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Accelerator

Boston

These Are the Latest Startups From MIT Play Labs

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Last week saw the debut of the Play Labs demo event, which marked the inauguration of a new summer accelerator from MIT Game Lab. The Play Labs accelerator is dedicated to “playful” technology, and it’s cohort of 13 startups. The coolest tech of the…

Augmented Reality

Why Local Broadcasters Are Turning to Augmented Reality

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

Augmented reality (AR) is growing in use by broadcast news outlets — even local news studios are exploring AR as a tool to bring their broadcasts up to date and engage their audiences. It’s a sign of the evolving times that a growing tech niche…

Wearables

Could RFID Technology Wearables be the Future of Event Giveaways?

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Walking past the stands at a tech conference, you will undoubtedly receive more than your fair share of freebies. Over time these handouts have become more and more high-tech. First, it was pens and notebooks, now, if you don’t receive a branded cardboard VR…

Augmented Reality

The Parable of Pokemon Go

By | Aug 6, 2017 at 8:05 am

Every few hours, the train station a block from my Chicago apartment switches control. New colors go up, and new groups are no longer welcome. Blue, red, blue, red. This isn’t about gangs, though. This is about teams, the cousins of gangs, which are…

Augmented Reality

How Augmented Reality Is Bringing Museum Exhibits to Life

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

After the meteoric rise of Pokémon Go, augmented reality became a staple of the mainstream tech discussion. Every entrepreneur, tech enthusiast, and innovative mind in the world was thinking about how to utilize this revolutionary technology in a way that would entertain, educate, and…

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Augmented Reality

China

Is the World Ready for College Acceptance Letters in Augmented Reality?

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Technology has been used for some pretty crazy reasons. Whether it’s WiFi connected egg trays, self-driving potatoes, or KFC meal boxes that can charge your smartphone, a notable lack of attention to necessity when it comes to innovative ideas rarely gets in the way…

Augmented Reality

Los Angeles

The World’s First Augmented Reality Dating App Is Finally Here

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Before Pokémon Go hit smartphones around the world like a ton of bricks, the augmented reality discussion was cemented in a futuristic image of the tech. Think Ironman’s heads up display without the cumbersome helmet and the English voice assistant. People have had high…

Augmented Reality

San Francisco

Apple Dives Into Augmented Reality with ARKit for iOS 11

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

This past year has been the year of augmented reality, as companies like Snap, Facebook, and Google have all offered apps that provide users with smart filters to augment reality. Today, Apple announced the launch of ARKit for the next version of the operating…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Saving Money, Influencer Marketing and Smoothie Blenders

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Saving money is always popular, especially when it’s convenient. Each week, Tech.Co searches the web to uncover interesting new companies across all sectors. This time in our Startup Spotlight, we’ve uncovered startups that are helping people save money for the long-term and while they shop online as…

Internet of Things

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Virtual Reality

Los Angeles

Taylor Freeman of UploadVR on Building a Passionate Culture for Good

By | May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Working in the film and event industry for many years, Taylor Freeman decided to put his career on hold and travel around Europe reflecting on what is important and discovering his true passion, technology. “My real passion was around technology, user experience and providing…

Augmented Reality

London

Move Over Pokémon Go, This Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt Game has Real Prizes

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Move over Pokémon Go, this new augmented reality app is the next step in the world of online mobile gaming and it comes with prizes. London-based Snatch is the latest augmented reality and geo-location virtual treasure hunt gaming platform with real-life environments and obstacles…

Augmented Reality

Hologram Hangouts Are Exciting Fans by Giving Them a Glimpse Into the Future

By | Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Thanks to hologram technology, hanging out with your favorite celebrity just got a whole lot easier. Holograms are giving fans and enthusiasts a new entry point into meeting people and being a part of the things they love. With the help of virtual reality startup…

Virtual Reality

How Technology Heralds a Golden Era for Animation Storytelling

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The advanced evolution of technology has brought a golden era in animation storytelling. For decades, the fast-growing world of technology has influenced animation from the formative years of the spindle viewer to the innovations brought about by zoetrope. Graphic animation creations have now moved…

SXSW

Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

CES

Las Vegas

How the Merge VR Holo Cube Upends the History of Interface Tech

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Yesterday, at CES, Merge VR announced their newest product and the world’s first holographic toy, the Holo Cube. It’s a form of augmented reality, since users can interact with a physical cube in order to register actions in a virtual world. This type of interface…

Mobile

Nashville

Developing AR: What Does the Card Game of the Future Look Like?

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

In the wake of viral phenomenon Pokémon Go, the world of augmented reality is seeing rapid growth. But with growth comes growing pains. Like any developing media format, AR is easy to get wrong. Yet one startup is tackling an even more specialized niche: the AR card…