Keynote Triple Shot: Google, Apple & Facebook

AR Insider

The most notable updates came from Google, Apple and Facebook, in order of recency. Let’s dive in… Google . This includes Google Lens ‘ expanded capability to identify real-world objects and symbols. Apple .

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Spatial Beats: Apple VR, Google Poly & LBVR Hangs On

AR Insider

How many XR headsets is Apple working on, and when can we get our hands one them? Finally, why in the name of the geek gods is Google shutting down Poly? Google’s own Tilt Brush, an important content creation tool, relies on Poly. W elcome back to Spatial Beats.


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Google Kicks Parler Off Its App Store, And Apple May Soon Follow Suit

GizModo VR

Parler was suspended from Google’s Play Store on Friday over its lack of content moderation, ironically the very reason the social media platform has quickly become an online gutter collecting deplatformed conservatives and far-right extremists. parler conservative apple google

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Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone XR

Digital Trends

The Google Pixel 4a and Apple iPhone XR are two great smartphones that won't empty your bank account. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile Google phone Google Pixel 4a Google vs Apple iPhone iPhone Xr

Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel


These facts have me considering jumping ship from Apple seriously for the first time since 2007. While I’m deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem, Pixel tempts me more than ever before to consider leaving Apple behind completely. Just how embedded am I with Apple? Google is releasing Pixel alongside the Daydream View reference VR headset that will offer experiences to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR. ” Not the same with Google Pixel.

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Google TV Plugs Its Biggest Hole with Upcoming Support for Apple TV App

GizModo VR

The Chromecast with Google TV is simply one of the best streaming devices you can buy right now (especially at just $50), and now Google is plugging one of the only holes in its flagship streaming video device thanks to upcoming support for the Apple TV app.

Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

Road to VR

In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore. Google prides itself on its stewardship of Android, the largest mobile platform in the world with over 80 percent of the mobile market share in 2016, according to research and advisory firm Gartner.

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California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

GizModo VR

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the Golden State would become the 18th to launch an official Covid-19 contact tracing app powered by technology pioneered by Apple and Google. gavin newsom app california contact tracing app google apple

Fortnite Booted from Google's App Store Too

GizModo VR

Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today. fortnite freefortnite apple google apps app store antitrust google play google play store

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Apple Music Arrives on Nest Audio Smart Speakers

GizModo VR

Hey Google, play Apple Music. apple music nest audio google apple smart speakers google assistantRead more.

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Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone SE (2020): Can Pixel take a bite of the Apple?

Digital Trends

The Google Pixel 4a and Apple iPhone SE (2020) are two of the best budget smartphones available right now. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile 2020 iPhone SE Buyers Guide Google Google Pixel 4a

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Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

The Ghost Howls

In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more! Apple is (maybe) already testing Apple Glasses in the wild. How will Apple Glasses be?

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Google Acquires North, the Startup Behind ‘Focals’ Smartglasses

Road to VR

Google today confirmed in a blog post that it’s acquired North, the Canada-based smartglasses maker behind Focals. “Over the last while, it became clear that aligning with Google would significantly advance our shared vision,” North said in a news brief. The Focals app itself is also going to be removed from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. as a Google device targeted at fashion-conscious consumers.

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Apple Music finds its way to Google Assistant speakers and displays

Digital Trends

Apple Music has long been solely available only on iOS and HomePod, but it is now available on Google Assistant-powered smart displays and speakers. News Smart Home Apple Music Google Assistant smart home

Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

Digital Trends

News Apple contact tracing app Apple Google contact tracing app contact tracing app Coronavirus coronavirus app Google contact tracing appThe app is free to download on iPhone and Android devices.

The Downside of Conveniently Signing In With Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Apple

GizModo VR

When you’re signing up for something new, it’s tempting to just sign in using whatever accounts you already have: Sign in with Apple, Google, or Facebook, (and in other cases Twitter).… sign in with apple google facebook twitter

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How Epic Games’ Lawsuit Against Apple Could Impact The Future Of VR/AR


Apple threatens to withhold support for ARKit and upcoming VR technology on Unreal Engine. For those who may be out of the loop, last week Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple after the company pulled their megapopular multiplayer game Fortnite from the iOS App Store.

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Apple says cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia violate iOS app store rules

Digital Trends

Gaming News Apple Google google stadia Microsoft Project xCloud NvidiaThe company argues it needs to review each and every game before users play them.

Apple is building its own version of Google Search, report says

Mashable VR

Apple might be working on an alternative to Google Search. This is according to a report by the Financial Times , which claims Apple has begun to show its own search results in iOS 14. This might mean that Apple is ramping up efforts to replace Google Search on its devices.

Rumor: Apple AR Glasses Leak Points to Name, Price & Possible Launch Window

Road to VR

We know that Apple has been developing an AR headset since at least 2017, but outside of what we gathered from files hidden in iOS 13.1 In a video report (linked below), Prosser says that Apple’s AR headset will be named ‘Apple Glass’, and will be priced at $499, which doesn’t include the price of the actual corrective lenses. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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Apple Maps Rivals Google Earth VR With ARKit Integration


Apple revealed a lot of details about its impressive new ARKit platform at its event at WWDC 2017 last month, but it didn’t mention that one of its most popular apps already supports the new feature. The latest version of Apple Maps has ARKit support built in. It looks very similar to Google Earth VR, the free HTC Vive and Oculus Rift app that allows you to explore certain locations across the glove. Apple VR Industry News

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

Next Reality AR

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. The first ARCore app to exhibit the new shared AR experiences will be Google's own Just a.

What you need to know about Epic Games’ feud with Apple (and Google)

Digital Trends

Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, is feuding with Apple and Google. Gaming News Apple Epic Games Fortnite GoogleIt's a sticky situation involving app store revenue cuts and antitrust law.

UK says Google and Apple’s billion-dollar search engine deal stifles competition

Digital Trends

The country's watchdog claims Google paid Apple close to a billion dollars. Computing News Apple Google

Apple's ARKit 2.0 Intends to Match & Surpass Google's ARCore with Multiplayer & Persistent Content, Says Report

Next Reality AR

On the one year anniversary of the introduction of ARKit, Apple is planning to reveal major updates its augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week. If true, this announcement would not only corroborate reports from earlier this year but also match capabilities that Google launched at its IO developer conference last month with its Cloud Anchors platform.

What Does Epic Games Hope to Gain From Its Lawsuit Against Apple and Google?

GizModo VR

In what could possibly be described as a brilliant antitrust set-up , Epic Games is suing Apple and Google for removing its Fortnite game from the iOS App Store and Google Play store, respectively. shots fired epic games apple google antitrust

Tale of the Tape — How Does Apple's Measure App Measure Up Against Google's Version?

Next Reality AR

Earlier this month, when Apple announced at WWDC that iOS 12 would include an augmented reality tape measure called Measure, iPhone watchers seemed impressed by the new addition to the company's AR arsenal. Well, just a couple of weeks later, on June 19, it appears that Google remembered it had its own Measure app as well. The app originated on Tango, and it has been in purgatory since Google sent the platform out to pasture.

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The Reckoning Over Apple and Google's App Stores Has Been a Long Time Coming

GizModo VR

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8th Wall Beats Google & Apple to Market with an AR Platform for Web

Next Reality AR

Google and Apple are working to enable augmented reality content for the web, but startup 8th Wall has managed to launch a web AR platform that works on mobile browsers now. On Tuesday, the company launched 8th Wall Web, a platform that adapts the company's own environmental-mapping engine for markerless augmented reality experiences to mobile web via JavaScript and WebGL standards.

ARCore Is Google’s Answer To Apple’s ARKit, Now Available For Pixel And Galaxy S8


Today, Google is announcing the debut of ARCore , an initiative to bring mobile-powered AR experiences to the masses like never before. Previously Google’s Tango was the best way to see powerful AR projects in action, but that required extra cameras and sensors on high-end smartphones to work. ” Starting right now, Google is making the ARCore SDK available to owners of the Google Pixel (running Oreo) and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (running at least 7.0

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Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

Road to VR

Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014. A look at the company’s job listings so far this year reveals Google’s expanding commitment and investment in VR and AR. Google is continuing to grow its AR and VR teams and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Google's Standalone Daydream Headset Prototype with WorldSense Tracking.

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Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0, Putting Privacy & Multiuser AR at Its Core

Road to VR

According to a recent Reuters report, Apple is set to unveil some new features in its supposed release of ARKit 2.0, Citing people familiar with the subject, Apple is said to have designed its two-player system out of privacy concerns—a departure from how Google currently handles multiplayer AR. Google says it discards raw mapping data after a week. Apple is said to unveil ARKit 2.0 The post Report: Apple to Unveil ARKit 2.0,

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Google Fi: Phones, plans, pricing, perks, and more explained

Digital Trends

Google's wireless service, formerly Project Fi, is now Google Fi. Android Apple Buying Guides Mobile data plans Google Google Fi MVNO Other Project Fi Tier 4 wireless carriersHere's everything you need to know about it.

Google wakes up from its VR daydream

TechCrunch VR

Daydream, Google’s mobile-focused virtual reality platform, is losing official support from Google, Android Police reports. Google’s hardware business is already peanuts compared to their search and ads business, so it probably wasn’t clear what the point was.

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Google Takes an Apple Approach to Android Apps, Will Require 30% Cut of Play Store Revenue

GizModo VR

After some confusion—and after watching Apple take heat over its iOS App Store policies—Google is clarifying how and when it plans to take its cut of paid apps in the Google Play Store. its better than nothing google google play android apps in app purchases

Leading Democrat says Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have ‘monopoly power’

Digital Trends

News Social Media Amazon antitrust Apple Facebook GoogleThis must end'.

Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1

Road to VR

Steadily becoming the biggest open-secret in the industry… more evidence has come to light that Apple in ongoing development of an AR headset. The mode is part of Apple’s ‘StarBoard’ system which was recently uncovered in iOS and described therein as a “system shell for stereo AR enabled apps.” SEE ALSO Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro.

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