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Augmented reality game from Google, Ingress, headed to iOS

Augmented reality game from Google, Ingress, headed to iOS

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Next year, the highly popular mobile gaming experience will be available to iPhone users. An augmented reality game from Google, called Ingress, will no longer be exclusive to Android device users, next year, say the latest reports, as a new version of the game will be released for iOS users. The game allows people from two teams try to capture various “portals” (physical locations). The purpose is to be able to capture this territory … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Mobile Apps, Trends

Olaworks making strides in progressing augmented reality technology

Olaworks making strides in progressing augmented reality technology

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Commercial, Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Trends

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 exhibition will be located at the Somerset House, one of the country’s most prestigious arts and cultural centers. The artists involved in the initiative are Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gillian … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Featured News, International, Travel

Aurasma and The Philadelphia Inquirer team to make North America’s first augmented reality newspaper

Augmented reality may just save the print industry   Leading augmented reality developer Aurasma and The Philadelphia Inquirer have announced a partnership this week that will debut North America’s first augmented reality newspaper. Augmented reality has been becoming a popular subject in the publishing industry recently. The technology could potentially revitalize what is considered an obsolete medium by offering consumers and interactive digital experience. The Philadelphia Inquirer is keen to see just what benefits the technology can bring and how consumers will react to a new generation of newspapers. The Philadelphia Inquirer will load its pages with digital content that can be viewed from the Aurasma mobile application available for both Android and iOS mobile devices. Readers need only to point their phones at a page containing the content to view it. This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Commercial, Featured News, Trends, United States

Tokyo Shoseki launches line of augmented reality textbooks for New Horizon brand

Augmented reality education   Japanese publishing firm Tokyo Shoseki is taking a bold approach to education with a new line of augmented reality textbooks. The books are part of the company’s English course called New Horizon. The series is meant to help adults study the English language and the company believes that augmented reality will make the process more intuitive and effective. There has been some experimentation with the use of mobile technology in Japan, such as using iPads in classrooms, but Tokyo Shoseki believes that a simple smart phone would be a more practical approach to education. The textbooks do not offer the same level of interaction that can be found on tablet devices, but Tokyo Shoseki believes that the augmented reality component will be a big hit with students that are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, International, Technology News

iConcerts teams with the 3DD Group to make augmented reality a part of TV

iConcerts teams with the 3DD Group to make augmented reality a part of TV

Augmented reality industry thrives in entertainment market…   iConcerts, a cross-media entertainment network specializing in live music, has partnered with the United Kingdom’s 3DD Group, one of the country’s leading entertainment firms. Together, the firms will work to establish a new standard of entertainment by combining recorded television, live music performances and social media. This will be done through the use of augmented reality, a technology that iConcerts has some experience with. Both groups believe that the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Entertainment Industry, Featured News, International, Trends

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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Something Massive acquires Circ.us, claims title as first post-PC advertiser

Something Massive acquires Circ.us, claims title as first post-PC advertiser

Something Massive, a digital advertising agency, has announced the acquisition of Circ.us, a creative communications firm with a knack for augmented reality. Something Massive believes that the acquisition will make it stand out in the increasing crowded digital advertising business. The company is now billing itself as the “first post-PC advertising agency,” claiming that it is no longer bound to computers because of the advent of sophisticated mobile technology. As such, the firm will be focusing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Mobile Marketing, Trends

Augmented reality continues to make waves in the world of art

Augmented reality continues to make waves in the world of art

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Fashion/Art, Featured News, Trends

Zappar teams with Moonpig to make augmented reality greeting cards

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 … Read entire article »

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Hillcrest Labs launches new Freespace MotionEngine for mobile device manufacturers

Hillcrest Labs launches new Freespace MotionEngine for mobile device manufacturers

Hillcrest Labs, a leading developing of motion processing software, has announced the launch of its latest motion control technology called Freespace. The technology is available to manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices. Hillcrest claims that the new technology will improve a mobile device’s motion sensors, allowing these devices to better facilitate augmented reality. Manufacturers using Hillcrest’s new technology will be able to produce mobile devices that are capable of handling the demands of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Featured News, Technology News, United States