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 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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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 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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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 willing to team up with Apple and Google

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is willing to team up with competitors Apple Inc. on productivity features for Alexa such as calendar interactions, will put the user first in pursuit of any other partnerships, said Toni Reid, Amazon’s vice president of Alexa and Echo devices, who has been on the team since 2014. Just a few weeks ago, Apple was hiring brand new software engineers in Cambridge to help improve its Siri service. Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s

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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Google's Daydream View VR headset is 30% off on Amazon

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TL;DR: You can snag the second-generation Google Daydream View VR headset in charcoal gray for just $69 on Amazon. It's normally $99, so you'll save 30%. Fall can feel so bittersweet.

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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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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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.

With $15M round and 100K tablets sold, reMarkable CEO wants to make tech ‘more human’

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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

‘Beat Saber’ Gets Free Music Pack ‘OST Vol. 3’ on All Supported Platforms

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3 from multiple services, including Apple Music, Google Music, Amazon, Spotify, and more.

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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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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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Internal iOS 13 code seems to point at Apple AR glasses. It is not a secret that Apple is working on a pair of AR glasses (even if someone still thinks that the project has been abandoned). What we don’t know is what Apple is creating and when it will be released.

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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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Is Personal Computing’s Next Conquest Your Face?

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Why Facebook and Amazon have joined the race to bring computing to your face. — Facebook and Amazon each discussed computer glasses at launch events this week. Facebook and Amazon executives were 850 miles apart on Wednesday. Apple (ecosystem) 2.

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+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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Begun, The Wearables Wars Have

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Apple is already far ahead given the success of Watch and Airpods. Amazon and Microsoft launched wearables lines in the past quarter and smaller players like Bose and Snap are planting seeds for a wearables-heavy future. The poster child here is Apple.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

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Apple AR glasses may be released in 2022–2023. Apple, that many considered as the saviour of XR, the company that could start the big wave, is probably not releasing an AR glass until 2022. More info (Apple glasses delayed to 2022) More info (Apple glasses delay).

Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It isn’t alone, we know of many companies that are spending billions on same, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony, Magic Leap, Huawei, and others. Literally everyone in the industry other than Magic Leap and Apple uses Qualcomm’s spatial computing tech stack).

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.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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Is Apple partnering with Valve on AR? A report by DigiTimes claims that Apple is partnering with Valve for the production of its AR glasses. But I think that there could be some truth in it , like for instance Apple looking for licensing some patents by Valve on 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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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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Facebook Reportedly Working With Ray-Ban on AR Glasses

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In both reports, Facebook’s AI voice assistant which is being developed to rival Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa will be used as the input mechanism for users.