Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

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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. It looks like Google had something up their sleeves the whole time. Image Credit: Google.

Google Wants Everyone to Try Scribble Art in Augmented Reality

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As part of its ARCore push this week, Google has promoted Just a Line from one-time AR experiment to a full-fledged app. Available now in the Play Store, the dead-simple augmented reality drawing app makes the old Microsoft Paint app look like Adobe Illustrator.

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.

Experiencing Art With Augmented Reality

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The key, he believes, is to use immersive technologies such as Augmented Reality to seamlessly add digital elements to those existing and well-loved experiences, making them richer and more accessible in the process. Augmented Reality Will Reinvent How We Experience Art [link].

Google’s Experiment With Web-Based Augmented Reality

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Google reveals new prototype that lets you share interactive augmented reality assets online. Reza Ali and Josh Carpenter work on Google’s Daydream WebXR team—a group working to integrate more virtual and augmented reality elements into everyday web browsing.

Google Puts Faces of Historic Women on US Currency via Augmented Reality

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That's the question that Google's Notable Women project endeavors to explore with augmented reality. Well-regarded men from the history of the United States tend to grace the country's currency, but what if equally deserving women were honored in the same fashion?

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!).

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.

Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore

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A bookstore in Boston celebrated its 300th birthday with an augmented reality makeover. It’s not yet on the Google Play store — but you can download its SDK from HBI. The post Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore appeared first on VRScout.

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Domino's Australia Serves Up Virtual Previews of Your Pizza Order in Augmented Reality

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If you're hungry for pizza and ordering from Domino's in Australia, you can now see what your pie will look like in augmented reality before placing your order.

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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While no supporting information was included in the official patent detailing the exact function of the touchpad and button below it, the patent specifically cites a Google Glass-compatible concept device created by industrial designer Jorge Trevino as a source of inspiration.

Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Android users with flagship-level phones could soon have access to a host of similar AR functions however thanks to Google’s ARCore , which was announced a few months after Apple’s ARKit. ‘Try it before you buy it’, the old adage goes.

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Google’s Augmented Reality Microscope Quickly Highlights Cancer Cells

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Discovering and diagnosing cancer may have just become much easier thanks to augmented reality. Google Research this week revealed an AR microscope (ARM) capable of detecting cancerous cells in real-time with the help of machine learning.

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. In many ways, Apple is trying to keep up with competitors like Google, who already have their Tango augmented and mixed reality platform.

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.

This Android App Lets You Search for Specific Words in Books & Documents via Augmented Reality

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One of the neatest tricks available in Google Lens, an app that can identify and interpret real world information, is the ability to copy text from the app's camera view and paste it into a digital document.

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.

Bose Frames Will Bring ‘Audio Augmented Reality’ To $199 Sunglasses

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When most people think of augmented reality , they picture digital words or objects overlaid on whatever real-world scenes they’re seeing through glasses. Unlike Google’s Glass, users won’t look like weird cyborgs wearing Frames out in public. For phone calling and Siri or Google Assistant voice commands, Frames also include a microphone and multi-function control button on the right temple.

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.

VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company

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The migration of virtual reality veterans to augmented reality continues. Armando Kirwin and Ryan Horrigan started the company to use artificial intelligence and augmented reality to build “emotionally intelligent avatars” as virtual companions for people. One of Felix & Paul’s big projects was a virtual reality tour of the White House with the Obamas.

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 Series A round led by Index Ventures, with First Round Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Google’s AI fund Gradient Ventures, LDVP, A&E Networks and WndrCo.

Lenovo Starts Shipping Augmented Reality Enabled Google Tango Phone

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So far in 2016 we’ve seen Samsung’s Note 7 go from everyone’s favorite cell phone to everyone’s favorite explosive device , the release of Google’s brand new Pixel line with DayDream support and Apple start riots over the removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7.

Escape Room Experience Comes to Mobile via Futuristic 'The Lockdown' Augmented Reality Game

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But augmented reality games such as The Lockdown could make them obsolete. Escape rooms, those real world puzzle games that challenge teams to solve a mystery and gain their freedom from a locked room, are all the rage right now.

Samsung Sends Family Guy into Augmented Reality to Showcase Connected Home Products

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On Friday, at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Samsung invited attendees into the residence of Family Guy's Griffin family to learn all about its "smart home" products via augmented reality. "If

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.

‘Strange Beasts’ is a Sci-fi Short About Augmented Reality in the Vein of ‘Black Mirror’

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Truth is oftentimes stranger than fiction, but because wide-spread, photorealistic augmented reality is still in the realm of science fiction rather than science fact, we usually defer to the storytellers and visual effects gurus to explore the possibilities. Augmented Reality News

Turn the Sky into a Shared Canvas with This Fun Augmented Reality App

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Published by AR developer Kevaid and available now on the App Store, Blue Sky Paint is similar to Similar to Google's Just a Line app, where users press the screen and move their device around to create lines in their immediate surroundings.

Jaunt Shows Off New Augmented Reality 360-degree Full Body Selfies

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But under new management, the company has shifted its focus to supplying mixed reality technology to other companies. Today, it‘s showing off some of the cool research it has been doing in volumetric capture, such as creating 360-degree digital avatars for augmented reality applications.

Meta: Making Augmented Reality Fashionable.

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The Meta team also tapped into the Google Project Tango framework to acquire the expertise of Alan Betran in developing a sensor array capable of dexterous hand interaction. With over 600 patent claims for the technology, the Meta team now offers us a truer vision of their future of reality.

FX Series ‘Legion’ Gets Augmented Reality Art Experience

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FX promotes its new X-Men-related show with cool augmented reality art murals. Users simply download the Blippar app, available on the App Store or Google Play , then “aim and frame the art to watch the power of Legion come to life.”

AR Specialist Zappar Nets $3.75m in Funding, Aims to “Democratize Augmented Reality”

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Zappar, a London-based developer in the Augmented Reality space, is announcing the closing of its Series A funding round. They have also successfully crowdfunded a Google Cardboard-inspired $30 Mixed Reality solution called ZapBox.

An Augmented Reality Game Brings the Monsters of The Rock's 'Rampage' to Your City Skyline

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Given Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's blockbuster movie pedigree and the promotional power that usually accompanies his work, there's a certain predictable symmetry in the news that Rampage, a movie adaptation of the classic arcade game, has now become an augmented reality mobile app.

The Gigantic List of Augmented Reality Use Cases

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Everyone says that augmented reality (AR) will be bigger than virtual reality (VR): analysts , investors , technologists , and futurists alike. Today, that would include things like LinkedIn, their tweets, Instagram photos, significant Google search results, and more.

‘Pokémon Go’ is Where I Draw the Line on “Augmented Reality”

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The announcement video for Pokémon Go, an “augmented reality” game for smartphones, opens by asking us to “imagine Pokémon in the real world.” So in what ways is Pokémon Go ‘augmented reality’?

Snapchat Hires Hollywood Effects Artist as “Augmented Reality Designer”

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Social media company Snapchat have just appointed a Hollywood effects artist Raffael Dickreuter who joined in June as a “Concept and Augmented Reality Designer.”

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Google released a preview version of ARCore for Android yesterday, the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line.

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Interactive Fabric Uses Augmented Reality To Bring Children’s Stories To Life

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The smart home textile company is combining augmented reality with specially designed materials to bring interactive stories to children’s bedrooms everywhere. All of the tales include multiple augmented reality points that lead kids through exciting, interactive adventures.

Pokemon Go or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Definition And Love Augmented Reality

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‘Rose Colored’ is a Haunting Vision of Love in Augmented Reality

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Yet, as we augment our senses, just what are we subtracting? “Are we going to enter a world where we can’t even tell the difference between fiction and reality?”. The post ‘Rose Colored’ is a Haunting Vision of Love in Augmented Reality appeared first on VRScout.

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

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It’s not certain at this time if Apple will be delving into VR too, maybe with a hypothetical headset akin to Samsung’s Gear VR or Google Daydream. The post Watch Apple’s Live iPhone 8 Event @10am PT, Suspected Augmented Reality Announcements appeared first on Road to VR.

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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.

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 was the face and voice of NASA’s mixed reality projects for some time now. He has been a mixed reality visionary for some time now.

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Google Brings ARCore 1.0 to Multiple Flagship Smartphones, Google Lens Preview Soon

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Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week, Google announced it’s bringing ARCore , it’s augmented reality SDK, out of preview and to a number of flagship smartphones in its 1.0 Once Google throws the switch, you’ll be able to download ARCore here.

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