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Logistics
TeamViewer and SAP combine AR and warehouse operations
TeamViewer combines its AR platform, Frontline, with SAP's Extended Warehouse Management solution, to make warehouse and logistics operations more efficient.
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Metaverse
Adobe empowers brands to succeed in the metaverse
Adobe has announced a series of innovations, integrations and investments designed to position brands to succeed in the metaverse.
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Augmented Reality
Pinterest widens reach in eCommerce sector with AR implementation
In a sign of things to come, Pinterest is widening its reach within the eCommerce sector by introducing new tools utilising augmented reality.
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Blockchain
DeFi blockchain ecosystem powered by facial recognition becomes Aus first
BAXE has partnered with IDEMIA and Haventec to launch the first decentralised blockchain ecosystem using a facial authentication solution for identity verification in Australia.
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Gaming
Virtual reality investment explodes in 2021 - report
"The unprecedented level of private capital investment in the virtual reality sector indicates how much investors are really starting to see how this market is set to explode."
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Apple
2022 will see increasing AI role in augmented and virtual reality
Artificial intelligence will play an increasing role in augmented and virtual reality in 2022, according to ABI Research.
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3D Printing
Xerox and Oracle partner to help new ventures launch fast, with a focus on 3D printing, IoT, and AR
Oracle has announced a multi-year deal with Xerox providing cloud-computing infrastructure and Oracle software, focusing on 3D printing, industrial IoT and augmented reality.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky develops cybersecurity policy for bionic devices
"Human augmentation is a burgeoning area of technology which in fact remains underexplored."
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Facebook
BREAKING: Facebook rebrands to Meta, Zuckerberg unveils 'metaverse'
"The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today's online social experiences, sometimes expanded into three dimensions or projected into the physical world."
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Immertia
Startup's AR packaging 'wows' pharmaceuticals giant Bayer
An Australian startup has created ‘holographic’ packaging that uses augmented reality (AR) to display an interactive virtual display and a holographic person.
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Augmented Reality
New remote tech support solution using live AR overlays
ABB Electrification's Service business has announced new solutions that provide interactive remote support using immersive extended reality. 
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LEGO
A peek inside the world of LEGO VIDIYO
In just six months, LEGO has built out its VIDIYO range into something quite spectacular.
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Apps
LEGO announces second series of VIDIYO stages, BeatBoxes & Bandmates
LEGO is once again on point with its amazing design aesthetic because the series is full of cute characters and setpieces.
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Retailers
Virtual shopping, augmented reality could soon replace tactile shopping - study
"For e-retailers, it's clear that price and convenience alone isn't enough to keep people exclusively shopping online post-COVID."
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5G
Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
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LEGO
LEGO unveils full set of music VIDIYO masters
VIDIYO is essentially one big playground where kids can create LEGO-themed music videos to the tune of popular (and classic) tracks.
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LEGO
LEGO's minifigs & AR turn kids into music video masters
It’s time for the kids to dust of their dancing shoes - because in LEGO land, it’s all about the music.
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Oculus
IDTechEx: AR/VR/MR market to reach US$30 billion by 2030
This market will impact many different industries and future innovations will continue its growth in the wearables market.
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Tablets & laptops
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
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5G
Samsung and IBM announce massive collaboration
Together, the companies intend to explore new 5G, edge and hybrid cloud solutions to improve operational efficiency, safety, and flexibility for the enterprise.
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Construction
AR and VR presents huge potential for construction industry, but businesses slow to adopt
According to GlobalData, the construction industry is slowly shifting from years of the wait-and-watch stance to adopting digital technologies to improve the overall project lifecycle from conceptual design to construction.
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Augmented Reality
VR technology could be worth $8b by 2030 - IDTechEx
"Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade. This is predicted to continue into the next decade,” the firm explains.
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5G
Spark 5G helps to bring art to live in Dunedin
Dunedin Central has entered a new reality - an augmented reality that brings local street art to life.
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Accenture
AR, VR and 3D tech boost consumer confidence in online purchases - report
The report found that 47% of global consumers acknowledged that immersive technologies made them feel more connected with products while shopping online.