What are the top 10 developments in virtual or augmented reality technologies in the news?

1. Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses: Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban to create smart glasses that are expected to be launched in 2021. The glasses will be AR-enabled and allow users to take calls, listen to music, and record videos.

2. Meta rebrands itself: Facebook’s Meta rebranded itself from Facebook, and their focus is now on the Metaverse, an immersive virtual world. They aim to create an interconnected universe where people can interact in a virtual world with other people.

3. Apple’s AR headset: Apple is working on developing a new AR headset that could launch in 2022 or 2023. The device is expected to be very similar to the HoloLens and will be used for a variety of tasks, including gaming and productivity.

4. Google’s AR navigation: Google is currently testing AR-powered navigation features in its Google Maps app. This technology uses a camera, sensors, and AI to overlay information onto the user’s real-world view to navigate and locate destinations.

5. Microsoft Mesh: Microsoft Mesh is a mixed-reality platform that allows users to interact, collaborate, and create in a virtual environment. It uses HoloLens to create an immersive experience for users.

6. Magic Leap One: Magic Leap One is an AR headset that was released in 2018. It allows users to experience a blend of virtual and real-world environments and has applications in gaming, education, and productivity.

7. Pokemon Go: Pokemon Go is an AR game that became popular worldwide in 2016. The game uses a phone’s camera and GPS to allow players to catch virtual Pokemon in the real world.

8. Snapchat AR filters: Snapchat’s AR filters are popular among its users, and they allow users to add visual effects to their photos and videos.

9. HoloLens 2: HoloLens 2 is a mixed-reality headset developed by Microsoft. It has improved features from the first-generation HoloLens and is intended for enterprise customers.

10. Ikea Place: Ikea Place is an AR app created by Ikea that allows users to place 3D furniture in their home before buying. The app uses AR technology to place the furniture in a user’s actual room to get a better idea of how it will look.