Augmented Reality

  • Are we heading towards a mixed reality future?

    Almost 5 years ago, augmented reality (AR) leaped into our consciousness in the form of a Pokemon GO game where gamers went ga-ga over catching and collecting digitised fictional character Pokemon using their smartphones.

  • China leads the way in AI with newly opened smart park

    Beijing has crowned itself as leader in Artificial Intelligence development with its newly opened AI park co-built by local government in the Haidian district and tech giant Baidu. This step aims to transform the Chinese capital into a global hub for tech innovation and Artificial intelligence and make Beijing, and the Haidian region in particular, a smart city.

  • Facebook file patent application for its development of futuristic ‘smart glasses’

    Social networking colossus Facebook has announced that it is attempting to make a 'technical 'breakthrough in relation to developing and manufacturing futuristic 'smart glasses' specifically designed to allow you see to see virtual objects in the real world.

  • Moovit enable AR-powered public transit navigation

    Moovit, the mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions firm, has launched Way Finder which features the use of augmented reality (AR) to help users better locate stations and stops. 

  • New app offers AR-enabled digital concierge services for buildings

    An Israeli artificial intelligence computer vision company has unveiled a new app which provides “concierge services” digitally to visitors of commercial buildings.

  • NTT DOCOMO invests in semiconductor QD Laser

    NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. has invested in QD Laser, Inc. through the fund it operates. QD Laser develops, manufactures, and sells cutting-edge semiconductor laser parts, retinal scanning laser eyewear, and other products based on an innovative quantum dot laser technology.

  • RTA applies augmented reality for Dubai Tram maintenance

    As part of its commitment to using technologies that serve time and effort as well as punctuality of operational processes, Road Transport Authority (RTA) is using augmented reality (AR) in the maintenance of the Dubai Tram.

  • South Korean operator introduces AR-based services

    New AR- and VR-based services will see the light soon thanks to KT, South Korea's second-largest mobile operator, beginning with a mobile shopping service.

  • The world’s largest 5G deal announced

    T-Mobile and Nokia announced a landmark $3.5 billion agreement to accelerate the deployment of a nationwide 5G network. Nokia will provide T-Mobile with its complete end-to-end 5G technology, software and services portfolio, assisting the Un-carrier in its efforts to bring its 5G network to market for customers in the critical first years of the 5G cycle.

  • Vodafone introduces first virtual cooking experience using AR

    Taking the cooking experience to a whole new level, Vodafone Germany has partnered with Nreal, a provider of augmented and mixed reality smart glasses, and celebrity TV chef Steffen Henssler, to launch Giga AR, a virtual reality cooking experience, highlighting the possibilities of mixed reality in daily living.