Ukraines army uses Hololens to make their tanks invisible

Ukraines army uses Hololens to make their tanks invisible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Augmented reality systems can be used in novel ways to change how you see the world and they have cross industry applications.   In the latest example of consumer technology adapted for military applications, Microsoft’s Hololens is being put to work to allow tank crews...

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Thomas Cook lets you experience your holiday in virtual reality before you buy

Thomas Cook lets you experience your holiday in virtual reality before you buy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual reality holidays come to the high street.   Virtual reality content is being trialled for the first time by Thomas Cook at a new concept store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. Customers will be able to ‘enter’ a virtual world where they...

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Get a drones-eye view with this new headset

Get a drones-eye view with this new headset

Birds eye view takes on a new meaning Last week DJI announced an all too cool new product for their Mavic Pro line of drones and while the new product looks like a virtual reality headset it’s actually not, although the similarities both in terms of look, and experience are...

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ILM takes us behind the scenes of The Force Awakens

ILM takes us behind the scenes of The Force Awakens

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF CGI changed the film industry but this is just the beginning, the real revolution is still to come.   Earlier this year I wrote an article on technology is, and will, transform the future of entertainment industry and some of those predictions are already coming true....

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This CGI school girl has you fooled

This CGI school girl has you fooled

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As CGI, and the tools used to create it, get better it will be harder to distinguish what is real, and what is not. Slowly these “digital humans” will be able to replace real humans anywhere there is a screen involved, such as acting, avatars...

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Oculus’ virtual reality film Henry wins an Emmy

Oculus’ virtual reality film Henry wins an Emmy

Henry the lonely hedgehog now has an Emmy to keep him company For a few years now virtual reality filmmakers have fought for recognition and acceptance among traditional directors and studios and last night, Oculus’ film making arm, Story Studio, got a taste of the kind of validation they’ve been looking...

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Alibaba trials virtual reality payments for VR malls

Alibaba trials virtual reality payments for VR malls

The virtual world just got a new payments technology and it’s as easy as nodding your head Chinese web behemoth and Amazon stalking horse Alibaba is working on bringing its payments clout to the world of Virtual Reality and is developing technology that will let people buy goods in a...

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New MIT tech lets Pokemon magically interact with the real world

New MIT tech lets Pokemon magically interact with the real world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pokémon Go changed our children’s lives – okay, we’ll admit it – all of our lives. Now it’s hard to imagine life without those plucky virtual creatures sneaking up on you when you’re trying to have some alone time.   But get ready for it,...

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3D, the sequel at a cinema near you sometime whenever

3D, the sequel at a cinema near you sometime whenever

just got a shot in the arm, this must be the sequel Avatar first premiered in 2009 and at the time everyone raved about how in the future all movies would be shown in 3D. Just a few years later everyone realized that watching 3D movies through a pair of Clark...

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Nvidia’s new VR HQ is a peak into the workplace of 2025

Nvidia’s new VR HQ is a peak into the workplace of 2025

The future of mobile working has arrived. Step into my virtual office. In the heart of Silicon Valley, you can slip on a virtual reality headset and fly through a photo realistic 3D representation of what will soon become chip maker Nvidia’s new headquarters. The $380 million building will eventually...

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US Navy divers go Ironman with DAVD

US Navy divers go Ironman with DAVD

The US Navy’s new augmented reality helmet pushes diving into the twenty first century A new high-tech diving helmet being developed by the U.S. Navy will incorporate augmented-reality technology to help keep naval divers safe on underwater missions and help them complete missions faster. Dubbed the Divers Augmented Vision Display...

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Remodel your home using augmented reality at Lowe’s

Remodel your home using augmented reality at Lowe’s

Experience your new kitchen in the comfort of your own corner of someone elses’ store Lowe’s is building the first announced business application for new indoor mapping technology developed by Alphabet’s Google. The retailer wants customers to use the technology to map the rooms of their homes and visualise how products will...

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