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Buzz, buzz, buzz. It’s your smartphone again. So you check it and find … nothing. No calls, messages or notifications. What the heck just happened? It’s called phantom phone syndrome and it’s one example of how technology is rewiring our brains. Many scientific studies have been conducted on the phenomenon,... Read More
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Fifth generation mobile, or 5G, is about to disrupt the wireless communications industry in a major way. Products, services, businesses and operating models are all set to change. Growth opportunities are unimaginable. Naturally, operators and vertical industries are clamoring to get on board and innovate. But wanting to harness the... Read More
The Futurithmic Podcast is hosted by Editor-at-Large, Michael Hainsworth, veteran news reporter and lifelong geek. In the podcast, Michael talks with the most influential people of our time who have or are directly impacting our future. Upcoming guests include Galit Ariel (AR futurist), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia Founder), and Rory Sutherland (Ogilvy Vice Chairman). Read More
IDC reports that global shipments of VR headsets reached 1.9 million units during Q3 2018, and its Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker reports that two-thirds of all headsets will be shipped into the commercial segment in 2023. Jitesh Ubrani, a senior research analyst at IDC, says adoption... Read More
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Pokémon Go gave the world its first blockbuster augmented reality (AR) success. It also gave most players their first interaction with a digital world layered on top of the “real” world. By comparison, virtual reality (VR) is more like the Matrix: the user is isolated in an individual experience, tricking... Read More
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When it comes to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR), most of the general public still think of video games. While gaming and other forms of entertainment are likely the first experiences we have with these technologies, they are fast being adopted in other sectors of society.... Read More

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