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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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4 Ways Augmented Reality Could Change Corporate Training Forever

4 Ways Augmented Reality Could Change Corporate Training Forever

By 2020, 25% of the American workforce will be over the age of 55 and approaching retirement, a phenomenon becoming known as the Silver Tsunami. While this could create a shortage of skilled workers in a number of fields including electric utilities, telecommunications, and manufacturing, augmented reality (AR) is poised not only to address issues faced by our aging workforce, but to fundamentality increase productivity...

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The Future of AR Could Be a World of ‘Times Square on Acid’

The Future of AR Could Be a World of ‘Times Square on Acid’

As augmented reality becomes more and more integrated into the mainstream, people have been wondering the future of AR is going to look like. Jay Samit has a pretty clear idea. Samit is an expert in digital media innovation. He has been called a leader in digital “disruption” and has partnered with people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to pioneer advancements in business, music, video distribution,...

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Augmented Reality: Marketing’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Augmented Reality: Marketing’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

As traditional revenues from television advertising are beginning to erode, a new trillion-dollar industry is emerging that mandates brands be omnipresent. Within this decade, augmented reality is going to change the way the always-connected consumer works, shops and plays. Once contextual marketing seamlessly transitions to commerce, it will be trusted brands—and the savvy marketers who manage them—that help consumers augment their world with tailored experiences to...

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