Augmented reality

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Pokemon Go puts virtual characters in the real world – which is just part of its appeal. Dalton White/YouTube

Why Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon

What research into game play and human interaction can tell us about why the newest mobile game craze is attracting so many different people to play.
Chris, Tim, Lachlan and Emma travelled to the University of Queensland’s Great Court to play Pokemon Go. Daniel Angus

Pokemon GO gets people out and about, and that’s a good thing

The Pokemon GO craze has transformed a generation of gamers who admit they would otherwise be inside watching TV, surfing the internet, or playing console games.
Tablets can be a novel reading experience for parent and child. Goodluz/Shutterstock

What we know about tablets and how your child learns to read

A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National…
We are only beginning to see what augmented reality can do. Flickr/Ka rlis Dambra

Do we want an augmented reality or a transformed reality?

It seems we are headed towards a world where augmented reality (AR) systems will be as common as smartphones are today – it’s already about to revolutionise medicine, entertainment, the lives of disabled…
A re-imagined Sydney Opera House by Minifie van Schaik - trigger this for a glimpse of what’s to come in Venice. Courtesy: Felix Laboratories Pty Ltd

The Venice Architecture Biennale by phone … what’s app?

The creative team representing Australia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – from June 7 to November 23, Felix Laboratories, of which I am a team member, was faced with the particular challenge…
Phantom limb pain may be a thing of the past for amputees, thanks to research out today. Jiuck/Flickr (cropped)

Phantom menace: augmented reality eases missing limb pain

Many amputees experience pain in their missing limbs, but allowing them to “see” their missing limbs in action through augmented…

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