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Infographic – AR’s Impact on Online Shopping

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In the last year, American consumers returned $360 billion worth of merchandise that was purchased online. Nearly a quarter of consumers returned these items for looking different in person than it looked online. With the help of Augmented Reality, this high return rate is expected to decrease. 61% of shoppers prefer to shop at stores that offer Augmented Reality for…

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Infographic – VR in the Enterprise

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Virtual Reality is a technology that immerses its users in a computer-generated 3D environment. Today, there are many other devices and technologies available that offer similar user experiences. Augmented Reality, for one, uses a wearable device to provide contextual information based on the user’s space at that moment. Mixed Reality overlays digital items to objects in the real world, allowing…

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Infographic – Choosing a VR Device

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With a variety of Virtual Reality devices now on the market, there are many different aspects a potential buyer should consider before making a purchase, including cost, reliability, and the devices that each supports. Some of the more well-known VR devices include the Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR. The Google Cardboard supports a wide variety of smartphones and comes…

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Infographic – Virtual Reality for Home Building and Buying

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Virtual Reality is best known for its role in the entertainment industry, but it is also growing more useful in a variety of industries such as tourism, education, and even real estate. Building, buying, and selling homes has become more efficient and less stressful by adding VR technology to the process. Home buyers who are relocating are able to tour…

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Infographic – 360 Video versus Virtual Reality

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360 video are a new feature that more and more companies are beginning to implement. While similar to Virtual Reality, there are still many key differences which set the two technologies apart. 360 videos allow users to view an experience in a 360 degree environment; and though its immersive, users are not able to move around within the 360 environment like…

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12 Companies Working on AR Technology for Kids

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Kids are always interested in the latest and greatest thing, that’s why they are often the early adopters of new technology. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have seen a lot of development recently, and several companies are wisely looking into ways to utilize this technology in a way that’s appealing to kids. What a lot of companies are trying to…

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Infographic – New Realities: VR, AR & MR

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As technology continues to advance, more variations of Virtual Reality will continue to arise. Mixed Reality, for one, combines Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Though these “new realities” are very similar, there are also very significant differences between them. In using Virtual Reality, a headset or smart glasses are required. This headset immerses the user into a fully digital environment…

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Infographic – How We Use AR

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Both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are growing in popularity across a variety of industries. The reputation of both is that they are primarily used for gaming and entertainment; however AR is actually being used to assist doctors, engineers, teachers, and more in their professions. By introducing AR into the classroom, students will have a new way to learn by being able to see a…

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Infographic – Catching Augmented Reality Fever With Pokémon Go

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The success of Pokémon Go is undeniable to anyone who has been paying attention this past month since its release on July 6th.  Pokémon Go managed to become the top grossing app on the same day it launched, and shortly after it became the biggest mobile game in US history; beating Candy Crush, Draw Something and Clash Royale. Pokémon Go…

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