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Digital twins could form the “end game” for optimum smart city design

September 19th, 2019 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Digital twinning technology can transform how cities are designed, monitored and managed Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed. Urban modelling and digital twins, in particular, will form the “end game” of the smart cities journey to optimised design […]



Double’s new telepresence robot now drives you around like you’re a Sim

September 9th, 2019 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Click to drive When my colleague James Vincent tried out Double Robotics’ first telepresence robot in 2015, slowly wheeling around our New York office from his London home base, he described the experience as like playing Doom, but in an office. The company’s latest version of the robot, the Double 3, adds mixed reality video […]



HUD swim goggles put performance data in your face

August 24th, 2019 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Form Swim Goggles sell for US$199 Competitive swimmers certainly like to track their performance, often using devices such as swim watches – the problem is, the athletes have to stop to look at those things. A Vancouver-based startup is out to address that problem, with its head-up display (HUD) Form Swim Goggles. Looking for the […]



Apple wants to put AR navigation in your car

August 9th, 2019 at 3:56 pm » Comments Off

Apple Maps could make driving easier with augmented reality navigation tips. Apple is exploring ways to build augmented reality into Apple Maps. Rather than top-down views of roads and intersections, the company is considering overlaying route information onto live views of the road ahead of the car. Apple Maps has always lagged behind Google Maps. […]



A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese

August 3rd, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Students will learn the language by ordering food or haggling with street vendors on a virtual Beijing street. Often the best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in an environment where people speak it. The constant exposure, along with the pressure to communicate, helps you swiftly pick up and practice new vocabulary. […]



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