W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Intel scales back

Intel

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Device Announcements

Stereolabs introduces its MR device Linq (Engadget)


Funding & M&A

HTC Announces $1.5 billion VR investment fund and research institute (UploadVR)

Tactical Haptics raises $2.2M for haptic VR controller dev kit (Road To VR)

Oculus acquires computer vision company Zurich Eye (UploadVR)

Ava the fertility wearable raises $9.7M (TechCrunch)


Major Milestones

Google launches Google Earth VR on HTC Vive (TechCrunch)

Medella Health named runner-up for James Dyson Award (BetaKit)

TOM releases new Apple Watch bands (TechCrunch)

Oculus releases its Tilt Brush competitor Quill (MobileSyrup)

Novartis pushes out 2016 goal of testing Google’s smart contact lenses (Fortune)

HTC partners with Autodesk to bring professional design into VR (UploadVR)

Samsung S3 will support Samsung Pay on any Android smartphone (9to5 Google)

Vuforia SDK for HoloLens now publicly available (MSPowerUser)


Rumours

Intel laying off a major portion of its wearable group (TechCrunch)

Apple has a team working on Augmented Reality including smart glasses (MobileSyrup)


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Tom Emrich

Tom Emrich

Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in wearable technology as an investor, community builder and influencer. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.