Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018

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As a new communications medium, Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the way we consume and share knowledge and how we express ourselves creatively. These AR projects, apps, products, and tools are helping to rewrite reality and the way we engage with our immediate surroundings and world at large. Snapchat is using visualization to temporarily reveal something that is currently unavailable in reality: Big Ben. Partial diminished reality.”.

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 also mentioned AR apps from IKEA and Lego. In many ways, Apple is trying to keep up with competitors like Google, who already have their Tango augmented and mixed reality platform.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. This has been an enormous endorsement for augmented reality. Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019. Apple glasses.

Which Startups Are Hiring for Augmented Reality Jobs?

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In 2019, the demand growth for augmented reality and virtual reality engineers skyrocketed 1400% from the previous year, surpassing the demand for blockchain engineers (the most in-demand skill in 2018). Venture capital investment in augmented reality and virtual reality hit $4.1

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet

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Extended reality in visual solutions is making the headlines. Hearables with augmented reality features are becoming ubiquitous thanks to the overall spread of wearables, the contribution of tech giants, and the growing demand for emerging technologies. Sponsored content.

The New York Times Reinvents the Crossword Puzzle for Augmented Reality via Instagram

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At first glance, it may not sound like there's much value in doing a crossword puzzle in augmented reality, but The New York Times has managed to revamp the pastime as an immersive game.

Ryerson University Brings the Science Lab Home With Augmented Reality

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This fall, Ryerson University is launching a remote learning solution that offers at-home science lessons in augmented reality, Ryerson Augmented Learning Experience (RALE), powered by NexTech AR Solutions’ InfernoAR technology. At-Home Science Experience in Augmented Reality.

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. Apple CEO Tim Cook. This month, Apple launched ARKit , a new AR development kit that has already produced some interesting experiences. News Apple AR Augmented Reality Disney Facebook Microsoft Snap

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. Google has been investing heavily on the hardware side with Tango, requiring specialized devices to augment our reality. ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale. AR is happening.

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. Finished or not, AssembleAR is an interesting idea and proves that the future self-assembly manual for IKEA – as well as other step-by-step manuals – could have a life in augmented reality, and end up saving us all a lot of time and frustration. News AR AseembleAR Augmented Reality IKEA

Augmented Reality Disappeared From Gartner’s Hype Cycle – What’s Next?

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In the AR industry, this news left some open-mouthed: augmented reality is officially out of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. After climbing up the curve steadily year by year in the cycle, augmented reality took a steep ride down to the trough of disillusionment in 2018. But then the surprise came: last year augmented reality was entirely removed from the Hype Cycle. Augmented Reality’s Journey in the Cycle.

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. With Phil Schiller taking the stage to unveil the latest iPhone camera update, it was clear that Apple is serious about their “best camera we have ever made.”. iPhone 7 Plus depth sensing demo during Wednesday’s Apple keynote presentation.

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. “U sing Wavy and augmented reality to offer fans something different would be incredibly helpful for musicians to stay on the radar of music fans as well as make them stand out from the crowd.” News AR Augmented Reality iOS Music Wavy

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. The app that Lego demoed at this year's iPhone launch event is now available in the App Store, and it showcases several new capabilities available in ARKit 2.0.

KaviAR Tech Launches New Augmented Reality App for Travel

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French startup KaviAR Tech has launched “the world’s first augmented reality teleportation app”, according to the company, called KaviAR Gate. See Also: 3 Applications of Augmented Reality in the Travel Industry. We talked about his vision for the future of the company, augmented reality, and more. Everything started when someone asked Ruiz if it was possible to augment an object and add content to one’s reality.

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. Now at Apple, Norris is reportedly working as a member of a team run by Mike Rockwell, formerly of Dolby Labs. Norris was the face and voice of NASA’s mixed reality projects for some time now.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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With the hype surrounding Apple and Google’s (admittedly very cool) AR tracking tech now in the hands of tens of millions of developers and users, you might be tempted to think that immersive augmented reality experiences—delivering the promise of wild AR concept videos we’ve seen over the last decade—are just around the corner. The post The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today appeared first on Road to VR.

Fashion Is the Perfect Fit for Augmented Reality

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The fashion industry is tailor-made for an augmented reality explosion. Snapchat was the first to discover the power of augmenting the selfie. But selfies aren’t just for the face, augmenting the body will become a major part of our lives and will be as addictive as Snap face lenses today (for toddlers and you). A current impediment for this reality is consistent image recognition. Just picture yourself trying on different shirts digitally; it’s too good.

Augmented Reality 2021 trends and predictions

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In 2021 we expect to see the strengthening of some Augmented Reality trends that started in 2020 or even before and at the same time the emergence of new trends that will shape how this market will evolve and change in the next few years. Optimizing 3D models for Augmented Reality 3.

Cinematic Augmented Reality Movies are coming

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Augmented Reality’s time has come. Augmented Reality is finally coming-of-age. While everyone counted on Magic Leap to bring AR eye-wear to the masses, what Magic Leap did in-fact was lend a stigma to Augmented Reality with unfulfilled promises.

Universal Everything Launches ‘Super You,’ a Free Augmented Reality App for Creators

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Universal Everything, a UK-based digital art practice and design studio, has debuted a free augmented reality app called Super You. Transforming in Augmented Reality. Universal Everything created Super You in Unity, using Apple’s ARKit 3.5. The Future of Augmented Reality. According to a company representative, they think Super You uncovers the potential of augmented reality and body-centric experiences to defy material possibility.

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

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For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. Tipatat Chennavasin, The Venture Reality Fund.

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. ” Apple says iOS 11 will be made available to iPhone 5s and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. image courtesy Apple.

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. If your device is able to update ( check here ), that means you may be getting a number of features like an optimized App Store and a sleeker user interface, but it also means you can start to delve into the world of augmented reality too. image courtesy Apple.

Apple iPhone Owners Can Now Try Out Gucci's Ace Sneakers via Augmented Reality

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Yet, here we are, with Gucci adding an augmented reality try-on camera tool to its iOS mobile app, available now via the App Store, for its Ace sneakers line, which the company calls a "mainstay" of its collection. Don't Miss: Christian Dior Fashion Fans Can Now Try Sunglasses & Headbands via Augmented Reality on Instagram With top billing on the app's home screen, the Ace Try On tool overlays 19 models of sneakers on users' camera view of their feet.

Is Augmented Reality the Next Big Thing in the Toy Industry?

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Augmented reality has many incredible uses. Is augmented reality its next big thing? How Augmented Reality Toys Work. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality doesn’t fully immerse its users in a digital environment. See Also: Augmented Reality Toys Help Children Develop their Emotional and Cognitive Abilities. Augmented Reality Toys. Augmented Reality Is Here.

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. Cloud Anchors is the name Google's new shared AR capability, which will work on Android and iOS.

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. Available for free on Apple's iOS App Store, the app functions much like Google's recently released Just A Line, except that it adds color, and (for now) you can't save your drawings, you can only draw in AR and then clear the drawing and start over again.

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. 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. 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.”

Samsung Elevates Galaxy Note 10+ with Depth Camera for 3D Scanning & Augmented Reality Apps

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The mobile augmented reality war for dominance between Apple and its Asia-based rivals is in full effect. On Wednesday, Samsung continued the pattern it established with the Galaxy S10 4G smartphone by adding adding a depth-sensing camera to the new Galaxy Note 10+, which gives the device with some interesting augmented reality superpowers.

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. However, while rivals like Google , Microsoft and Sony are already well on their immersive way, Apple remains silent on what its immersive projects may be. Tagged with: apple , ar , industry news , patent.

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. The latest example, released to the app's Carousel on Monday, is a Lens that reacts to sound. The Lens attaches a pair of translucent neon bear ears to the user's head. The ears pulse to whatever music is in the user's vicinity.

Shazam Pours a Tall Glass of Augmented Reality Marketing for Shackleton Whisky

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Apple's in-house music identification app Shazam has been quiet on the augmented reality front since officially joining Cupertino's finest last year, but a new promotion gives AR enthusiasts an occasion to raise a toast. Last week, Shackleton Whisky launched an augmented reality experience via Shazam's app for iOS and Android.

Harry Potter Fans Can Now Summon a Wizarding World Sorting Hat in Augmented Reality

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If you need to know whether you are really a Hufflepuff or a Gryffindor, then it's time to get yourself an augmented reality sorting hat. Don't Miss: Harry Potter Photo Printer from Lifeprint Turns Snapshots into Magical Augmented Reality Portraits Apple iOS and Android users can download the free Wizarding World app to access the AR sorting hat game alongside.

AR.js: Efficient Augmented Reality for the Web

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This guest post is contributed by the creators behind a new augmented reality toolkit that brings AR to the Web on mobile phones. The possibilities of augmented reality are countless and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. We would like AR to be useful for the world, to stop being a promise and become a reality. is a solution for efficiently doing augmented reality on the web, available on github.

How Augmented Reality Makes Advertising Fun Again

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Augmented Reality fits perfectly into this model. What Does Augmented Reality Advertising Look Like? Today, Augmented Reality advertising is taking two main formats: The Forward Facing Camera (aka “The Selfie”). With recent announcements from Apple and Google, browser based AR experiences are now possible. So with this in mind, if you are looking at creating an Augmented Reality campaign, at the end of the day, make it fun.

Hang Out in Seinfeld's Apartment via an Augmented Reality Replica on Your iPhone or iPad

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If you've ever wanted to barge into Jerry Seinfeld's apartment like Cosmo Kramer, you can now do so without having to book a ride on the Peterman Reality Tour. However, the online store for the product gives customers the opportunity to preview the replica in their physical space through augmented reality via ARKit-compatible iPhones and iPads. The experience is made possible via Apple's AR.