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This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell

It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances…

Microsoft’s Latest HoloLens Is Here, and It’s Amazing

The HoloLens headset from Microsoft is the world’s first untethered wearable that generates holograms before your eyes. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped on a prototype, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just…

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You can't really tell how a new technology will transform the world until it becomes commonplace

When it comes to new technologies, we tend to obsess over the early adopters. The so-called cutting edge. But you can't really tell how a technology is going to change the world until you see it in the hands of the late adopters, argues Paintwork author Tim Maughan in a fascinating new interview about augmented…