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The Dependence on Smartphones [infographic]

With the CES 2014 in full swing, we have decided to start this year with an infographic about one of the most used technologies in recent years: the smartphone. With almost 60% of the world population owning and using a smartphone there no doubt that

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EyeRing: “Seeing” with your finger becomes reality

The ubiquitous use of a simple gesture such as finger pointing is taken a step forward by the latest technological development of an MIT research team. Learning more about the surrounding world by only lifting a finger can be the next breakthrough in the digital-human

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Augmented Reality Goes ‘Shopping’

With IBM’s much promoted shopping app and the new augmented reality shopping trend becoming increasingly popular in the fashion world through various types of virtual dressing rooms, why not take this a step… sideways? 3D visualisation, augmented reality and a mobile device’s camera can create

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IBM Augmented Reality Shopping App Announced

With 92% of retail sales still taking place in the bricks and mortar shops (according to Forrester Research) and with over 1 billion smartphones predicted to be sold in 2014 (Gartner) there is no surprise that IBM decided to take advantage of this market opportunity.

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Mobile AR browsers and what stops them from taking over the world

Half a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in 2011 and a growth of more than 50% year on year (Canalys) means not only a rapid adoption of the new technology but also a great opportunity for augmented reality apps to tap into the most important characteristic of modern people – mobility.

Carrying a mobile phone wherever you go is no longer a commodity but a necessity for communication purposes and especially for access to information and entertainment. And what if you could get all of these based on your location, your interests and your sensorial perceptions (a.k.a. your reality)? Then you get a mobile augmented browser.