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News: KLM Packs AR Suitcase into iPhone App to Help Passengers Check Luggage

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) is making it easier for its passengers to travel by employing an incredibly practical new augmented reality feature …

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The People's XR Conference

September 21st and 22nd the people’s XR conference, the VR/AR Global Summit, hosted by the VR/AR Association (VRARA) returns to Vancouver. The summit will bring together the XR industry from around the globe to discuss topics including education, entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, retail, …

Forecasting the future of augmented reality

Expect some speedbumps in AR and VR adoption, then hyper-fast growth powered by mobile, says Patric Palm, co-founder of Favro.<p>TechRepublic met with …

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Life-size Holographic Video Conferencing in Now a Reality

This new technology could help recreate face-to-face meetings and performances.

Eye Tracking Has The Potential To Completely Change AR And VR

<i>Note: Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Anshel Sag made significant contributions to this blog.</i><p>AR and VR are still in the growth phase of development with billions of R&D and content money being poured in annually. A lot of that money is being invested in technologies to improve the experience as …

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of …

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This virtual reality headset runs at human-eye resolution

It’s virtual reality like you’ve never seen it before: in human-eye resolution. Helsinki-based startup Varjo is building a VR headset that lets the …

The DreamGlass is a $399 augmented reality headset with a huge field of view

In a bid to make augmented reality more accessible, two-year-old startup DreamWorld has launched the $399 DreamGlass AR headset.<p>The device claims to …

Waymo's new 360-degree video uses incredible visuals to explain how its self-driving tech works

By now, most of you have probably heard of Waymo, Google's (or should I say Alphabet's) self-driving tech company. You probably also know that …

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Virtual Education Grows Up

Immersive environments are the next groundbreaking technology in education. And for many students, they’re already here.<p>The girl lay on the emergency room table, her breathing ragged, her vital signs dropping. The seven-year-old’s mother hovered nervously nearby as the medical team awaited …

These smart glasses get me excited about how cool Apple Glasses could be

BARCELONA, Spain — The best product I’ve tried out at this year’s Mobile World Congress is the Vuzix Blade AR glasses. These smart specs superimpose a sharp, high-definition display over your regular vision, making real life resemble an awesome Xbox game.<p>The Blade basically delivers on everything …

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Mixed reality is the UI of the future

The past few decades of computing and the internet have been limited to flat 2D screens on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. However, the rise of mixed reality means that society will soon move beyond the screen: where the user interface won’t be a flat piece of glass but the physical 3D spaces in …

Who Is Seeding The AR Cloud?

Magic Leap, a secretive, well-funded company making Augmented Reality (AR) glasses in suburban Ft. Lauderdale, has popularized their vision of hands-free, contextual, mobile computing even though it has yet to launch a product. This is a totally different kind of AR than what we’re familiar with on …

Augmented Reality Marketing: Three Companies That Have Done It Best

Over the last few years, augmented reality has gone through a renaissance. The technology that overlays virtual objects over real-world settings has made major strides entering mainstream usage.<p>As innovation has made AR much more accessible to the masses, brands have taken notice. There have been a …

Developer demos ‘portable hole’ augmented reality effect with ARKit

Taking a journey down virtual rabbit holes may not be far away.<p>With the Pokemon Go craze now a thing of the past, developers are looking for other uses for augmented reality. Peder Norrby has created an app that shows off some of the possibilities of Apple’s ARKit and the iPhone X: a portable …

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Google Inches Every Browser Toward Universal Augmented Reality

Following advances in augmented reality (AR) as it pertains to architects, designers and engineers means keeping your attention squarely focused on …

Holus: The World’s First Holographic Tabletop Display

Hologram and holographic displays are no longer new to us. Euclideon has just created the very first hologram table fit for multiple users while the …

Doctors can now use augmented reality to peek under a patient's skin

Inside Out<p>Compared to the very first X-ray, which was taken well over a century ago, the medical imaging technology in use today is highly …

This artist created a self-portrait in VR using Google's Tilt Brush

As an artist, Jonathan Yeo is used to working in ancient technologies: pencil, oil paints, canvas. The Kensington-based artist has earned …

The future of holograms

<b>Analysis: from science fact to science fiction and back again, how will advances in holography help in the production of holograms?</b><p>We are all …

Facebook's Next Assault on Snapchat – Full-Body AR

Snapchat’s face-altering Lenses have proved extremely popular, not only in terms of usage (Snap says that a third of their 178 million users ‘play’ …

Scientists use virtual reality to treat memory problems

Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists get new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories in context.<p>In a recent study, University …

What Eye Tracking Improvements Would Mean for VR

We use our eyes for more than just seeing the world around us, we use them to orient ourselves and focus on important objects we need to interact …

Researchers used virtual reality to gain insight into how our brains assemble memories

Memory Research<p>Researchers are using virtual reality (VR) to better explore how human brains assemble memories and organize them in context. In a new …

Create Your Own Animated Virtual Reality

Google’s Cardboard Camera and Street View app are good tools for creating simple virtual reality imagery. Those tools are great if you want to …

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19 Crimes Wine Is An Amazing Example Of Adult Targeted Augmented Reality

I write a lot about virtual and augmented reality but it’s not always easy to point people to an example that will help them understand how it can fit into their life. What Pokemon Go did for kids understanding of AR, Australian wine brand 19 Crimes’ new app does for adults.<p>In this instance, 19 …

Snapchat Just Opened The Augmented Reality Floodgates - A Smart Move?

Snap has announced the launch of ‘Lens Studio’ a desktop app that will allow students, creatives, and developers to create augmented reality Lenses for Snapchat. Lens Studio can be used by anyone to dabble in AR animation, student, professional or the competition. A clear move that Snap is looking …

News: Snapchat Claps Back at Facebook by Letting Users Create Custom AR Lenses with Lens Studio

On Thursday, Snapchat opened up its walled garden of World Lenses to the masses of creators with the launch of Lens Studio.<p>Available as a free …

Apple just made it a lot harder for rivals to compete on AR

Expecting Android device makers to rip off Apple’s augmented reality technology any time soon? Not so fast, a new report claims.<p>Apple’s $390 million payday to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar this week will reportedly help lock out rival companies like Samsung and Huawei from competing with its …

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Teslasuit VR Haptic Feedback Suit

Virtual reality users looking to take their immersion to the next level, may be interested in a new haptic feedback suit specifically designed for …

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