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Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new report forecasted an annual doubling in spending for AR and VR technology from now through 2021. The International Data Company released a report focused on the future of the virtual and augmented reality market. It predicts that global spending on VR and AR technology will double each year from now through 2021. That prediction is not at all limited to the sale of games and headsets but goes far beyond in … Read entire article »

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Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

New data shows that mobile AR technology is being driven by certain social media tools. eMarketer released a report showing that Snapchat augmented reality is fueling the popularity of that technology, particularly when it comes to mobile device use. The report pointed to Snapchat Lenses as a leader with the tech, followed by Facebook and Instagram. The eMarketer report indicated that while Snapchat augmented reality may be the top driver for AR tech use, Facebook Stories and Instagram … Read entire article »

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Retail augmented reality marketing used to draw consumers

Retail augmented reality marketing used to draw consumers

A futuristic looking form of advertising is becoming increasingly common in the hopes of appealing to shoppers. A new form of retail augmented reality marketing is starting to pop up here and there across the United States. While it remains very limited in its use, a growing number of retailers are catching on. The appeal to shoppers is quite evident. The idea is to use this high tech design and sleek style to draw customers into brick … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

The two companies look like they’re going head to head in this tech development battle. Recent reports show that both Facebook and Apple are working on their own versions of augmented reality glasses. There have been forecasts suggesting that these devices may become popular enough to take the place currently held by smartphones. Over a year ago, Apple assembled a team to look into the feasibility of AR glasses for mainstream use. Now, it appears as though Apple … Read entire article »

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Virtual reality White House tour provides unprecedented 360 degree experience

Virtual reality White House tour provides unprecedented 360 degree experience

Outgoing President Barack Obama has recorded and narrated VR tour with Michelle’s help. President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have created a virtual reality White House tour during their last days living there. They used Oculus VR headsets and Facebook 360 degree video to record and narrate the experience. This first ever virtual reality tour of the White House was initially released just before the weekend. The virtual reality White House tour is titled “The People’s … Read entire article »

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Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

An American university will be using a revolutionary new technology to avoid using cadavers. Case Western University is in the midst of developing a program using Microsoft HoloLens to teach anatomy to med students. This device uses virtual reality technology. The school will use it to provide a 3D representation of a human body. The virtual reality device wearers will be able to examine layers of tissue such as skin and muscle. The Microsoft HoloLens will also make … Read entire article »

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Denver Broncos augmented reality engages fans

Denver Broncos augmented reality engages fans

This experience is offered to fans by way of the team’s “Come to Life” campaign. A new Denver Broncos augmented reality experience is now engaging fans taking part in the “Come to Life” campaign. This AR experience is a component of the team’s relationship with leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Conoco. Fans can participate using the Denver Bronco’s Orange Herd app at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. To use the Denver Broncos augmented reality … Read entire article »

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Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

The new mobile app is available for players using both Android and iOS based devices. Tim Hortons, the coffee chain out of Canada, has now released a new augmented reality game experience. This mobile app was launched in conjunction with its branded NHL trading card promotion. This brings two beloved Canadian brands into a single AR experience. This is the second time Tim Hortons has released the NHL trading cards, but the first with AR. This year, the … Read entire article »

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London augmented reality marketing campaign let shoppers dress semi-naked models

London augmented reality marketing campaign let shoppers dress semi-naked models

Models wore nothing but their underwear as onlookers used AR technology to try on clothes. Pokémon Go may have been the largest exposure many people have had to augmented reality marketing and technology, but London Fashion Week took things a step further. With live models standing in a display window, the Lyst online retailer used tech and shock value to attract attention. The result was gimmicky, but it did the trick because the entire world has had … Read entire article »

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The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

The Pokémon Go app is losing its appeal

More than 12 million daily players have already given up on the augmented reality game. Approximately fifty days have passed since the Pokémon Go app took the world by storm. The need to “catch ‘em all” carried many children through their summer school breaks in several countries. People are beginning to tire of the augmented reality game app and have started abandoning it. According to reports from Bloomberg, The number of daily active users of the Pokémon Go … Read entire article »

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Virtual reality roller coasters are increasingly commonplace

Virtual reality roller coasters are increasingly commonplace

A growing number of amusement parks, including Six Flags, are adding these digital headset components. This year has started a trend of virtual reality roller coasters in amusement parks. These have popped up in the United States as well as other countries around the world. They are being used to make the thrill even greater than what is possible from twists, loops and drops. VR roller coasters bring in additional digital components such as superheroes, aliens and … Read entire article »

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