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. 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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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

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Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

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Google is going to buy North. A report says tha t Alphabet, the company behind Google, is in the last stages of the acquisition of North, the Canadian startup that makes the Focals smartglasses. Google adds depth APIs to ARCore. Image by Beat Games).

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Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

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During the Google Developer Day presentation at GDC 2018, Product Manager Clementine Jacoby and Engineering Lead Patrick Donelan at Google Maps presented the team’s progress in bringing their technology and data to game developers. Image courtesy Google.

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Nintendo Crafts AR Experience via Google Lens for Pokémon Sword & Shield Game Packaging

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Pokémon, Google, and augmented reality go together like wasabi, soy, and ginger, and the trio has come together again for the release of the latest game from the Pokémon universe.

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Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

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Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe.

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Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset

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From now until the end of 2017, Google is offering a game bundle worth $40 with every Daydream View purchase, which includes some of the platform’s best titles. Google’s updated VR headset was announced this week alongside their Pixel 2 smartphones, and begins to ship on October 17th.

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Google Announces an Indie Games Festival and VR and AR are Invited

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The best Google Stadia games to play right now

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Stadia trades quantity for quality with a small library of great games. Buying Guides Gaming Assassin's Creed Odyssey Destiny 2 Entertainment in containment Google google stadiaFrom Trials to RDR2, here are the best.

VR Tool Built With Google Poly Turns Words Into Matching 3D Objects

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A VR developer posted footage of a proof-of-concept mechanic that allows users to spell out any word and see it visualized as a Google Poly asset in real time. The implementation looks robust enough that it might be usable both as a game mechanic or for building worlds in virtual reality.

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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. Image Credit: Google/Grab Games.

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VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

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Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. The post VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream

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While not the most comfortable option on the market, its ability to provide immersive, 6DoF experiences minus the need of a beefy gaming PC makes it an attractive option for anyone looking to experience mid range VR on a budget. . Image Credit: Google AR & VR.

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‘Pokemon Go’ May Soon Support Google Cardboard

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Google Develops Real-Time Finger Tracking Algorithm For Mobile Chips

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Google released an open source algorithm which performs real-time 21-point finger tracking on mobile hardware. The system is part of Google’s MediaPipe, a modular framework for machine learning based solutions such as face detection, object detection, and hair segmentation.

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

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While Playground may not seem much different from AR stickers, lenses, or filters we’ve seen in the past, Google is clear on the fact that these are in fact all 3D assets, delivered in a smarter way with spatial and object recognition thanks to artificial intelligence.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Heads To The Oculus Quest This Spring

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Facebook confirmed earlier today that Google’s immensely popular room-scale VR painting experience, Tilt Brush, is coming to the Oculus Quest headset this Spring. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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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. Built by George Michael Brower with friends at Google Creative Lab. Built by Jane Friedhoff with friends at Google Creative Lab using Unity and ARCore.

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Google Unveils $79 Daydream VR Headset

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During a press event on Tuesday, Google finally revealed their Daydream View VR headset, a lightweight VR headset that will be compatible with Daydream Ready phones. Google also showed off their controller that can be used as an input device while in VR. News Daydream Google HTC

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Latest Google Doodle Accompanied By 360 VR Experience

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Celebrate the life and genius of French illusionist & film director Georges Méliès in this adorable Google Spotlight Story. If you’ve logged onto the Google homepage at some point today you may have already noticed a particularly interesting Google Doodle posted above the search bar.

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Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks

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Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool , enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Now Google’s Daydream Labs is giving us a glimpse into just that. Image Credit: Google VR.

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NFL Producing VR Series Exclusively for Google

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The VR video series will be available on YouTube and Google’s Daydream VR headset. The National Football League is producing its first original VR series, announcing Thursday that the nine-part series will be available on YouTube and Google’s new smartphone-powered VR headset, Daydream View.

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Google Brings Native ‘Tango’ AR Support to Unity

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Google has announced that its augmented reality platform Tango will be getting native integrated support for Unity later this year. Google’s Nathan Martz, Photo Courtesy Unity. SEE ALSO Asus 'ZenFone AR' Google Tango, Daydream VR Phone Launched, Specs Revealed.

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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2

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Last year Google showed us their commitment to VR, unveiling a Daydream View VR headset , Daydream platform, and Pixel phone. Now exactly a year later, Google is back again with VR updates and an additional focus on augmented reality (AR).

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Google Tilt Brush Brings Blocks Integration

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Two months ago Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool that enabled anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with little modeling experience required. Any Tilt Brush sketches using Blocks objects can now be published to Google’s Sketches platform to share with friends as well.

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These Are The 6 Best VR Games On Google Daydream Right Now

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Google Daydream has only been out a few weeks, but it’s already built up a pretty respectable line-up of mobile VR games, both new and old. Expect this list to grow in the coming months too as new games come out and developers hone in on what makes Daydream special.

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4 Interesting New ARCore Apps Hitting Google Play Store

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ARCore, Google’s augmented reality software development kit for Android devices, was recently made available on 13 flagship smartphones – giving over 100 million devices, the company says, the ability to run AR apps. Google’s ‘Just a Line’ Art App.

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

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Google has announced a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).

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Google: The ‘Pokemon GO’ Server Issues Were Unavoidable

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Blade Runner VR Experience Announced For Lenovo Mirage & Google Daydream

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Google WorldSense technology lets you freely explore 2023 Los Angeles. A partnership between Seismic Games and Alcon Media Group, the interactive VR experience takes place shortly after the events of the original film, dropping you into the plot of the critically-acclaimed sequel.

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Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived

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Unveiled at a press event last month, Google’s Daydream View headset is now on sale from retailers like Best Buy, Verizon, and Google’s own store. Like the Google Cardboard and Gear VR, Daydream View is powered by your phone (in this case a Google Pixel or Pixel XL device).

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Hands On With Google’s Daydream View VR Headset

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We’re live from Google’s Pixel phone media event, where we got hand’s on with the company’s new Daydream View VR headset. Much like the Google Cardboard and Gear VR, Daydream View is powered by your phone (in this case a Google Pixel phone). News Daydream Events Google Hardware

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Google Goes on VR Hiring Spree Amid Daydream Launch

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Google started its virtual reality initiatives early but slowly, announcing the now widely known Cardboard program way back in 2014. Google announced the Daydream initiative earlier this year at their annual I/O conference. Google News VR Jobs google google daydream google vrg

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Google Kills Movie Rental And Purchasing On Daydream VR

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Google has removed Google Play Movies & TV from its Daydream VR platform. Play Movies & TV is Google’s portal for renting and purchasing movies and shows. This news comes as part of a trend of Google winding down investment in the Daydream platform.

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Google’s VR Headset Is Daydream View

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Following the reveal of the Daydream mobile VR ecosystem earlier in the year, Google has finally revealed the first headset to support it, Daydream View. The new device was revealed at the Made By Google conference in San Francisco today.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Surprise Launches On PSVR… In Japan

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Google’s popular Tilt Brush VR creation platform is finally available on PSVR. The game costs 2,189 yen, which works out to about $20. Interestingly the app is published by Sony itself, not Google. Surprise!

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Google Opens Daydream App Submission to All and Publishes VR App “Quality Requirements”

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Google has put out the welcome mat and unlocked the doors to all developers wishing to develop apps for their Daydream VR platform, but in order to keep the standards high have also issued a “Quality Requirements” guide. Google’s Daydream View Headset and Motion Controller.

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