Foxconn Founder: Libra Can ‘Converge’ With China’s Digital Currency in Taiwan

Terry Gou, Taiwan’s richest man and the founder of manufacturing giant Foxconn, wants the island to roll out the red carpet for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project.In a recent, little-noticed speech, the billionaire and one-time presidential candidate said Taiwan could boost its status as an international financial hub by embracing Libra, rather than approaching the project with…

Verizon is buying all the tech from augmented reality startup Jaunt

Verizon has purchased Disney-backed XR company Jaunt in a move that will give Verizon access to Jaunt’s cutting edge AR/VR software, technology and other assets it’s been developing since the company was founded back in 2013. In an official press release, Jaunt CEO Mitzi Reaugh said, “We are thrilled with Verizon’s acquisition of Jaunt’s technology.”…

Kuo: New iPad Pro and iPhone SE 2 in early 2020, followed by Apple AR headset collaboration with ‘third-party brands’

According to a Chinese language Ming-Chi Kuo report, Apple is readying the release of the iPhone SE 2 and new iPad Pro models for the first quarter of next year. This would apparently be followed up with the Apple AR headset launch in the second quarter. Kuo says that Apple will collaborate with ‘third-party brands’ to…

How Minecraft Earth went from HoloLens demo to Pokemon GO rival

Minecraft Earth renders the blocky bestseller a reality, pitching an ambitious augmented world bound for iOS and Android. Collecting resources and scaling 3D creations, Microsoft’s upcoming free-to-play is poised to emulate Pokemon GO’s successes, drawing players to the streets across the globe. And with the public “early access” debut around the corner, we sat down…

UPS just beat out Amazon and Google to become America’s first nationwide drone airline (UPS)

The US Department of Transportation said Tuesday it granted its first full Part 135 certification for a drone airline to UPS. UPS currently conducts drone deliveries at a large hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.It will now be able to operate drones anywhere in the country — an industry first. Another drone operator — Wing, owned by Google’s…