What you need to know about Pokémon Go

You can’t escape Pokémon Go, much like Game of Thrones spoilers. Could anyone have ever predicted the unexpected insanity of Pokémon of all things? Not Nintendo, based on some complaints about launch initial

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

3 tech trends in Asia-Pacific that hint at Canada’s future: IDC

Is the future state of Canada's technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

VR & AR hold $16.1B potential for the enterprise: Goldman Sachs [infographic]

Will virtual and augmented reality take off or will it fizzle out, as some fear may be the case for smart watches? Investment firm Goldman Sachs has released its projections for the market, and the

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft announces release date for HoloLens hardware debut

Thirteen months after announcing the HoloLens last January, Microsoft Corp. is ready to release what it calls the "Development Edition" of its hologram-based augmented reality device to developers, consumers, and businesses alike, the

Published on: February 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

ModiFace Live applies virtual makeup to real-time video and video chats

Toronto-based startup ModiFace has a new solution for anyone who's ever wanted to instantly try on dozens of lipsticks, blushes, and eye-shadows - and wear them virtually while chatting online. Launched Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt London and available

Published on: December 7th, 2015 David Hamilton

I got to demo Microsoft HoloLens and I saw the future

SAN FRANCISCO - The first thing that Microsoft handed to me when it was time for my demo with the HoloLens was a pad of paper and a pen. They were taking away

Published on: May 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Turning augmented reality from gimmick to marketing home run

Designing a game for one of the world’s biggest sports entertainment brands is just a dream for most recent college grads. Yet weeks after getting his software development degree from Toronto’s Seneca College,

Published on: April 30th, 2015 Christine Wong

All Hands on Tech: Meta augmented reality glasses

Right now the divide between the real world and the digital world is pretty clear cut. You’re either looking around your physical environment, interacting with people and objects. Or you’re staring at a

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Pinć, a $99 virtual reality headset, could be your newest office gadget

There’s a new virtual reality device coming out – but it’s not for gaming. This is the new Pinć virtual reality headset. It’s the passion project of Cordon Media, a Toronto-based digital agency

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

Here’s a new virtual reality device – but this one isn’t for gaming

Nov. 24, 9:47 a.m. EST: This story has been updated to reflect Cordon Media's decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo instead of Kickstarter.  Milan Baic taps and swipes through the air,

Published on: November 14th, 2014 Candice So

Toronto startup helps brides find the perfect dress, by fit and fabric

For some brides-to-be, wedding dress shopping might be exhilarating – but it also takes a lot of time and patience to find the perfect-fitting dress. Enter Wedding Reality Inc., a Toronto-based startup aiming

Published on: September 5th, 2014 Candice So

Take a 3D tour of your new condo – before it’s even built

A condo builder has launched a new mobile app, allowing potential buyers to scout out a new place – and they can walk on to the property and envision what the development will

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Candice So

Epson’s smart glasses do AR better than Google Glass

We recently got an opportunity to demo Epson's Moverio BT-200 smart glasses at a technology showcase in Toronto. While Google Glass has been getting the lion's share of media attention for wearable technology

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Meld Media brings dinosaurs to life with augmented reality [video]

Want to recreate Jurassic Park and bring dinosaurs back to life? Well, now there's an app for that, thanks to Toronto-based digital production studio Meld Media.You'll need to go to the Royal Ontario

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson