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IDC predicts huge $162 billion growth in VR & AR markets by 2020
IDC forecasts virtual and augmented reality markets could reach $162 billion by 2020, representing 181.3% CAGR as the market explodes
Meet Morpheus, the app training Otago Uni's health students
“It’s particularly exciting that Morpheus is exploiting technology that students are now familiar with,"
All aboard the Hogwarts Express - petition asks for Harry Potter version of Pokémon Go
The Patronus Charm is one of the most powerful and complicated charms known to wizardkind.
Early lessons from Pokemon Go
"In no uncertain terms, Pokemon Go has brought augmented reality to the masses. It shows us the potential for augmented reality in our daily lives."
Pokemon Go is giving to society what other technology had taken away
"I was outside, I was talking to actual people, we were helping each other build an experience that was exclusively ours."
Five technologies ready to disrupt your business
Personal technologies are set to have a major impact on every business across the globe, according to Gartner.
AR touches down in the enterprise, driven by key developments
"Advancements in augmented and virtual reality, and the proliferation of devices such as smart glasses, is changing how we interact and do business."
Did you hear? Classroom wearables are where it's at
Wearables in the classroom are becoming the norm, as educators around the world adopt new tools and technologies to aid learning.
Virtual reality taking off with augmented reality also set to soar
IDC is forecasting skyrocketing VR hardware shipments this year, with AR ramping up in the next few years too - to a combined 110m shipments in 2020.
The world is changing... and it’s not all bad, folks
“Right now, NZ's potentially slipping into the mid-stream. What we need to do is be mindful of what our competitive advantage will be in the future."
Weta Workshop: Bringing breakthrough 'mixed reality' tech to life
Wellington’s Weta Workshop is set to play a pivotal creative role in creating Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology.
Enterprise AR and wearable tech: Not to be underestimated
“It is clear that the overall status of the enterprise market for AR and wearable technology is at a tipping point."
Hands-on review: Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses
Epson (yes that Printer manufacturer) have taken a leap in creating their own version with full Augmented Reality (AR) coverage.
Top e-learning trends impacting education
Today, elearning trends shaping schools and the way people learn. These include mobile learning, Tin Can API, edugaming, and augmented reality.
Westpac launches new app featuring augmented reality
Once the app is set up, a customer only has to tap it open and hold their credit or debit card under the camera on their phone. They then have access to a number of features that use 3D to bring the information alive.
App to bring Nelson history to life
An augmented reality history-sharing app is being developed to share the Nelson-Tasman region’s history and stories.
Seeing Christchurch through new eyes
People will soon be able to walk the streets of Christchurch and see how it was before the earthquake using a wearable augmented reality device developed by the University of Canterbury.
Westfield Augmented Reality promo developed in NZ
Kiwi start-up firm Imersia partnered with 20th Century Fox to provide an Augmented Reality treasure hunt in Westfield malls across New Zealand.