for personal use. But researchers at Harvard are demonstrating a new technique by which 3D metal structures can be printed in midair, without the need for anything supporting them. If you’re not familiar with the process, 3D printers slowly build […]