Have you used Augmented Reality this year? Chances are the answer is “yes”. Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram filters are maybe the most used form of AR. A year ago, we were told that Magic Leap joins the likes of Microsoft, Meta, ODG, Mira and DAQRI to launch an AR headset. Among this news, and the fact that every second person was taking a selfie as a cute dog on Snapchat, made people think 2018 will be the year of AR. But do you think it…Continue Reading “Augmented Reality: Will 2018 Be It’s Best Year?”

Sometimes planning a trip overseas or even down the coast for a weekend can be more hassle than it’s worth. Weather can be a downer and…yes I’ll say it…sometimes the company can be too. Taking part in a staycation has its negatives too, like the fact you’re not really doing anything. But what if you could get the experience without leaving your home? Choosing a destination can be tough, especially if you’re on a budget. So what some companies have done is brought the destination…Continue Reading “Virtual Reality Deciding Your Next Holiday”

It’s very rare that someone is not on any form of Social Media whether it be Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Snapchat etc. So why should your small business be any different? In our previous blog post on social media for small business we talked about the importance of a website, now we are going to go that one step further and talk about having social media outlets to drive people to that website. https://www.statista.com/statistics/278414/number-of-worldwide-social-network-users/ As you can see from the graph above, social network growth is…Continue Reading “Small Business and Social Media”

Virtual reality has increased in popularity in regards to training employees for real-life situations. American company Strivr worked closely with Wal-Mart to simulate the frenzy of panicked customers an employee would face during a Black Friday shift. The simulation was so realistic that when MIT Technology Review’s senior editor Rachel Metz took part in the Virtual Reality experience, she also experienced the same shivers run up her spine that she did when covering it as a reporter. A similar experience we have created at Virtual…Continue Reading “TRAINING EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE OF THE BOX”

If you’ve ever had to buy carry-on luggage you have stood in store, eyed the the small roller bag up and down, trying to decided if it will come under airline regulations. Once you have taken a good chunk of time deciding if it will fit or not, you purchase and take it home to start packing. The process of eyeing the bag up and down goes on until you weigh it and re-pack it hoping that you won’t be hit with an oversize fee….Continue Reading “KLM AIRLINES MAKE FLYING EASIER WITH AUGMENTED REALITY”

GRAB YOUR PHONES AND GET OUTSIDE! You probably won’t hear many people say that, but we think that outdoor activities such as hiking, biking or even taking the kids to the park can be just as fun (if not better) with technology! Imagine you are walking through beautiful ancient woodland, you come across a marker in the woods and use it as a target to activate a character on your phone screen that will tell you all about woodcutting in the 1930’s. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/augmented-reality-trail-opens-visitors-13311247 Your hike…Continue Reading “Augmented Reality Encouraging Outdoor Activities”

There are many debates on whether or not technology is becoming too common in our classrooms. Technology is definitely a big part of the younger generations day to day, so why not use it to help engage them in education? Now, I’m not talking about 3D printing geometric fish and chips or space broccoli like one of London’s Primary Schools, but more like using gamification in education. Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Imagine instead of making the…Continue Reading “TECHNOLOGY IN OUR CLASSROOMS”

Whether you’re a tech nut, sci-fi fan or simply enjoy losing yourself in eye catching imagery and sounds, 4D short films are increasing in popularity. We have listed three films that have caught our attention for you to indulge in. We recommend high quality headphones and big screens so you can truly immerse yourself in the moment. SQR – An Animated Musical Short SQR an animated musical short from Bart LAAK Verlaak on Vimeo. Software used: Adobe after effects Cinema 4D with otoy octane Audio:…Continue Reading “THREE 4D SHORTS THAT YOU WILL LOSE YOURSELF IN”