eyecandylab, AR for video, raises $1.5 million seed round; adds industry experts to advisory board

San Francisco – eyecandylab, the company behind augmen.tv which enables augmented reality around video, has raised a $1.5 million seed round led by Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s first angel investment group, with additional investments from LG Technology Ventures, an investment arm of the South Korean LG Group, and additional angel investors. The company will … Read more

TUI tests the use of augmented reality in its activities

TUI Destination Experiences, under whose umbrella the TUI Group has bundled its activities, excursions and round trips, is testing the next generation of experiences. The world’s leading provider of destination experiences is currently conducting tests in Palma de Mallorca on the use of augmented reality on excursions and activities. > Read the full press release … Read more

Guest lecture: mixed reality opportunities in eTourism

Lots of fun going back to college today at the ‘Fachhochschule Salzburg’, only this time as a lecturer on Mixed Reality and the opportunities Augmented and Virtual Reality offer for e-tourism. Thank you all for the lively and very engaging discussions. Very smart students!

Hey Apple, what’s it gonna be?

It is no secret that when Apple makes a move this year it will have a profound impact on how we consume AR in the coming years. But before jumping ahead of myself with what to expect, let me summarise briefly where we stand right now. For almost a decade AR has has had many … Read more

Tim Cook on the Digital You

In Tim Cook’s recent exclusive interview with ABC, he gave us insight into what he thinks the “digital you” will do. He specifically mentions real-time meetings in real spaces — “this gives the capability for both of us to be very present and be talking to each other, and have other things — visually — for … Read more

A love letter from augmented reality to Pokémon Go

The first half of 2016 has been all about virtual reality: The buzz around Oculus Rift, Sony’s Playstation VR, and HTC’s Vive have been lighting up the internet. VR is awesome and it’s ready for prime time. But now VR’s friendly brother AR stole the show – thanks to Pokemon Go, the so-called “AR killer … Read more