Facebook allegedly partners with Ray-Ban to develop AR glasses

September 24, 2019
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Over the past several days, major news channels have commented on a partnership between Facebook and fashion eyewear company Ray-Ban that aims to produce superior-quality AR glasses. In addition to the inability to formally trace the source of this news, the news should be ignored from a technological perspective. The aesthetics of consumer electronics, while a significant feature, come into play only after the technical solution is complete. As for AR headwear, pressing materials and optical challenges are too far from being conclusively resolved to indicate an upcoming product release date. Given that Facebook's AR hardware engineers have attended conferences for the past few years, such publicity is neutral at best and should be ignored.

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