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Person wearing VR headset, photo by Samuel Zeller The Future of Testing: VR and AR in Mobile Apps

With the ability to experience virtual and augmented reality using mobile devices on the horizon, the potential for these new technologies to go mainstream is huge. New test environments, configurations, and interfaces will require testers to change their methods, so get out of your comfort zone—and your office chairs!

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BJ Aberle
Magic Bench The Disney Research Mixed Reality Bench Is More Than Magic

Disney Research's Magic Bench, which previewed at SIGGRAPH 2017, demonstrates the magical possibilities of mixed reality by combining physical space—a bench—with virtual space, allowing a single user or a group to share the same experience and see, hear, and feel animated characters.

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Pamela Rentz
virtual reality headset Gearing Up to Test in the Augmented and Virtual Reality World

With close to $9 billion being funneled into virtual reality investments in the last five years and the number of users buying these devices continuing to rise, the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) sectors are important areas in which testers should focus their efforts.

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Mukesh Sharma
Blending the Physical and Digital Worlds

In the last few years we've seen the physical and digital worlds blend together for fun video game consoles, but this technology is now stretching into domains beyond sports and entertainment. It has great potential to affect business, education, the Internet of Things, and augmented reality.

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Mukesh Sharma
The Virtual Reality Wave Is Coming: How It Could Change Your Life

The next big wave in devices and apps seems to be in the spaces of augmented and virtual realities. The market for both these up-and-coming technologies appears to be very promising, with several large and small players working on their offerings. How could these new gadgets change your life?

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Mukesh Sharma
The Selling Power of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality continues to grow, and its place in the world of commerce has never been so pronounced. AR paid app downloads, subscriptions, and advertising will lead to global revenues of $1.5 billion by 2015, along with 2.5 billion downloads.

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Josiah Renaudin
Augmented Reality Technology Begins to Eclipse Its Gimmicky Past

Five years ago augmented reality wasn't on most of our minds, but lately it's in the news almost weekly. Why the sudden interest? It's likely because the technology is actually being used to improve our lives—not just clutter them.

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Noel Wurst
Augmented Reality Provides a Clear View of Mobile’s Future

Remember QR codes? Did you even notice their almost overnight phasing out from "cool" technology? The next big thing appears to be augmented reality, which provides a far faster service than QR codes. Some feel that AR technology is here to stay—just maybe not on our phones and tablets.

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Noel Wurst