Augmented reality: Apple and Google’s next battleground

Apple’s ARkit, due to be released with the launch of its new iPhone. Photograph: Apple This year the next big battleground between the titans of the smartphone industry will be augmented reality, as both Apple and Google duke it out with new phones, cameras and systems designed to provide Terminator vision – or Pokémon Go on steroids […]

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Brings Mobile Augmented Reality to Small Businesses

At the company’s TechWord event in San Francisco recently, the new Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was unveiled. Along with a boatload of other high-tech features, the phablet also brings affordable augmented reality within reach of many small businesses. The mobile device is the first flagship smartphone equipped with Google’s Project Tango, a technology that uses […]

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Could Business Meetings of the Future Be in Virtual Reality?

A new offering from virtual reality company Oculus, now owned by Facebook, could have interesting implications for small businesses. Oculus Rooms and Parties are new features for Gear VR users. They’ll also be available on Oculus Rift devices in 2017. Parties are essentially group voice calls that take place in virtual reality. You can add […]

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Varanasi to get first augmented reality institute in India

A file photo of Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU) in Varanasi will join in the project, along with NSDC and Eon Reality. Photo: Kuber Patel/Wikimedia Commons New Delhi: India will have its first augmented reality education and training institute, to be set up in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister […]

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attempting to find real growth, US businesses flip to digital reality

A developing quantity of us groups are counting on virtual truth for actual income. With boom difficult to return by way of amid the lethargic economy, groups ranging from snowmobileproducers to furniture sellers are incorporating virtual fact that to this point has mostly been located in video video games. Their wager: that the fashionable headset-primarily […]

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Royal London Hospital Live-Streams Cancer Surgery in Virtual Reality

Taking the benefits of the virtual reality (VR) technology in healthcare sector to a new level, doctors at Royal London Hospital on Thursday successfully livestreamed in 360 degrees an operation conducted upon a 70-year colon cancer patient using the VR technology. Carried out by the leading cancer surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed, the entire procedure was […]

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Why Google Wants to Sell Its Robots: Reality Is Hard

It’s been a week of extremes for Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, as the company luxuriates in the afterglow of winning a board game tournament against one of the world’s top players, while it privately tries to sell one of its most visible robotics efforts. Google’s decision to try to shed its Boston Dynamics robotics group […]

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