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Why AR Headsets could be the new smartphone

Why AR Headsets could be the new smartphone

All of the top companies in Silicon Valley are investing in augmented reality for one reason above all: the promise of massive long-term growth. According to an International Data Corporation report, the digital reality market will grow from $5.2 billion last year to more than $162 billion in 2020. Corporate CEOs in any field would be hard-pressed to find a multibillion-dollar industry with an anticipated compound...

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Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries

Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries

The U.S. economy is facing a paradox. At the same time as the stock market is setting new record highs, many traditional business sectors are being radically disrupted by technology. The S&P 500’s record-setting gains mask the challenges faced by the automotive, retail, and healthcare sectors. With three months still remaining in 2017, we’ve already seen seven straight months of year-over-year auto sales declines and over 6,300 retail chain stores shuttered....

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Augmented Reality: A New CMO Tool

Augmented Reality: A New CMO Tool

For many companies in industries ranging from telecom and manufacturing to retail and consumer products, augmented reality (AR) is not a future technology—it is being used today to improve operations, employee training, marketing, and customer experience. With AR, companies can overlay contextual information on physical products to create a 3D experience, for instance, projecting nutritional information onto products in stores or displaying the internal components...

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These Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to Travel Across Time and Space

These Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to Travel Across Time and Space

As America’s 55 million students head back to school this month, teachers have a new tool to capture children’s attention and inspire their imagination: virtual reality. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and low-cost $10 VR headsets, a cornucopia of exciting digital reality experiences are coming to the classroom. Hundreds of new immersive experiences—many of which are free—can transport students back through history or across our solar...

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Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Despite an onslaught of bankruptcies, store closures and layoffs, there’s one retail job that’s still in hot demand: data scientists. The battle against e-commerce is putting new pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers to fix up stores and deliver a more pleasant experience for shoppers. And that means studying data — lots and lots of data. Department-store chains and other businesses have tons of information that they...

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Here Are 10 Kinds of Apps That Could Make AR the Killer Feature on the Next iPhone

Here Are 10 Kinds of Apps That Could Make AR the Killer Feature on the Next iPhone

The tenth anniversary of the iPhone is upon us, and rumors are swirling about affordable augmented reality (AR) glasses coming out soon from several manufacturers. Once this happens, AR is poised to radically change the role mobile plays in how we work, shop, and play—yet again. With 97 million AR glasses anticipated to be sold during the next four years and billions of dollars being invested in the sector, one has to...

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5 Ways Emerging Tech Is Tackling the Game of Football

5 Ways Emerging Tech Is Tackling the Game of Football

From the stadium to the in-home experience, the 2017 football season will see exponential technologies enhance the game of football as never before. Virtual reality, drones, wearables, and beacons are providing coaches, players, stadium owners, and fans with a rush of new ways to improve how the game is played and enjoyed. Here are the top five technologies I see blitzing the gridiron this fall. 1....

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