Latest Augmented Reality publications

Programmer completes cycle journey of UK in virtual reality with Google data

A software developer who created a ‘Virtual Britain’ using Google Street View data has completed a 932-mile journey across the country from the relative comfort of his home. Aaron Puzey used a Gear VR headset in combination with a low-cost Bluetooth cadence monitor and an Android smartphone to generate a virtual cycle route down the… Read More

Facebook seeking tenant space for Oculus Rift VR data at Irish cinema data centre

Despite Apple’s ongoing problems with its Athenry DC build, Facebook seems set on joining the device manufacturer in staking a bigger claim in Ireland’s burgeoning data centre market, with the ambit of staking dedicated storage space for data relating to the company’s Oculus Rift virtual reality system. According to the Irish Examiner, the social media… Read More

Hong Kong startup uses augmented reality to find haunted apartments

A real estate startup company in Hong Kong has harnessed the power of augmented reality (AR) technology to show users the price of apartments for sale or rent. It also includes a feature that will point out properties where an untimely death occurred, to help clients bargain for a lower price based on the potential… Read More

Apple: New patent granted for long-proposed VR headset

Apple has been granted a new patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a virtual reality device mount that it has been filing IP on since 2007 – before Google Cardboard and similar schemes envisaged using smartphones as cut-price VR screens. The patent details a set-up now quite familiar to those experimenting… Read More

Augmented reality has surgical application

A Chinese surgeon has discovered a practical application for augmented reality in the medical field. Using the same technology by which a Pokemon character is layered onto a real-life setting, two surgical images can be combined into a single view, eliminating the need for surgeons to watch two separate screens simultaneously. Catherine Chan Po-ling, a… Read More