Elle Cover Uses Augmented Reality

Elle has partnered with The Huffington Post’s virtual reality division HuffPost RYOT to create an augmented reality experience for Elle’s November issue. Readers can use the ElleNow app to bring the magazine’s Women in Hollywood cover to life. Hovering over each of the eight covers—featuring Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi […]


Augmented Reality Showcases Digital Graffiti at Washington State Arts Museum

As the world starts to get its first taste of augmented reality technology through smartphones and developer headsets, not only do we have whole new virtual worlds to enjoy, but there is a new virtual veneer over the real one that can be exploited. No doubt it will eventually be used to put obnoxious advertising […]


Why Apple is Pouring Money into Virtual and Augmented Reality

Whether or not the iPhone as we know it has a long-term future, Apple thinks that virtual and augmented reality does, and recent investing patterns at the company show how interested CEO Tim Cook is in the emerging technologies, said Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster in a report issued Tuesday. Cook has made it clear that […]


Oculus Has Plans For Augmented Reality

While their first consumer “Rift” virtual reality (VR) headsets are now shipping, at the recent San Jose Comic Con, there were hints the company has plans beyond VR. Oculus (owned by Facebook) founder and CEO Palmer Luckey hinted that the company will eventually include augmented reality (AR). Mr. Luckey was on a panel that included […]


The 10 Coolest Things Happening With Augmented Reality Right Now

Facebook is eyeing augmented reality. CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook was exploring augmented reality at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment City Summit this week in San Francisco, TechCrunch reported. “Yeah,” he immediately replied when asked if augmented reality was a possibility, following up that “it’s a bit farther out.” Virtual reality’s potential has been well-documented […]


Qualcomm and Mini Think Future of AR Starts in Your Car

While Google Glass may have fallen flat, companies big and small are still chasing the dream of seamless augmented reality — information delivered to your field of vision without distraction (and without making you look ridiculous). What I didn’t expect was for automaker Mini, best known for its adorable compact cars, to be in that […]


Akonia Holographics Granted Patent

Akonia Holographics, LLC, Longmont, CO, has been assigned a patent (8,786,923) developed by Ernest Y. Chuang, Boulder, CO, Kevin R. Curtis, Longmont, CO, and Yunping Yang, Los Angeles, CA, for “methods and systems for recording to holographic storage media.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “According to […]

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Akonia Holographics Awarded Prestigious “FastTrack” DOE SBIR Grant for $1.15M

February 16, 2014 – Akonia Holographics, LLC was one of 12 companies to receive DOE SBIR Fasttrack funding for its project titled “Low-Latency Ultra-High Capacity Holographic Data Storage Archive Library”.   During this SBIR grant cycle, there were 1800 applicants and a total of 154 awards, 12 of which were FastTracks awards that are combination Phase […]


Akonia Holographics LLC Establishes Headquarters in Longmont, Colorado

November 2012 – Akonia Holographics moved into its newly renovated 12,400sqft office space in Longmont, CO.  This space includes approximately 7000sqft of lab space for performing advanced development on its holographic storage product and houses Akonia’s media prototype manufacturing line as well as drive prototype drive manufacturing build line.


Akonia Holographics LLC Launches in August, 2012

August 10, 2012 – Akonia Holographics closed on a $11.6M round of series A funding on August 10th.  The company will be developing the world’s first holographic storage device that will compete in the enterprise archive storage market.   Akonia’s founders,  Dr. Ken Anderson (CEO), Dr. Mark Ayres (CTO), and Dr. Fred Askham (VP Media […]