Apple buys VR firm Faceshift

Apple_Computer_Logo_rainbow.svgAs the virtual- and augmented- reality wars heat up, Apple is making sure it stays competitive with occasional acquisitions such as AR pioneer Metaio and 3D sensor outfit PrimeSense.

Now it’s adding another company to its quiver, Swiss-based Faceshift, whose motion capture tech¬†allows animated avatars to double the facial movements of real actors. The tech was used in the new Star Wars movie, out Dec. 18.

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