Augmented reality helps interpret gunnery commands by Scott A.

The Navy has successfully demonstrated a prototype for a new command communications system that could help sailors work more effectively amid the noise and confusion of combat. 
 

The GunnAR system relies on augmented reality, generating visual cues from a ship’s gunnery liaison officer in an easy-to-interpret visual format for the gunner manning a naval gun system. 

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How GE spurred augmented reality pilots with an internal ‘Wearables Challenge' by Scott A.

General Electic Corp.’s Vice-President of Manufacturing Industries Paul Boris doesn’t discriminate when it comes to using augmented reality (AR) headsets – HoloLens, Google Glass, DAQRI, Vuzix – he’s helping oversee pilot projects involving all of the above at GE.

“We’ll try all of them,” Boris says, who sits on the board of Vuzix himself. “The device is at some level a commodity, it’s just a mechanism for serving the data in the right context.”



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BORNE ALOFT BY A DREAM OF THE SMART HOME by Scott A.

 At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, at which more than a hundred and seventy thousand visitors variously gazed at, interacted with, and perhaps planned to buy thousands of future-tech items, a Connecticut company called iDevices created, on the crowded floor of the Sands Expo convention center, a medium-size room with a bed and a kitchen. 

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Will 2017 Be The Year Of Mixed Reality? by Scott A.

There's a lot of buzz around augmented and virtual reality, and what it will mean for businesses when the next-generation platforms roll out. Whether it's updating employees with important information in real time or conducting a meeting across continents as if the participants are all in the same room, mixed reality offers some lofty promises for business.

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Heads Up: Keep Your Eye on Augmented Reality by Scott A.

It was two years ago that Google took its current version of Google Glass off store shelves, discontinuing sales and moving R&D from the Google X lab into a product development group. It might’ve been the end of Google Glass as we knew it, but it was hardly the end of heads-up display development. Just the opposite: It seemed to signal the burgeoning development of wearable augmented reality (AR) in manufacturing and other industries.

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AR smart helmet for worksites of the future (VIDEO) by Scott A.

The Daqri Smart Helmet recognises and deciphers the wearer’s surroundings.

It then uses augmented reality to overlay information in real-time as floating, interactive holograms.

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/ar-smart-helmet-for-worksites-of-the-future-video#sthash.oCuxdAs0.dpuf

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Will 2017 Be the Year of Mixed Reality? by Scott A.

There's a lot of buzz around augmented and virtual reality, and what it will mean for businesses when the next-generation platforms roll out. Whether it's updating employees with important information in real time or conducting a meeting across continents as if the participants are all in the same room, mixed reality offers some lofty promises for business. - See more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9704-ar-vr-mixed-reality-platforms.html#sthash.vRigtt6H.dpuf

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