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Secrets could soon be encrypted through augmented reality glasses

Secrets could soon be encrypted through augmented reality glasses

Google glass and other smartglasses may soon be a method of protecting communications. Until now, when augmented reality glasses were placed in the spotlight, it was usually because people were complaining about the security problems that they feel with regards to these devices, but that may be about to change. A group of researchers now believe that smartglasses could make communications encryption even easier. The security issues that have been brought up when it comes to augmented reality … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality baseball app shown off by Joe Girardi

Augmented reality baseball app shown off by Joe Girardi

The manager of the Yankees demonstrated his new mobile game, Portalball. Joe Girardi, the New York Yankee’s manager, typically makes headlines for guiding his team to hold the first place, but recently he was in the spotlight as he showed off his new augmented reality science-fiction baseball game app, called Portalball. This mobile game is available for free for users of iOS and Android based devices and features in-app purchasing. The application was launched mobile app development company … Read entire article »

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Google apologizes for augmented reality game Nazi concentration camps

Google apologizes for augmented reality game Nazi concentration camps

The tech giant has apologized for featuring the locations as a part of its Ingress mobile app. Niantic Labs, the in-house startup at Google has now released an apology after it featured Nazi concentration camps as a part of the augmented reality game for which it is best known, Ingress. The AR tech based game allows players to decide to join either the Enlightened or the Resistance teams. From there, the players of the augmented reality game can … Read entire article »

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Boeing looks to augmented reality to improve worker efficiency

Boeing looks to augmented reality to improve worker efficiency

The aircraft manufacturing giant has shown that AR technology can improve information availability. In Santa Clara, California, at the Augmented World Expo, speakers discussed the barriers of adoption to augmented reality and helped to show the many practical uses for the technology that can make it more than worth the while of companies to take it on. Boeing was among the top proponents for the use of AR tech, and it shared its own internal study results. While … Read entire article »

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Smartglasses by Quantum to improve augmented reality navigation

Smartglasses by Quantum to improve augmented reality navigation

The idea is to make it possible for users of the wearable technology to find greater ease with AR. User interface and experience company, Quantum Interface, has now unveiled its augmented reality technology that has been created with smartglasses in mind, so that it will be simpler for wearers to navigate. The new interface has been developed to make it easier for users to perform smartglasses while displaying AR. Quantum Interface (also known as Qi, for short) is … Read entire article »

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QR codes help school to publish mobile friendly yearbook

QR codes help school to publish mobile friendly yearbook

The Northeast Magnet high school in Wichita is using quick response codes and augmented reality, this year. Justin Bell, an educator and yearbook advisor from the Northeast Magnet high school in Wichita, Nebraska, has helped this year’s yearbook committee to be able to publish an edition that features QR codes and augmented reality features to ensure that it won’t simply become a dust collector. According to Bell, the current generation isn’t satisfied with simply looking at printed … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality apps get a shot in the arm from wearables

Augmented reality apps get a shot in the arm from wearables

According to findings from Juniper Research, AR applications will gain from enterprise head-mounted devices. Juniper Research has now released some of its newest findings, which have revealed that augmented reality apps stand to experience a significant boost once enterprise head-mounted devices begin to truly take off. The findings predicted that by 2019, these AR applications will have generated $2.4 billion in annual revenues. That type of income for augmented reality apps represents a considerable growth from the current … Read entire article »

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