Global augmented reality market shows promise

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AR market set for strong growth Augmented reality is showing impressive growth around the world, especially as both companies and consumers begin to form a better understanding of the technology’s capabilities and current boundaries. The technology has begun having a major influence on the game industry as well as well as many others and the demand for AR platforms and services has been rising rapidly over the past several years. TechNavio, a provider of market research reports, has published a new study concerning the promise that can be seen in…

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Mobile augmented reality may have a bright future

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Augmented reality could play a major role in the lives of consumers in the future Augmented reality is beginning to gain strong momentum throughout the world. The technology is often considered a novelty by many because of its uses in marketing and entertainment. Indeed, there are currently few practical uses for augmented reality, but that is likely to change in the near future, especially as mobile technology continues to grow more advanced. Juniper Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report shedding light on the growth of…

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Augmented reality market set for strong growth

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Augmented reality continues to gain momentum Augmented reality is beginning to play a strong role in numerous industries. While the technology has been restricted to the entertainment and marketing sectors for some time, it is beginning to see use in education, health care, construction, and several other fields. As augmented reality becomes more popular, its market value is increasing dramatically. A new report from Markets and Markets, a market research firm, predicts the growth that the augmented reality and virtual reality market will see in the coming years. Report predicts…

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Mind Pirate takes aim at augmented reality games

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Augmented reality and gaming continue to mingle The arena of wearable augmented reality systems is beginning to grow more crowded as companies like Mind Pirate enter the fray. Mind Pirate is a relatively young technology startup that has high ambitions when it comes to augmented reality. The company believes that the technology could be a perfect tool for a new generation of games and that the ideal platform for these games could be Google’s Glass. The Glass augmented reality glasses have been receiving a great deal of attention, but not…

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Augmented reality quilt could stop loneliness among hospitalized children

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Augmented reality as a tool to stave off loneliness Loneliness can be a serious problem that typically receives very little attention. Thousands of people around the world struggle with this issue, but the problem is most pronounced among those that have been hospitalized. Those that have been forced into hospitalization by serious illnesses or injuries must often contend with separation from their loved ones. In this case, loneliness can serve as an impediment to the recovery process, especially among hospitalized children that are unaccustomed to being separated from their parents…

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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 brings children’s books to life

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Education and augmented reality continue to mingle Augmented reality continues to generate traction as an education tool. This week, Edutainment Systems, a developer of interactive technologies, has announced that its new augmented reality service is ready and available to the public. The company’s Digital Book App service is designed to leverage the power of augmented reality to make reading more engaging for students. Currently, the service is meant to appeal most to young students and works well with books that have strong artistic elements. New service designed to bring books…

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Pioneer unveils new augmented reality system

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Augmented reality begins getting practical Augmented reality is making strong progress in the entertainment and gaming fields, but the technology is beginning to see some practical use as well, especially when it comes to transportation and navigation. Augmented reality has, to some extent, been used in the past when it comes to navigation, but the technology’s capabilities have been somewhat limited until very recently. Prominent technology developer Pioneer has been working on a new augmented reality system t hat could effectively change the way people drive. Pioneer shows off new…

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Augmented reality could unlock new potential in mobile devices

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Future mobile devices may rely heavily on augmented reality Mobile devices of the future may have some impressive features that set them leagues apart from the mobile devices of today. Qualcomm, one of the world’s leading chip designers, believes that augmented reality will be a prominent feature of the future’s smartphones and tablets. This technology has been gaining more attention with every passing year and has won praise for its interactivity. Augmented reality has served as a very effective bridge between the digital and physical worlds. Mobile devices may become…

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Augmented reality is a growing part of the retail and travel experience

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There have been a growing number of success stories that are encouraging companies to try more.   photo via www.zaptap.com A recent success story using augmented reality in China is having a growing number of airports adopt AR technology as a part of the high tech travel shopping experience around the world. Mobile commerce has become increasingly popular among travelers and commuters. It hasn’t just been limited to augmented reality. The Frankfurt Airport has used QR codes on a wall to give travelers the opportunity to use their smartphones to…

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Augmented reality edition celebrates 40th anniversary of Pong

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The old but always popular video game has come a long way and has crossed into new technology. Just in time to celebrate the 40th birthday of the famous and every loved video game called Pong, a new version of the game has been released that will allow smartphone users to play using augmented reality technology. The game’s release is already making mobile news and has cult followers very excited. The game itself was exceptionally basic, made up of sticks and dots on a black screen. The earliest version of…

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