Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots. Amazon’s ‘AR View’ is exclusive to iPhones for now. SEE ALSO 8 Cool AR Apps to Try Now That Apple iOS 11 is Here.

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Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In the same year, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics.

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Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App

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Amazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home. Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. The post Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App appeared first on VRScout.

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AR App Brings Amazon Fashion & Fitness To Life

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That’s one of the reasons why Groove Jones teamed up with Amazon Fashion to create a new AR experience that could very well be the future of catalogue shopping. And of course all the products displayed are available for purchase over at Amazon.

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Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

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Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. According to reports from New York Times sources , Amazon is playing with the idea of using augmented and virtual reality to help you see how various furniture and large appliances look inside your own home.

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Amazon Launches Its AR Product Viewer For ARCore

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Online retailing giant Amazon is making some big strides in augmented reality this week with the launch of its AR View option in its Android app. It’s a pretty big first step into AR for Amazon; how might the company build on this in the future? VR Industry News Amazon

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Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

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Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. Recent hiring data also indicates that Apple has big plans to merge AR with Apple Maps. On Monday , Apple released iOS 12 out into the wild and with it a slew of much desired updates that iPhone and iPad users have been waiting for.

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Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

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Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit , boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.”

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Apple Mum on AR/VR for iPhone 7, but Here’s How We Know They’re Still Working on It

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Yesterday Apple held a keynote presentation to update the world on their latest products. It’s too early for Apple to jump into the AR/VR game. That much was made clear on stage at the company’s latest keynote where they revealed the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

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Amazon Wants You to Wake up and Travel with Alexa

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Amazon, hoping to replicate the success of its Echo device , is poised to extend its eyes and ears into every part of your life with the launch of new voice-controlled and camera-equipped Alexa devices designed for bedrooms, living rooms and even your car.

Apple Music Can ‘Steal’, Delete Your Music

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Apparently, Apple’s Music service decided to take that to the next level and start to actively match your music to the online catalog, and delete local copies. According to James Pinkstone from Vellum Atlanta, that’s exactly what happened to 122 gigabytes of his music collection : “What Amber explained was exactly what I’d feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users’ computers.

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Anonymous Sources Say Apple Wants To Evolve With AR

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Industry professionals and tech enthusiasts always keep their ears to the pavement for any potential ripples from one of the big companies and even the smallest drop from Apple can send waves across multiple markets and publications. Many wondered if Apple would officially step into the VR or AR markets with something exhibiting their usual simple yet luxurious design and, as Bloomberg reports , it looks like the Apple CEO Tim Cook believes the future of the company will be augmented.

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These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR Content & Game Engine. Amazon – NASDAQ: AMZN – VR content. Apple – NASDAQ: AAPL – AR/VR headset.

‘AR As A Feature’ Is The Best Use Of AR Tech Right Now, And Amazon Gets It

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In addition to creating new standalone apps, both Apple’s ARKit and Google’s counterpart, ARCore, offer developers and companies an opportunity to engage users of their existing apps with new AR features. One of the best examples of “AR as a feature” is Amazon’s addition of “ AR View ” into its main mobile shopping app. Again, Amazon has done this well by introducing it through the camera icon on the Home Screen.

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The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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The Apple is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean co-production which won Best Multi-Person Experience award at Raindance. News Awake: Episode One Grenfell: Our Home Hotel Zentai Inside Tumucumaque Madrid Noir MY AFRICA Raindance The Apple The Evolution of Testicles Transference

Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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The number one issue we’re hearing from retailers launching AR for eCommerce (Amazon, Build.com, Overstock, Wayfair…) is the management of 3D products,” explains the company’s Co-Founder and COO Mickaël Jordan. “It’s

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This App Lets You Control Your Smarthome Lights via Augmented Reality

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Voice-activated digital assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google currently have the upper hand for home automation integrations, but a new augmented reality mobile app promises to give homeowners and renters visual control over their connected appliances.

Snapchat Originals Blend Augmented Reality Scenes into Scripted Shows & Documentary Series

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Snapchat is joining the ranks of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and Apple in the trend toward streaming original programming, but with a twist that rings true to its roots.

Top 10 Articles

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” Sky is the limit but AR is now here, NASA sightings in Apple. “Apple is currently something of a sleeping giant in the immersive tech industry. While other major tech companies like Google , Facebook and Microsoft have raced into the VR/AR markets, Apple has been biding its time.” Amazon Apple HTC Intel Samsung Tesla VR World

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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And i ts 2021+ timeline for XR makes me wonder if Huawei plans to release its headset around that date … that is more or less the same that we predict for Apple glasses. Apple moves top executive to AR glasses team. This would mean that Apple glasses are not that far away….

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Free Shipping on Oculus Rift Through August 31st

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See Also: 3 Moves Oculus is Borrowing from Apple’s Marketing Playbook. According to the official Oculus product page, the company is offering free shipping on Rift orders through the end of the month.

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AR+VR Weekly: New iPhones, a $3M VR game and terrifying AR floods

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The biggest news this reporting period was of course the announcements made at the Apple event. Apple launches iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR ( ZDNET ). Apple debuts new A12 bionic chip to power new immersive AR experiences ( ZDNET ).

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Walmart Adds AR Price Check Tool To iOS App

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Using Apple’s ARKit 2.0, Walmart’s AR Scanner is available in the latest version of the Walmart app on the Apple App Store. Walmart looks to simplify the price checking process with augmented reality.

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The AR Show: What Does Tech History Tell Us About AR’s Future?

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Boland and McDowall run through each of these players — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft — to compare and contrast their AR ambitions. For example, Apple has the most amount of AR speculation surrounding it, including potential AR glasses.

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VR stocking stuffers you still have time to get

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Get it for $25 on Amazon. This headset is just $6 on Amazon. Buy it for $14 at Amazon for the older one, or $30 on Amazon for the new one. inch iPhone 6 and 6S Plus you can get a black-and-silver case for $5 on Amazon. Get the white one for $10 on Amazon.

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Magic Leap’s AI ‘Mica’ Won’t Turn Off Your Lights, Play Your Music, or Give Directions

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” Needless to say, this is a giant undertaking that companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon have only just recently scratched with their respective AI assistants.

Lifeprint Partners With Warner Bros. For Harry Potter Magic Photos

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The device will print video from Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Apple Live Photos, as well as animated GIFs. Pre-orders are now open on Amazon. The moving portraits featured throughout the franchise become a reality thanks to this AR printer.

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AR Gaming Robot ‘MekaMon’ Adds Support For STEAM Education

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MekaMon are available via Apple (in-store and online), Amazon among other retailers. Reach EDU looks to expand science, tech, engineering, arts, and mathematics through AR robots.

Tomorrow's Tech Today: Takeaways From Augmented World Expo 2019

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Apple begins its World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, June 3rd; Microsoft, Facebook (Oculus), Google, Amazon, Snap, and Magic Leap, had theirs earlier in the year. The 10th annual Augmented World Expo ( AWE ) wrapped on Friday, May 31st.

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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It is a bit like Android vs Apple : Android’s Plays Store is more open and cheaper, but the Apple Store offers better quality. The Oculus Quest is like an Apple phone.

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Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

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I think this is a good thing, as the gigantic pockets of Apple, Google, Magic Leap, Huawei and such like will help fund the creative endeavours of a whole new content ecosystem.”. In 1996, Bill Gates first coined the phrase “content is king”. Today, his statement is truer than ever.

Upgrading VR Storytelling

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First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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Available for sale on Oculus.com in 23 countries, online from Amazon , or in Best Buy Stores in the U.S., Don’t be surprised when you start to see network TV channels pop up sometime soon, extending over-the-top (OTT) viewing experiences you may be used to like Apple TV into VR.

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AR+VR Weekly: Facebook launches Oculus Quest, VR’s road to 50M & Abrash’s XR predictions

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Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone ( The Verge ). Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon ( TechCrunch ). Catch on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements week of September 30. By Tom Emrich.

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

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If you look at someone like Apple, they aren't about to put their logo on something like the current developer-focused headsets out there. We've got furniture stores or any sort of eCommerce shop -- Amazon, Wayfair -- offering the ability to view items, to see how they'll look in your home. Alan: I made a prediction a couple years ago saying one of the companies -- Google or Apple or something -- would create a game that would take us into our buildings; the internal world.