Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome

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Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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

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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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Google’s The Mandalorian AR Experience Lets You Kick It With Virtual Mando

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” Earlier today, Google and Lucasfilm launched a brand new AR experience that “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin and the Child.” Image Credit: Google/Lucasfilm.

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Google Poly Is Shutting Down

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Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App

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While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens. For example, by activating Google Lens and aiming the camera at a written foreign language (Lens can detect 100 different dialects), the app will instantly detect the language presented and layer a translation directly on top of the original. Image Credit: Google.

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NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers

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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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Google Unveils ARCore Depth API to Make AR More Natural & Interactive

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Shahram Izadi, Director of Research and Engineering at Google, says in a blog post the new Depth API now enables occlusion for mobile AR applications, and also the chance of creating more realistic physics and surface interactions.

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Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

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Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

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Google Brings Web-based AR to Chrome in Latest Beta

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Last week Google released a beta of Chrome 81 for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows, which means a stable version is just around the corner. One of the most important updates to arrive in Chrome 81 is the ability to use web-based AR apps. Image courtesy Google.

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Back To The Moon Is The First Google Doodle Available In All Realities

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Step into the world of French illusionist and film director Georges Mélíès in AR, VR, or standard video. Back to the Moon is a beautifully animated experience that pushes the boundaries of AR storytelling. Image Credit: Google.

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Google Maps AR Navigation Rolls Out On iOS & Android Devices

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Navigate your way through unfamiliar locations using AR overlays. Live View, a new navigation feature that adds AR overlays to the Google Maps experience, has officially begun rolling out on iOS and a wider variety of Android devices. Originally announced over a year ago during the 2018 Google I/O conference, Live View launched as a closed beta in February before becoming available on Google Pixel phones at Google I/O 2019 this past May.

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Google Pixel Phones Get AR Maps First

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Google is starting to roll out its augmented reality mapping features to its Pixel phones. We’ll be curious to see how broadly and quickly Google is able to support the new feature. Google’s new AR maps build on these other technologies and, in a technical blog post from February, the company explained how its “Visual Positioning Service” works to enable more accurate mapping in AR. AR Google Daydream VR Industry News google

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Google Maps Expands Live View AR Navigation Capabilities to Airports & Shopping Malls

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The AR walking navigation feature in Google Maps, which is arguably one of the most useful mobile augmented reality to available to consumers, is about to get even more indispensable for travelers.

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Google Teases New AR Features For Its Search & Lens Apps

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Google focuses on practical AR functionality at its annual developer conference. Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference kicked off earlier this morning at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA with a two-hour keynote highlighting a wide range of updates to their lineup of proprietary mobile software. Google Search AR functionality in action // Image Credit: Google. Automatically calculating tips via Google Lens // Image Credit: Google.

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Google Rebrands AR Stickers as Playground; Introduces 3D AR Animation

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While there wasn’t much news on the VR front from Google at today’s New York hardware event except from learning that the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are compatible with Daydream View VR headsets, Google did introduce a new slate augmented reality (AR) stickers that will have you taking selfies with Iron Man. Dubbed Playground, the new mode in the Pixel camera is a rebrand of its AR stickers that launched with the Pixel 2 roughly a year ago.

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What’s Google’s AR Incubation Play?

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In AR, Apple is a good example of this approach, given its work to seed user demand and developer interest through ARkit and other mobile means. Snap has likewise popularized AR lenses by integrating them into the existing and popular activity of social multimedia sharing.

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Google Arts & Culture Drops AR Synth Exhibit That You Can Play

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The latest AR exhibit from Google Arts & Culture not only lets you virtually touch the displays but also make your own audio art.

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Google Brings AR Into The Classroom With ‘Expeditions AR’ Program

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Google Expeditions expands services to include educational AR for students. Joining the list of announcements made during the first day of the 2017 Google I/O conference are plans to further expand the company’s Google Expeditions , helping to bring augmented reality experiences into classrooms across the U.S. The Pioneer Program uses Google Tango technology to effectively scan and map the physical room and accurately project 3D models throughout.

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Google Adds Pac-Man, Hello Kitty, & More Japanese Anime & Video Game Characters to AR Search

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Gamers, anime fans, and those with an interest in Japanese culture are in for an AR treat courtesy of Google.

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The AR Location Wars, Part I: Google

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A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. Synthesizing these factors, one of AR’s battlegrounds will be in augmenting the world in location-relevant ways. How else will geospatial AR materialize? Part I: Google .

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‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

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Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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Google Adds New AR Galleries & Audio Guided Tour to Arts & Culture App

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And that's what you get with the Google Arts & Culture app, which adds three new Pocket Galleries with world-famous masterpieces, one of which emulates guided tours in real-world museums.

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Google Launches TensorFlow 3D Using LiDAR & Depth Sensors for Advanced AR Experiences

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Radar made a brief cameo via Project Soli in Google Pixel 4.

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Google Gifts 5G Android Smartphones with 'the Mandalorian' AR App

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With the new season of The Mandalorian underway, Google has launched a new AR app that enables some Star Wars fans to connect with virtual characters in between new episodes.

Google Expeditions AR Tours Now Available To Public

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Google announces the full release of Expeditions AR as well as updates to its Expeditions app. In a continued show of confidence towards VR & AR technology as influential tools in the classroom, Google has today made its limited Google Expeditions AR tours program available to the public free of charge. AR takes the abstract and makes it concrete to the students. Image Credit: Google AR and VR.

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Start Creating AR Experiences With Google’s Free Class

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Google rolls out a 15-hour introduction into the ARCore platform. As AR continues to make its way into the mainstream, more developers than ever have been focusing their efforts on creating the next big augmented experience. But let’s say you, an average Joe with no knowledge of app development, had an idea for a hit AR experience that you know will make waves. For those completely unfamiliar with AR development, the process can seem be intimidating.

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Snapchat, Google, & Verizon Highlight Humanity's Impact on the Environment with AR for Earth Day

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Don't Miss: Snapchat Celebrates Earth Day with Sobering Augmented Reality Look at Rising Sea Levels Working in partnership with the AR/VR team at Google, Snap recruited Lens Studio.

Google I/O 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

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Fears over a potential outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Google to postpone its annual I/O developer conference, normally held in May at the Shoreline Amphitheater just across the street from Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”.

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You Can See to the Other Side of the World with Google's Latest Web-Based AR Experiment

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On its Experiments with Google hub, Google has aggregated a collection of AR experiences built on the WebXR standard that show off the outer reaches of what is possible for web-based AR development.

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RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

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RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019). Sad news out of New York this morning as Google confirms it has discontinued the production of its Daydream View VR headset and will not be providing VR support for its upcoming Pixel 4, effectively killing the Daydream platform in the process. Image Credit: Google Inc. “We We are no longer certifying new devices,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014. Since then we’ve seen the company’s ambitions in VR and AR continue to grow with the introduction and launch of the Daydream headsets in 2016, and new standalone Daydream headsets coming later this year. A look at the company’s job listings so far this year reveals Google’s expanding commitment and investment in VR and AR.

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Google Teases League of Legends AR Experience

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With new updates to Google’s Daydream View headset, the unveiling of Pixel 2, and a preview of AR Stickers that included packs for Stranger Things and Star Wars , Google also teased a slew of new apps and experiences built with ARCore by their partners. One of those apps that immediately caught our eye was a real-time action AR demo for League of Legends. There is even a LEGO AR app, where you can have fun building virtual models with characters that come to life.

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NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

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NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. CloudXR is a specialized solution for the unique latency and performance requirements of VR and AR streaming.

Google Ends Support Of ‘Tilt Brush,’ Software Now Open Source

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Google this week announced that it will be ending its support for its genre-defining VR painting app, Tilt Brush by Google , marking the end of a historic era for the immersive art & design scene. News GitHub Google Open-Source Tilt Brush Tilt Brush VR Art VR Painting

Report: Google is Developing a Standalone AR Headset to Rival HoloLens

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Google is allegedly developing a standalone augmented reality headset that aims to offer users a tethereless AR experience, German tech publication WinFuture reports. According to WinFuture , the project is still at a very early stage of development, as both Qualcomm QSC603 and Qualcomm QSC605 are still currently under consideration as potential chips to drive the AR headset. ” Image courtesy Google.

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Developer Brings Google Lens’ AR Features To VR

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Real-time AR text translation in a VR space. This past May during the 2019 I/O Developer Conference, Google unveiled several new features heading to their Google Search and Lens applications. These additions included 3D animated models accessible directly through Google Search, the ability to scan restaurant menus for additional information on recommended dishes, as well as automatic tip calculations.

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Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for “New and novel” AR/VR Lenses

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Though there wasn’t much groundbreaking in the Daydream news shared at Google I/O this year, the company is growing its AR/VR team at an accelerated rate, suggesting Google has a number of things up its sleeve yet. While we’ve known for some time that Google has been designing custom lenses for their Daydream products, the new job listing suggests and escalation of that work into in-house rapid prototyping.

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