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    First Pokémon, Soon Harry Potter – Here Are the Four Augemented Reality Games We’re Hoping for Next!

    There have been a lot of augmented reality games, but most of them have just involved you staring at some not-that-convincing looking aliens or monsters invading your living room in not-very-dramatic fashion. Pokémon Go completely changed what was possible with augmented reality, bringing the idea outside and giving us all the closest thing to the dream real-life Pokémon […]

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    The Magic of Harry Potter is Coming to the Real World – Here’s What We’re Hoping For!

    All aboard the hype train to Hogwarts! Niantic, the wizards behind Pokémon Go, are working their magic to bring us Harry Potter in the real world. Like Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be an augmented reality game — you’ll walk around the city and, where in Pokémon Go you’d randomly stumble across Pokémon, in the new game you’d find […]

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    Merge Cube is Holographic Toy That Brings AR and VR Together

    So far, augmented reality games haven’t been all that impressive. A few markers get thrown around the room, maybe some enemies pop out, shoot them, etc. For a while, they were mostly held back by needing to hold a smartphone up at eye level to play them — something that was fixed by hybrid AR/VR headsets […]

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    Google Glass is Back, and This Time it Means Business

    It’s been over two years since Google’s early attempt at wearable augmented reality blew up in their face. In 2015, Google finally had to admit that Google Glass in its then-current form wasn’t going to work as a consumer device after receiving tons of blowback about the unsettling idea of someone staring at you with […]

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    George Takei Finally Becomes a Hologram Thanks to the Microsoft HoloLens

    Things have come full circle. Thanks to Microsoft’s upcoming augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, George Takei got the hologram treatment in real life, 50 years after Mr. Sulu did in Star Trek. Microsoft put up a video on YouTube earlier this week showing off a beta version of the Actiongram program, using Takei to show off […]

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    Pokémon Go is Losing Players Fast

    Well, it wasn’t going to last forever. The meteoric rise of Pokémon Go this summer has finally ended, with new stats from Axiom Capital Management showing that daily active user and engagement rates have been dipping since mid-July. Bloomberg has a report on the decline of the game, with an Axiom analyst suggesting that worried execs of […]

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    Air Hogs Connect Mission Drone Combines Drone Piloting and Augmented Reality Gameplay

    E3 had plenty in store for older gamers, but the little guys weren’t completely forgotten about. Air Hogs, long known for their remote-controlled vehicles, has taken their flight prowess and combined it with augmented reality gameplay that should be a hit with kids. Usually, augmented reality games work with small markers — place them around a […]

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    Excedrin is Using VR to Show People What a Migraine Feels Like

    Worried about getting a headache while playing around with VR? Excedrin wants you to know that your fears are completely founded — and that’s not a bad thing. In a pretty interesting VR experiment, the people responsible for deliverance from all headaches has created the Migraine Experience, a simulation of what it’s actually like to […]

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    FaceCake Lets You Try On Makeup Virtually Using Augmented Reality

    ModiFace has established themselves as the leader in augmented reality beauty apps, allowing you to try nail polish, hairstyles, and cosmetics on virtually before paying or getting a disastrous haircut. But, it was FaceCake that really got the augmented reality retail party started back in 2013, when they introduced Swivel. Swivel was an early AR […]

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    Ted Baker iPhone 6 Mirror Case Review – Perfect for the Vain

    The Ted Baker designer cases always add a beautiful distinction to your phone, but the Alli Cascading Floral Mirror iPhone 6 case adds a little something useful, too—a mirror inside the cover. Perfect for a last minute makeup check. We absolutely love this case—in fact, my wife tried it out on her phone and hasn’t […]

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    New Lego Collections Blend AR and Traditional Building

    Lego remains one of the best loved and best selling kids toys. And they’re no slouch when it comes to advances in technology either. Products like Lego Mindstorms and Lego Universe pushed the Lego envelope by melding real land virtual play. The newest high touch meets high tech collection is Lego Fusion — a mashup […]