If online retail is war (and who says it isn't), then CGTrader is prepared to arm its allies with augmented reality ammunition.
Shopping online can be as easy as buying cigars in Mexico. You find what you like, ask for the price, and walk away. "My friend! Come back! I give you 10% off. Just for you."
News: Retailers Benefit from Augmented Reality in Operations & Online Sales Over In-Store Experiences, Research Says
Although retailers like Mac Cosmetics and Zara have been celebrated for deploying innovative in-store augmented reality experiences in their brick-and-mortar locations, a new report throws cold water on the practice.
Market Reality: Qualcomm & DigiLens Prepare Components for AR Wearables & Retailers Get an AR Reality Check
It will likely take a few more years before smartglasses are ready for primetime as component makers achieve the innovations necessary for consumer-centric device designs. Nevertheless, two technology companies are making steps in that direction as Qualcomm is rumored to be working on a chip dedicated to AR & VR headsets, while DigiLens has reduced the size of its waveguide displays for motorcycle helmets.
Nowadays, with the convenience of online shopping, brick-and-mortar retailers and malls have to work harder to draw shoppers to stores. This year, many of them are turning to augmented reality for assistance.
Are you a lawyer who's married to a computer programmer? Chances are you might not have even dated if you first met online.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are two of most head-turning phones we've ever seen, thanks to gorgeous build quality and a seemingly bezel-less Infinity Display. Combine that with flagship-grade internals for top notch performance, and you can almost guarantee that Samsung has a hit on its hands—which means it's probably not going to be easy to get your hands on one of these beauties.
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Unbeknownst to you, hundreds of retailers, shopping malls, coffee shops, and airports track and log your movements. Using sensors installed by retail analytics companies, businesses sniff out your smartphone's MAC address, a unique fixed identifier to your device, whenever your device interacts with their Wi-Fi hotspots.
When it comes to Valentine's Day, undoubtedly the Hallmark Holiday extraordinaire of the year, pink and red-hued cards are in plentiful stock at all major retailers. But rather than buy a mass-produced card, why not show a bit more love for your, well, love, by making your own card?
Homer Simpson would have an absolute fit over this delicious-looking kawaii donut pillow. Embellished with a thick layer of strawberry frosting and then topped lightly with candy-colored sprinkles, this pretty donut looks almost good enough to eat.
We're totally not lying when we say that the necklace featured in this video sells for upwards of $100 at some fine retailers in Beverly Hills. Composed of a long, sparkly necklace chain and a teardrop shaped pendant attached with intricate wire wrapping, this is a necklace that looks a lot more difficult to make than it actually is.
Spooky Halloween parties necessitate a certain amount of creeptastic spider webs, but the cheap cottony stuff that comes in plastic bags at most retailers feel fake and have been overused over the last few years.
Want to learn how to bind your own books? For aspiring publishers, or artists and fashion designers looking to bind a small quantity of look-books for prospective retailers, this tutorial will be of use. Learn how to do the coptic stitch to bind a book in this two-part video tutorial.
We know that many stores are already rolling out with their cheery spring campaigns, and some retailers are even pushing out swimsuits, but let's face it: Winter is still full upon us.
This short video from Lowe's, one of the leading home improvement retailers in the U.S., demonstrates some tips for cooking fish on the grill at home. Filled with useful tips, like brushing a light coat of oil on the fish itself, as well as the grill to keep it from sticking to the grill and falling apart, and using a grilling basket to achieve the same results. You will also learn how long it takes to cook fish on the grill, and what the core temperature should be to be considered "done".
It's never too early to put away money for your child's education. Consider these options before choosing a plan. Watch this video to learn how to get started with a college savings plan.
Chiffon is one of those naturally feminine fabrics. Soft, airy, and breathable, it ruffles easily and sashays with the breeze, giving potential suitors just a peek of your sexay curves.
Most women wear the wrong bra size. It's not that we don't care for finding the right one, but rather that all retailers make their bras just a little bit different, and the number + cup size system is more mystifying than helpful.
Shopping for a perfume isn't like shopping for a new eyeshadow or lipstick. Whereas with one quick swipe on your skin you can immediately tell if the two aforementioned products look good on your skin and flatter you, with perfume it takes extra effort, time, and maybe a coffee bean or two to get the full exprience of how it'll smell on you.
News: Apple Attacks Snapchat's Shoppable AR with Apple Pay Button & Other Custom Actions for AR Quick Look Content
Snapchat is probably used to Facebook copying its features by now, but Apple borrowing a page out of its playbook is likely a bit more surprising.
News: FaceCake Uses Snapchat-Like Camera Effects to Let You Try on Earrings Instead of Masks & Rainbows
Although it sounds like a foodie's take on Facebook, what Calabasas, California-based FaceCake actually offers is more about augmented reality fashion marketing rather than food selfies.
With the growing popularity of digital downloads, it's important for aspiring musicians to have some sort of download available of their music. If you're an unsigned musician, selling your music on iTunes might seem daunting, but it's actually very easy! Learn how to do it in this video.
All Kohl's wants for Christmas is Snapchat augmented reality. In conjunction with a holiday pop-up hosted in New York City from Nov. 7 through Nov. 10, Snapchat ran a sponsored portal lens available to targeted Snapchat users in the AR carousel. The experience gave users the ability to virtually transport themselves to the pop-up.
News: Walmart Turns Its iPhone App's Barcode Scanner into an Augmented Reality Price Comparison Tool
While many retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy features in their apps, Walmart has gone in another direction by bringing shoppers an augmented reality tool to help them compare products they want to buy.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are becoming almost synonymous these days, but there are still plenty of awesome deals that you can only get starting on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Amazon, for instance, will be hosting a week-long Cyber Monday sale, and of course, most big-box retailers will follow suit with their online stores.
Two weeks ago, Samsung took the wraps off their much-anticipated Galaxy S9 flagship. Preorders opened on March 2 with official retail availability scheduled for March 16. As usual, several of the US carriers have begun shipping the devices ahead of schedule. Last week, Sprint began shipping out devices to a few lucky customers. Today, T-Mobile appears to be joining the party.
Chairish, Inc. is the latest furniture retailer to bring augmented reality into its mobile stores, adding features for users to visualize products in their homes.
Google announced a partnership with Movies Anywhere that allows you to connect your iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu movie library with Google Play Movies. In other words, movies you purchase from any of these online retailers will be available for playback in the Google Play Movies app after a little setup.
Fish is delicious, and as the Harvard School of Public Health points out, incredibly good for you. There are many studies that show regularly consuming a couple of servings of fish per week can help prevent heart disease and may well reduce your chances of stroke, depression, and getting Alzheimer's. After all, there's a reason why fish is called "brain food."
If you've ever wanted to barge into Jerry Seinfeld's apartment like Cosmo Kramer, you can now do so without having to book a ride on the Peterman Reality Tour.
Department store chain Zara is temporarily ditching its mannequins and dressing up its stores with augmented reality experiences featuring virtual versions of real fashion models.
The iPhone X is almost within reach. In fact, you can preorder right now. We know you've been itching to get your hands on Apple's newest iPhone, but before you give up over $1,000 of your hard-earned money, make sure your iPhone X knowledge is up-to-snuff.
A Jedi does not seek adventure or excitement, but Star Wars fans can seek Jedi with the Find the Force augmented reality scavenger hunt promoting the launch of merchandise for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
A handful of retailers have put the newest Nexus smartphones on sale again, so you're in luck if you missed out on picking one up during the discount period last month. Actually, you might be better off since some retailers are giving away freebies with some models, too.
Check out this instructional video to learn how to hack a prop ghost to fly continuously for your Halloween display.
Snapchat parent company Snap has opened up its war chest to acquire yet another company that will play a role in its augmented reality ecosystem.
This year's holiday shopping season is shaping up to be fertile ground for augmented reality to show its worth, as both Walmart and Target have crafted immersive experiences designed to engage shoppers in the coming weeks.
Facebook is preparing to make augmented reality experiences for brands more visible in its mobile app with Tuesday's introduction of augmented reality ads in its News Feed.
I've never understood gift cards. Aside from being severely restricted as to where you can use them, they're also a strange gift, especially if you don't shop at that particular store. Some even have expiration dates and service fees.