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Samsung Have Patented An Augmented Reality Contact Lens

Previous attempts at portable AR devices have met with lukewarm responses, with many of them, including Google Glass, falling short of what was expected of them upon conception. Now Samsung may be working on the best…

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HoloLens Developer Warns of Overheating Issue

2016 may be the year of virtual reality, but Microsoft is carving its own path with its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, which launched its Development Edition yesterday. While the HoloLens has been criticised for its…

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NASA To Offer Virtual Mars Walks Using Hololens

We may be a number of years off the first humans walking on Mars, but NASA plans to give us a sneak peek at what it may be like to walk on the Red Planet. Their…

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Cake AR Lets You Try Make Up Before You Buy

We’ve all seen that wonderful thing you are interested in online. From the holiday sales offering you everything from the perfect night out dress to that new makeup, the worst part of any online purchase is…

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Meta 2 Development Kit Revealed

The Meta is known for being the forefront of augmented reality. Much like virtual reality, Augmented reality is based on the user seeing virtual objects but instead of it being on an isolated screen, augmented reality…

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Microsoft HoloLens Out This Month

Microsoft has announced that, one year after it was first unveiled, the HoloLens augmented reality headset is available for pre-order, and it’s not cheap. In a blog post, Alex Kipman, the Microsoft executive that has effectively…

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Google Cardboard Can Now Be Brought In the Google Store

Google cardboard is a simple, low-tech, virtual reality system. The concept is simple, why buy technology you already have? By using your smartphone, you don’t have to go out and buy expensive hardware a second time…

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Meta 2 AR Headset Impresses Crowd at Ted

Augmented reality is one step beyond virtual reality, with popular VR hardware like the Oculus Rift or even Google Cardboard looking to put you into the action, there is something missing from that Iron-Man experience. This is where Meta wants…

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Microsoft Evangelist Reveals New Hololens Details

With many developers racing to release virtual reality headsets for gaming and other applications, Microsoft has taken a rather different route. Their Hololens headset touts itself as “mixed reality” experience, expanding on typical augmented reality systems by…

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Figment VR: The Pocket Sized VR Experience

From time to time we take a break from the heavy work in the office to take a look at the future of technology. Not by checking out the specifications of the Apple iPhone 7 or…

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Volvo Team Up With Microsoft to Make Hololens Showrooms

The days of Volvo showrooms being packed with cars for potential buyers to wander around and look at could soon be over. This new partnership between the Swedish car manufacturer and Microsoft aims to equip Volvo…

Hyundai's new AR User Manual

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Hyundai Introduce New Augmented Reality User Manuals

Car user manuals are usually uninspiring things. A thick collection of pages, half of which may not apply to your specific version of the car, usually relegated to taking up room in the glovebox after the…

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Researchers Build Physical Virtual Interface From Tiny ‘BitDrones’

Drones are everywhere in recent times, from consumer toys to military weapons and even postal delivery. It shouldn’t come as too shocking then that a new use of drones is being developed, this time as a fully…

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Google Glass Might Face Heavy Competition in the Enterprise Market

We haven’t heard much about Google’s Glass Project in a while, but not because it is dying, but more that it is now focusing on the enterprise side of things. Everyone went nuts when Google cancelled…

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Try out RAF SkyTech Augmented Reality Screens at Insomnia 55

Insomnia Gaming Festival announced that the RAF will be present at Insomnia 55 and demonstrate some of their really cool technology. At Insomnia 55 you’ll be able to try out the RAF’s augmented reality screens and…

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Check Out Microsoft HoloLens’ Limited Field of View Yourself

When Microsoft first introduced the production version of HoloLens, the biggest complaint from those who had previously used the prototype was the limited field of view. Microsoft has been loath to address the issue, but the…

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Minecraft May Be the ‘Killer App’ for Microsoft’s HoloLens

While the hype is still going into virtual reality, we shift focus for a bit and try to look at what augmented reality has to bring too. Microsoft just demoed how its HoloLens gear deals with…

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Microsoft Considering HoloLens for Xbox

While the Microsoft HoloLens has thus far been marketed as a device that will add new dimension to your Windows 10 experience, it seems Microsoft is still exploring the possibility of integrating the augmented reality headset…

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Mini Making Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

BMW-owned Mini is working on a pair of augmented reality driving goggles that provide drivers with details about anything in the driver’s field of vision, from road speed limits to navigation arrows, and even in-eye access…

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Sony SmartEyeglass Developer’s Kit Released

Sony announced its entry into augmented reality eyeglasses with its SmartEyeglass last autumn. Now that it is ready to sell in 10 countries it has released the developer’s edition. The developer edition of the SmartEyeglass hardware…

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Redecorate Your Home Using Augmented Reality

Israeli startup Cimagine Media, has developed a markerless augmented reality (AR) which, in partnership with Shop Direct, owners of online retailers Littlewoods.com and Very.co.uk, will be implemented to show potential customers how thousands of products –…

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Google and Mattel Relaunch View-Master as Virtual Reality Headset

The View-Master, the stereoscope viewer that was a fixture in most late-20th Century toxboxes, has been updated by Mattel and Google to become a virtual reality headset. Looking more like the Oculus Rift than the classic…

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Pixie Point Bluetooth Fob Helps You Keep Track of Lost Stuff

New startup Pixie has developed a Bluetooth fob, called the Pixie Point, to help you reclaim lost items. The 3.2-inch Pixie Point is shaped like a guitar pick. It is always on and utilises Bluetooth LE…

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Totem Is the New Virtual Reality Headset on the Block

Move over Oculus Rift, there is a new contender on the market. Well it isn’t actually on the market yet, but the Kickstarter for it has been launched, and is off to a very good start.…

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J.K. Rowling & BBC To Bring New Wonderbook To PlayStation 3 This Christmas

Book of Spells is one of the best things you can do with the PlayStation Move and the Wonderbook. For those of you who do not know what a Wonderbook is, it is a plushy book…

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Fractal Design Launch Android & iOS App That Uses Augmented Reality

Fractal Design are well known for having that extra touch of style and cool, a trend they seem keen to continue with the release of their own Android and iOS apps that brings augmented reality to…

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Wonderbook “Diggs Nightcrawler” PlayStation 3 Review

This week I have been getting stuck into something a little different, my first Augmented reality game and I think it’s safe to say it has been a lot of fun and certainly unique in terms…