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While Google Glass seems to be the hardware that gets all the attention, it turns out there are many, many entrants in the AR head mounted display (HMD) field. Some are recent entrants to the market while others preceded Glass by years. As part of my survey of the state of the AR industry, I thought I’d put together a comprehensive list of the hardware I could find. Read More →

Many wonder whether augmented reality is just a novelty or perhaps a fringe technology suitable only for the geeks in lab coats. In fact some have already written it off as a result of Google’s inability to build critical mass with Glass and the content companies’ production of mostly gimmicky applications as of yet. In this post I have compiled snippets from many market research sources in order to provide a picture of the opportunity that AR presents. The overwhelming consensus seems to be that AR is in the early stages of an explosive growth cycle and is destined to become an indispensable part of our lives. In fact I found nothing to the contrary. Do you buy into the hype? Be sure to leave your comments about your take on whether AR is poised to take off or be relegated to the heap of broken tech dreams. Read More →