augmented reality

Reality writes: Classic literature, now augmented

By GREGORY ZELLER // Picture this: Two Adelphi University computer-science seniors (now graduates) have turned an interactive poetry project into its own augmented reality, complete with massive commercial and educational upsides. These are both literal and literary truths for Fabliha Hossain and Victoria Grinthal, who were seniors during the Spring 2020 semester, when mathematics and computer science professor Lee Stemkoski connected them with Adelphi alumna (and established digital content creator) Shoshanah Tarkow. Tarkow had shown…


At DG Sotheby’s, realty meets augmented reality

By GREGORY ZELLER // Buying a house is as grown-up as it gets – but a new interactive app by leading national realtor Daniel Gale Sotheby’s may make users feel like a kid again. Cold Spring Harbor-based Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the launch of Curate, an “innovative virtual-staging tool” designed to help homebuyers conceptualize a for-sale space as their very own. The app features augmented-reality software that lets users furnish and otherwise…


Cemtrex closes in on key VR software acquisition

By GREGORY ZELLER // Reality check: A Farmingdale-based tech firm is reinforcing a lucrative virtual vertical with a big push into VR. International tech manufacturer and distributor Cemtrex Inc. announced Monday that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire a New York City-based virtual-reality software-development firm. While it has revealed some clues as to the target company’s identity – it was founded in 2010, employs more than 30 programmers and boasts annual sales…