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10 predictions and opportunities for virtual and augmented reality in 2017

2016 was “Year Zero” for the current wave of consumerization of virtual reality and augmented reality, devices are finally shipping, consumers are buying, and applications are earning. Consider what “Year Zero” was for the PC or the mobile waves of technology adoption, and look at where we are …

Report: Snap Inc. spent millions to get better at augmented reality

The creators of Snapchat are running toward an IPO at full speed, but it seems to have nabbed itself a neat holiday gift along the way. According to a report from <i>The Calcalist</i> (as interpreted by <i>The Times of Israel</i>), Snap Inc. recently acquired an Israeli augmented reality firm called Cimagine for …

Snapchat Buying Israeli Augmented Reality Startup Cimagine

Messaging app Snapchat is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million, marking Snapchat’s first …

Augmented Reality

5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

Triple A security, the Internet of Things and AR/VR to make their marks<p>You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until …

Internet of Things

Move over HoloLens, $30 homebrew cardboard AR is here

Cheeky British outfit cracks a big problemMixed reality VR systems like Microsoft’s HoloLens and Google’s Project Tango are incredibly complicated, …

Augmented Reality

Why AR will be bigger than VR

There’s no doubt that virtual reality, when it’s well executed, can be an emotional and literally awesome experience. I’ve experienced it myself, and the possibilities are mind-blowing. But the problem is that right now, and for the foreseeable future, there is a dearth of VR content. There’s not …

Advertisers are cooling on Snapchat Live Stories

With viewership for Snapchat’s Live Stories stagnating, the feature is not a priority for media buyers.<p>In addition to Discover, Live Stories is one …

Advertising

Learn How to Use the Best Ideation Methods: Brainstorming, Braindumping, Brainwriting, and Brainwalking

Brainstorming is the most frequently practiced form of ideation. We recommend that you use it along with Brainwriting, Brainwalking, and …

Design

14 Barriers to Ideation – and How to Overcome Them

Would you like to facilitate successful ideation sessions? Or would you like to learn how to contribute to ideation processes in your team more …

Design

Augmented reality start-up brings facial recognition to phones

Privacy boundaries tested as start-up promises humans will only be added to database with their consent - apart from the celebs it added without …

Augmented Reality

Sony's Project Field brings AR card games to the tabletop

Mixing the physical and digital realms is the in-thing, with <i>Lego Dimensions</i>, <i>Disney Infinity,</i> Activision's <i>Skylanders</i> series, Nintendo's amiibo figures …

Board Games

MekaMon: Augmented reality battle bots show what toys of the future will be like

Bristol start-up develops gaming robot ecosystem to try to get more people into coding and robotics.<p>Love Robot Wars and always wanted to beat up some …

NIKEiD Debuts New Augmented Reality Customization Service

Sneaker customization just got a whole lot smarter.<p>This month, Nike is debuting a groundbreaking new technology in its Paris flagship store on the …

Augmented Reality

Design and prototyping tool Marvel scores £4M Series A led by BGF Ventures

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of POP, design and prototyping platform Marvel is disclosing that it has raised £4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is BGF Ventures, with participation from previous backers including Index Ventures, Connect Ventures, Inreach Ventures, Andy …

Prototyping