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AR Game Makers Bank on Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Launch to Generate Two Billion New Players

September 13, 2017

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Augmented reality games that work with mobile devices are due for a huge boost with the announcement of native AR Kit for Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X. UK developer Draw & Code has a fully funded AR toy due for release and anticipates global market potential of two billion users. Riding high on the […]

Inside the Digital Heist that Shook the World, Organ Incubators and Google I/O

May 21, 2017

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Catching up with the Cool on Techcrunch and Quartz. Amazingly the ransomware attack that crippled IT operations in organisations around the world – most notoriously in the British NHS where operations and diagnostic appointments were cancelled and rescheduled – raised less than $100,000. That is not to play down the impact of this widespread attack, but […]

DeepHand Tool for Virtual and Augmented Reality Uses ‘Deep Learning’ to Model Our Hand’s Endless Variety

October 16, 2016

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Computer and VR Researchers at Purdue University have gone deep into the hand’s near endless complexity to bring us DeepHand, the next generation of virtual manual systems. In the near future we will manipulate virtual objects as second nature. Our children won’t differentiate between virtual and real word actions because the interface between the two […]

Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Pokemon Go Proves More Socially Addictive than Twitter and Facebook

July 13, 2016

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So much buzz about Pokemon Go right now. From developers Niantic looking at brand sponsored locations and the US Holocaust Museum banning players, to one player finding a dead body and others being lured into a robbery – there is sorcery afoot. Pervasive gaming has arrived! Pokémon Go has quickly become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time. […]

Augmented Reality Toys Represent a New Era in Gaming

May 7, 2016

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Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]

Smart Eyewear Makers Zero in on Fun Factor and Business Users at MWC 2016

March 14, 2016

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Mobile World Congress 2016 saw smart eyewear manufacturers displaying the latest versions of their connected glasses. . Among the buzz of new handsets, marketing tech, virtual reality and even connected toothbrushes (the Oral B Genius), smart glasses manufacturers were keen to create momentum for what many considered a stalled, even irrelevant, device. Vuzix showcased its […]

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