Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

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The automaker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens as a part of its process for creating future models. Ford has joined a growing number of companies using Microsoft’s HoloLens, in this case as an augmented reality car designing tool. The AR headset has been taking gradual steps into the commercial market in 2017. Ford is joined by NASA, Lowe’s, Volkswagen, Volvo and Audi among others testing the HoloLens. In actuality, Ford has been using the Microsoft HoloLens headset for a while now. It recently completed an initial pilot testing phase. Now, it…

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Augmented reality company, Magic Leap raises $793 million

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The elusive Dania Beach, Florida start-up has announced that it has over three quarters of a billion in venture financing. Magic Leap, an augmented reality start-up that is known for being exceptionally secretive about virtually everything in which it is involved, has announced that its latest venture financing round has brought in a tremendous $792 million. This would give the company a valuation of an estimated $3.7 billion, not including the new funding. This most recent round of investment into the augmented reality company comes at a time in which…

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Google Glass wearers could soon be dancing

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Recent media reports have said that these augmented reality glasses will soon come with tech to teach dance moves. It may be true that Google Glass was shut down and tossed onto the back burner, not too long ago, but recent reports are suggesting that this wearable technology is far from finished, as it may soon have a new feature available that will teach its users to dance in real time. The AR glasses will soon be bringing a concept similar to “Dance Dance Revolution” to its offerings. The report…

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Microsoft HoloLens is a leap into augmented reality, with both feet

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The company has now revealed a suite of AR software that it has placed under the name of Windows Holographic. Microsoft has recently announced a brand new suite of augmented reality software that it has unveiled, which is called Windows Holographic, and that has been designed to function on any device, which includes a new Windows 10 based AR headset. This experience is not meant to provide a user with a virtual reality environment, because it is not exclusively its own world. The experience through Windows Holographic is meant to…

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Mobile app designed for Google Glass reads facial expressions

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The application is supposed to be able to provide real time detection of human emotions. Scientists in Germany have now developed a new mobile app specifically for Google Glass that is meant to be able to conduct an analysis of facial expressions in order to provide real time detection of emotions. The SHORE real time facial detection and analysis software has now been adapted for these augmented reality headsets. The SHORE mobile app was created by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. It is the first application of…

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Wearable tech presents growing amount of Google Glass competition

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The latest to rival the giant’s augmented reality headset is the current version of SiMEye. A company from Taiwan is now doing its best to carve its way into the wearable tech industry with a device that would add to the competition that is currently growing for the Google Glass augmented reality headset. Should the company be successful, it could represent quite the upset in this infant industry. In fact, the company behind these new mobile devices has already won an award for its current version. The company is called…

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Google Glass blocking technology designed to enhance privacy

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A growing number of people are starting to resent “Glassholes” and the risk of their surveillance. A new product has been created in the form of a very simple program by artist Julian Oliver, from Berlin, which has been designed to detect any Google Glass device that is nearby and that is making an attempt to connect with a Wi-Fi network. The program, called Glasshole.sh, uses a unique character string discovered in these augmented reality wearables. Oliver found that the MAC addresses of Google Glass have a unique character string.…

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Augmented reality could become a virtual diet pill

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Google glasses may be able to trick dieters into consuming less food by making meals look bigger. New research has suggested that augmented reality headsets, such as Google Glass, may be able to function as a kind of digital diet pill that will alter the dieter’s perception to make it seem as though a smaller meal is actually larger than it is. A Japanese team looked into the way this relatively simple trick of AR can impact the amount consumed. In fact, the research team in Japan found that by…

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Sensics developing new augmented reality headset to be shown off at technology conference in Las Vegas next year

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Rumors abound suggesting that technology giant Google may be working on developing augmented reality peripherals. The company has not unveiled any plans to develop such devices at this time, but Sensics, makers of high-tech head-mounted displays, is looking to beat Google at their own game. Sensics has announced that it is currently developing a new augmented reality headset that will make use of Google’s Android platform. The project is called SmartGoggles and the company claims that it will change the way people interact with their environment. The headset is designed…

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Head-mounted augmented reality device aimed at fieldworkers to launch in Japan

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NEC, a prestigious Japanese technology company, has launched a new headset that seeks to provide a new layer of information to fieldworkers. The device, called TeleScouter, is a lightweight pair of eye glasses that are connected to a compact computer that can fit into a person’s back pocket or worn on their belt. The glasses themselves are equipped with another device that paints the lenses with transparent digital imagery using augmented reality technology. NEC believes that the headset will help fieldworkers be more efficient in their duties as the device…

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