Lego Harnesses Apple's Latest Augmented Reality Abilities in Playgrounds App

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The Playgrounds app enables players to access augmented reality multiplayer games with ARKit's new shared experiences features by scanning Lego playsets with the toolkit's object recognition skill.

Apple Unveils ARKit For Augmented Reality

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A new generation of iOS augmented reality apps are coming. Apple is jumping firmly into the world of augmented reality. Apple also showed off what the new development tool would look like with the popular AR game Pokemon Go.

Apple’s ARKit is Bringing Augmented Reality to “hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads”

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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is here, and today’s keynote saw a number of VR-specific announcements including Apple’s first VR-ready computers to go along with the launch of the company’s newest macOS High Sierra. image courtesy Apple.

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Apple iOS 11 Rolls Out Today, Augmented Reality Apps Now Showing Up on App Store

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Apple is rolling out iOS 11 today, its mobile operating system that’s compatible with “hundreds of millions of devices” including iPhones going back to the iPhone 5s, and a variety of recent iPads. image courtesy Apple.

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Watch Apple’s Live iPhone 8 Event @10am PT, Suspected Augmented Reality Announcements

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Today at 10am PDT, Apple is releasing news about upcoming products like the new iPhone 8 and Watch, taking place at the company’s newly debuted Steve Jobs Theater. Apple Apple AR Apple VR Live Stream News apple ar apple iphone event apple live stream apple livestream apple vr

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New Startup Artie Wants to Bring AI-driven Avatars to Augmented Reality

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Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and VRSE.works producer Armando Kirwi have banded together to found Artie , a new startup with the mission of bringing AI avatars to augmented reality.

ModiFace Applies Its Augmented Reality Tech to Nail Polish with Fingertip-Tracking Feature

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On Thursday, the company launched a new tool that enables a photo-realistic augmented reality simulation of nail polish shades and textures to be accurately displayed on a user's fingers in real time.

Google's ARCore Moves Past Apple's ARKit in the Race for Shared Augmented Reality Experiences

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On Tuesday, at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a huge update to its ARCore augmented reality toolkit that matches the latest features of ARKit, and surpasses Apple's AR platform via support for shared experiences.

Meet the 8-Year-Old ARKit Developer Who Just Uploaded Her First Augmented Reality App to Apple's App Store

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While you were busy browsing Instagram, composing tweets, or chasing Snapchat updates, an eight-year-old ARKit developer was hard at work on her first step toward taking over the tech world via augmented reality.

ARKit 101: How to Place a Virtual Television & Play a Video on It in Augmented Reality

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By combining the power of Scene Kit and Sprite Kit (Apple's 2D graphics engine), we can play a video on a flat surface in ARKit. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your augmented reality app for iPads and iPhones by using ARKit.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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The reality is that even today’s best portable AR headset dev kits still have very limited fields of view (far from the field of view of today’s VR headsets, which some still feel is lacking!).

Universal Studios Augmented Reality App Lets You Recreate a Scene from 'Welcome to Marwen' Film

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In a world where augmented reality is becoming the hero of the movie marketing, Universal Studios has decided to use the technology to reinvent the traditional movie trailer, a time-tested tactic of film promotion, in support of the forthcoming Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.

Five Tech Titans Bullish on Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality (AR) became more widely known after the success of Pokémon Go in 2016. The leaders of tech juggernauts like Apple, Google, and Facebook have been making aggressive moves into the space while publicly endorsing the world-changing potential of AR.

iPhone & iPad Users Can Now Play ‘Star Wars’ HoloChess in Augmented Reality For Free

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This means you won’t need a headset to play, as the iPhone acts as an augmented reality window. The post iPhone & iPad Users Can Now Play ‘Star Wars’ HoloChess in Augmented Reality For Free appeared first on Road to VR.

Vermeer Beta iPhone App Lets You Use Augmented Reality to Map Out Your Drone Flight

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Augmented reality and drones already go together like turkey and stuffing, but a new iOS app adds some spice to the combination with a new kind of flight path automation.

Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris has reportedly been an employee of Apple since earlier in the year, according to Bloomberg’s unnamed sources.

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Apple AR: Room Racer Revs Its Augmented Reality Engines on iPhones

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The old school staple of many US homes with children, the remote control race track, has been given new life in augmented reality thanks to the Room Racer app for iPhones and iPads.

Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

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As Facebook, Apple, Samsung, and others offer augmented reality selfie effects and content that challenge its platform, Snapchat has continued to innovate with its augmented reality capabilities.

Augmented Reality Startup Ubiquity6 Emerges from Stealth With $10.5M in Funding

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Ubiquity6 , an augmented reality startup only a few months out of stealth, today announced a $10.5M The post Augmented Reality Startup Ubiquity6 Emerges from Stealth With $10.5M

Apple undercuts Facebook in the augmented reality platform.

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Apple undercuts Facebook in the augmented reality platform war Facebook’s grand vision for augmented reality was that it would make it easy for any developer to build and distribute an AR experience — as long as it lived inside Facebook’s app.

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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When Apple first introduced ARKit back in June at WWDC , we were blown away. Apple’s massive leap into augmented reality with no additional sensors or hardware, only the phone in your pocket, seemingly opened up the largest AR platform in the world overnight.

What Apple’s Dual Camera iPhone Means For Augmented Reality

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Is this a hint of Apple’s future plans for VR and AR? The rumored iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-lens camera system finally made its debut at Apple’s September product presentation Wednesday. iPhone 7 Plus depth sensing demo during Wednesday’s Apple keynote presentation.

Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality

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Before you jump on the Apple or Google App store looking for this app, AssembleAR is a proof of concept, so unfortunately the app isn’t available anywhere for now. The post Assembling IKEA Furniture Could Be Easier With Augmented Reality appeared first on VRScout.

This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality

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Available now on the Apple app store as a free download, Wavy morphs the world around you into an AR concert lightshow that transforms the way you’ll listen to music on your phone. The post This App Brings Music to Life in Augmented Reality appeared first on VRScout.

Apple is Bringing AR to “Hundreds of Millions” of iPhones and iPads Starting September 19th

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Apple’s iOS 11 is coming to compatible devices starting September 19th, which means that if you own a recent Apple iPhone or iPad, you may have an augmented reality-capable device in your hands before the new iPhone line even launches. ” image courtesy Apple.

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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.

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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In these early months of 2017 just about every major tech company has some sort of virtual or augmented reality product either on store shelves or coming in the future. Apple is a tough nut to crack when it comes to future projects.

Experience the Winter Olympics in Augmented Reality

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The NYT just debuted its first augmented reality experience: a preview piece for the Winter Olympics, enabling readers to meet world-class Olympic athletes–including figure skater Nathan Chen, big air snowboarder Anna Gasser and short track speed skater J.R.

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.

Apple’s Tim Cook On Augmented Reality: ‘It Will Be Huge’

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Apple Reveals Short List of AR Apps Coming to App Store This Month

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With ARKit in the wild for a few months now, Apple’s special iPhone 8 event was the place to announce the coming wave of augmented reality apps. image courtesy Apple. Using two Apple 8s, the developers played a quick game to show off the little tabletop game.

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Kickstarter Game System Uses iOS & Android Devices to Merge Tabletop Gaming with Augmented Reality

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The fortunes of ARKit and ARCore are still in the hands of developers, who have been increasing the number of mobile augmented reality apps on the market, but perhaps not as fast as companies like Apple might have expected.

Apple is investing in augmented reality, says Tim CookIt’s Apple.

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Apple is investing in augmented reality, says Tim Cook It’s Apple earnings day, which means analysts are allowed to ask Tim Cook probing questions about when the new iPhone is coming out and he is allowed to dance around those questions with exquisite grace.

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4 Dev Demos Showing Off Apple’s New ARKit Tracking

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Showcased at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week, ARKit is a new core technology for iOS 11, due to launch this Fall, soon to enable augmented reality features on hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads.

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Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote

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Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Among these exciting announcements were two impressive AR-based experiences running on Apple’s powerful ARKit 2 platform.

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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. Recent Amazon Studios job postings show that the retailer is currently building out a mixed reality team, “focused on defining next generation platforms and content.”

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Adobe’s Project Aero Aims to Help Creators Build AR Content

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Adobe recently unveiled a new project that aims to take the company further into the realm of augmented reality. The integration of usdz support was first announced at Apple’s WWDC, which saw the release of ARKit 2.0.

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Report: Apple Could Release an AR Headset as Early as 2020

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With the release of iOS 11, hundreds of millions of Apple devices gained the ability to perform basic augmented reality functions, albeit viewed through the screens of iPhones and iPads. Apple declined to comment on any of the above information.

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Apple Reportedly in Development on Combination AR/VR Headset

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Apple could soon be dominating the immersive market as rumors swirl around their unannounced AR/VR headset. A recent Cnet report has the the immersive industry in a tizzy as rumors regarding Apple’s still yet-to-be-announced combination AR & VR headset have begun circulating once more.

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Report: Apple Acquires VR & AR Eye-tracking Company SMI

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A report from MacRumors provides compelling evidence that Apple has quietly acquired SMI, also known as SensoMotoric Instruments, a company specializing in eye-tracking technology. MacRumors reports that the company was quietly acquired by Apple sometime between May 2nd and July 26th, 2017.

ManoMotion Brings Hand Gesture Input to Apple’s ARKit

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With Google and Apple gearing up for the augmented reality revolution with their respective software developer kits, ARCore and ARKit , developers are fervently looking to see just how far smartphone-based AR can really go.

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Apple CEO on AR Headsets: ‘We don’t want to be first, we want to be the best’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks augmented reality is going to be something big, a fairly simple claim to make thanks to the company’s recent inclusion of its AR tech into every Apple device capable of updating to iOS 11. ” image courtesy Apple.

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Using Apple’s ARKit, This Company Built Inside-Out Tracking for a VR Headset

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Nexus Interactive Arts, an immersive media division of VFX production studio Nexus Studios , have used Apple’s ARKit working on an iPhone 7 in an experiment that creates basic inside-out positional tracking and pass-through AR for a Google Cardboard headset.

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