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Get in loser, we’re going (AR) Ghostbusting… in Japan

The event is to mark the 35th anniversary of the Ghostbusters franchise and takes place at the Ginza Sony Park in Tokyo from 12 October this year. The event will see trainers leading participants sporting "...Ghostbuster uniforms, proton packs, and other props used in the filming of the Ghostbusters movie released in 2016"

Light Start – Dota 2 championships, this is Clickbait, more Minecraft and Apple’s AirPods 3

This week in Light Start, we all decide to start playing Dota, because reasons. Netflix is planning some interesting clickbait for everyone, we can finally sign up to Minecraft Earth on Android, and Apple\s AirPods 3 planned for 2020.

Lego’s going augmented reality with the launch of several ghostly Hidden Side sets

So that's why Lego came out with that Stranger Things-themed set that kept the Stuff team busy for two full days. There's a new range coming from the Danish makers of addictive bricks, called Hidden Side, which has an emphasis on ghosts. And other things that aren't actually there, commonly known at Stuff Towers as augmented reality (AR).

New Augmented Reality Visualizer App lets you preview a Porsche in your own driveway

Auto-maker Porsche has launched its own augmented reality app which lets your preview one of their cars just about anywhere. Like in your driveway.

A kick in the Glass – Google’s updated its AR eyewear with a R14,400 price tag

Talk about an unexpected comeback. Google's Glass, those augmented reality specs that we were convinced had fallen off the map in 2015, have returned. And, like all good sequels, they're better than ever in addition to being back. Meet the redesigned (and ponderously named) Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Catchy, yeah? 

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people’s experiences

Lonely Planet, and others, have become excited by tourism powered by virtual reality(VR) – both on this planet and, thanks to NASA, on others. VR films are also being developed by travel companies, such as Thomas Cook. And Tourism Australia has partnered with Google to understand the marketing potential of VR (well, 360 degree panoramic videos).

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 wants to revolutionise the workspace and… Fortnite?

Prefacing Mobile World Congress this week, Microsoft has unveiled the HoloLens 2, a next-gen 'mixed reality' headset that, according to its makers, is more immersive and comfortable than the original.

Paging Dr. Strange – The Litho AR controller looks awfully familiar

Virtual reality is coming, whether your stomach can take it or not. This new form of technology, involving interacting with things that aren't there, almost demands a new form of user interface. We're not sure what those interfaces might look like beyond existing controllers but Litho has a few opinions on the matter. 

What is augmented reality, anyway?

Augmented reality systems show virtual objects in the real world – like cat ears and whiskers on a Snapchat selfie, or how well a particular chair might fit in a room. The first big break for AR was the “Pokémon GO” game, released in 2016 with a feature that let players see virtual Pokémon standing in front of them, ready to be captured and played with. Now, technology companies like Microsoft and...[Read More]

Huawei is looking to launch augmented reality glasses in the next couple of years

Huawei has done something that Stuff wasn’t expecting to happen in 2018 — they’ve made perhaps the best phone of the year but that’s apparently not good enough for the Chinese company. After storming the lines manned by Samsung and Apple, Huawei has set its sights a little further afield. What would you say to augmented reality glasses made by Huawei? Hopefully you’re...[Read More]

Tapping into the future: a Magical application of augmented reality

Augmented reality might’ve been all the rage a few years ago, but since McDonalds and KFC started distributing AR card games with their kiddies meals, the magic has kind of died. But speaking of magic… Stuff found the below video posted on the LinkedIn profile of the COO of a VR development company. The original link doesn’t seem to be live any more but, when it was, the tagline for the vide...[Read More]

The Nokia 3.1 budget smartphone is available in South Africa now

The Nokia 3.1 is, for lack of better words, a ‘real’ Nokia. It looks and feels like the Nokias of old… although we’d need to test if it could survive a tumble down a flight of stairs to be sure, otherwise is it really worthy of the Nokia name? Now owned by a company called HMD Global, Nokia’s back on its smartphone game with the likes of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 6.1, and the br...[Read More]

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