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AR/VR Headset Shipments Estimated To Hit 100 Million By 2021

06/20/2017, It is no secret that in the future, technology such as augmented and virtual reality will be playing a big part of our lives.  For example VR gaming is starting to gain steam, while AR-based apps and devices such as Google’s Project Tango are allowing...

Apple And IKEA To Team Up For Augmented Reality Furniture App

06/19/2017, So it has always been a pretty well-known fact that Apple is interested in augmented reality, and that was made much clearer during WWDC when Apple announced ARKit that helps developers create AR-based apps for iOS devices. This is also why it doesn’t...

Snap’s Second-Gen Spectacles Could Feature Augmented Reality

06/12/2017, Unlike Google Glass, Snap’s Spectacles appear to be slightly more well-received, at least by the general public who haven’t reacted quite so violently to the idea of that someone could be recording them without their knowledge. This success is also...

ASUS ZenFone AR Will Be Coming To The US This July

05/29/2017, While Lenovo might have been the first one on the scene to launch a Project Tango-enabled smartphone, it looks like its competitor ASUS wasn’t too far behind as the company announced earlier this year the ZenFone AR. However the question is when will it...

UK Airport Installs Bluetooth Beacons For AR-Based Indoor Navigation

05/25/2017, Indoor based navigation isn’t new and in some instances, Google Maps actually offers up such features. However it isn’t always ideal, but it seems that over in the UK’s Gatwick Airport, they have recently installed 2,000 Bluetooth beacons within the...

ASUS ZenFone AR Confirmed For Release This Summer

05/18/2017, Earlier this year at CES 2017, the folks at ASUS took the wraps off a smartphone in the form of the ASUS ZenFone AR. What made this particular handset interesting is the fact that it is a Project Tango device, which means that Lenovo is no longer the only...

Google Expeditions Will Be Getting A New Augmented Reality Mode

05/17/2017, Since it would be a difficult and expensive task to try and bring students in a classroom to various parts of the world for educational experiences, what Google has done is launch Expeditions which basically allows educators to give students a similar...

Google I/O 2017: What to Expect

05/12/2017, So far every year for the past few years without fail Google has hosted its annual Google I/O event, and this year the company is back with the 2017 version. Just like Microsoft’s BUILD conferences or Apple’s WWDC, Google I/O is mostly about software...

Apple’s Mac Pro Trademark Update Hints At Augmented Reality Plans

04/27/2017, Apple’s interest in augmented reality (AR) is well known and hardly a secret, with the company’s CEO heaping praises on the technology, and let’s not forget the company’s recent hire also has background in the tech. Now it seems that thanks to a...

Apple’s Latest AR Hire Used To Work At NASA

04/24/2017, Apple and its CEO’s love for augmented reality is pretty well-known and well-documented, which is why there has been speculation that the iPhone 8 could somehow see the company introduce some AR features to it, and it seems that Apple’s latest hire...

Leaked Document Might Have Revealed Apple’s AR Glasses Efforts

04/20/2017, It is no secret that Apple is championing augmented reality (AR) tech. The company’s CEO has not been shy at sharing his belief about how much he thinks AR will become a mainstream piece of technology in the future, which has since led to rumors that...

Facebook Expects AR Smartglasses To Go Mainstream In 2022

04/20/2017, For a brief moment it seemed that Google Glass and the concept of smartglasses was a failure given that Google shut down the project (the first iteration), and also based on the hostility towards users with smartglasses. However we haven’t seen similar...

Pornhub Gets Naughty With Augmented Reality With ‘TrickPics’ App

04/18/2017, It has been debated in the past and the debate is still ongoing with regards of what photos are considered to be appropriate/inappropriate when shared on social media. For example we’ve seen photos with bare butts taken down despite there being nothing...

Snap Brings New World Lenses To Snapchat

04/18/2017, Filters and augmented reality are kind of the things that Snapchat is particularly known for, especially with the launch of Spectacles which is basically Snap’s attempt at a wearable similar to Google Glass. That being said for those who are looking...