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Photo gallery: An inside look at Adobe Symposium 2018
This event was the place to be for both A/NZ creative professionals as well as forward-looking businesses of all sizes.
Immersive storytelling: Adobe’s vision for VR/AR
Before the event, Adobe announced that they would be featuring VR and some of the ways they see it impacting the future.
IDC - AR and VR sales about to get real after slow start
Despite a poor start to 2018, IDC anticipates the overall market will return to growth over the remainder of the year.
Hands-on review: Star Wars Jedi Challenges
Overall I had a blast with this game, and so far this is the closest you’ll ever come to being a Jedi in real life.
Learn How to Harness Virtual Reality for Enterprise
VR and AR are moving beyond entertainment, rapidly becoming an influential industry with solutions spanning a range of enterprises.
AR, VR ready to roll out and revolutionise retail - GlobalData
AR and VR technologies are reshaping the retail landscape by improving customer experience both in-store and online.
Adobe launches augmented reality platform, Project Aero, at Apple WWDC
Adobe recently shared a preview of Project Aero, a new augmented reality authoring tool and multi-platform system.
IDC - AR/VR next big sales opportunity in APAC
AR/VR products and services which have gained exceptional market momentum in 2018 and are expected to achieve a five-year CAGR of 68.5%
How Samsung brought the AR Emoji to life
AR Emoji is designed to bring unique facial expressions and add more fun to the emoji experience.
Summon the power of the Gods in this AR game
Jakub Różalski’s art provided the starting point for The Ancients AR, a fantasy world in which the Ancients live in tandem with humans.
Robots, drones and connected cars: Spark shows off their 5G future
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Spark at their Auckland headquarters to explore their vision of the 5G future.
Major iOS update brings new augmented reality experiences
This free software update also offers customers more visibility into the battery health and performance of their iPhone.
Early creations with Google’s ARCore are taking off
While it’s only been a few weeks since launch, developers are already publishing new ARCore experiences on Google Play.
Weta Workshop opens new mixed reality facility called Weta Gameshop
Weta Workshop has officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio.
AR/VR headset market forecast to rocket 48.5% in 2018
After its brief hiccup in 2017, the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets market is set to offer opportunities aplenty.
Samsung and Disney create AR emojis for the S9 range
Characters from Disney films including The Incredibles, Zootopia, and Frozen will roll out throughout the year.
AR to find more serious commercial applications on its surest bet, mobile
Ovum research analyst Guillermo Escofet delves into augmented reality (AR) and whether the market has potential for future commercial applications.
Haier and AUT partner to create AR charity campaign
An augmented reality colouring-in mobile application will take the Big Hoot art trail from the streets of Auckland to kids nationwide.
NZ entrepreneurs launch interactive learning ‘games’ for kids
The Zingoshi Chronicles, a transmedia project created by two New Zealand entrepreneurs comprises books, video games, and eventually a TV series.
Sony launches VR audio technology
Sony unveiled Sonic Surf VR, a unique suite of spatial audio technology combined with new multi-channel speakers.
Auckland iwi uses AR to bring their stories to life
This vision coincided with the emergence of Datacom’s augmented reality practice in Auckland.
The University of Auckland gets its own AR expert
One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising AR will join the University of Auckland.
5 trends ripe for the channel to leverage - Accenture
Rapidly advancing technology is fueling intelligent enterprises but requires a fundamental shift, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2018.
2018, the year that...AR will overtake VR in popularity
AR is set to overtake VR in popularity in the coming years due to its greater levels of accessibility.