Is Your Next Reality Going to be Augmented?

Is Your Next Reality Going to be Augmented?
by Rick Tewell on 09-01-2016 at 7:00 am

John Lennon reportedly once said “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination…” and now we have the technology to do something about making our reality a lot more imaginative. Unless you have been living under a rock (and there is nothing wrong with that – I just haven’t found the right rock myself) there is a LOT going on these days in the… Read More


TSMC and Pokemon Go!

TSMC and Pokemon Go!
by Daniel Nenni on 08-09-2016 at 4:00 pm

As Pokemon Go invades the world, let me give you a firsthand player’s description of the game and why the next generation of augmented reality apps will energize the fabless semiconductor ecosystem and greatly benefit TSMC.

While I am not a “gamer” per say, I am a technologist and am always looking for new semiconductor market drivers.… Read More


Microsoft Raises The Mixed Reality Bar Yet Again With New Holographic Platform

Microsoft Raises The Mixed Reality Bar Yet Again With New Holographic Platform
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-15-2016 at 7:00 am

There have been many hardware and software developments over the past 18 months in the worlds of AR and VR. However, most of them solely existed only within the separate realms of AR or VR. Many within the industry, including I, eventually see VR and AR merging into some hybrid reality that fluidly moves between the two. Some companies… Read More


Internet of Things Augmented Reality Applications Insights from Patents

Internet of Things Augmented Reality Applications Insights from Patents
by Alex G. Lee on 03-19-2016 at 9:00 am

US20150347850 illustrates an IoT (Internet of Things) AR (Augmented Reality) application in a smart home. A smart home IoT device communicates via a local network to a user AR device (e.g., smartphone) for providing the tracking data. The tracking data describes the smart home IoT device. The AR devices can recognize the smart… Read More


Seven Predictions for 2016

Seven Predictions for 2016
by Alex Lidow on 01-07-2016 at 7:00 am

Wireless Power Will Become Mainstream:
Wireless power will continue to gain traction with increased consumer demand charged by new products and applications. There are two different standards vying for consumer adoption; Qi and Rezence, but the consumer need not worry about a standards war because companies like Hewlett Packard
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Google Glass: The Second Coming and a Brief History

Google Glass: The Second Coming and a Brief History
by Majeed Ahmad on 02-05-2015 at 4:00 pm

Google Glass is dead; long live Google Glass. That’s how Ori Inbar stated the recent closure of Google Glass beta-test project in his report titled “Smart Glasses Market 2015: Towards 1 Billion Shipments” released by www.augmentedreality.org.

Inbar says that Google, a smart glass pioneer, not only compromised its status in … Read More


Google Glass with purpose, not just another smart wear

Google Glass with purpose, not just another smart wear
by Pawan Fangaria on 09-02-2014 at 4:00 pm

Last year or earlier (when it was in the making), when I first heard of Google Glass, I was of the opinion that it’s yet another device with a screen in front of your eyes, with wearable glasses through which you can see the virtual extension of reality you are interacting with (here is a demo); a technology called Augmented Reality (… Read More


Google Glasses = Darknet!

Google Glasses = Darknet!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-08-2012 at 9:00 pm

Google Project Glasses and Augmented Reality will be the tragic end to the world as we once knew it. As we become more and more dependent on mobile internet devices we become less and less independent in life. Consider how much of your critical personal and professional information (digital capital) is stored via the internet and… Read More