Escaping from Augmented Reality

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Scriptum is currently available to download on Google play and iTunes for free, but there is no doubt that there is a very attractive commercial market for this sort of product out there. The post Escaping from Augmented Reality appeared first on Tech Trends.

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. Snapchat is using visualization to temporarily reveal something that is currently unavailable in reality: Big Ben.

Google Joins Snapchat & Facebook by Adding Augmented Reality Video Effects to Duo App for Valentine's Day

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Snapchat and Snap Camera aren't the only augmented reality apps available for couples to use on Valentine's Day. Google has added an augmented reality video effect to Duo, its latest video communications app for iOS and Android.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. This has been an enormous endorsement for augmented reality. Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019. Next-gen HoloLens will become a reality. Google Maps in AR).

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.

Social VR App vTime Opens a Window to Augmented Reality Users with iOS & Android App

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Most of the mobile augmented reality apps of today focus on individual experiences, but a new entrant into the space wants to make things a bit more social. Battle tested for years in the realm of virtual reality, vTime is finally bringing its immersive social chat experience into AR.

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?

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].

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Universal Studios Augmented Reality App Lets You Recreate a Scene from 'Welcome to Marwen' Film

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In a world where augmented reality is becoming the hero of the movie marketing, Universal Studios has decided to use the technology to reinvent the traditional movie trailer, a time-tested tactic of film promotion, in support of the forthcoming Robert Zemeckis film, Welcome to Marwen.

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.

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.

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.

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. augmented reality Best articles interviews AR business hado japan lbar

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.

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

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.

The Rise And Fall Of Augmented Reality ‘Unicorn’ Blippar

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The story of once-hyped augmented reality (AR) startup Blippar has come to an end. At its launch on Android and iOS in August 2011, Blippar had teamed up with Cadbury, which invited chocolate fans to play an augmented reality game triggered by its packaging.

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.

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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’?

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.

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.”