New augmented reality service launched by VirtualMob

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Augmented reality continues to be an effective marketing tool Augmented reality has been gaining more attention as a practical solution to many of the challenges that exist in daily life. The technology continues, however, to be one of the most attractive marketing tools, especially to advertisers looking to engage mobile consumers. Part of the reason advertisers like augmented reality is because the technology is able to create engaging digital content that can be superimposed over the real world. Such content is especially engaging for mobile consumers. Startup aims to make…

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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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Marvel releases first issue of its augmented reality comic series

Marvel Augmented Reality

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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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…

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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…

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

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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 successful incorporation of augmented reality will mean big gains in consumer appreciation and…

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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

Augmented Reality Campaign

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

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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 on creating digital content and marketing campaigns that can be viewed on just about…

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