Augmented reality

AR brings The Lion King to life at Ackermans

Working with local gaming and animation studio, Sea Monster, Ackermans is bringing a new level of entertainment to customers.


Is the 4IR the secret to a dream life?

The secret to transforming SA into a digital society is thinking about technology as a layer that can be applied where it can make the most difference.

Apr 2, 2019

Augmented reality shopping on the rise

Gartner believes that by 2020, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality online and in-store.

Feb 26, 2019

MWC: Microsoft debuts HoloLens 2

Microsoft took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to introduce the second generation of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2.

Aug 30, 2018

Apple buys start-up focused on lenses for AR glasses

Signalling that Apple wants to make a wearable to superimpose digital information on the real world, the company acquires Akonia Holographics.


UWC to offer immersive tech diploma

The accredited postgraduate diploma will incorporate augmented reality and virtual reality.


Fak'ugesi fest focuses on augmented reality

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg later this month will host a free workshop for augmented reality creators.

Aug 14, 2018

Doctors test augmented reality during surgery

The technology that made Pok?mon Go so popular two years ago will soon be used by doctors during surgery.

Jun 29, 2018

Pokémon Go creator plans to sell its AR tech

Niantic Labs, the Google-backed start-up behind Pokémon Go, will sell the technology that powers its titles to other game makers.

Jun 14, 2018

New wearables-for-your-feet track running technique

German-designed smart insoles for runners use sensors to track how the user is running and provide real-time in-ear feedback.


SA start-up Black Beard expands to Ireland

The company can now service its European partners out of Dublin, a gateway to the EU.

Jun 4, 2018

Apple to debut phone-to-phone augmented reality

The augmented reality tools will allow two people to share data so they can see the same virtual object in the same space via their individual devices.

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