Australia is looking to the future and finding driverless cars and other autonomous vehicles to be a top priority. Spacial Source reports that the state government has put AU$10 million into their Future Mobility Land Fund "to drive local development of autonomous vehicle technology."
In this Tuesday's Brief Reality report, there's a trio of stories from the healthcare world where augmented reality is helping out with surgical microscopes, asthma treatment, and other diagnostic and treatment tools. There's also something for all of you AR/VR storytellers out there.
Knitting when you're sitting at your table is usually a cinch, since you can rest your elbows on the table when you're tired and also place your knitting needles and yarns closeby within reach. But staying in one place all day long can be boring.
Market Reality: Magic Leap Dominated Investment & Innovation in 2018, While New York Times Maintains Its AR Media Lead
The augmented reality industry has a bright future built on innovation and growth, but that doesn't mean we can't look back at the close of the year to see what the industry has accomplished from a business perspective.
Google Instant is one of Google's many search innovations, this one causing search results to emerge continuously below the search bar as you type. This can allow you to find more search results faster, and this video wills show you how it works, including how to turn it off if you decide you want Google to wait until you're finished typing before searching.
What time is it? Time to fold yourself an adorable origami wrist watch! Though watches are now almost obsolete because we check the time via more recent innovations like the iPhone and our mp3 players, they're a fashion accessory that'll be around until the end of things.
Street Fighter IV : Blanka, the Brazilian Beast unleashes havoc upon the World Warriors once again. Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom. Street Fighter IV is currently released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version in the works as well.
Street Fighter IV : Vega, the beautiful Spaniard delivers gruesome damage. Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom. Street Fighter IV is currently released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version in the works as well.
The toilet may very well top the list of mankind’s greatest innovations – until it clogs. Then it’s the lowly plunger that dives in and claims the, ahem, throne.
Street Fighter IV: Ryu, An old favorite returns, stronger than ever. Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom. Street Fighter IV is currently released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version in the works as well.
Street Fighter IV: Quick, cunning, and flashy, Ken Masters brings his A game to the latest Street Fighter.
Street Fighter IV : Rufus may be portly, but his size obviously doesn't slow him down. Street Fighter IV is a 2008 fighting game produced by Capcom. Street Fighter IV is currently released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version in the works as well.
Kevin Contreras makes chicken marsala in one of his favorite innovations, a solar oven, reminding us of yet another fun, easy yet great way to green our daily lives.
The MacBook Air is ultra-thin, ultra-portable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions, of multiple wireless innovations, and of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.
You can almost detect the collective breath-holding of the augmented reality industry as it waits for Apple's inevitable entry. A new Apple wearable built with augmented reality technology is likely the device that will finally make the smartphone take a backseat.
With all the hype around Magic Leap's recent launch, it's easy to forget that augmented reality hardware is still very much in its infancy. While we marvel at what is available now, researchers are still finding ways to design and produce more sophisticated components for next-generation wearables.
One of the great innovations of Canon's DSLR technology is the relatively inexpensive ability it gives to any filmmaker to make professional quality video. This video is a great demonstration of a Glidecam and Steadicam mod designed to carry the Canon 5D Mark II and give any image a slick, professional look.
This video shows you how to cast off on a circular knitting machine. For this demonstration, we will use the circular knitting machine by Innovations. Once you've mastered the secrets of the machine, you can pull it out of the closet whenever you have some urgent holiday scarves to knit.
The common thread between this week's Brief Reality stories is that augmented reality is beginning to prove its worth as a technology that improves workflows and processes. From customer service to healthcare to manufacturing, augmented reality is helping companies improve productivity.
Every Friday, Next Reality reviews the latest headlines from the financial side of augmented and mixed reality. This weekly Market Reality column covers funding announcements, mergers and acquisitions, market analysis, and the like. This week's column starts with a stock price that's performing well for one company — one that HoloLens developers should know quite well.
If you're sick and tired of you laptop dying all the time, then the answer may be right in front of you— power management. In Windows 7, it's easy to control your power settings to help you laptop's battery last longer. Watch and learn from none other than Microsoft.
Market Reality: Apple, Snap, & Google Execs Talk AR, Form Takes AR to the Pool, & Octi Pivots to AR Social Networking
Some of the leading big tech companies are still working in the lab on actual products, but at least some of their leadership did have some thoughts to share on the future direction of the technology this week.
News: Samsung Jumps to Head of Mobile AR Class with Galaxy S10 5G & 3D Depth Sensor, Shows Off AR Concept Video
While augmented reality made more of a cameo appearance during Samsung's official grand unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line-up on Wednesday, it's the company's move into 5G connectivity that has huge implications for AR.
News: Auto AR Tech Company WayRay Sets Its Sights on Unicorn Status with $80M Funding Round Led by Porsche
Automotive augmented reality company WayRay has set its destination for a $1 billion valuation with an estimated time of arrival of 2019, and it has just passed a major milestone towards that goal.
Just like Apple and Google, Facebook has been working to develop computer vision shortcuts designed to give mobile apps augmented reality superpowers.
News: Vuforia Parent PTC Goes All-In on 3D Content Creation with $470 Million Acquisition of Onshape CAD Platform
There's a direct correlation between the proliferation of augmented reality apps and the demand for 3D content, and PTC just quantified that in dollars.
One could argue that, at least for the moment, software development is more important to the augmented reality experience than hardware. Since a viable augmented reality headset has yet to emerge for the broader, mainstream consumer market, currently, the same devices that make texting and selfies possible are leading the charge to enable easy-to-use AR experiences.
Earlier this year, Nokia released the Nokia 8 Sirrocco overseas. The new device served as an upgrade to the 2017 model with a minor specs bump and a more modern design. However, HMD isn't done with the 8 series. A rumored Pro version is coming later this year that brings innovations the iconic brand is known for.
The de Blasio Administration of New York City has announced that the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will be hosting the country's first publicly funded VR/AR facility.
The overarching and expanding field of data science and analysis has become virtually inseparable from areas such as programming and development.
You already know that the best place to learn about the cutting edge of augmented reality is Next Reality, but the best event to meet the people and companies pushing the space forward is the annual Augmented Reality Expo (AWE), and we're giving away free tickets!
Snapchat users are used to raising their eyebrows or opening their mouths to activate augmented reality face effects. Now, they get to use their voices as well.
Speakers have been an integral part of smartphones since the beginning. Razer's concept Project Linda even uses the speakers from the Razer Phone to power the faux laptop's audio system. But what if Google's next Pixel phone didn't even have speakers? What if it didn't need them in the first place?
Augmented reality has given companies worldwide great powers for innovating business practices and engaging customers, but on Monday, Honda demonstrated that with great power, also comes great social responsibility.
Augmented reality has produced some incredible innovations that have revolutionized modern technology. From helping with live surgery to changing the game in marketing and businesses. But without a doubt, the most important thing that augmented reality and ARKit has ever brought us is an AR version of A-ha's iconic "Take On Me" video.
Most people say art is meant to be seen. Museums are a good way to do that, but they aren't always accessible to everyone. Those who miss out on the chance to see fantastic pieces of art at museums might now be able to get close to them thanks to Apple's ARKit.
When people work out, they want to get the absolute most out of their routine. Going on a run is great exercise, but finding an optimal route that works best for you can be difficult. Luckily, Apple's ARKit has the capability to make it much easier to get the most out of your workout.
Single and living in NYC? Forget bars, the female-empowered dating app, Bumble, has just opened a place where you can meet up with your online lovers.
Lowe's Home Improvement laid another brick in their augmented reality foundation with today's announcement of a new app for Tango-enabled smartphones.
At Adobe Summit 2017 this week, Adobe announced they are looking to occupy a new space in the market by combining their analytic capabilities with augmented reality. Teaming up with Microsoft, the company has combined Adobe Sensei software with the HoloLens, reports GeekWire. Together, the tech and software create a new tool for retailers to track their consumers' habits.