20th Century Fox is streamlining the overseeing of its video gaming, location-based entertainment, virtual and augmented reality productions through the newly-created FoxNext, and has named Salil Mehta as President of the new division,...Show More Summary
Bayview Labs, Seraph Group and MIT Game Lab are creating Play Labs to accelerate startups in augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. The accelerator is targeted at students and alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Show More Summary
China's Baidu recently established an AR lab to develop related services in education, healthcare, marketing as well as tourism. The company is focusing on mobile-based AR instead of making glasses or headsets.
YJM Games, a South Korean mobile game developer, has invested in the Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund), a $50 million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality startups. The deal shows that there’s still worldwide interest in investing in augmented reality and virtual reality, which are expected to […]
Thanks to its ability to attract non-gamers, nostalgic characters, simple mechanics, the novelty of augmented reality and its social nature, Pokemon GO reached a level of success in 2016 that eludes even some of the most successful traditional video games. Record downloads, engagement and of course - revenue. More »
Still don't believe 2016 was the year augmented reality (AR) went mainstream? A new report from the App Annie mobile analytics firm says otherwise, thanks to "Pokémon Go."
When it comes to looking for a new house, the process of browsing listings, visiting properties and more can become quite the chore. Realtor.com is looking to make things a bit easier on perspective home buyers with two new features for its Android app: Street Peek and Sign Snap. Show More Summary
"At a media preview on January 9," writes Sarah Rose Sharp, "the Detroit Institute of Arts introduced Lumin, a new interpretive guide developed in partnership with Google and an augmented reality (AR) platform creator called GuidiGO. Subsequently, a tempest of conflicting emotions was triggered in the soul of this arts writer."
Zoom Video Communications, Inc., the Santa Clara-based startup that’s bidding to disrupt the online video communications industry, has just landed a whopping $100 million Series D funding round that brings its total funding to $145.5 million and puts its valuation over the $1 billion mark. Show More Summary
At CES 2017 augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) were everywhere. There were demos in many of the booths, and CES had devoted a segment of the South Hall to AR, VR, and gaming. Going by CES standards, you would expect that VR was already a pervasive technology. But [...]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Baidu, Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today it has established an Augmented Reality Lab dedicated to developing state of the art technologies and building AR-based applications for a diverse set of industries. Show More Summary
Military applications seems to be one of the hottest areas for augmented and mixed reality development, with the immediate need for urgent information while also the requirement to maintain awareness of your environment. Microsoft’s HoloLens is at the forefront of this movement, and the Royal Australian Air Force may be the next to adopt the technology, […]
New HoloLens game scans surrounding environment and makes the floor look something like actual lava.
As Apple marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary, rumors emerged on more of the company's plans for 2017 and 2018, including the "iPhone 8," a trio of new iPads, and other possibilities like augmented reality glasses and Netflix-like original video on Apple Music.
The past few years have been good to the forgetful among us. Several lost and found trackers — tiny Bluetooth gadgets that can be affixed to everyday items like wallets and keys — have hit the market, promising the ability to ping your lost items and see their last known location on a map. Show More Summary
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When you hear “augmented reality,” you likely think of the smartphone game “Pokémon Go.” But while it remains one of AR’s few breakthrough hits, a new crop of AR apps from major retailers shows how useful “mixed reality” technology will be in the future.
On Christmas Eve, Run the Jewels released their third self-titled album. Today, the physical editions of the record are out in the United States (and worldwide on January 20). In conjunction with the release, they’ve launched a new augmented reality-based platform called ARTJ. Show More Summary
From remote collaboration to product previews to an enhanced user experience, Appy Pie CEO Abhinav Girdhar explains how AR has the potential to disrupt and improve every aspect of the business space.
Philips today announced a rather interesting new breakthrough navigation technology meant for minimally invasive spine surgery for use in their “hybrid ORs.” The ORs themselves are specialized for procedures like spine surgery and contain an integrated fluoroscopy unit with 3D reconstructions like that seen in technologies like the O-arm. Show More Summary