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. Some of our articles feature Amazon affiliate links.

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Amazon Explores The Idea of Augmented Reality Furniture Stores

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The online retailer considers using augmented reality to help you settle on that new couch. Amazon is a company that prides itself on embracing the unconventional. Amazon is also reportedly fooling around with ideas for electronic stores in the same vein as Apple locations.

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Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. augmented reality Best articles interviews AR business hado japan lbar

Miller Lite & Trigger Global Turn St. Patrick's Day into an Augmented Reality Celebration

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Although beer isn't an official component of the day, many often raise a glass of brew to commemorate the occasion, and this year that activity was given a bit of a boost through augmented reality.

Walmart & Target Unwrap New Augmented Reality Features to Bring in Holiday Shoppers

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This year's holiday shopping season is shaping up to be fertile ground for augmented reality to show its worth, as both Walmart and Target have crafted immersive experiences designed to engage shoppers in the coming weeks.

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.

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’s Augmented Reality Patent Could Reshape the Future of E-commerce via @niche_hunt.

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Amazon’s Augmented Reality Patent Could Reshape the Future of E-commerce via @niche_hunt [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 5, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Augmented-reality shopping on your smartphone? This patent hints at Amazon’s ambitions via @geekwire.

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Augmented-reality shopping on your smartphone? This patent hints at Amazon’s ambitions via @geekwire [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Snapchat Preparing to Upgrade Camera with Visual Search for Amazon, Report Says

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A peek inside the code of the Snapchat app has revealed that the company is expanding the search capabilities of its augmented reality camera to include visual search that may link to items within Amazon's massive online store. Agarwal also discovered Amazon logo image files and.

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Amazon Sumerian & 8th Wall Weave Web AR Experience for 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Movie

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Sony Pictures has tapped the powers of augmented reality as provided by startup 8th Wall & the Amazon Sumerian development platform to help it promote the latest motion picture manifestation of Spider-Man.

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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?

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Amazon smart mirror patent details virtual clothing and scenes

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Amazon has patented a smart mirror that uses virtual clothing and mirrors to help consumers decide what to buy. Archive Amazon augmented reality patent patents smart virtual reality vr

Get Qurious Maker Box Introduces Kids to Augmented Reality Play

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Pokémon Go got many people to engage with an augmented reality game for the first time. The Get Qurious Maker Box is available at new b8ta stores in Palo Alto, California; Seattle, Washington; and Santa Monica, California It’s also for sale online on Marbles The Brain store and Amazon.

Amazon patent reflects another push into 1.7 trillion dollar industry

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US Patent 9,858,719 was Issued on January 2nd to Amazon Services Inc. It suggests the company is developing an augmented reality-type system consisting of a mirror, display and camera combination that allows individuals to virtually preview the look of clothing prior to purchase, and to do so while also virtualizing their locale. trillion USD annually , over ten times Amazon’s current revenue. The post Amazon patent reflects another push into 1.7

Amazon Sumerian wants to be the cross-platform VR/AR builder

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Amazon might not be a name you’d immediately associate with creating interactive content, much less games, but that is exactly what the retail giant has been up to lately. Archive Amazon ar augmented reality Computing virtual reality vr

Amazon launches Sumerian, a new VR/AR development platform

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Amazon is one of the biggest names in tech, and this doesn’t stop with its status as a storefront. Another way Amazon has made its impact known is through its Amazon Web Services, which serve as a backend for applications worldwide. So when Amazon makes an announcement in this space, everyone pays attention. This list of compatibility is sure to expand over time, with Amazon’s capabilities taken into consideration.

Report: Amazon Looking Into VR/AR Furniture Stores

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We’ve already heard that Amazon is looking into how VR can enhance its video offerings, but the company might be using the tech for other means too. But here’s the interesting bit: the company is reportedly looking into how VR and augmented reality (AR) could help it achieve that goal. Tagged with: Amazon. Experiences Amazon

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Virtual & Augmented Reality: 6 Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018

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2017 already saw Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality changing the way we work and live. Here, Augmented Reality can bridge the gap – consumers can use their existing smartphone technologies to enhance their worlds, without the need to use a headset.

Tellables Unveils Its Lineup Of Virtual Storytellers At 2019 Alexa Conference

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Since the introduction of the Amazon Alexa and Google Home, Tellables , an app developer specializing in voice-driven storytelling, has been delivering easily-accessible audio tales through these voice assistant devices via simplistic commands, such as “Alexa, open my box of chocolates” or “Alexa, open Tricky Genie.” Teaming up with Amazon, the company has now set its sights on more visual storytelling through its use of virtual human storytellers.

Virtual Reality Kindle? Amazon Job Posting Hints At 3D Device via @IBTimes [link]

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Virtual Reality Kindle? Amazon Job Posting Hints At 3D Device via @IBTimes [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 3, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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.

Shopping Malls 2.0 – The Future is Virtual

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Can immersive technologies help struggling bricks-and-mortar retailers to create new shopping experiences and gain an edge against the likes of Amazon? Tech Trends VR Tech amazon AR Augmented Reality HolodeckVR Mixed Reality MR Online Retail Pioneers Vienna Virtual Reality VR VR Consultancy

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Shutterstock’s New AR Feature Lets You Preview Wall Art Before Purchasing

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Back in 2017, Amazon launched their own augmented reality shopping feature which allows customers to preview certain furniture in their homes before purchasing. News AR Augmented Reality Shutterstock View In Room

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Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

PayPal Sees A Future With AR Glasses

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A recently approved patent filed by massive digital payment platform PayPal with the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled, “Augmented Reality View of Product Instructions,” would allow you to do just that.

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Amazon looks to tackle yet another industry with its new AR/VR development platform.

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Amazon has basically sent many brick and mortar traditions out to the retirement home. Due to the pushes by Amazon, even ancient traditions like going to the store on Black Friday have gone the way of Denver the Last Dinosaur.

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CES 2019: Meet Addison, A Full-Time Virtual Caregiver

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Created using Amazon’s Sumerian Host development platform, Addison can perform a variety of health-related tasks, from scheduled medication management and care plan adherence, to emergency responses and various social interactions.

AR Gaming Robot ‘MekaMon’ Adds Support For STEAM Education

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Originally announced at CES 2019 , the Reach EDU app has officially launched and now works alongside the existing MekaMon augmented reality gaming app, bringing together creative STEAM learning and advanced robotics in one approachable package.

CES: Rokid unveils AR glasses prototype

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AI and robotics firm Rokid has unveiled a prototype of its planned augmented reality product, Rokid Glass, this week at CES. The company, better known for its home assistant products (that bear similarities in looks and functionality to Amazon’s Alexa Dot and Google’s Home Mini), appears to be making its first foray into the augmented reality space.

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

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Digital retail theater is becoming reality for consumers as retailers rush to find ways of attracting and retaining store customers. What is digital retail theater?

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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It offers content such as AR enhanced golf training by Oncore Golf, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. They are also working with Amazon to finish the broader integration of Alexa expect to complete certification soon; and Alexa BETA is currently available for developers.

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.

Developer Uses VR To Build AR Experiences That Mimic Real-World Physics

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However, where as Palmer Luckey explored the possibilities with VR technology, Vermeulen explores the possibilities of augmented reality, and how AR experiences grounded in real-world physics can co-exist with reality. I just want to augment my world.”.

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Snapchat’s ‘Landmarkers’ Update Brings Famous Structures To Life In AR

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The new Lens was announced last week in Los Angeles during Snap’s first-ever Partner Summit, where the social media company debuted a slew of cool new updates to their app that not only augment your surroundings but also help you do things like your math homework – but more on that later.