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Medical Augmented Reality is changing surgery

Surgeons are making use of Medical Augmented Reality to increase the field of vision when undertaking medical procedures. This process offers improvements to conventional surgical methods.

Report: Apple to launch AR headset in 2020

Apple will launch an augmented reality headset in 2020 according to an informed report today. The company is plotting an all-new wearable device that will function independently of a smartphone and run on a new chip and operating system.

DAQRI launches its professional AR smart glasses

DAQRI has commenced worldwide shipping of its augmented reality smart glasses aimed at workplace users. The company's aiming to be one of the first to pioneer AR applications in work environments. It wants to help employees solve complex products.

How augmented reality is helping medics

Medical professionals are making greater use of augmented reality, including Google glass. Imaging systems are assisting with everything from surgery to training the next generation of physicians.

Google launches Poly, a marketplace for 3D objects

Google's announced a new service to help VR and AR developers find 3D objects for their apps. One of the biggest challenges facing VR is a lack of content. Poly will let 3D model creators share their work, giving app creators more assets to use.

Microsoft explains how mixed reality will transform the workplace

Microsoft's announced a new strategy to bring mixed reality to every modern workplace. The company said it believes the tech could lead to significant productivity and efficiency improvements by allowing employees to blend the real and digital worlds.

Amazon now lets you view items in your home using AR

Amazon has announced a new app feature that lets you view what items look like in your home using augmented reality. It uses Apple's ARKit platform to let you visualise online products inside your living area, helping you decide which one to purchase.

Op-Ed: MIT — Rethinking the realities of Augmented Reality

Sydney - Between the teeming hordes of hype merchants and the very meagre actual products, augmented reality is taking some baby thinking steps into practical things. MIT is looking at making AR safe for users.

Tim Cook doesn't 'give a rats' about being first to AR glasses

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said augmented reality glasses won't be around anytime soon. Cook said he doesn't think the concept can be created in a way people would be "satisfied with." The company would rather ship a polished product than be first to launch.

Mixed reality now helps the police solve crimes

Mixed reality is helping to solve crimes by making it easier for police to capture content found at the scenes of incidents. A prototype system has been described as an "innovative proof of concept" by a police force that's already using it.

Apple iOS11 presents opportunities for app developers

Apple iOS11 has opened up new possibilities for app developers, especially in creating personalized augmented reality experiences. An example of a new platform for developers is Thyng 4.0.

New Microsoft patent hints at a future without the keyboard

Microsoft has been granted a patent for an input device that could offer a future alternative to the keyboard. The company has envisioned a future where gestures and tracking could be used to create a keyboard in any environment.

Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to accelerate its car design

Ford has started using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to streamline its car development process. The company is using the mixed reality device to more rapidly iterate over design prototypes, allowing it to test the look of different parts in near real-time.

Augmented reality used by publishers to aid reader understanding

Media publishers are using augmented reality technology to create more immersive material and help people understand their content. 36 percent of publishers are thought to be exploring the tech with some big organisations, like Quartz, getting on board.

Apple launches iOS 11, bringing augmented reality to the masses

Apple has commenced the rollout of iOS 11, bringing its annual slew of new features to iPhones and iPads. The update includes the launch of ARKit, Apple's new augmented reality platform that will bring virtual world experiences to millions of people.

Dell enters mixed reality market with $350 Windows headset

Dell has opened preorders for its Visor mixed reality headset. It's one of several Windows-powered MR devices arriving this fall that integrate directly with Windows 10. The headset is designed around comfort and is priced competitively for the holidays.

Op-Ed: Apple's iPhone event was really about making AR mainstream

Apple announced the iPhone X yesterday in a live event that ushered in several new features and devices. But if you thought the event was focused on hardware, you'd be mistaken. Apple was really setting the stage for the software platforms of the future.

Snap shares soar after Apple demoes the company's AR tech

Shares in social media company Snap spiked by 2 percent yesterday after Apple featured the company's app during its iPhone live event. Demonstrating how Snapchat's AR features run more smoothly on the iPhone X, Apple engineered excitement for the tech.

British warships to get 'Siri-style' controls for digital warfare

Britain's new warships will be equipped with a voice-control system akin to Apple's Siri. The Royal Navy is bringing itself up to date with the digital era. IT will be used across its vessels and weapons to create a flexible fleet for "decisive" action.

Apple publishes guidelines to help developers build great AR apps

Apple has published its first guidelines for augmented reality apps. They're meant to make it easier for developers to get started in AR, offering pointers to create compelling experiences. The company advises gradually introducing advanced features.

Next year's high-end smartphones might have AR as standard

Qualcomm has unveiled a next-generation smartphone image processing module that includes support for depth-sensing cameras. The development makes it likely that augmented reality will become a first-class feature in next year's Android phones.

Examples of how augmented reality enriches customer experience

Augmented reality is a view of reality modified by computer-generated input such as sound, video, graphics or even GPS data. The augmented reality enhances ones perception of reality.

Augmented reality system helps medical professionals

Birmingham - The coming together of medics and technologists has shown how a mixed reality system can allow medical practitioners to view and effectively interact with virtual replicas of patients' organs, bones and body parts.

New app Mirage brings augmented reality onto the streets

A new app launched this week aims to bring augmented reality to the streets by annotating real objects with virtual drawings. Mirage combines social media with augmented reality, offering a platform for "real world" communication.

Augmented Reality may help retailers survive stiff competition

As retailers face tough competition, augmented reality (AR) technology may help save them and revive their profits. Ecommerce was still only responsible for 8.1 percent of retail sales last year but was fully 41.6 percent of sales growth.

Augmented and virtual reality spending to double each year

Worldwide sales of augmented and virtual reality products are expected to at least double each year until 2021. Analysts predict the market will be worth over $215 billion within four years as the sector moves past consumers to business transformation.

Blippar builds computer vision solution to improve AR in cities

Augmented reality startup Blippar has announced a prototype app that makes augmented reality in cities faster and more precise. The company intends to make future augmented reality apps, like the next Pokémon Go, more responsive and visually accurate.

Virtual reality therapy continues to show success

Virtual reality is continuing to show success as a therapeutic method, something which is attracting health organizations and digital health start-ups. It can also be used to address gaming addition.

Amazon could let you try on watches, clothes in augmented reality

Amazon is investigating how it could use augmented reality technology to let you "try on" clothes and accessories before you buy. A new patent filed by the company details how a phone app would let you virtually "wear" items from Amazon's product pages.

Microsoft advances second-gen HoloLens by adding special AI chip

Microsoft has announced that the second-generation version of the unique processor used in its HoloLens augmented reality headset will include AI capabilities. The company has incorporated the technology to reduce latency and improve compute performance.
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Mark Zuckerberg announcing Facebook augmented reality features
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Facebook augmented reality features
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Desktopography augmented reality project
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The new MIT AR headset, powered by iPhone, to sell for $99. Note the design lineage from old VR to new AR.
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Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
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Facebook augmented reality features
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Desktopography augmented reality project
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The Time Trial augmented reality game
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Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
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Microsoft "keyboard-hand" interface patent
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