augmented reality (AR)

Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses
Promotional image of Facebook Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses
privacy

Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses

The Irish data regulator is concerned about the potential for users to engage in covert filming
20 Sep 2021
CLEVR’s new AR solution simplifies field service management
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CLEVR’s new AR solution simplifies field service management

FSM by CLEVR will also help businesses lower their carbon footprint
8 Sep 2021
Augmented reality’s making a comeback – but did it ever actually leave?
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augmented reality (AR)

Augmented reality’s making a comeback – but did it ever actually leave?

With new consumer AR products on the horizon, the hype around this technology is building again. But in the enterprise sector, it's already found its …
7 Sep 2021
Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program
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augmented reality (AR)

Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program

The program is exclusive to Nextech’s Threedy.ai subscribers
24 Aug 2021
NeuPath and Cynergi will bring VR therapy to chronic pain management
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augmented reality (AR)

NeuPath and Cynergi will bring VR therapy to chronic pain management

NeuPath will integrate Cynergi’s VR program with its remote pain management platform
23 Aug 2021
Nextech AR to acquire spatial computing firm ARWAY
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Acquisition

Nextech AR to acquire spatial computing firm ARWAY

The acquisition will help Nextech position itself as a metaverse company
10 Aug 2021
5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing
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5G

5G could provide £6.3 billion boost to UK manufacturing

Vodafone urges the UK government to make it easier for manufacturers to invest in private 5G networks
28 Jul 2021
Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities
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augmented reality (AR)

Patent shows Apple is working on improving iPhone’s AR capabilities

The move aligns with the company's recent AR startup acquisitions
22 Jun 2021
Nextech AR and Microsoft aim to bring augmented reality to university classrooms
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remote access

Nextech AR and Microsoft aim to bring augmented reality to university classrooms

Virtual platform lets students pinch, zoom, and rotate course equipment to make learning more immersive
3 Jun 2021
Acer's ConceptD laptops feature glasses-free 3D technology
A man using the SpatialLabs 3D program on an Acer Concept D
Laptops

Acer's ConceptD laptops feature glasses-free 3D technology

SpatialLabs tracks head and eye positions to create content that "floats" in front of the display
28 May 2021
NHS to digitise coronavirus testing with new Scandit deal
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digital transformation

NHS to digitise coronavirus testing with new Scandit deal

The announcement of the deal comes days after UK gov pitch for twice-weekly rapid testing
8 Apr 2021
Microsoft signs $22bn deal to supply US Army with HoloLens devices
The HoloLens 2 device
augmented reality (AR)

Microsoft signs $22bn deal to supply US Army with HoloLens devices

The custom-made augmented reality (AR) headsets will be used both in training and in combat scenarios
1 Apr 2021
Facebook reveals wrist-based hardware for augmented reality
A woman using Facebook's wrist controls for augmented reality
augmented reality (AR)

Facebook reveals wrist-based hardware for augmented reality

The social network is working on a wearable prototype that uses haptic technology
19 Mar 2021
Apple hardware chief steps down to focus on mysterious project
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Hardware

Apple hardware chief steps down to focus on mysterious project

Dan Riccio could be shifting roles to head up Apple's rumoured AR headset or automotive projects
26 Jan 2021
Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses
ThinkReality smart glasses
Hardware

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses

The PC maker showcases ThinkReality smart glasses and a slew of new laptops on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
Why AR, not VR, is the next big thing in business
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augmented reality (AR)

Why AR, not VR, is the next big thing in business

It may be in its infancy, but augmented reality is already more transformative than virtual reality
31 Oct 2020
Google Glass now supports Meet video calls
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remote access

Google Glass now supports Meet video calls

New integration is available in beta for Enterprise Edition 2 of Google Glass
15 Oct 2020
IT Pro 20/20: The future of augmentation
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augmented reality (AR)

IT Pro 20/20: The future of augmentation

The ninth issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at our changing relationship with augmentation technology
30 Sep 2020
Bose shuts down its augmented reality program
augmented reality (AR)

Bose shuts down its augmented reality program

Company cites a lack of demand for Frames smart glasses
17 Jun 2020
Scandit raises $80 million in Series C funding
augmented reality (AR)

Scandit raises $80 million in Series C funding

The latest funding round will help accelerate Scandit’s global expansion
26 May 2020
Microsoft poaches ex-Apple exec to lead mixed reality hardware division
Technology

Microsoft poaches ex-Apple exec to lead mixed reality hardware division

Ruben Caballero spent 14 years with Apple and will now work on Microsoft's HoloLens and AI projects
7 Apr 2020
Mixed Reality: How to augment your IT
augmented reality (AR)

Mixed Reality: How to augment your IT

Augmented reality has been rapidly maturing. How will this technology transform businesses?
24 Mar 2020
Google Glass now being sold directly through resellers
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augmented reality (AR)

Google Glass now being sold directly through resellers

The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 can be purchased from $999, but there are still no plans to distribute in the UK
5 Feb 2020