Google Poly Is Shutting Down


Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

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If you liked shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you better switch over to the web version. Google is reportedly shutting down its Shopping app in a few weeks.


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Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience


Computer vision and AR technology bring Mount Kilimanjaro to life in your living room. Those watching on a Chromecast with Google TV or an Android TV OS device can immerse themselves even further in the thought-provoking documentary with a captivating AR experience powered via your smartphone.

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Breaking Barriers Through Immersive Technology


Baby boomers are thrilled that the fictional Holodeck from Star Trek is now a real and functional immersive technology. What’s even more thrilling for them is the development of holographic technology they all marveled at in the Star Wars series.

Google I/O 2021 Kicks Off Virtually on May 18

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Following Apple’s WWDC announcement and Microsoft’s Build reveal, Google has announced a date for its own developers conference, Google I/O 2021, which will kick off virtually on May 18.

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet


But AR/VR solutions are not limited to Google Glass, mobile apps for trying on shoes or accessories, and AR-based games. Sensor-based apps detect objects with the help of localization technologies such as GPS, RFID, or Wi-Fi. See Also: The “War of Words” Taking Place in XR Technology.

AdBlock Is Borking Google Docs

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For the past day or so, countless Google Docs and Google Drive users have reported a slew of formatting hiccups that rendered writing tools unusable. On Wednesday, Google Drive product manager Remy… Read more.

NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

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NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The post NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS appeared first on Road to VR.

XR Technology Conference AWE Goes Live


We weren’t able to cover everything at the massive XR technology conference, but we’ve collected some of our day one highlights. See Also: XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar. Google’s Dr. Ivan Poupyrev.

Google Announces ‘VR180’ 3D Consumer Cameras Coming from Lenovo and Yi Technology

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Google today unveiled at CES a pair of point-and-shoot stereoscopic 180 cameras from Lenovo and Chinese camera manufacturer YI Technology. The cameras, respectively called the Lenovo Mirage and the Yi Horizon, are the first consumer cameras in Google’s growing VR180 camera platform. Google says the Lenovo Mirage Camera and YI Technology’s YI Horizon VR180 Camera will hit shelves starting this spring, with a third camera coming from LG later this year.

Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens


Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. 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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Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App


While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens. For example, by activating Google Lens and aiming the camera at a written foreign language (Lens can detect 100 different dialects), the app will instantly detect the language presented and layer a translation directly on top of the original. Image Credit: Google.

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3 Technologies to Support Shopping’s Next Era

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Companies that have leaned into these technologies are seeing big results, as Walmart and Target’s blowout earnings. And if so, which technologies will power that retail future? It could even be simpler than Google’s advanced object recognition technology.

New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

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Google announced back in February it was adding new video-editing tools to its Photos app, but those updates appeared only on iOS devices first. Now, according to Android Police , Google is rolling out the same tools to Android users.

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Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology

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Google’s newly announced Seurat rendering tech purportedly makes use of ‘surface light-fields’ to turn high-quality CGI film assets into detailed virtual environments that can run on mobile VR hardware. Google just announced Seurat this week, a new rendering technology which could be a graphical breakthrough for mobile VR. As a proof of concept, Google teamed with ILMxLab to show what Seurat could do.

Google Earth's New 3D Time-Lapse Feature Shows How Humans Are Affecting the Planet

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Google Earth is already a powerful tool for observing our planet, but today it’s getting a major upgrade with the introduction of a new 3D time-lapse feature.

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Google Is Yanking Play Movies and TV App From Roku and Most Smart TVs

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Google is officially pulling the plug on its Play Movies and TV app on all Roku devices and Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TVs, the company announced via 9to5Google on Monday.

Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process


The rapid development of technology could not but affect the educational process. Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. How to Use VR Technology in Education? Google Earth VR. Sponsored content.

Google Misled Android Users About Location Data, Australian Court Finds

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In the first ruling of its kind, the Australian Federal Court announced on Friday that Google violated the country’s laws surrounding consumer safety when it misled Australian Android users about the location data that their phones were collecting.

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Google Reveals Glass Enterprise Edition 2 AR Headset


Earlier today, Google announced the latest addition to its Google Glass hardware line-up with Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. To help protect all the delicate technology stuffed into the sleek device, Google teamed up with Smith Optics to create a set of Glass-compatible safety frames capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of working environments such as manufacturing floors and maintenance facilities. Image Credit: Google.

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Google Assistant Just Got a Useful Update With Four Helpful Features

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Four new upgrades coming to Google Assistant will help you track down your phone, order takeout faster, and even discover new automated routines. Read more.

17 Google Assistant Tricks You Might Not Know About

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Google Assistant has been around since 2016, so you’ve undoubtedly picked up on a lot of the tricks that Google’s voice-activated helper is capable of, from setting alarms and timers to performing calculations and looking up definitions.

Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

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In the latest leg of Epic Games’ case against the tech giants, the Fortnite developer is taking Google to court—in Australia this time around. Read more.

Google Maps AR Navigation Rolls Out On iOS & Android Devices


Live View, a new navigation feature that adds AR overlays to the Google Maps experience, has officially begun rolling out on iOS and a wider variety of Android devices. Originally announced over a year ago during the 2018 Google I/O conference, Live View launched as a closed beta in February before becoming available on Google Pixel phones at Google I/O 2019 this past May. Image Credit: Google Inc. Image Credit: Google Inc.

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Current Pixel Owners Will Get to Keep Unlimited Storage in Google Photos After June

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A lot of people are going to have to make a hard decision later this summer when Google removes support for unlimited storage from Google Photo s , but current Pixel owners aren’t one of them.

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Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Program


Sorry Google Jump users, but Google has made the decision to shut down their cloud-based video stitching service on June 28 th citing a decline in Jump Assembler users. If you happen to be a current Jump user, you have until June 26 th to upload your footage and squeeze out every last drop of Google’s stitching services before they suspend services at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Image Credit: Google AR & VR. Google thinks so too.

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How to Switch From Old Google Pay to New Google Pay—and Why You Need To

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In April, the old Google Pay app is losing its key functionality, which means you’ll need to move over to the new Google Pay app before then to carry on using the service.

5 ‘Touchless’ AR Shopping Technologies in Action

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With physical stores temporarily closed or open with significant occupancy restrictions, retail brands have gotten creative in how they’re using technology to overcome the newest sales obstacles. A new AR project launched by Burberry this year uses Google Search technology to let people try on items before they buy online. The technology tracks users’ foot movements, so the virtual try-on experience runs in real-time.

Chromecast With Google TV Really Is Perfect Now, Huh?

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google chromecast google tv telecommunications apple tv computing networking hardware digital media players android android tv technology television technology technology internet smart tvOur favorite streaming device just got a major update. Read more.

Google Fires Another Top Researcher on Its AI Ethics Team

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Google has fired another top artificial intelligence researcher, Margaret Mitchell, in the latest escalation of internal tensions at the company following December’s controversial ouster of Timnit Gebru, a Black AI ethicist.

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Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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When have you entered VR and what has fascinated you about this technology? ( And when the Oculus CV1 came out, I was very interested in the technology… I had one of the first Hololenses in all of Los Angeles… but at that time, in my personal life, I wasn’t ready to start a business in there and I also felt that the market wasn’t quite ready so I didn’t really go for it… But I’ve always been interested in it, I’ve always had my eye on that.

Design Your Own VR Tour With Google’s ‘Tour Creator’


Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified, web-based VR development to students and teachers. It’s officially day two of Google’s annual I/O Developer Conference here in beautiful Mountain View, California and Google AR & VR has once again started off the day with some big news. You can then search across Google Street View for your desired locations, or upload your own 360-degree photos for a one-of-a-kind tour.

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Google Pixel Phones Get AR Maps First


Google is starting to roll out its augmented reality mapping features to its Pixel phones. We’ll be curious to see how broadly and quickly Google is able to support the new feature. GPS is the global foundation for most mapping services, but there are serious limitations to the technology’s ability to pinpoint location in some places. Tagged with: google Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Google Pixel Phones Get AR Maps First appeared first on UploadVR.

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Google Poly Editor Gives Brands More Control Over Their Immersive Ads


Google introduces customizable backgrounds, new animation settings, and realistic reflections. Originally announced earlier this summer alongside the reveal of Swirl, Google’s new mobile web-based immersive display format, the company this week confirmed the launch of its new 3D editor for the Google Poly 3D platform that offers brands a host of new options and abilities for customizing their web-based immersive advertisements. Google Poly editor in-action.

What You Need to Know About FLoC, the Ad-Targeting Tech Google Plans to Drop on Us All

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About two weeks ago, millions of Google Chrome users were signed up for an experiment they never agreed to be a part of. Google had just launched a test run for Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC–a new kind of ad-targeting tech meant to be less invasive than the average cookie.

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Report: Google’s VR180 Camera Partners Pull Back Support


The future of Google’s VR180 video format is now uncertain, according to a new report by Variety. The VR180 initiative was announced by Google back in 2017 , aiming to provide a way to easily film high-quality, stereoscopic 180 degree videos, without needing to stitch multiple videos together. Google had previously announced partnerships with YI Technology and Lenovo to produce VR180-capable cameras.

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United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology


The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology. Click on that [VR] symbol, put on your virtual reality goggles such as Google cardboard and get the opportunity to view as if you were that famous peacemaker various moments and events through their eyes.