Atari® Hotels May Be Coming to Your City

Atari®, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is launching a new concept for a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Announced this week the launch of the hotels is in partnership with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III. With this new collaboration, both companies will acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this year. The initial additional hotels planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and our own hometown of Austin, Texas!

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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Now Support Real-time Multilingual Language Transcription by the Zoi Meet App

Vuzix® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, has announced the availability of the Zoi Meet real-time transcription app on the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses. Zoi Meet is an AI Meeting Platform that transcribes important conversations and turns meeting highlights into actionable items to increase follow-up activity and reduce the administrative workload. New users can now receive an instant translation of everything that is being said in one of the twelve languages offered.

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DreamGlass Air; The World’s First Portable AR Private Theater Launches Kickstarter Campaign

DreamGlass Air allows users to go into their own private digital world with an immersive augmented reality screen. The lightweight personal cinema plays on its 100” AR screen anything from your smartphone/tablet (Android, iOS), game consoles (PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch), PC&Mac, and other electronic devices. DreamGlass Air has just been launched on Kickstarter and was funded in just 5 minutes with still 34 days left of their campaign.

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Nike to Launch New Feature in its App That Uses AR to Size up Your Shoe

Announced this month, Nike plans to roll out a new feature in its app that uses augmented reality to determine your shoe size. Most of us know our shoe size by now however when it comes to working out or training for a sport the right athletic show will make or break you. Per the Nike Blog, Nike describes Nike Fit as “a new scanning solution that uses a proprietary combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and recommendation algorithms.”

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Bose Audio Augmented Reality and #BoseFrames Pop-Up Made its Appearance In Austin

When you think of the brand, Bose, the first thing that normally springs to mind is speakers, definitely not Audio Augmented Reality (AR) or sunglasses but that is about to change. Last week during South By Southwest (SXSW) Bose announced the world’s first audio augmented reality platform, Bose AR. Also at SXSW the #BoseFrames pop-up came to Austin to debut sunglasses collection with built-in Bose speakers for an immersive audio experience. 

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Global Virtual Reality Day 2018 Kick Off This Saturday

This Saturday celebrate Global Virtual Reality Day by attending local VR events near you. On November 17th, 2018, Global Virtual Reality Day kicks off its second annual celebration of all things VR and AR. This year’s event will be even bigger than last years with 62 cities (and counting) providing opportunities for anyone to get involved in the VR/AR trend. Continue Reading →

Sony’s “WOW STUDIO” at South By Southwest 2018

This year at South By Southwest (SXSW) Sony hosted their “WOW Studio” starting the first day of the Interactive festival. In “WOW Studio” exhibit Sony introduced ongoing projects, demos of cutting-edge technologies and its latest prototypes. The exhibits included: Sony’s Initiatives in AI and Robotics, Interactive Tabletop Projector, Ghostly Whisper, Superception “Head Light”, Hero Generator, Acoustic Vessel “Odyssey”, Interactive CUBE, 3D Creator, A(i)R Hockey, VR “Captain Tsubasa” Prototype and a digital Message Board. Continue Reading →