Apple hires an expert in virtual and augmented reality tech

Virginia Tech professor Doug Bowman recently won an award from Microsoft for a HoloLens project.

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This isn't the only evidence of Apple's interest in virtual reality either, in the last year we've seen iPhone-related headset patents, work on a 360-degree U2 video and acquired the augmented reality firm Metaio. Without any word on what the folks in Cupertino might do with all of this, our first thought is obviously a headset, whether it's VR like Oculus, or AR like the HoloLens or Magic Leap technology. One final note from the Financial Times quotes an analyst who points at the rumored Titan car project as another possible answer, as 3D and gesture-controlled interfaces in cars start to appear.

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