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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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. A simple (but misleading) view is that this is a database that will “feed” AR and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

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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

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.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

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After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality.

Norm Glasses Enter Expanding Market for Augmented Reality Eyewear

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It seems like just a short while ago augmented reality eyewear seemed like a thing of the distant future. The augmented reality eyewear was first developed into a prototype two years ago and has been in development ever since. See Also: How Augmented Reality Glasses Work.

Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

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” He also pointed out the development over at Amazon, where last month the company announced AWS Wavelength for ultra-low latency 5G computing at the edge, something that will have a direct impact on using and building the next generation of AR and VR headgear.

Lenovo Mirage AR Headset Returns with New Marvel Game & 6DOF Controllers

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The headset itself supports a wide array of flagship phones including: iPhone X series, iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone 7/Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 series, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z, LG G6.

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.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek's Jon Cheney

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Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if -- like Walmart or Amazon -- you've got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They're a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. You don't have to download the Amazon app, or the IKEA app, or whatever.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek’s Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

Getting started in AR marketing and virtual try-ons can be tricky for enterprise, especially if — like Walmart or Amazon — you’ve got hundreds of thousands of products to model and host. They’re a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. Alan: Amazon’s got 1.4

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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Image by Google). Google completely opensources Cardboard. With a surprise move, Google has announced with a blog post that it ha opensourced completely Cardboard. Google has already abandoned all its VR projects (e.g. Great times ahead for augmented reality!

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.30): Half-Life: Alyx breaks every VR record, HP teases Reverb G2, and more!

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The same day of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Hewlett-Packard has announced its new virtual reality headset, the Reverb G2 , made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. If you’re interested in these devices, have a look at Amazon and Oculus websites.

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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.

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.

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.

‘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. Mixed reality.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.02): XR2 shows the future of standalones, F8 and GDC canceled and much more!

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Blogger Tom Ffiske, that writes on Virtual Perceptions, has decided to write a very good book about AR and VR technologies and it is becoming pretty popular on Amazon. It is called The Immersive Reality Revolution and I advise you all to buy it now!

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.30): OC6, Pimax Day, Huawei VR glasses, Minecraft Earth and much more!

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Minecraft Earth is the game that lets you live Minecraft in augmented reality on your phone all over your city. Google is doing it again. It is not clear what is the destiny of the VR 180 format, especially because Google declined to comment on the topic.

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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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Snapchat is probably the startup that first understood the power of augmented reality, and made it become mainstream. Amazon thinks using AR for its delivery agents. Google launches AR Live View for Maps. augmented reality virtual reality week peek AR huawei vr

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Google’s Gradient Ventures Joins $58 Million Investment In AR Startup Mojo Vision

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Mojo Vision , an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX.

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Gap And Google Just Showed Us How AR Shopping Will Work

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One of those highlighted experiences, the result of a partnership with the major clothing company Gap, is an augmented reality shopping application that provides you with a digital mannequin for you to try different clothing out on. Other brands like Alibaba and Amazon are already making moves towards VR shopping experiences. Tagged with: ar , asus , Gap , google , shopping. AR ar asus Gap google shopping

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.26.11): Half-Life: Alyx revealed, Oculus Link out, XBox not considering VR and much more!

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I am also excited because thanks to the organizers of the VRX event, yesterday I have been able to interview Facebook’s Sean Liu and ask him some questions about Oculus and its vision of Virtual Reality. Google announces The Relightables.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.09): Qualcomm XR2 defines the future of XR, Magic Leap having tragic sales, and much more!

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This means that if you employ 4 for tracking, you can still use two for instance for eye-tracking and one for lips tracking; Be able to finally offer passthrough augmented reality with appropriate resolution and framerate. The status of location-based virtual reality.

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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More info (Sebastian’s Tweet) More info (Sebastian’s Tweet with answer by GermanRifter) More info (Google Cache for Bestware shop page for Cosmos). They aim at revolutionize tabletop gaming, offering to these games a new kind of realism thanks to augmented elements.

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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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It was as far back as 2014 that we spotted apple hiring an ‘App Engineer’ who would “create high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing.”

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Unlocking the Magic of XR With Your Voice

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Millions of us now own some sort of room-based voice device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo and the global voice and speech recognition market size is estimated to reach USD 31.82 And in that hybrid reality we will experience an entirely new type of magic.

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.

Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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The principal architect for the project was Avi Bar-Zeev , with his contributions including “assembling the very first AR prototypes, demos and UX concepts” He left Microsoft in 2012 and went to Amazon. Bar-Zeev was also a co-founder of Keyhole, which became Google Earth.

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AR Glasses You’d Be Happy To Be Caught Dead In

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On the consumer side, the Vuzix Blade Companion app, which is available for download from the App Store or Google Play , connects the device to both Android or iOS devices and offers content such as AR enhanced golf training by Oncore Golf, and support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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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Can AI and AR Be Put Together to Offer a Unique Experience?

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According to CBINSIGHTS , tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) have all been acquiring AI startups aggressively in the last decade. Can Artificial Intelligence Make Augmented Reality More Intelligent? Mobile Augmented Reality.

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AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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On the consumer side, the Vuzix Blade Companion App, which is available for download from the App Store or Google Play, connects the device to both Android or iOS devices. It offers content such as AR enhanced golf training by Oncore Golf, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.01): HoloLens 2 may come in September, Oculus may commercialize a multiplayer LBVR solution, HP Reverb is back and much more!

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Personally, I praise a lot this initiative : we are in a very complicated moment for virtual reality, where the market is not ready yet for many startups to survive easily, and we should all support each other, helping each other to survive. My review of Google Hand tracking library.

Nokia Technologies Partners With Disney To Film The Future of VR

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Nokia Technologies today announced a partnership with Disney to explore the creation of virtual reality (VR) content in filmmaking using Nokia’s OZO, the world’s first VR camera, to film behind-the-scenes movie extras.

How Brands Can Leverage AR to Boost Our Productivity

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I believe that over the next decade, augmented reality (AR) will establish itself as the greatest productivity tool ever invented. A perfect example today are voice assistants like Amazon Echo or Google Home, which 17% of americans already own.

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