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Magic Leap releases its first set of AR developer tools

We've been anticipating Magic Leap's as-yet unreleased mixed reality gear for quite some time now. We know that the AR headset will be dubbed the Magic Leap One, will cost around $1,000 and will have applications for music as well as gaming. Still, the number of things we don't know about the gear …

How AR And VR Are Revolutionizing The Supply Chain

The process of getting products from the factory to your home, office, or facility is more complex than many people realize. Making that process as cost effective, fast, and error free as possible is the goal of any business. As it turns out, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – …

HTC Vive Pro review: Evolution, not revolution

The HTC Vive Pro brings a suite of welcome improvements to VR, but it’s not quite the revolution we were hoping<p>Since the HTC Vive first launched in …

Tabletop games are exploding on Kickstarter, video games are flat

Board games and miniatures continue to be hot commodities<p>Crowdfunding for games was up overall on Kickstarter last year, with a massive increase of nearly 30 percent. But that boost was entirely due the success of tabletop games. Video games remained relatively flat.<p>According to data provided to …

How to Use a DSLR Camera Infographic

When you use a DSLR camera for the first time, it’s natural to be intimated by the sheer number of buttons and options. The manual might seem too …

Shutter Speed

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff

8i, the New Zealand and Los Angeles-based augmented reality startup bringing celebrity personalities into immersive experiences, is laying off about half of its 70-person staff, according to a report in Variety and confirmed by the company.<p>“Although we’ve made significant progress, we are …

Augmented Reality

CONFIRMED: Google's Project Tango to end on March 1, 2018

Google has officially stated that it would shut down its augmented reality platform Tango on March 1, 2018. Project Tango, which was introduced in …

Google to shut down smartphone AR platform ‘Tango’

"Project Tango" was first introduced in 2014.<p>By: | San Francisco |<p>Google will shut down its ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) platform “Tango” built …

Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your …

7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing …

Logo Designs by Vadim Carazan

Colorful logo designs by Romanian graphic designer, Vadim Carazan.<p>Based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Vadim Carazan is a skilled graphic designer and art …

The Evolution Of User Experience Design

(This series of articles is kindly supported by Adobe.) We’re fortunate enough to be working at an incredibly exciting time in our industry. Yes, the …

UX Design

Are exoskeletons the future of physical labor?

Ford and others are experimenting with wearable robotics<p>There are 3,500 people working in Ford’s final assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, where a steady stream of car husks are transformed into drivable vehicles hundreds of times a day. It’s what you might imagine a car factory would be like, if …

Turning workers into 'super workers' with robotic suits

<b>If you've watched the Iron Man film franchise, you'll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys.</b><p>But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans.<p>The military has been …

Robotics

A Free Minimalist Résumé Template That Looks Friendly But Professional

<b>An eye-catching résumé</b> can mean the difference between cinching a job or not, so it always pays to invest time and effort into making yours look …

The Amazing Ways AI Has Changed Black Friday And Cyber Monday Forever

Bagging discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday has become a yearly ritual for many of us. The roots go back to the early 20th century – a folk belief is that it is the day retailers go “into the black” after running at a loss for the year. In reality the term was first connected with the day …

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Artificial Intelligence

With AR Glasses, Apple May Finally Break The Black Mirror’s Spell

More than anyone else, Apple got us staring into the screens of our smartphones three hours a day. Augmented Reality glasses may be its best chance of pulling our heads up.<p>Apple helped nail our noses to the black mirror (read: our smartphone screens). There’s no way around it.<p>More than anyone else, …

The Future Of The Transport Industry - IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles

Tremendous strides by innovators have resulted in some fascinating and intriguing enhancements to the transportation industry. In fact, in many ways, it feels like the future of the transportation industry is already here. These developments will cause transportation companies to rethink job …

Roads

Give the X-Wing Miniatures Game a real targeting computer with this augmented reality app

For most of us, the X-Wing Miniatures Game is about as close as we’ll get to the experience of flying an X-Wing for real, with Fantasy Flight’s …

Are holograms the future of how we capture memories?

Holographic time capsules<p>When Los Angeles-based actress and interior designer Ashley Martin Scott responded to a casting call for “mom and baby” back in April 2015, details were scant.<p>“I pretty much came into it blindly, not knowing what to expect, aside from ‘a mom and a baby,’” Scott said. “And …

Microsoft Hints at VR for Xbox One X, and How It Could Beat PS4

Panos Panay has suggested how the headsets could come to the console.<p>Microsoft dropped a hint Wednesday that the Xbox One X could support virtual …

Microsoft HoloLens is now certified protective eyewear

Microsoft first launched HoloLens in 2015 as a gaming-centric consumer product, but so far, very few folks have so much as picked up a Minecraft block with the $3,000 device. Microsoft isn't complaining, though. HoloLens has been a big success with businesses, allowing designers to visualize …

Here Are Some Of The Legal Implications Of Virtual Reality In Esports

The soon-to-be billion dollar esports industry is tapping into a number of markets to create a strong future, and that future appears to include virtual reality, mixed reality, and other similar technologies. Recently, the publisher of the widely popular video game <i>Halo</i> agreed to team up with …

Live the experience of Blade Runner with the free VR experience 'Memory Lab'

At the Oculus Connect expo in 2016, Oculus announced it had partnered with Warner Bros. to create a trilogy of virtual reality experiences set in the …

Intelligent VR Games That You Should Play Right Now

Chronos is a good action RPG that shows you how to play a VR game with a third-person perspective. – Multiplayer.it<p>2. Esper 2<p>It borrows a lot of …

Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat.<p>The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the …

Tim Cook geeks out on AR during Oxford demo

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a full-on geek when it comes to augmented reality.<p>Cook has raved about AR’s potential in a number of interviews the last year, but according to a PhD student at the University of Oxford, Tim actually has a great understanding of the technology. In a story shared on Reddit, the …