Facebook’s AR/VR push could be a boon for businesses, analysts say

The Facebook Spaces virtual reality (VR) platform and AR (augmented reality) Studio software that the social media giant announced at yesterday's F8 developers conference could provide large brands and small and medium-sized businesses

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Boeing’s new venture arm sees life on Mars, flying cars in humanity’s future

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is launching a new venture arm of its company called HorizonX, and one of its first two investments is with an enterprise augmented reality software firm, it announced on Wednesday.

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Lowe’s Canada exploring virtual reality for home improvement

Home renos could be the next industry to be infiltrated by virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) technology. Home improvement giant Lowe’s Canada, through its Innovation Lab, has announced Holoroom How To,

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

VR and AR will thrive in the enterprise

Don’t believe the hype when it comes to the rise of augmented reality and virtual reality. As a technology, mixed reality is something that science fiction fans and gamers alike have coveted for

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

VR will take a backseat to AR, says 3D visual effects pioneer

TORONTO - Virtual reality (VR) has been touted as one of the top future technologies, but one expert at the Be3D: Think Forward event, held in Toronto on Mar. 9 by Think2Thing and

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Reality, augmented: eSight device restores vision for the legally blind

Virtual and augmented reality devices aren't just impacting entertainment and business industries. eSight Corporation has announced the eSight 3 - a pair of third generation electronic glasses capable of restoring sight to the

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Alex Radu

Avanade embracing AI-first world in 2017 Tech Vision

System integrator Avanade is embracing artificial intelligence (AI)  in 2017, and it believes that you should be too. In its Technology Vision 2017, Avanade took a look at an increasingly over-saturated mobile market and

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

How to take in the first virtual reality Super Bowl

Stub hub if offering one ticket to watch this weekend’s Super Bowl 51 game in Houston inside a luxury corporate suite for $18,000. If, however, you want to keep that money in your bank

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Can the HoloLens work as a business device?

If augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices are going to succeed, businesses worldwide are going to need to adopt them in order to expand their operations. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Will 2017 bring us a brave new world? A look at the top tech news of the year

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World posits that a utopian society is synonymous with progress through invention. But how close have we come to reaching a utopian vision of technological progress over the past year?

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Mudeeha Yousaf

Exploring Augmented Reality’s progress at the Canadian National Exhibition

Pokémon Go isn't just the latest mobile gaming hit akin to Angry Birds, it's also the first experience many people will have with augmented reality technology. While visitors to this year's Canadian National

Published on: September 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Pokémon Go just the tip of $162 billion AR/VR trend: IDC

By Stephanie Cooper Pokémon Go's popularity may be on the decline, but it was just the beginning of a booming growth period for augmented reality and virtual reality technology, according to a new

Published on: August 29th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

How Pokémon Go is helping small businesses catch ’em all

After learning how they can take advantage of Pokémon Go, small businesses might be looking forward to the official Canadian release of Nintendo's wildly popular augmented reality game even more than nostalgic millennials.

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood