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Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
LEGO unveils full set of music VIDIYO masters
VIDIYO is essentially one big playground where kids can create LEGO-themed music videos to the tune of popular (and classic) tracks.
LEGO's minifigs & AR turn kids into music video masters
It’s time for the kids to dust of their dancing shoes - because in LEGO land, it’s all about the music.
IDTechEx: AR/VR/MR market to reach US$30 billion by 2030
This market will impact many different industries and future innovations will continue its growth in the wearables market.
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
Samsung and IBM announce massive collaboration
Together, the companies intend to explore new 5G, edge and hybrid cloud solutions to improve operational efficiency, safety, and flexibility for the enterprise.
AR and VR presents huge potential for construction industry, but businesses slow to adopt
According to GlobalData, the construction industry is slowly shifting from years of the wait-and-watch stance to adopting digital technologies to improve the overall project lifecycle from conceptual design to construction.
VR technology could be worth $8b by 2030 - IDTechEx
"Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade. This is predicted to continue into the next decade,” the firm explains.
Spark 5G helps to bring art to live in Dunedin
Dunedin Central has entered a new reality - an augmented reality that brings local street art to life.
AR, VR and 3D tech boost consumer confidence in online purchases - report
The report found that 47% of global consumers acknowledged that immersive technologies made them feel more connected with products while shopping online.
Global augmented reality market to hit $20 billion by 2030
With improvements in technology and design, augmented reality and mixed reality will continue to grow to a market of over $20Bn by 2030.
AVR Lab named exclusive distributor for AR glasses OEM
The company has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Vuzix smart glasses products to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
AVR Lab to resell AR/VR hygiene solutions in A/NZ
As use of AR and VR in industry grows, AVR Lab is providing products to ensure that devices are kept sanitary between each use.
RealWear expands A/NZ reach with VExpress
RealWear provides a purpose-built hands-free wearable device that can be used in extremely noisy industrial environments.
CareAR integrates AR support solution with ServiceNow
CareAR is an augmented reality visual support platform that helps enterprises add AR capabilities to their service experience.
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
Alternative reality growing in popularity with enterprise customers
Alternative reality is set to become more popular with enterprise customers as immersive technologies open up more opportunities for businesses.
AR and VR shipments slow due to COVID-19 pandemic
Key findings are that it will cause manufacturing delays, reduce the overall demand and at the same time increase enterprise and consumer demand while more businesses and individuals look to invest in telepresence and content.
Corporate Australia must invest in smart technology now
Smart technology is playing a critical role in the business community's response to adjusting to new social and industry norms.
IDC: AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020
AR and VR headsets will see shipments decline in the near term due to COVID-19, but the long-term outlook is positive, according to IDC.
Apple's new iPad Pro features LiDAR tech for immersive AR
LiDAR is essentially depth-sensing technology, and Apple says the scanner is able to measure the distance between the iPad and objects around it that are up to five metres away.
How DXC is using AR/VR tech for enterprise
DXC integrates augmented reality technology for research and training at water treatment leader Ixom.
Revealed: Top gaming trends as industry grows rapidly
Report reveals the maturing of cloud technologies and 5G will help cloud gaming become a major global market.
APAC leads the way for 28bn virtual reality market
GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model on VR reveals that the global VR market revenue is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% from an estimated US$7bn in 2018 to US$28bn in 2030.