Google's Glass project is synonymous with augmented reality, but the technology is already part of everyday life for many people.
Leading retailers are turning to augmented reality to drive sales, brand reinforcement, customer relationships, and to improve the shopping experience.
More than a techy fad or geeky fashion accessory, augmented reality could soon have a serious impact on the defence, medical and education industries.
AR technology is widely seen as the next big thing, but how easy is it to develop apps based on this new revolution.
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The magazine and its journalists have had some success in media industry awards in recent years. Here are some hits and near misses:
Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010
Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor
Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
John Rooney, Chief designer
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010
Kris Sangani, Consumer electronics editor
Shortlisted, Writer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2011
Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)
For Eccentric Engineer column
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008
Chris Titley (freelance journalist)
Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010
Mark Harris (freelance journalist)
Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010
Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)
Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010
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12 March 2013
12 February 2013
23 January 2013
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