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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 [...]

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Concept images imagine Apple’s iPhone 8 with gorgeous Siri based augmented reality

Hungarian designer Gabor Balogh has released a set of concept renders of how the new Apple iPhone 8 could possibly use augmented reality technology to let Siri connect with the real world. By the looks of these renders the iPhone would display a translucent version of whatever the rear facing camera is pointed at and holding down a 'virtual home button' makes the view clear allowing the user to issue commands to Siri based on what they see. As an example, [...]

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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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Will the iPhone 8 use augmented reality technology?

iPhone's are a living legend in the tech world lets be honest, however there are potential hints that the iPhone 8 will potentially have augmented reality features, with some sources hinting that Apple have 1000 engineers working on the system. The online rumour mill has been buzzing for weeks with the possibility that Apple's newest iPhone could have augmented reality technology, in a note shared with Business Insider experts have revealed that the firm may have up to 1000 engineers working [...]

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Google is turning new mixed reality headsets invisible, kind of?

Let's be honest if you have ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they can look, however Google is looking at a new mixed reality tech that removes the headset from a virtual reality experience so that spectators can actually see the wearers' facial expressions in real time. The technology, developed by Google Research and Google Daydream Labs, uses a combination of machine learning, 3D computer vision and advanced rendering techniques to "remove" clunky [...]

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YouTube is dropping its unskippable 30 second adverts

YouTube is to ditch the 30 second 'unskippable' adverts in 2018, Google has confirmed to the BBC's Newsround programme. We have all been there, the "must watch" video that you are dying to see on YouTube, but have to frustratingly wait for 30 seconds while you are forced to watch an advert, well not for much longer. One media agency said the move reflected the difference between online video and linear television services. "The 30-second ad is a legacy from TV times," [...]

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DigiLens raises $22 million to make ‘eyeglass-thin’ augmented reality displays

DigiLens has raised $22 million to create “eyeglass-thin” AR displays for motorcycle helmets, car windshields, AR smartglasses and other innovations. CEO Jonathan Waldern said in an interview, “We enable a massive reduction in size and form factor. This funding allows us to expand our scope to focus on the next areas.” DigiLens plans to use strategic relationships with investors like Sony, Foxconn and Panasonic to bring to market several AR displays and sensors for enterprise, consumer and transportation applications that [...]

Augmented reality is the future of design

Augmented reality is the future of design

In 1992, researcher Tom Caudell coined the term Augmented Reality (AR). It’s an experience that supplements the real world with a virtual layer of information. Until recently, AR sounded like something from a cyberpunk novel. Some sort of cyborg capability that could go the way of PDAs and laser disks. However AR doesn’t rely on wearable technology (e.g.Google Glass) – and considering the millions who’ve opted for Lasik, it’s hard to imagine people embracing a constant need to wear special [...]

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Apple Wins Patent For Augmented Reality Mapping System For iPhone

We've known for quite a while that Apple has been working hard on implementing augmented reality features into their products. This morning, Apple has finally been granted patent for "Augmented reality maps".   As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's U.S. Patent No. 9,488,488 for "Augmented reality maps" describes a mapping app capable of tapping into iPhone's advanced sensor suite to present users with real-time augmented views of their surrounding environment. The patent (acquired from Flyby Media Inc. Regents of [...]