New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

Road to VR

vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens.

Congrats to the 20 Breakthrough Auggie Awards Finalists

AWE Blog

The three new Breakthrough Auggie Awards, which expand on AWE EU’s long-established “Best in Show” Awards, are: Most Innovative Breakthrough : An industry-academia project that introduced a new, novel and unique approach. Announcing 20 Finalists for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards.

This VR Arcade Is Now Hosting Free Demo Days Every Month


The North American VR arcade chain this week announced a new initiative to raise awareness of VR tech. Every first Wednesday of the month the company’s US and Canadian locations including arcades in New Jersey and North Carolina will offer free 20 minute demos to new customers. Ctrl V says it welcomes over 10,000 new customers a month and that around 80% of these people have their first VR experience in an arcade.

This AR App Is Like Minecraft for Drone Pilots


“I’ve recently spent time testing out AirCraft, and I’ve quickly realized how fun and innovative the technology truly is,” said George Garcia, a New Jersey-based DroneBase pilot. Dronebase pilots can build their own AR race tracks in the sky.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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New Hampshire. New Jersey. New York. New York, Fifth Avenue. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)?

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Watch Real Madrid Take on Bayern Munich Live in VR


You don’t have to go to New Jersey. Last week we announced NextVR’s live coverage of the International Champions Cup (ICC) on Gear VR.

Hofstra University Uses VR To Put You Face To Face With A Category 3 Hurricane


According to a poll in 2015, 47% of New Jersey residents claim they would evacuate their area upon learning of an incoming storm, with 6% saying they would stay, and the remaining 48% unsure of their actions.

Aimfire’s Camarada Lets You Stack Two Smartphones Together and Record 3D Video


Aimfire, a seven-person firm in New Jersey, was founded in 2014 and received seed funding last September from two angel investors in the mobile industry.

Drink Your Tequila From AI Interactive Bottle


The AI interactive spirits bottles featuring NFC technology is said to be the first spirits bottle released in the US, and will be available from stores in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Georgia.

‘Google Earth VR’ Launches For Free To Let You Fly Around The World


For example, at one point I landed on the roof of some random building in New Jersey. Podwal agrees wholeheartedly with that sentiment stating that, “We’re truly standing on the shoulders of giants here as we develop this new platform. Podwal explained that this newly minted group will be working consistently to add new features, increase the visual fidelity and expand the already massive world.

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Embracing Digital Transformation: Real-life Use Cases in Energy & Utilities


EPRI teamed up with the New York utility to test various uses for AR, including substation switching, a task that can be dangerous, disrupt electricity and rack up costs, and substation inspections. Testing revealed benefits to all the worker personas, reducing training time for new trainees and more experienced employees alike. I’ve saved New York Power Authority, the largest state-owned public utility in the country, for last due to its impressive digital roadmap.

How Augmented Reality Can Make Aviation Safer and Better


Heading from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, the plane experienced a bird strike just 3 minutes after take off which took out both the engines. Let’s face it, we all have daydreamed of sitting in a cockpit and roaming the wild, blue yonder.

A Heartbeat Shift Detector And Life Saving Fitbit Fitness Tracker

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42-year-old man (unnamed), April, 2016, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, USA. A fitness tracker has more to offer beyond casting off weights. It collects data from your body stretching out to the point of saving your life. The fitness tracker is actually more useful than you think it is. Reports of cases where Fitbit performed it’s saving of life: Patricia Lauder, 73 Years of age, from Connecticut, USA.

Jay and Silent Bob Series Heading to VR


The two hilarious stoner dudes from the indie cult classic movie Clerks , spent their days loitering, spewing vulgarities, and harassing anyone walking past the Quick Stop convenience store in Leonardo, New Jersey.

Top 9 Creative Cases Where Universities Use Virtual Reality to Recruit Students and Assure Investors


Virtual reality is creating new ways for universities to recruit students by integrating virtual tours into their admission marketing campaigns. The State of Florida authorized a new campus in 2008, and renamed the school University of South Florida Polytechnic.

VR is a smart bet for the future of gambling

Hypergrid Business

It has often been the so-called vice industries that have driven forward new technologies. Engaging a new audience. Virtual casino. Image courtesy Alea.). This will also be the case with virtual reality, where we are already seeing it shaking up the gambling sector.