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August 31, 2017  9:33 AM

What’s a Meta For? Augmented Reality Startup Swaps Screens for Thin Air in Office of the Future

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
augmented reality, Office productivity, Virtual Reality

The office of the future, as viewed through rose-tinted augmented reality glasses. A new film from augmented reality outfit Meta paints a vivid picture of how the office of the future may no longer be dominated by banks of...

August 17, 2017  11:12 AM

4D Printing, Smart Dust and Digital Twins: Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
4D printing, 5G, Gartner, Virtual Reality

Gartner has revealed its 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. The highly-regarded annual report is seen by many professionals as an important indicator of which emerging technologies their organisations should invest...


April 22, 2017  11:15 AM

Testing times for virtual reality despite Sky’s Attenborough odyssey

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
bskyb, Facebook, Sky, Virtual Reality

Sir David Attenborough is to be digitised as part of an interactive virtual reality experience promising hands-on access to some of the rarest items from London’s Natural History Museum. But after a difficult launch year, is virtual reality itself destined to become little more than a...


July 15, 2015  4:49 PM

Surreal Vision – from startup to Oculus sensation

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
augmented reality, Construction, Microsoft, Virtual Reality

Back in October 2014 I was running through the pouring rain towards Imperial College London to meet one of the entrepreneurs of a startup called Surreal Vision.

Moments later I was sitting in the office of...


May 9, 2014  6:17 PM

How virtual reality can be used to train fire service personnel

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Facebook, G2G3, Oculus, simulation, Virtual Reality

When Facebook announced earlier this year its plans to buy Oculus VR, developers of gaming headset the Oculus Rift, many gaming companies...


March 26, 2009  4:15 AM

Reality in a virtual world

edoyle Profile: edoyle
3D, augmented reality, Virtual Reality, Vuzix

Reality is fine as far as it goes but it needs pepping up and Vuzix is determined to do that. The company makes video eyewear for viewing movies or playing games in the privacy of your own head.


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