A Maker’s Guide to the Metaverse

A Maker’s Guide to the MetaverseThe virtual reality renaissance that is now underway is creating much excitement surrounding the potential arrival of the “metaverse.” As I write, four great technology titans are competing to bring affordable head-mounted displays to market and usher VR into the mainstream [1]. While the term “metaverse” was […]

 

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual realityGoogle is the most important tech company in the world, depending on who you ask.

Between YouTube, Google search, and Gmail, the Mountain View, California-based company created, owns, and operates much of what we’ve come to expect from using the internet. The company’s influence is so great that its name is a verb – “Could you Google a good restaurant for tonight, darling?”  […]

 

These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015

These 11 Technologies Will Go Big in 2015

If you thought 2014 was thrilling, here’s a look at what I’m most excited about for 2015. Here are 11 of the most exciting new technologies moving from deceptive to disruptive this year. Magic Leap is working on advanced augmented reality. 1. Virtual reality: Expect a lot more action […]

 

Augmented Reality – Beyond the WOW and Gimmick

Augmented Reality – Beyond the WOW and Gimmick

Do you remember what Erica Albright, the young Zuck’s girlfriend, said in one of the ‘Social Network’ movie scenes? She brushed him off with ‘Good luck with your video-game’ when he already had a billion-dollar concept that would later change the entire social media landscape and the way we communicate with each other.   […]

 

IKEA catalog uses augmented reality to give a virtual preview of furniture in a room

IKEA catalog uses augmented reality to give a virtual preview of furniture in a roomEven when you’re armed with precise measurements, trying to imagine exactly how that stunning new sofa will look in your living room is not an easy task. It will therefore come as no surprise that leading retailer IKEA has found that 14 percent of its customers end up taking […]

 

Will It Be Possible To Opt Out Of Project Glass?

Will It Be Possible To Opt Out Of Project Glass?Leithal Thinking anthropologist, Imran Husain , explores the social and behavioural implications of Google Glass. There have been plenty of pixels devoted to playing out the dystopian possibilities that augmented reality (AR) technology will bring about. A staple of sinister sci-fi subject matter, current discourse on the perils of […]

 

GlassUp isn’t a copy of Google Glass … and just might be better

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Once Venice was the capital of global glass-making. Now, wearable computing pioneer and GlassUp CEO Francesco Giartosio is hoping that lightning will strike twice.

Two years ago Giartosio started an augmented reality project called GlassUp in Venice with a scientist who built heads-up displays for the Italian air force and an engineer who managed smartwatch projects. Together, they wanted to create a revolution in wearable technology: an always-visible smart display that doesn’t make you look like an cyborg.

Then they heard Google was doing the same thing.  […]

 

Computers and phones will soon PREDICT our wants and desires by trawling through our emails and calendars

Computers and phones will soon PREDICT our wants and desires by trawling through our emails and calendars

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Gadgets will act like an electronic personal assistant who gets to know you over time and can hone their recommendations based on your preferences. The technology will soon be incorporated into objects like fridges so you can see what you have inside whilst you are out shopping It raises […]

 

Augmented reality comes into focus for government

Augmented reality comes into focus for government -- GCN

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Think of viewing the world through the Terminator’s eyes.  As you scan the scene, data pops up informing you about peoples’ weight, exit routes from a building, the composition of liquid in a jar. That’s the picture painted by a report from […]

 

Which Will Survive?

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In every debate or anti-QR code debate, nay-sayers claim augmented reality, and NFC will wipe out those dirty little crossword puzzle-like QR codes, and that QR codes don’t work anyway, they are the tools of the devil, etc. The best way of judging all three of these linking tools […]

 
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