Boeing looks to augmented reality to improve worker efficiency

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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 Boeing wasn’t the only one at the event that was applauding the…

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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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Augmented reality game from Google is tremendously popular in Canada

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Ingress is rapidly becoming a leader within its category, and it remains in its beta version. Although it remains in its beta phase, Ingress, an augmented reality from Google, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular games in its category, particularly among Canadian mobile device users. The game was created by the Niantic Labs at Google, and involves two factions pitted against one another. The concept behind the augmented reality game is that when the player starts, he or she chooses a faction to which he or she will…

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Augmented reality can be creepy with Horrible Hauntings

  The new release of the books is now using smartphones and tablets to enhance its Ghosts and Ghouls. Although books in the horror genre can be scary enough on their own, Goosebottom Books’ latest release of Horrible Hauntings has been enhanced with augmented reality in order to give the experience even more spine chilling flair. The legendary characters within its pages appear to come to life with its interactive features. The characters appear to move about in 3D, simply by using an augmented reality app on a smartphone or…

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Augmented reality study predicts billions of app downloads by 2017

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In 2013 alone, the study forecasts mcommerce revenue of $300 million from AR. A new report has been released to reveal the findings of a study about the use of augmented reality from now through 2017. What it revealed was that the technology is rapidly on the rise and that it has a great deal of potential. It predicted that by the year 2017, there will have been around 2.5 billion annual downloads of augmented reality applications on smartphones and tablets. Moreover, it also forecasted that it will generate revenue…

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Augmented Reality Marketing Service Expands

  Stepping into a virtual world is so yesterday. We have moved on to bigger things; like bringing an augmented world into our realm. Augmented Reality (AR) is the new buzz word. Augmented Reality is a term used for an indirect or live view of the physical (real world) environment, with sensory graphics or sound input added to the view. It’s worth over 5 million in funding to one company. Total Immersion is a company founded in France over ten years ago, and they just received over 5 million dollars…

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BMW Augmented Reality Sparkles with 3D Glamour

To launch the new BMW X3 in the Philippines, GMA New Media Inc. (NMI) will work in partnership with Top Gear Philippines and BMW for the creation of ‘augmented reality’ for a magazine. Augmented reality is a term that is used to describe the live view whether it is direct or indirect of a physical environment, with the elements shown through sensory input that are computer generated. For the magazine by NMI, the features of the BMW X3 will be delivered in a 3D format for the readers to have…

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