The Dead Must Die: Magic Leap and AT&T Bet on GoT for 5G

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Insights, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

AT&T continues to make incremental steps toward foregrounding augmented reality as a major staple of it’s network offerings, alongside its push to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G in the United States. The telecom pushed a limited consumer release of the Magic Leap One at flagship stores in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco earlier this month. Included in the marketing … Read More

Interactive Narratives Bring New Depth to xR Storytelling

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Client-Only, Imaging & Video, Insights, Location-Based xR Intelligence Service, Media & Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

Over the last few years, subscription video on demand (SVOD) has created a platform where viewers could watch an almost endless library of content whenever they wanted, taking control away from broadcasters and cable companies. Now, interactive videos are primed to disrupt the entertainment ecosystem again.   Interactive, choose-your-own-adventure content is turning a traditional production on its head, gamifying the … Read More

Is Augmented Reality the Next Big Concert Hit?

Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Alexis Macklin, Research Manager Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Client-Only, Insights, Large Displays, Location-Based Entertainment, Location-Based xR Intelligence Service, Media & Entertainment

In this age of elaborate music festivals, high-budget halftime shows, and ever more amazing mega-tours, artists are constantly looking for new ways to make a splash. In the competition to create the most memorable shows, the big stars of the music industry are experimenting with innovative stage design, special effects, and technology. Augmented reality is the latest technology for artists … Read More

Serving in the AR-my: The Evolution of Microsoft’s Hololens 2 into Integrated Visual Augmentation System

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Enterprise Transformation, Head-Mounted Displays, Insights

Months after awarding its lucrative contract to Microsoft, the US Army has revealed additional details regarding some of the specifics surrounding the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on the new Hololens 2 AR HMD. The new platform intends to increase soldiers’ effectiveness on both virtual and actual battlefields. Much like traditional VR, augmented reality is seeing meaningful adoption and … Read More