by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) announced today that two new members joined the only global membership funded alliance helping to accelerate the adoption of enterprise...Show More Summary
In my household, the wife routinely forgets where she left her keys, and my son misplaces his iPad mini or Nintendo 3DS XL on a near-daily basis. Thanks to Find My iPhone, we always know where my family’s Apple products are, but that leaves plenty of other household items to potentially elude us. Show More Summary
A new report brings back the speculation that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses, and paints Facebook as a direct competitor. According to the Financial Times (note: this article is behind a paywall), Apple and Facebook have stepped up their efforts to develop augmented reality glasses. Show More Summary
What has Apple got planned for Augmented Reality (AR). Here are all the rumors, rounded up! Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality is different than Virtual Reality (VR). Rather than being immersed in a fully-rendered world, AR/MR layers data on top of the real world. Show More Summary
When Apple launches its much-anticipated foray into augmented reality, it is likely to start with a version that works on your phone, not on a dedicated headset or pair of glasses, analysts say. Though somewhat underwhelming, it’s a necessary first step for a technology that could eventually transform personal computing. Show More Summary
Magali Barbé wrote and directed this short sci-fi video about an imaginary augmented reality game called Strange Beasts. It starts off with a “hey, yeah, cool, augemented reality games are going to be fun to play” vibe but gradually veers down the same dystopian path as a lot of augmented reality fictions (like Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality). Show More Summary
Apple is "stepping up" its augmented reality eyewear efforts, with an eventual goal of releasing a consumer-facing product, according to the Financial Times.Apple first began to build a team to examine the feasibility of a head-worn device more than a year ago. Show More Summary
The next big thing from Apple is probably a year or so away from its grand unveiling. Apple has a host of engineers dedicated to building and testing different augmented reality headsets, and according to a new report, the crew is getting a lot more resources to turn it into a consumer product. Before unveiling […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
AR and VR are often grouped, but that can lead to oversimplification. AR will have a broader set of uses in business, and adoption is well under way.
KGI first reported that the iPhone 8 will be fitted with a ‘revolutionary’ 3D-sensing front camera, with multiple reports since that this will be used for augmented reality applications. More than one company has been tipped to be making...Show More Summary
Apple is reportedly "stepping up its efforts" in developing augmented reality glasses, allocating more resources to the project with the aim of shifting it from research into a consumer product.
NASA has always been an early adopter of technology like virtual and augmented reality for training. Here's a cool glimpse into how they train future ISS and landing party astronauts. (more…)
Augmented reality and virtual reality are still in their infancy in terms of non-gaming applications, but a new tip hints that Amazon may be about to change all that. We already know that Amazon is keen to go wide with brick-and-mortar...Show More Summary
Amazon's retail plans could extend well beyond books and groceries. New York Times sources hear that the internet giant is "exploring" the possibility of appliance and furniture stores with a technological angle. You'd use augmentedShow More Summary
BMW is just one of many carmakers with wild concept vehicles aimed at a future with AI pilots and augmented reality features we can only dream of today. That being said, they're one of the few companies that are actually building and...Show More Summary
Walt Disney Co.’s chief executive has no interest in having theme park visitors strap on virtual reality headsets that block out their view and place them inside a digital world. Smaller rivals, including Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Six Flags, have turned to such virtual reality experiences...
Magali Barbe’s sci-fi short film masquerades as a crowdfunding pitch for an augmented reality system that the main character helped create. It’s a game that lets you create virtual pets and interact with them through a pair of displays embedded into your eyes.
Archer: Dreamland, the eighth season of the Emmy®-Award winning animated comedy series, lets fans solve cases alongside Detective Sterling Archer with the newly launched “Archer, P.I.” app. The multiplatform augmented reality app encourages fans to interact with Archer: Dreamland on screen and with real world objects to win prizes and solve cases. Show More Summary