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Augmented reality won't be a 'killer' feature for the next iPhone

The next-gen iPhone will need more than augmented reality, iPad Mini 2 rumors point to the second half of 2013, and the Steve Jobs action figure from Legend Toys.

By Mar. 22, 2013

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iPhone 6

We're tracking all of the rumors on specs, size, release date, and more for Apple's next iPhone.

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iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is not a required upgrade, but it's easily the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone to date.

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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality

The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to "augment" reality.

By Jun. 7, 2013

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The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.

By Nov. 9, 2013

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How augmented-reality ads could change everything

Embryonic as they are right now, augmented-reality ads have the potential to offer a hyper-targeted, space-age-type experience for customers. Advertisers rightly want to monetize that.

By Jul. 5, 2013

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Mophie Space Pack

Does a battery pack case plus extra flash storage sound too good to be true? The Mophie Space Pack might be one of the best iPhone accessories ever seen.

By Mar. 7, 2014

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Amazon adds Flow's augmented reality to main shopping app

Shoppers used Flow, a standalone app from Amazon's A9 unit, to search for, and purchase, items by simply taking a photo. Now, they can do it straight from the Amazon app.

By Feb. 6, 2014

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Meta's $3,000 3D glasses look to an augmented reality future

Meta expects to ship the equivalent of a MacBook Air in a pair of augmented reality glasses and a pocket computer in June 2014.

By Dec. 17, 2013