Augmented Reality

Why It Took Me Twenty Years (And Three Breakdowns) to Finally Feel Part of the Real World

Scarlett Raven | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scarlett Raven

My OCD became worse when I was around people. So I spent a lot my life escaping into an imaginary world. My art allowed me to concoct a whole new universe without fear, without anxiety. Even now, painting allows me to breath and for the self-doubt to stop.

This Is What It's Like To Look Through Magic Leap's Incredible AR Headset

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech

Magic Leap has posted a rare new demo which shows how its augmented reality headset can transform any room into a virtual office, or even an aquarium....

Is Virtual Reality the Ultimate Sword of Damocles?

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

In 1968 something happened that offered a remarkable insight to the future of the human race. In that year, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull created the world's first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) head mounted display. They named it the Sword of Damocles.

World's First Live-Streamed Virtual Reality Operation

George Kapellos | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
George Kapellos

Today experts in live streaming 360° and VR Mativision will be broadcasting live through pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology an operation on a patient with colon cancer at The Royal London Hospital. This is a world first.

Virtual Reality Is Dead, Long Live Virtual Reality

Shannon Edwards | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

More than a few us enjoyed a bit of eye rolling when we first heard about Google Glass. From 'ewww, not fashion' to 'creepy' - with some in media having a field day mocking the 'glassholes' who would dare to wear the device (not my joke).

Apple's Next Major Innovation Could Be An Augmented Reality Headset

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

Apple is reportedly working on an augmented reality headset to rival the likes of Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass, according to a prominent indu...

BAE Unveils Google Glass For The Battlefield

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech

BAE Systems is no stranger to the concept of augmented reality thanks to its Striker II combat helmet. However until now the technology has usually re...

Artist Brings His Tattoo To Life Using Augmented Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

When Australian comic book artist Sutu created his interactive comic Modern Polaxis, little did he realise that he'd be able to bring so much more tha...

This Jaw-Dropping Tech Turns Real Life Into A Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech

Magic Leap is proof of a simple theory: If you throw enough money, and enough brain power at an idea, in the end, you'll always succeed. The augmen...

What's Microsoft HoloLens Like To Use?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft HoloLens pretty much stole the show at the Windows 10 press conference. Gone were the questions about when Windows 10 is out, or how much wi...

If Cartoons Invaded Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

Sometimes, it can be said, the technology world takes itself a little too seriously. Thankfully Hombre_McSteez is on hand with his iPhone 5s and some ...

Google Investing In Magic, Floating Whales

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has made a huge new investment in some kind of giant, floating whale generator. Or maybe it's just a new type of virtual/augmented reality. ...

5 Cool Products Using Augmented Reality Today

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

For years I've been aware of a cool app that allows you to text while seeing where you walk to prevent accidents like falling over... Though despite it being around for years, the integration and adoption of some technologies require a tipping point before they become mainstream.

Google Glass Lets You Fire Gun Around Corners

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google Glass can be used for a huge number of things, whether it's getting directions, making people feel uncomfortable in bars or just making cool vi...

'Smart Glasses' Can Translate Foreign Text Automatically

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

A new prototype wearable computer is able to translate foreign text automatically, and project the translation on the page. The glasses by NTT Doco...

Good Service Can Still Be Futuristic

Michelle Mulvey | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Mulvey

Ultimately the in-store experience should be there to enhance customer service. These experiences should be extensions of the excellent customer care already being provided. If I visit a store to buy a pair of jeans using the Me-Ality Size-Matching Station but there is no-one to help me find the jeans or make well informed recommendations on products, what's the point?

Build A World With Your Hands (And This Amazing Augmented Reality Sandbox)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech

An 'augmented reality sandbox' sounds like the kind of standard iOS app that we were all amazed by in 2007, and now ignore in favour of Candy Crush Sa...

IKEA's New App Lets You Test Out Virtual Furniture Before You Buy It

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech

Buying furniture isn't always as easy as it sounds - not least if you happen to live in a metropolis where a cupboard under the stairs counts as a lux...

This App Shows Your Next TV On Your Wall - Before You've Bought It

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new app has been designed to let you see how a new TV would look in your living room - without having to buy one. The app, designed by Sharp, use...

Recon Jet Augmented Reality Glasses For Cyclists Open For Pre-Order

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

A pair of futuristic augmented reality glasses designed for cyclists have been made available for pre-order. The 'Pilot Edition' of the Recon Jet H...

Visual Data Mining From Crowdsourcing: From Augmented Reality to Augmented Security?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

There is a constant deluge of images being uploaded online every second as we speak. On social networks like Facebook and Google+, and online forums like Reddit and 4chan, millions of photos are being uploaded by users who click them with the now ubiquitous smartphone cameras.

Is Digital Art the Real Thing?

Tamara Sword | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Is Emin right? In a world where we spend an increasing part of our lives staring at screens, could Digital Art give us a moment to "think about things we feel"? Can it rescue us from the constant commerce by communicating to us in the medium of our time, or is Digital Art simply a poor substitute for The Real Thing?

Become Iron Man Ahead of Iron Man 3 Movie Launch

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

Earlier this year women all over the world got to know what super rich playboy philanthropists do with their life in the stirring action of Christian ...

Mobile Giving: Ringing the Changes

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

Text giving has a bright future, but it is not the only option. Increasing smartphone penetration will enable the creation of further data solutions. What these are is not yet clear and the full opportunity for mobile and digital solutions in giving needs to be assessed.

Will Augmented Reality Revolutionise Advertising?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

Augmented reality is moving into advertising. Magazines with printed adverts can feature live animation if your phone is placed over the advert - with characters or information jumping off the page.