Sensopia releases updates for its popular MagicPlan application

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Design loves augm Sensopia, a software development startup based in Canada, has developed an update for its augmented reality application called MagicPlan.  The application is meant to be more practical than others that use the technology. Thus far, practical uses for augmented reality have been quite rare. The interest in the technology is largely due to its uses in entertainment and marketing. Sensopia, like other technology companies that have taken a recent liking to augmented reality, believe that the technology could serve a greater purpose beyond that of entertainment. The…

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VTT Technical Research Center develops practical augmented reality application for construction

Augmented reality application for urban development Augmented reality is becoming more popular in the entertainment world, but the uses of the technology reach beyond this industry. Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Center in Finland have been working with the technology to put it to more practical uses. VTT has recently developed a new augmented reality system that is meant to be used in the field of construction and urban development. The practical uses of the technology are still not entirely known as the majority of developers are currently more…

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U.S. Bank develops augmented reality mobile application to help customers find branch locations

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How businesses are starting to incorporate augmented reality U.S. Bank, a premiere online financial organization, has developed a new application for the iOS platform that makes use of augmented reality technology. The technology is becoming more popular in the banking industry because of its potential to make online financial management more intuitive. Augmented reality has been seeing a great deal of use in the entertainment industry and is often praised for its uses in navigation systems. U.S. Bank has taken a keen interest in the navigation aspects of the technology…

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Marvel releases first issue of its augmented reality comic series

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Augmented reality and comics make the perfect match.   Acclaimed comic and entertainment giant Marvel has released the first issue of its new augmented reality line of comics. The line, called “ReEvolution,” is meant to appeal to tech-savvy comic fans that have been growing interested in augmented reality technology. Avengers Vs. X-Men Infinite #1 is the first comic in the series and is one of the first comics in the world to have AR components. The comic can be brought to life through the use of the Marvel App, which…

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Olaworks making strides in progressing augmented reality technology

Olaworks Facial Recognition Augmented Reality

Amazing technology news in the world of augmented reality. Augmented reality crowded headlines in the world of technology over the weekend after Google unveiled Project Glass – the development name for Google’s augmented reality glasses. A Korean technology startup called Olaworks is looking to make use of the momentum Google has brought to augmented reality and is showing off its new software for smart phones and other mobile devices. Olaworks has made major progress in making augmented reality more sophisticated. The company recently showed off its latest developments, which have…

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Crisis teams with UK artists to make augmented reality exhibition

Augmented reality and the art world   Nine of the United Kingdom’s most famous artists have come together to partner with Crisis, a national charity that works for the benefit of the homeless. Art and philanthropy have been tied together for centuries, but never has the relationship been expressed in this way. The artists are working to create a new contemporary art exhibition using augmented reality. They will be using the Aurasma augmented reality platform to create digital content that will be linked to various pieces of art work. The…

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Google shows off Project Glass – augmented reality glasses for a new generation

Future of augmented reality right in front of your face!   Technology giant Google has been working on a pair of augmented reality eyeglasses recently. The company was initially shy about sharing information on the projects, but has been more forthcoming in the past few weeks. The world of augmented reality is growing more popular, especially with tech-savvy consumers who are looking forward to the future. This growing popularity has spurred companies like Google to develop new augmented reality systems. Google has focused its work on a head-mounted device that…

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Netherland’s TNT Post partners with Layar to bring augmented reality to its magazine

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TNT Post, the national postal service of the Netherlands, is taking a bold new approach to its quarterly magazine publication titled “Er is Post!” The post service has tapped augmented reality developer Layar to make the magazine more interactive. The magazine is delievered to every household in the Netherlands every quarter, giving Layar a large audience to reach out to with its acclaimed technology.  Layar claims that every page of the upcoming magazine will contain an interactive augmented reality experience. Print is considered an “old world” medium today. Many people…

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Keytree Labs unveils CEO Vision: An augmented reality system for corporations

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Keytree Labs, a technology firm based in the United Kingdom, is looking to make augmented reality a staple in the corporate world. The firm has developed a new AR system it is calling CEO Vision. The system is meant to provide corporate executives the ability to access data from SAP HANA, a data solutions company serving businesses around the world. In the corporate world, SAP HANA provides a valuable service. Using a SAP HANA database system enables corporations to access valuable information and analytic data quickly. Keytree believes that augmented…

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Augmented reality continues to make waves in the world of art

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A recent study conducted by CultureLabel, an online art retailer, indicates that a staggering 87% of global population use mobile devices. The study, titled “Mighty Mobile!” suggests that 77% of these people use their mobile devices to find information on a variety of subjects. Mobile technology has certainly been a boon for the online world, enabling businesses to reach out to consumers no matter where they are. As mobile technology becomes more common place, emerging trends could translate into major success for online retailers. Augmented reality is beginning to make…

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Zappar teams with Moonpig to make augmented reality greeting cards

Zappar Powered Moonpig video cards! from Zappar on Vimeo. Augmented reality developer Zappar has announced a partnership with Moonpig, makers of personalized greeting cards. Together, the two companies will work to provide Moonpie customers with an opportunity to make their own high-tech greeting cards. Zappar has equipped Moonpig’s website with a platform where customers can create and submit their own content, such as videos, music, and other personalized messages. Moonpig believes that this new service will be a hit with tech-savvy consumers. Using the service, customers will be able to…

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