Augmented reality glasses patent filed as Facebook Oculus takes the next step

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The social network filed a patent this month, showing an early design of the new AR wearable technology. Facebook Oculus filed an augmented reality glasses patent earlier this month which reveals drawings of an early prototype design for this type of wearable technology. The social network giant has previously confirmed its interest in pursuing this type of tech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about augmented reality technology on a number of different occasions. In fact, it comes as no surprise that the company filed an augmented reality glasses patent as…

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Blippar to update its augmented reality app with new real time features

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The next generation of the application will be much easier to use and will offer greater practicality. At the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the co-founder and CEO of Blippar, Ambarish Mitra, demonstrated the next generation of the company‚Äôs popular augmented reality app, with improved object identification and enhanced features. The mobile app will soon be able to offer users much faster and easier real time options through smartphones and tablets. The new version of the Blippar augmented reality app is to launch in late December and the goal is to…

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Smartglasses by Quantum to improve augmented reality navigation

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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 based in Austin, Texas and has created the interface to allow users…

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Augmented reality apps get a shot in the arm from wearables

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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 trends. Last year, the earnings for those applications were estimated to have…

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Augmented reality toy from Lego enhances traditional experience

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The new AR tech companion app brings an entirely new level to play time with these plastic building blocks. Lego has fully embraced augmented reality technology with the development of its new Fusion sets, some of which are already available on store shelves and more of which are likely to create quite a splash during the holiday shopping season. There are already three Lego Fusion sets that are available, with at least one more that is on the way. The new augmented reality experience allows children of all ages to…

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Augmented reality vinyl album brings digital life to vintage tech

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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde have released an old school record that is more than meets the eye. When it comes to vinyl records, there is a powerful and ongoing debate about whether analog or digital is superior, but through the use of augmented reality, a recent project has brought the two together in a unique and highly fascinating way. The new album release, Someday World, by Brian Eno and Karl Hyde has used AR tech on vinyl. The augmented reality element to this new album release was meant to…

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Augmented reality glasses competition is on the rise

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A new product called Smartspecks is meant to give Google Glass a run for its money. While Google Glass has been working very hard to position itself as the leader of the augmented reality glasses market, some serious competition has started to move in, which has decided to price its devices at a considerably lower amount. Smartspecks have joined in the marketplace among the others that are competing with Google Glass. These augmented reality glasses by LaForge Optical will have an original version available for $200. That said, the price…

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Augmented reality may finally be getting big

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A range of different devices, technologies and uses have started to send AR into the mainstream. The number of startups that have made their way into the augmented reality space is now growing faster than it ever was before, and as a part of that, everyone from game developers to mobile marketing firms are working to try to make use of this technology in the best possible way. Among the latest trends has been the testing of AR as a part of various types of mobile device enabled marketing features.…

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Augmented reality firm raises $1.5 million in Seed funding

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ResolutionTube wins more financial support ResolutionTube, an augmented reality collaboration platform, has announced that it has raised $1.5 million in Seed funding from the Madrona Venture Group and various other private organizations. Investors have taken an interest in ResolutionTube’s interest in developing mobile augmented reality experiences that could replace traditional customer service. The company believes that customer service can be made more effective and engaging through the use of interactive technologies that are not already present in this particular field. AR expands beyond entertainment Augmented reality is most often associated…

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Atheer Labs seeks support for its augmented reality glasses

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Firm launches Indiegogo campaign Atheer Labs, a technology firm, has launched a campaign through Indiegogo, a popular crowdfunding platform, for its new augmented reality glasses. A great deal of hype has come to surround the concept of AR glasses in recent years as more technology firm work to develop their own high-tech eyewear. Google is, perhaps, to blame for the majority of this hype as it has been promoting its Glass eyewear aggressively. Atheer Labs believes that this hype could translate into actual financial support from consumers that are interested…

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Global augmented reality market shows promise

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AR market set for strong growth Augmented reality is showing impressive growth around the world, especially as both companies and consumers begin to form a better understanding of the technology’s capabilities and current boundaries. The technology has begun having a major influence on the game industry as well as well as many others and the demand for AR platforms and services has been rising rapidly over the past several years. TechNavio, a provider of market research reports, has published a new study concerning the promise that can be seen in…

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