Augmented reality glasses shown at CES 2016 prove hugely immersive

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The Lumus DK-50 demo at the Consumer Electronics Show had a wider field of view than rivals. Virtual and augmented reality played a tremendous role at CES 2016 and among them, there was a product called the Lumus DK-50 that proved to have an experience that was even more immersive than the much better known HoloLens from Microsoft. The HoloLens has been making headlines by being tested by astronauts at the International Space Station. However, despite the fact that Microsoft’s augmented reality glasses have been grabbing more media attention, the…

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Augmented reality “RoomAlive” from Microsoft is a game change

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This experience turns a player’s living room into the environment of the game, itself. The research division from Microsoft has stepped up its efforts from last year’s “Illumiroom”, which it demoed at CES, having come back with “RoomAlive”, which converts a living room into an augmented reality space with a highly interactive experience. The concept of Illumiroom was impressive, but in essence, it was strictly an extension of the game field of view. The rest of the game was projected onto the floor and the surrounding walls for Illumiroom. RoomAlive,…

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Augmented reality glasses could revolutionize gaming

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Augmented reality and gaming begin to mingle Augmented reality is beginning to gain momentum in the game industry. The technology has long been associated with entertainment, favored for its interactive and dynamic nature. Recently, however, technology firms from around the world have begun to develop augmented reality eyewear that could, quite literally, change the way people see the world around them. Such projects have implications for gaming as well as social networking and entertainment in general. Two former employees of acclaimed game developer and publisher Valve believe that augmented reality…

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Nocturnal Media brings augmented reality to board games

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Traditional gaming could benefit from augmented reality As gaming becomes more popular worldwide — quickly approaching $100 billion in global annual sales — traditional games have experience a resurgence in popularity. A growing number of people around the world are becoming more interested in board games and these games have garnered a strong following due to the community engagement that they offer. In an age where consumers are strongly interested in interactive technologies, however, whether board games have a future is somewhat dubious. In an attempt to make board games…

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Augmented reality system from Microsoft gaining more attention

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Microsoft begins showing off IllumiRoom augmented reality system Microsoft has been hard at work developing and showing off its IllumiRoom, an augmented reality system designed to provide an immersive experience to its users. IllumiRoom is designed to turn a living room, or any room for that matter, into an augmented reality experience. Microsoft envisions that the system will create a dynamic virtual environment for users, allowing them to experience and get involved in digital content that has traditionally been restricted to the confines of a TV or computer screen. There…

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Sony takes aim at Google with its own augmented reality glasses

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Sony sets sights on augmented reality Google has attracted a great deal of attention to its augmented reality Project Glass over the past year. The company has taken several opportunities to show off the capabilities of Glass and prove that it is a unique way to change the way people see the world. Throughout 2012, Glass became significantly less unique as other technology companies began introducing their own versions of augmented reality eyewear. Sony is one of the latest companies to enter the fray. Sony applies for patents concerning augmented…

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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 gamer arrested for in-game actions

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An Ohio player of the hit AR game, Ingress, was detained by police for his digital behavior. A player of the Ingress augmented reality game from Google’s Niantic Labs has been detained by police as a result of his actions within this smartphone application. The reason is that this player was found to be “hacking a portal” near a police station. The player’s phone was experiencing difficulties, which led him to remain near the location of the portal, which was near the police station, causing him to catch the attention…

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Augmented reality used by Google Ingress game app

The Android application blends maps with AR technology to illustrate its fictional worldwide conspiracy. The Android game, Ingress, is being released with a unique augmented reality element that is meant to provide an exciting new element to the experience for its players. The app asks users to fight a “mysterious energy” that is showing up on a global scale. The app then uses augmented reality technology to allow the player to discover the location of the energy so that he or she can make the decision to embrace or fight…

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Valve shows love for augmented reality

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Valve continues to show its support for interactive technology Game developer Valve has been experimenting with augmented reality technology. The company has won acclaim for its ability to create innovative games that, at times, push the boundaries of convention. Valve has managed to stay on the cutting edge of technology, a position that has helped the company retain favor with gamers even when making rare, yet costly mistakes. Technology is constantly changing and becoming more advanced, a fact that Valve believes will cause major changes in the game industry if…

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Sony shows off AR game for PS Vita

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PS Vita continues to attract attention from gamers Sony has been laboring to make augmented reality gaming a staple for the gaming industry. Earlier this year, the company launched the Playstation Vita, which is a handheld gaming platform with augmented reality capabilities. The PS Vita has managed to expose gamers to augmented reality and its possibilities in gaming, thus ramping up the demand for games that are more interactive and engaging. Recently, Sony unveiled a new game called Box! Open Me for the PS Vita that will provide gamers with…

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