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Amazon furniture

Is Amazon considering augmented reality furniture and appliance stores?

Amazon is considering having augmented reality furniture stores according to sources from the New York Times, they state that the online retail giant is 'exploring' the idea of utilising augmented reality so users can visualise how the items would appear in their own homes before pushing the button on the purchase. Although this is, at the minute at least, speculation, Amazon has already started rolling out physical stores, currently having five bricks and mortar shops with their Amazon Books in [...]

augmented reality is changing manufacturing

Augmented reality is changing manufacturing

Augmented reality is changing manufacturing across the world. From aerospace to automotives, augmented reality is not only increasingly being used on the factory floor, it´s revolutionising it as it can overlay virtual reality over actual objects, providing all the necessary data an operative  needs to make an assessment or perform a task. As well as operational efficiency, augmented and virtual reality are also streamlining the manufacturing design phase. At Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, technicians can wear augmented reality [...]

flying drones with augmented reality

Flying drones with augmented reality?

Flying drones with augmented reality apparently can be a lot more safer and enjoyable as the two technologies are becoming increasingly compatible. Whether it is using the drones as a courier service to deliver parcels or in high risk industries like mining, the potential for drones is enormous and already we are seeing companies and individuals make use of them in both consumer and industrial fields. However, with the increase in the use of drones the has also had to be [...]

augmented reality remote technical support

Augmented reality is changing the shape of remote technical support

Augmented reality really does have the potential to change the landscape of remote technical support. The essence of technical support comes in when there is a problem in the consumers reality, something isn't working, either a physical product such as a computer, TV or smartphone or a service such as a business consumer losing WiFi connectivity in the office. Or another example is the installation and setup of services and devices such as when you get a new router delivered, and it [...]

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Has Zuckerburg And Therefore Facebook Slipped Up With VR?

Oculus, the virtual reality Company of Facebook has not started 2017 well. To start, the Company lost a $500 million lawsuit that stemmed from allegations of intellectual property theft, and now the giant American technology retail chain Best Buy are rolling back VR demo stations due to "poor foot traffic" It could be a difficult situation for Oculus, as the thought behind the demo stations was that the key to selling the tech is to get people to try before they [...]

Augmented Reality in Entertainment Industry

Augmented Reality In Entertainment Industry

Augmented reality. The words conjure thoughts of science fiction and video games. But this science fictional technology is now reality and has applications that span far beyond the video game industry. Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that received $542 million from Google, recently released a video, which showcased its technology in an ordinary real-life venue. The company’s website features a miniature elephant realistically moving around on the palms of a person’s hands. The setting of the footage is an office, [...]

Augmented Reality In Healthcare

Augmented Reality In Healthcare Industry

The medical vertical has one of the most important and practical applications of AR and VR such as helping doctors to conduct surgeries effectively, improving fitness, and teaching complex subjects to medical students. According to a recent study from IndustryARC, the global market value of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality was around $1.2 Billion in 2014, where “Dental Simulator” based on virtual reality is the dominant segment among healthcare applications, generating revenue of $223 million in 2014. Dental stimulator provides [...]

Augmented Reality in training and education

Augmented Reality And Its Uses: Education And Training

There are many different ways for people to be educated and trained with regard to specific information and skills they need. These methods include classroom lectures with textbooks, computers, handheld devices, and other electronic appliances. But what if you consider augmented reality as one of them?  Augmented reality, while not necessarily a new technology, is becoming more well-known and gaining some momentum in medical education through Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens. Not only can augmented reality aid in student education, [...]

Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

What Is The Difference Between Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality?

Both, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rising to the impossible and earning a lot of media attention as well as promising tremendous growth. The two frequently come up in the same conversations and are often confused with one another by the less informed. So what is the difference? Let's start simple and get into the definitions. Here's what Wikipedia has got to say about those two technologies: Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment [...]

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The next step in technology: Augmented Reality

Reality isn't what is used to be. With increasingly powerful technologies, the virtual scene generated by the computer is designed to enhance the user's sensory perception of the virtual world they are seeing or interacting with. Like most technologies that eventually reach a mass market, augmented reality (or AR), has been gestating in university labs, as well as small companies focused on gaming and vertical applications, for nearly half a century. In 1968, Ivan Sutherland and David Evans began working together [...]