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October 2016

AR: New Frontiers, New Deals

12 Oct 2016, Posted by William Newell in Technologies

In my past few posts I have repeatedly expressed my enthusiasm for AR.  There’s no question that as a geek at heart, looking at new technologies, tools, platforms, form factors, UI and other innovations is tremendously exciting. But I am also a businessman and I know that new technologies and new distribution channels also bring new challenges that can’t be ignored. The art of making deals, licensing content, knowing with whom, and how to partner, or set up a joint venture is as essential as knowing the technology options intimately. Just think about the opportunity that IBM left on the…

GPU Essential hardware component for AR and VR

11 Oct 2016, Posted by William Newell in Technologies

Continuing with my current series of post covering AR and VR I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little bit about hardware. I know is not the sexiest part of the story with AR and VR, but I think it is a key component for those who really want to learn and understand the ins and outs of these two emerging technologies. For years we focused on the CPU as a central component for strong performance in a computer, and of course that has not changed. Today the current CPUs available, for example Intel’s i5 and…

The Value of Platforms for AR: The DAQRI Solution

06 Oct 2016, Posted by William Newell in Technologies

If you are looking to incorporate AR into your products and services, there are many things you need to consider in terms of technology. Fortunately, a few companies have focused on making the task as painless as possible. DAQRI is one of the leaders in this space and I recently had the privilege of spending some time with their Chief Product Officer, Roy Ashok.  During our conversation I learned about DAQRI’s commitment to creating the strongest set of tools to transform the way we work in many fields.  By focusing on cutting-edge devices and tools, they are enabling developers to…