Apple Maps Update Introduces AR Navigation


This latest update also introduces AR walking directions to the navigation app. AR navigation is expected to arrive this September alongside a slew of other updates as part of iOS 15. As previously mentioned, Apple Maps’ AR navigation works similar to Google Maps Live View.

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This AR Book Lets You Summon Demons With Your Voice


Book of Asmodeus is an interactive AR book that allows you to decide how the story unfolds. These AR-enhanced creatures are just one part of the experience, however. The Book of Asmodeus looks to be more than an AR experience.

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Snap Acquires AR Display Startup WaveOptics for Over $500M

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It not only announced yesterday that its next-gen version of Spectacles will be a AR device , but it’s now come to light that the company is acquiring WaveOptics, the startup behind the AR optics within the Spectacles themselves.

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Adobe AR Concept Syncs Digital Notes To Physical Documents


Adobe shared a new concept they called ‘ Dually Noted ‘, which uses AR to allow for seamless collaboration when editing a document simultaneously across physical and digital versions. The tool syncs notes so they can appear on the physical version of a document via AR.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Could Facebook’s AR Video Calls Solve “Zoom Fatigue”?


Spice up your video calls with AR games and party hats. This new category will let you share interactive AR effects with anyone on a group video call through Messenger. That being said, AR effects aren’t new for Facebook’s messaging apps.

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Doctors Perform One-Of-A-Kind AR Surgery In Boston


Surgeons were able to view 3D anatomical information in real-time thanks to Dr. Steve Murphy’s AR guidance platform. ” Dr. Murphy’s intra-operative AR guidance platform was approved by the Food and Drug Administration Moving on January 28, 2021.

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Snapchat’s 4th-generation Spectacles Are Its First to Support AR

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While the prior generations included only cameras for capturing first-person footage, the 4th generation Spectacles are the company’s first to include a display for real-time AR. According to a piece by Wired , Snap plans to send out around 1,000 of its AR glasses to developers.

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Grow Glide Launches AR Tool For Cannabis Farmers


Vertical farming specialists Grow Glide this week announced a new augmented reality (AR) system designed specifically to assist cannabis cultivators in developing their own virtual cannabis farming systems via an easy-to-use web app.

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NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers


AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, NuGaming. Adjusting the settings on the AR glasses is simple.

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Panasonic’s AR HUD Could Be The Future Of Automotive Safety


Revealed earlier this week during the all-digital showcase, this futuristic heads-up display uses a combination of AR visuals and AI technology from the companies SPYDR cockpit domain controller to deliver crucial information in real-time without distracting the driver.

Snapchat Reveals Next-Gen AR Glasses, But There’s A Catch


has released a LEGO-like brick-building Lens, enabling you to create colorful structures with others in augmented reality (AR). Designed specifically for Snap creators, these lightweight glasses are capable of generating AR visuals in real-time.

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Amazon Salon Lets You Sample Hair Colors Using AR


Amazon’s first in-person haircare and styling center offers AR hair consultation as well as point-and-learn technology. One such technology-infused service is AR hair consultation. The post Amazon Salon Lets You Sample Hair Colors Using AR appeared first on VRScout.

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Report: Snapchat Readying an AR Version of Its Spectacles Glasses

Road to VR

Hot on the tail of Niantic teasing a pair of AR glasses earlier this week , a new report from The Information says the company is readying a pair of its Spectacles glasses with proper AR functionality.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: AR Is “Critically Important” For The Company’s Future


According to a recent report by Apple research expert Ming-Chi Kuo , Apple will be launching a mixed reality headset later this year, followed by a dedicated AR headset in 2025 and AR contact lenses in 2030.

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NFTs: Perspectives From AR & VR Stakeholders


From art to business, the blockchain has enabled digital content to hold new value, with implications for the entire AR & VR community. EXCERPTS FROM AR & VR STAKEHOLDERS ON NFTS . Dale Deacon | Developing Immersive Storytelling in VR & AR | South Africa.

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Celebrate The Mars Rover Landing With ‘Mission To Mars AR’


Control the landing sequence, drive a rover, and pilot a helicopter drone in this multifaceted AR experience. Drive the Rovers – Go behind the wheel of a rover and navigate your real-world surroundings using the power of AR. Mission to Mars AR is available free on iOS and Android.

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Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

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Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. WalkingCat was also involved in leaking photos of Oculus Quest 2 before it was launched, and Lenovo’s latest ThinkReality AR glasses for enterprise before it was announced at CES this year.

Design Full Rooms In AR With The IKEA Studio App


Change wall colors, arrange multiple pieces of furniture, and export your AR rooms in 2D and 3D for critique. We’ve also used a new renderer reality kit from Apple that lets us achieve a level of detail on these models that hasn’t been seen before in IKEA’s AR portfolio.”.

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Developer Copy & Pastes Real Margaritas Using AR Technology


This past May we covered a unique augmented reality app by developer Cyril Diagne that uses a selection of AR and machine learning technology to capture digital renditions of real-world objects and automatically isolate them from their surrounding environments.

Merge Cube AR Teaching Tools Coming To Instagram And Facebook


Merge Labs brings its AR-enabled educational cube to social media. When Merge Labs launched their Merge Cube in 2017, the device instantly changed how people could access AR experiences. Ask any educator, AR revs up the classroom when blended with more traditional learning methods.

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VR Coworking Platform ‘Spatial’ Launches Mobile AR Workspace


This week the company introduced mobile AR support to the platform, allowing team members to participate in virtual meetings using a compatible iOS or Android device. The phone is where AR will thrive first and we’re capitalizing on this trend today.

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EXCLUSIVE: Apple AR glasses hands-on preview

The Ghost Howls

Everyone started wondering if Apple could announce its AR glasses at WWDC or not. Let me just start by saying that yes: AR glasses will be the “One more thing…” announcement at WWDC on June, 7th. Forget all the other AR and VR devices you have tried.

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Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween


Customize your own AR jack-o’-lantern via the company’s new interactive boxes. When combined with Amazon’s AR app, customers can actually bring their artwork to life. The post Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween appeared first on VRScout.

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Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience


Computer vision and AR technology bring Mount Kilimanjaro to life in your living room. Those watching on a Chromecast with Google TV or an Android TV OS device can immerse themselves even further in the thought-provoking documentary with a captivating AR experience powered via your smartphone.

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Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR


And thus the AR art show was born, offering the Seattle public a chance to explore the powerful messages of BLM while adhering to social distancing safety protocols. “It’s The post Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR appeared first on VRScout.

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Snapchat Lens Turns Real-World Objects Into AR Instruments


Available now via the Snapchat app, Scan Band uses a combination of augmented reality (AR) and machine learning to convert everyday objects into interactive virtual instruments. The post Snapchat Lens Turns Real-World Objects Into AR Instruments appeared first on VRScout.

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This AR Go-Kart Experience Is Basically Real-Life ‘Mario Kart’


Developed by The Ents Inc, this ambitious AR-powered experience will have racers going head-to-head throughout a variety of unique circuit designs using real-life go-karts. Each time you fire a weapon, you’ll see the AR projectile traveling towards your opponent in the real world.

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Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

The Ghost Howls

Today I have the pleasure of publishing an interview I had with Graham Atlee , a very smart guy that has developed the Triton Project, a DIY affordable AR headset with wide FOV and natural hands interactions! For the past 3 years I’ve been working on various AR/VR projects like

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Rumor: Apple Will Debut AR Headset & Tracker In 2021


According to TF International Securities analyst and respected Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to debut a wide range of new projects this year, including the long-rumored “Apple Glass” AR headset and AirTag tracking device.

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Snapchat AR Lenses Update Adds Voice Commands, Shared Worlds, Dog & Plant Scanner


goes all-in on AR with improvements to Lens Studio and the Snapchat app. This includes voice-activate UI navigation, shared AR Lenses capable of spanning multiple city blocks, new scanners capable of identifying dog and plant breeds, and machine learning functionality just to name a few.

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Legoland Resort Launches New 4D Film & AR Scavenger Hunt


Everyone’s favorite chain of LEGO-themed amusement parks, LEGOLAND, has revealed plans for an upcoming 4D film experience complete with its own AR-powered scavenger hunt that will have visitors combing real-world locations in search of virtual creatures.

Hand Tracking Comes To Nreal AR Glasses


High fidelity hand tracking lets you pinch, grab, and zoom in AR. If you own a set of Nreal Light’s AR glasses or you’re a developer, one of your first questions regarding native hand tracking is how much of an impact this feature will have on battery life.

2021 Mercedes S-Class Will Feature AR Navigation And 3D Eye-Tracking


AR-enhanced navigation and 3D stereoscopic displays arriving later this year. In the past the luxury vehicles company has experimented with numerous VR and AR applications, from an AR owners manual and VR car-buying experience to an AR-enhanced vehicle tour and multiple 360-degree videos.

‘Pokémon Go’ Team Working On ‘Pikmin’ AR Mobile Game


Location-based augmented reality (AR) specialists Niantic today announced an exciting partnership with Nintendo to jointly develop “real-world” mobile games that will bring legendary Nintendo characters to life in AR, beginning with the Pikmin franchise.

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The New York Times’ Famous Crossword Puzzle Now Available In AR


The beloved New York Times crossword puzzle is now available in AR, offering fans of the long-running daily puzzle the chance to test their word skills in a whole new way. The New York Times is no stranger to AR.

Luxexcel & WaveOptics Partner To Bring AR-Powered Prescription Lenses To The Masses


AR prescription glasses arrive Q2 of 2021. By merging the work being done at Luxexcel and WaveOptics, the two companies are promising an AR headset that is more streamlined than existing solutions such as Nreal or Magic Leap.