My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Augmented Reality in 2018. You may hate or love Magic Leap, but the fact that it has released a product is for sure a great news for all the ecosystem : if after all those investments, that startup failed, it would have had a ripple effect on all the ecosystem, making investors lose trust in augmented reality. This has been an enormous endorsement for augmented reality. Predictions for Augmented Reality in 2019.

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet

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Extended reality in visual solutions is making the headlines. Hearables with augmented reality features are becoming ubiquitous thanks to the overall spread of wearables, the contribution of tech giants, and the growing demand for emerging technologies. Sponsored content.

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Samsung Elevates Galaxy Note 10+ with Depth Camera for 3D Scanning & Augmented Reality Apps

Next Reality AR

The mobile augmented reality war for dominance between Apple and its Asia-based rivals is in full effect. On Wednesday, Samsung continued the pattern it established with the Galaxy S10 4G smartphone by adding adding a depth-sensing camera to the new Galaxy Note 10+, which gives the device with some interesting augmented reality superpowers.

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android

VRScout

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. Google has been investing heavily on the hardware side with Tango, requiring specialized devices to augment our reality. ARCore: Augmented reality at Android scale. And if you own a Pixel or Samsung S8, running 7.0 AR is happening.

Cinematic Augmented Reality Movies are coming

RealVision VR

Augmented Reality’s time has come. Augmented Reality is finally coming-of-age. While everyone counted on Magic Leap to bring AR eye-wear to the masses, what Magic Leap did in-fact was lend a stigma to Augmented Reality with unfulfilled promises.

Nreal Light AR Smart Glasses Will Be Bundled With Latest Samsung And LG Smartphones

VRScout

Available now for pre-order, the Nreal Light AR smart glasses connect with compatible Android smartphones to bring your favorite apps, such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google Chrome, to life in augmented reality.

Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

Next Reality AR

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. The latest example, released to the app's Carousel on Monday, is a Lens that reacts to sound. The Lens attaches a pair of translucent neon bear ears to the user's head. The ears pulse to whatever music is in the user's vicinity.

How Augmented Reality Makes Advertising Fun Again

UploadVR

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?

What Apple’s Dual Camera iPhone Means For Augmented Reality

VRScout

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. Virtual and augmented reality are two related but different takes on head-mounted or smartphone display technology. Is this a hint of Apple’s future plans for VR and AR?

Samsung Beats Apple to the Punch with SmartTags+ & AR Finder

Next Reality AR

Over the past two product cycles, Apple has been rumored to be preparing to reveal its Apple AirTags tracking devices that can help iPhone owners find their possessions with augmented reality. But Samsung has leapfrogged Apple with its own take on the product category.

Lenovo Starts Shipping Augmented Reality Enabled Google Tango Phone

VRScout

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. The new platform features several significant improvements, but the most impressive innovation is by far the incredibly smooth augmented reality. Say Hello To The Massive Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

VR Veterans Found Artie Augmented Reality Avatar Company

UploadVR

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.

‘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?”. For example: Elon Musk’s Neural Lace project, Samsung’s contacts with embedded cameras, and Google’s glucose monitoring lenses for Diabetes sufferers. Although their relationship might now be based in reality, as a viewer I did not feel confident in the couple’s future.

This App Lets You Control Your Smarthome Lights via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

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.

Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

Road to VR

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. The post Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App appeared first on Road to VR. AR Industry ARKit News Amazon amazon ar shopping amazon ar view apple apple arkit augmented reality shopping‘Try it before you buy it’, the old adage goes.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. Let me be very honest: I’m not expecting that much from this year in augmented reality. If virtual reality is still in the early stages, augmented reality is even before that , and the technology is growing very slowly. Image by Tommy Palladino/ Next Reality ).

DreamGlass is an interesting Augmented Reality glass that costs only $399

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I’ve got to know through Reddit a new Augmented Reality headset called DreamGlass. DreamGlass is a product of a company called Dreamworld: it is a cheap augmented reality headset made for developers. What I love of DreamGlass is that for $399 it lets developers start experimenting with a good-quality augmented reality. I admit I’m not a huge fan of tethered augmented reality.

WarDucks Lands $3.8 Million Funding for Location-Based Augmented Reality Gaming, Adds Legendary Doom Developer

Next Reality AR

With plans to compete with Niantic and other augmented reality game developers, game developer WarDucks has closed a $3.8 Don't Miss: Pokémon GO Maker Niantic Catches $200 Million in Funding from Samsung & Others, Report Says In addition, the company has hired legendary game developer John Romero, whose credits include landmark titles such as Doom, Quake, and.

Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses

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According to a recently published patent application filed by Samsung, the company may be developing a foldable AR headset featuring a built-in display that automatically activates when the device is unfolded. Unlike these existing devices, however, Samsung’s headset will feature a design more similar to that of a conventional pair of sunglasses. The post Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses appeared first on VRScout.

Aryzon Pitched As The ‘Cardboard of Augmented Reality’

UploadVR

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.

CES 2020: Samsung Teases Prototype AR Glasses

VRScout

Are augmented reality personal trainers the future of at-home exercise? Samsung is kicked-off the first day of CES 2020 with a bang this morning, offering attendees an in-depth look at a variety of cutting-edge products straight out of a science fiction novel, including a BB8-style robot assistant, as well as new improvements to their proprietary voice assistant, Bixby. No other speaker in the world can control gadgets as much as Samsung can.”.

The Tantalizing Promise Of Augmented Reality Games

UploadVR

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. Mainstream venture capitalists pumped up startups in virtual and augmented reality in the third quarter, with a record $2.3 Three times the size of virtual reality, goes their prediction. Above: CastAR wants you to play tabletop games in mixed reality.

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

UploadVR

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. Samsung’s Gear VR and 360 Camera – [Image Source: Techradar] In relation to AR, Snapchat’s rise is mostly due to original video content exclusively created on cell phones.

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

Road to VR

Zappar, a London-based developer in the Augmented Reality space, is announcing the closing of its Series A funding round. Having worked with over 200 partners from the retail, television, film and packaged goods industries including Warner Bros, Coca-Cola and Manchester City Football Club, Zappar is a leading developer of Augmented Reality experiences and tools. “Zappar’s mission is to democratise augmented reality.

Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

TechCrunch VR

Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again, so far). Augmented Reality Column Hardware Venture Capital Apple Facebook Google head-mounted displays Magic Leap Microsoft mixed reality Samsung smartglasses smartphone smartphones Snap Snapchat Virtual realityTim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.

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? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users through their smart-connected home. Harnessing AR and the wit of Family Guy gives Samsung a unique solution to a complex challenge.”.

CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo

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During its CES 2020 livestream, Samsung casually showed off AR glasses- without formally declaring it to be an upcoming product or even acknowledging anything remarkable about showing such a device. But Samsung might just be beating them to market with an earlier, less mature product. The post CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo appeared first on UploadVR. AR CES ar AR glasses augmented reality CES 2020 samsung Smartglasses top stories

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

Road to VR

We knew Apple had been working on AR/VR for some time now, evidenced by a growing number of jobs published by on the company’s job site, but it wasn’t until they released a preview version of ARKit back in June —the augmented reality developer tool lets artists, companies, and game developers create AR apps—that Apple had publicly gone full tilt into their next big platform feature: augmented reality.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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With great pleasure, I announce to you that we have updated our game HitMotion: Reloaded (the first mixed reality fitness game ) on Viveport, and now we have far better bonuses management, apart from having fixed lots of bugs. Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR). Samsung may launch a next-gen Samsung Odyssey. A recent filing at the Chinese IP offices makes us speculate on a new PC VR headset in the works by Samsung. More info (Reality Check on 5G?—?1)

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

Road to VR

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).” ” The headset is said to make use of Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” platform, and to make its debut at Berlin’s IFA technology fair in late August.

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

Road to VR

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 says it can be used for augmented reality and virtual reality thanks to the electrochromic glass (AKA ‘smart glass’ ) that can block out external light on demand.

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

The Ghost Howls

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. Today, thanks to the fellow VR community member Eloi Gerard , I’ve found an article on lowyat.net that confirms that Samsung is not that enthusiast about Gear VR and that has probably different future plans.

The best AR and VR news from CES 2021

The Ghost Howls

It is a perfect recreation of visual reality, and of course, it solves all the issues that current AR/VR headsets may have (like the vergence-accommodation problem). augmented reality virtual reality CES ces 2021

Virtual & Augmented Reality: 6 Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018

Empact Labs

2017 already saw Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality changing the way we work and live. Here, Augmented Reality can bridge the gap – consumers can use their existing smartphone technologies to enhance their worlds, without the need to use a headset. Check out the video below for Hypatia – the world’s first Virtual Reality city or take a more in-depth dive of what it’s like to go out in in Social VR.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek’s Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

They’re a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. Alan: Yeah, the new Samsung 10 does it. I mean, AR– we talk about augmented reality this and that, and it’s just opening the camera and dropping it into the real world.

Web-Based Augmented Reality for E-Commerce, with Seek's Jon Cheney

XR for Business Podcast

They're a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands. We wanted to make augmented reality easier to find and access, and make this a technology that was more accessible. Alan: Yeah, the new Samsung 10 does it. I mean, AR-- we talk about augmented reality this and that, and it's just opening the camera and dropping it into the real world. They're a leading provider of web-based augmented reality for e-commerce brands.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

Road to VR

Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. Samsung XR is Samsung’s immersive video platform, and home to more than 10,000 videos. Image courtesy Samsung, EarthXR. The post Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films appeared first on Road to VR. 360 film 360 Video News earthx earthxfilm earthxr samsung samsung xr