Taiwanese 70-year-old makes device to play Pokemon Go with 12 phones at once!

A 70-year-old man from Taiwan has created a device which allows him to play augmented reality game Pokemon Go on 12 phones at once. Yes really! Grandfather Chen San-yuan went viral in August for creating a bicycle with phones strapped to the front, allowing him to travel and play the game – but has now…

CES 2018: Nissan unveils mind-reading tech to improve drivers’ reaction times

A car that can read your mind. That's what Nissan is claiming to offer with its latest Brain-to-Vehicle technology. The Japanese car manufacturer reckons that by interpreting signals from the driver’s brain, it can redefine how people interact with their cars. Most importantly, by anticipating intended movement, the systems can take actions, such as turning…

Virtual measurement tool set to be first app to exploit Apple’s AR technology

Mixed reality start up DigitalBridge has announced a new measurement tool which is set to be one of the first apps to exploit the potential of Apple's latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Rather than having to measure, say, a room with a standard tape measure, the innovative measurement tool called Survey, uses AR technology to allow users…

WILD LIFE bring augmented reality animals alive in City of London

As part of the Life Meets Tech campaign, Broadgate is partnering with London design house, Marokka and The Aspinall Foundation in a unique, augmented reality tech-inspired exhibition. WILD LIFE combines an imposing three metre tall gorilla sculpture with augmented reality (see above) to help raise awareness of endangered animals. By downloading Marokka’s free app (iOS and Android),…

Samsung report warns businesses to ‘wake up’ to digital technology

A new report commissioned by Samsung which examines the impact that changes in society and technology will have upon the future of the workplace, warns that businesses have three years to embrace digital technologies or risk getting left behind. The report claims that businesses must adjust to the fast changing digital landscape in which a…

Is VR going to be the next big thing?

Yesterday at the start of Mobile World Congress, HTC dropped one of the few genuine surprises so far: the Chinese phonemaker is partnering with Valve to build a virtual reality headset. The move is one that will excite gamers. Not because of HTC - but because Valve, which made its name with Steam and Half…

Meet Animin, the new digital friend with an AR twist

Remember the Tamagotchi, the Japanese handheld digital pet that was all the rage in the 1990s? Since then, digital or virtual pets have come in all shapes and sizes, from web- or software-based to handdheld units similar to the Tamagotchis. Well, now say hi to the Animin, a new digital pet for phones and tablets…

Batman: The Animated Series coming to… Oculus Rift?!

Bizarre news as it turns out that Batman: The Animated Series will be coming to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headset as an "immersive entertainment experience". The series, which is widely viewed as one of the greatest animated series ever made is, bizarrely for a VR headset - resolutely 2D - but this…

How Star Trek predicted the future

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary man. He foresaw a future in which humanity had learned to live together in peace and harmony. A future in which the people of Earth had joined forces with alien races to…