Puma QR Code shoes deliver augmented reality experience

Puma QR code shoe - Puma LQD Cell - YouTube

The LQDCELL Origin AR has launched as a limited release. The new recently launched Puma QR code shoes are the first in the series of its LCDCELL Origin AR sneakers. The shoes are equipped with technology designed to target both the wearer’s comfort and amusement. The first sneakers in the series are covered with quick response codes. Almost the entire surface of the Puma QR code shoes are covered in the 2D barcodes. When scanned by a camera view of the LQDCELL app, this unlocks an array of AR (augmented…

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AR luggage checking feature added to easyJet mobile app

AR luggage checking - Suitcase in airport

The UK budget airline is making it easier and faster for its customers to move through the check-in process. Checking luggage dimensions for carry-on eligibility has been made easier for easyJet airline customers with an AR luggage checking feature. Now, customers of the UK budget airline with an iPhone can visually check the dimensions of their carry-on luggage using augmented reality (AR) via the easyJet iOS mobile app. Travelers can place their luggage within the digital box to see if their bag meets the airline’s carry-on specifications. The AR luggage…

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New Bose AR Frames have launched and are available now

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The popular American audio brand has added augmented reality tech to its new wearable product. After being revealed in December, Bose AR Frames are now commercially available and those who want to get their hands on the wearable device, known simply as “Frames,” can purchase them for $199.00. These unique sunglasses let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access AR experiences. The Bose AR Frames have been designed to look like classic sunglasses. The lightweight (10 ounce) Frames are available in two different styles. There is the Alto,…

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New AR social app to revolutionize photo sharing among friends

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Winsche Studios has announced the upcoming launch of its doRRtal app. The augmented reality (AR) developer will be launching an AR social app called doRRtal. The new social media app will be equipped with the ability to enable smartphone users to take 360 degree photos and share these with their friends. The AR social media app will allows users to use their phone as a “door” they can walk through. The unique augmented reality approach lets users create, share and view fully immersive 360 degree photos on their smartphones and…

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Researchers develop unique AR health care tool for remote medical assistance

AR health care - Medical augmented reality - tablet

New tech allows experienced medical professionals to remotely assist less-experienced doctors in war zones. Researchers from Purdue University have crated AR health care tools that enable experienced surgeons and physicians from around the world to help less-experienced doctors caring for those in war zones, areas that have been hit by natural disasters, and rural regions, perform complex procedures. The technology can help to minimize the number of casualties. The augmented reality (AR) tools connect health care professionals in remote areas with surgeons and physicians across the globe. As such, the…

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

augmented reality glasses patent (note: these are not real ar)

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

Blippar augmented reality Mobile App

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’s 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

Epson Augmented Reality Glasses

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

Lego fusion augmented reality

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

Eno Hyde augmented reality app vinyl

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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