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France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for influence peddling over accusations he offered to help a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry.<p>Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy enters his …

Corruption

300+ Digital Tools Crowdsourced by Educators #LT8Keys

Simply put, educators are some of the most dynamic, creative, brilliant people on the planet. <b>When we work alone, our effectiveness will be capped at</b> …

Wield Your Own Lightsaber With Just A Piece Of Paper

<b>Who needs midi-chlorians when you have the power of AR and a rolled up piece of paper?</b>I think at one point everyone dreams of wielding the awesome …

Why Print Legacies Like Time Are Betting Big on Augmented Reality

Last week’s issue of Time magazine is the first edited by a guest editor in its 94 years of existence. It’s also the first issue to feature augmented …

2018 will be a big year for augmented reality – but 2021 will be bigger

Augmented reality is about to have its biggest year yet in 2018, with some major stars aligning in recent months.<p>The tech, which overlays digital …

Augmented Reality

This futuristic salon lets you preview hair colors virtually

A trip to the hair salon can be nerve wracking: how short should you go? Is that the right hair color?<p>German consumer goods giant Henkel will soon let you preview looks with augmented reality to alleviate that stress. It also offers an in-depth analysis of your hair's health and will customize …

Vuzix debuts Amazon Alexa-powered AR smart glasses to help you get work done

The glasses will allow enterprise users to access information from their smart phones seamlessly, using voice commands for the digital …

This startup’s prototype AR goggles fix one of the HoloLens’ biggest issues

A much wider field of view, but it’s just a prototype for now<p>Hong Kong-based Realmax is an augmented reality startup, one of many trying to crack the highly sought-after smart glasses market that’s taken CES by storm this year. The company’s prototype product, which it’s brought to the show floor …

‘AR as a feature’ is the best use of AR tech right now, and Amazon gets it

ARKit’s release in 2017 unleashed a new category of mobile apps and created a greenfield for mobile app developers. The more than 1,000 AR apps already in the App Store cover a wide range of developers, from big corporations like the NBA and Ikea to indie game developers and independent hackers.<p>In …

10 AR+VR Trends To Watch Out for at #CES2018

CES kicks off today. This year CES features over 350 AR and VR exhibitors. To prep for my week I took a look at the show floor to identify some of …

These Sequoia-Backed Founders are on a Mission to Outdo Google Glass | Inc.com

Remember Google Glass? It was pitched as a magical pair of glasses with practical access to the search engine juggernaut. The world's information right in front of you. I remember watching the Super Bowl commercial and seeing them for the first time. It was the first time the promise of Augmented …

Augmented Reality

These AR glasses solve some of Google Glass’s biggest problems

These $1,000, Alexa-enabled smart glasses feel like the first fully baked AR product since the failure of Google Glass<p>Vuzix, a Rochester, New York-based display provider, has been trying to resurrect the promise of Google Glass for years now, but this year’s iteration finally feels ready. The …

How will VR and AR affect the future of entertainment?

It's been almost two years since consumer VR arrived with the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. And we've also seen great mobile VR options like Samsung's Gear VR and Google's Daydream View. While we've seen <i>plenty</i> of compelling games and experiences since then, the medium still has a long way …

Disneyland's next rival? The theme park in your living room

In 2018, the hype around virtual reality as the future of entertainment will begin to ebb. The reason? Its technology is still years away from …

Amazon’s AR Mirror Will Transform Fitting Rooms With Virtual Backdrops

The retailer was awarded a patent for a blended reality mirror setup that can add backdrops and superimpose makeup and clothes

CEO Behind Amazon Alexa-Enabled Wearable: Why Smart Glasses Have Failed so Far

If there's one prevailing trend at CES 2018 this year, it's that Amazon's (AMZN) Alexa voice assistant is showing up in a lot more places than just …

Augmented Reality

Facebook may launch messaging device 'Portal' this year

Facebook is understood to be launching an augmented reality video device this year, according to reports.<p>The device, known only as "Portal", will be controlled using voice commands and include augmented and virtual reality features along with facial recognition.<p>The social network is reportedly …

CES 2018: More Gadgets We're Drooling Over

The world's greatest gadget pageant, the Consumer Electronics Showcase, kicked off in Las Vegas this week. Among all of the new products jockeying …

Gear & Gadgets

News: Lenovo's Newest Smartglasses Aimed at Enterprise Rather Than Consumers

Lost among the latest laptops, smart assistants, VR headsets, and Motorola-branded gadgets that it brought to CES 2018, Lenovo has also introduced a …

News: Dell Becomes First PC Maker to Partner with Meta to Offer Augmented Reality Headsets

Using the CES tech conference in Las Vegas as the launch pad, Dell has announced that it's partnering with Meta Company to offer its augmented …

News: WayRay's Auto Techno Video Will Make You Want to Add AR to Your Driving Experience

When it comes to marketing, sexy sells, a point that has been lost on most augmented reality hardware makers focused mostly on the geek space. But a …