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

Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

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As Facebook, Apple, Samsung, and others offer augmented reality selfie effects and content that challenge its platform, Snapchat has continued to innovate with its augmented reality capabilities.

Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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ARCore is soon to be available on Google Pixel devices and Samsung Galaxy S8 and above, but won’t be integrated into other Android phones until Google and its partners think it’s ready. ‘Try it before you buy it’, the old adage goes.

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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. ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale. AR is happening.

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.

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”). The ability for a consumer to interact with their favorite brands or products through an Augmented Reality experience has real world applications. What was the last ad that you saw? Or at least the last ad that you remember seeing?

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.

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).”

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.

What Apple’s Dual Camera iPhone Means For Augmented Reality

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Although there weren’t drastic changes made to the physical design of the iPhone (minus that old thing called a headphone jack), Apple’s unveiling of a dual-lens camera points to a world where millions of consumers could one day put a powerful augmented reality device in their pocket.

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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The Tantalizing Promise Of Augmented Reality Games

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CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week, was loaded with augmented reality smartglasses, which layer digital animations and information on top of the real world. Three times the size of virtual reality, goes their prediction.

‘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.

Snapchat’s ‘Toy’ Glasses Set the Stage for Augmented Reality Dominance

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Giant hardware manufacturers like Samsung and GoPro are pushing 360-degree content by creating peripherals often tied to smartphones. When looking at mass-adoption, the mobile cell phone industry lays the foundation of virtual reality and augmented reality devices.

Aryzon Pitched As The ‘Cardboard of Augmented Reality’

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While Google Cardboard, Daydream, and the Samsung Gear VR lead the charge for accessible virtual reality headsets and experiences, augmented reality hasn’t had its full day in the sunshine. Calling it the “Cardboard of AR”, the 5-person team behind this cardboard AR viewer is opening the door for consumers to finally see what it’s like to have their worlds augmented.

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

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Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Image Credit: Samsung.

Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset Now Available – Everything You Need to Know

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The Samsung Odyssey, the company’s first PC VR headset, is available starting today in several countries, sold via Samsung and Microsoft stores. Samsung Odyssey Specs and Minimum Requirements. Image courtesy Samsung. Image courtesy Samsung.

Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not make its big entrance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, the company will however be presenting a few new VR/AR projects coming direct from their in-house incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab).

Samsung hints at a future mixed reality headset (and at unsolvable problems for Gear VR)

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When in 2015 I had my first Samsung Gear VR, I was amazed: finally, I could enjoy high-quality tether-less virtual reality. And it was great also because it was portable : some evenings, I took it with me and let my friend try high-quality virtual reality.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

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With the Gear VR’s launch in 2015, Samsung were technically the first company to release a modern-age consumer VR headset, and Gear VR is still the most owned VR headset on the market. In late 2017 they then launched a PC VR system, the Odyssey , the only ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ headset to use OLED panels and have lens separation adjustment. The Odyssey may be a stepping stone to a fully standalone Samsung VR headset.

Mixed Reality versus Virtual and Augmented Reality

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Unless you’ve been studying immersive technologies very closely, you may not have seen the rising use of the term Mixed Reality. Everyone probably has a good idea of what Virtual Reality is all about. The term Mixed Reality (MR) has a number of meanings.

Tech Toothbrush from Samsung Incubator Graduate Uses AR to Help Kids Improve Brushing Habits

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Kitten Planet, a spin-off company that grew up in Samsung's C-Lab incubator, has developed a connected toothbrush that teaches and motivates children to brush their teeth better via augmented reality while tracking their performance.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Will Support 2017 Gear VR, No 2018 Model Announced

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Samsung officially launched its new S9 and S9 Plus smartphones today. Samsung launched its first Gear VR headset way back in 2014, compatible with the Note 4. SEE ALSO Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Gear VR Phone Compatibility.

CES: uSens strives to bring augmented reality to billions of users

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announced the availability of uSensAr, a smartphone augmented reality engine, this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. With the release of uSensAR, we are allowing developers, smartphone manufacturers, and content creators to build those AR experiences not just for iPhone, Pixel and Samsung S8 users… but for the entire Android ecosystem,” he continued. The partnership is expected to empower augmented reality for hundreds of millions of users.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

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It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line.

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

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Captured and preserved using advanced laser scanning and volumetric photogrammetry technology, that same exhibit is now available to view from home using virtual and augmented reality. USD on Oculus, Steam VR, Samsung Gear VR, iOS App Store , and Google Play Store.

5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line. Hidden World is a simple experiment that combines hand-drawn animation with augmented reality.

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Apple is Bringing AR to “Hundreds of Millions” of iPhones and iPads Starting September 19th

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Apple’s iOS 11 is coming to compatible devices starting September 19th, which means that if you own a recent Apple iPhone or iPad, you may have an augmented reality-capable device in your hands before the new iPhone line even launches.

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Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Aims to Commercialize AR Headset in 1-2 Years

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Yu says the company is focusing on bringing AR to their fleet of smartphones first, which he maintains will let users acclimate to the idea of interacting with augmented reality experiences, games, services, etc.

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Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

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Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. Archive Android augmented reality Galaxy S8 gear vr google google glass MWC 2017 Samsung Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Gear VR smartphone virtual reality VR headsets

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. Since launching back in 2012, the C-Lab initiative has been hard at work developing industry-changing technology that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with virtual and augmented reality.

Watch NYT’s immersive stories on Samsung Gear VR via @engadget [link]

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Watch NYT’s immersive stories on Samsung Gear VR via @engadget [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) August 7, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Samsung working on a fully standalone VR headset with an Exynos CPU via @TalkAndroid.

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Samsung working on a fully standalone VR headset with an Exynos CPU via @TalkAndroid [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 8, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

9% Of U.S. Broadband Households Plan To Buy A VR Headset; Samsung Leads via @MediaPost.

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Broadband Households Plan To Buy A VR Headset; Samsung Leads via @MediaPost [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 4, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar9% Of U.S.

5 Future Predictions for the Virtual and Augmented Reality Industry

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Today, I have for you the top 5 predictions of the future for the virtual and augmented reality industry. According to John Carmack , Oculus CTO noted that the Oculus Go will perform "significantly better" than the Samsung Gear. Augmented reality is VR’s sister industry.

Samsung field patent for magnetic controllers for VR via @VentureBeat [link]

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Samsung field patent for magnetic controllers for VR via @VentureBeat [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 3, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

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You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about.

Samsung’s all-in-one VR headset is powered by Exynos processor, features eye tracking via.

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Samsung’s all-in-one VR headset is powered by Exynos processor, features eye tracking via @SamMobiles [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 5, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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

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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.

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Samsung C-Lab to bring four VR/AR ideas to MWC 2017

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Another tech show, another chance for Samsung to boast about how it fosters and cultivates innovation among its employees through incubation programs like its C-Lab, formerly Creative Lab. Archive ar augmented reality concept MWC 2017 Samsung virtual reality vr

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 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7 and S7 edge.

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Spatial’s Collaborative AR Platform Turns Any Room Into A 3D Workspace

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Cross-reality collaboration arrives as Spatial reveals holographic teleportation through augmented reality. Spatial has built the most advanced augmented reality platform available today,” says Todd Simpson, Partner at iNovia Capital, in an official release.