Save Your Google Poly Projects Before They Expire With Poly To Sketchfab Tool


Transfer your 3D models before June 30th using the easy-to-use tool available free via Sketchfab. In less than four months Google will be permanently shutting down its 3D model sharing platform Google Poly , marking the end of an era for the VR community.

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Google Adds 50 New AR Animals To Google App & Chrome


Google has expanded its lineup of 3D animals available via Google Search with 50 new creatures. In a video released on Twitter, the company showcases just a handful of the augmented reality animals now accessible via the Google app and compatible Chrome browsers.

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Google One subscribers now have enhanced photo-editing tools on iPhones

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Google has now added the formerly Android-exclusive Google Photos editing features to the iPhone for Google One subscribers. Apple Mobile News google one Google+ Photos iPhone

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


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. Using Google Poly to source assets at runtime. VR #gamedev #indiedev #Oculus #Google #madewithunity

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Google Announces New Tools to Develop High-performance Daydream Apps

Road to VR

During the opening presentation at today’s Unity Vision Summit, Nathan Martz, Developer Platforms Product Manager at Google, took to the stage to talk about new tools that the company is releasing to help developers create high-performance apps for Daydream, Google’s high-end Android VR platform. Scaling means getting developers to build VR experience that are not only fun, but highlight optimized, and Google wants to make that as easy as possible.

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Google ‘Blocks’ Update Matures Tools for Even Easier 3D Modeling in VR

Road to VR

Google Blocks, the 3D object creation tool for VR/AR app developers, just got a big update that includes new environments, improved object snapping, and a number of experimental features that the company says makes Blocks “more powerful and even easier to use.” Now, Google has added a few more features to make creation a little more hassle free. ” SEE ALSO Google is Developing a VR Display With 10x More Pixels Than Today's Headsets.

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Unity Reveals New VR Tools and Google Daydream Support


Aside from new tools and features to provide enhanced graphics and performance, Unity stepped in to preview a completely new video player that will make it easier to import and play 4k video and seamlessly-rendered 360 VR videos. Unity also revealed the new version of its EditorVR authoring tool and confirmed it will be available sometime in December. Featuring free portfolio tools and community network, Unity Connect helps developers showcase work and individual skills.

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Google Tries to Buy Journalists Off With Some Honestly Sweet New Tools

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This morning Google announced it’s rolled out an entire suite of tools designed to make journalists’ jobs easier. google journalist studio google journalism journalist tools fact checking data visualization

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Learn Google’s most essential tools from a former Google Engineer, SEO expert, and more

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TL;DR: Learn how to make Google Workspace your go-to productivity tool with the 2021 Ultimate Google Workspace Certification Bundle. More about Mashable Shopping , Google Workspace , Culture , and Work Life. Mashable Shopping Google Workspace Culture Work Life

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Google deploys new AI tool to COVID-19 vaccine searches

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Google's answer to combatting COVID vaccine misinformation has been to display resources from health authorities like the CDC in information boxes on search result pages. Credit: Google. Google displays information from the CDC or the World Health Organization in its boxes.

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Google Search features new tool for pandemic shopping

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A new Google feature gives you an overview of items you can buy near your physical location so you won't be trombone-less for long. The feature, announced by Google on Wednesday, works as follows. More about Google , Google Search , Tech , and Big Tech Companies.

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New Google Shopping tools announced ahead of Black Friday

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Online shopping is an ever-changing beast, thanks in no small part to Google. 22, our search engine overlords have introduced a slew of new features as part of Google Shopping to help make shopping experts out of all of us. Google Online Shopping Black Friday Mashable Shopping Tech

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VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access

Road to VR

VR-optimised 3D creation tool Gravity Sketch is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by a group of design engineers at the Royal College of Art, the software is ‘for everyone’, but its feature set has particular relevance to creative professionals, and could become an invaluable tool for industrial design visualisation. The post VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google Photos Is Adding New Editing Tools, but You'll Have to Pay

GizModo VR

For people who have been debating about whether to pay Google for extra cloud storage or not, today Google just sweetened the deal by giving new photo-editing tools to Google One subscribers.

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Tilt Brush Introduces New Brushes and Tools


The VR painting tool just got even better. Part of what keeps us coming back to Tilt Brush all the time is seeing what others are able to do with the 3D painting tool. For many of us who paint more elaborate landscapes and art pieces, Tilt Brush also added a couple tools that will make life that much easier. The Pin Tool lets you quickly lock your objects in place. Select All and Invert Selection Tools. News Art Google Painting Tilt Brush

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‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

Road to VR

Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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Google to Announce New Dev Tools at GDC 2018, Keynote to Feature AR/VR

Road to VR

This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) is nearly upon us, and now that talks for the week-long event are published on the GDC website , it appears Google will be taking the stage to introduce a number of new products and tools for game devs. Presented at Google Developer Day keynote on March 19th, Martz will be joining Instant Apps PM Lead Jonathan Karmel and Mark Vela, Head of Games Merchandising at Google Play Americas.

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Google’s New 3D Compression Tool Could Be Big For VR On The Web


Samsung updated the WebVR support for its browser on Gear VR, Google introduced the promised experimental Daydream support for the mobile version of Chrome, and Oculus launched the preview version of its Carmel web browser that will one day have us exploring the Internet through the Rift and Gear VR. Today, however, we’re returning to Google. Draco is a 3D graphics compression tool developed by the Chrome Media team. You can grab the tool from GitHub.

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Google Maps Adds Tools to Pay for Parking and Transit in App

GizModo VR

As part of Google’s continued efforts to expand the features of its popular mapping app, today Google announced the ability to pay for both parking and transit fares directly in Google Maps.

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Google's new A.I. health tool turns your phone camera into a dermatologist

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At this year's Google I/O, the company showed off a new health tool to help you identify different skin, hair, and nail issues using artificial intelligence and your smartphone camera. More about Google Io , Tech , and Consumer Tech. Google Io Tech Consumer Tech

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Google Extends AR Search Lead Over Apple with Landmark Recognition for Google Lens

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This week, Apple unveiled its own version of Google Lens in the form of Live Text.

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Google Open Sources Seurat, a ‘Surface Light-field’ Rendering Tool for 6DOF Mobile VR

Road to VR

Google announced Seurat at last year’s I/O developer conference, showing a brief glimpse into the new rendering technology designed to reduce the complexity of ultra high-quality CGI assets so they can run in real-time on mobile processors. Now, the company is open sourcing Seurat so developers can customize the tool and use it for their own mobile VR projects. Google has now released Seurat on GitHub , including documentation and source code for prospective developers.

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Google’s latest AI tool transforms your basic MS Paint doodles into fantastic beasts

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The Chimera Painter is an AI tool that generates plausible-looking creatures based on MS Paint-style user drawings. More about Google , Mashable Video , Video Games , Ai , and Monster. Google Mashable Video Video Games Ai Monster

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Facebook Hands Off Quill PC VR Animation Tool To Creator

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Facebook handed off its PC-based VR illustration and animation tool Quill to its original creator Iñigo Quilez. Earlier this year, Google stopped development of Tilt Brush and open sourced the VR art app.

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Zoom's New Attendance Tool Will Snitch on Attendees Who Are Late to a Meeting

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The new “ Attendance Status ” tool, first spotted by TechRadar, allows Zoom hosts and co-hosts to use calendar integration from Google and Microsoft to easily see whether or not… Read more.

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

Road to VR

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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Translate ancient hieroglyphs with Google's new AI-powered tool

Mashable VR

It's been 221 years since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone —a key tool for deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs. To celebrate the anniversary, Google this week launched Fabricius, a new Arts & Culture tool that lets anyone play classical linguist.

8th Wall Launches Cloud-based WebAR Development Tools & Hosting Platform

Road to VR

8th Wall, a Palo Alto-based company creating augmented reality development tools, today announced the release of its cloud-based authoring and hosting platform which aims to make it easier for AR developers by providing what it calls a “unified in-browser solution” to create and host WebAR experiences. Founded in 2016 by ex-Google and Facebook engineers, 8th Wall puts a heavy emphasis on computer vision, machine learning and product development.

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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 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. This past Friday the tech giant sent an email out to all Jump users sating, “As these new cameras, formats, and editing tools became available, we saw usage of Jump Assembler decline.”. Anything left on Google’s Cloud Storage will be deleted immediately after Google suspends their service on June 28 th.

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Google may add Apple-like Continuity tools to Chrome OS and Android

Digital Trends

Computing News Android Chrome OS GoogleChrome OS may also soon be able to mirror your phone notifications.

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Google Unveils ARCore Depth API to Make AR More Natural & Interactive

Road to VR

Shahram Izadi, Director of Research and Engineering at Google, says in a blog post the new Depth API now enables occlusion for mobile AR applications, and also the chance of creating more realistic physics and surface interactions.

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Google adds a private locked photos folder to iPhones for “personal” photos

Digital Trends

Google rolls out a slew of privacy-focused tools for Android and iOS in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Android Apple Mobile News Google+ Photos iPhone privacy Security

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Google's Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

GizModo VR

And now it seems Google is bringing Live Captions to Chrome, with the feature already available as a hidden option in the browser. Live Captions is one of the most useful features on Android phones, allowing your mobile device to automatically transcribe any audio it’s currently playing.

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Adobe Launches AR Creation Tool ‘Project Aero’ For Creative Cloud


Adobe released a preview of a powerful new AR editing & creation tool, currently named ‘Project Aero’ The key feature of Aero that sets it apart from similar projects is its direct 1st party integration with Adobe’s popular Creative Cloud suite, which millions of creators already use and love — you can request early access here.

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Learn Google’s most essential tools with this discounted online bundle

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The 2021 Ultimate Google Workspace Certification Bundle is on sale for £21.46 Most people associate Google with either the search engine, the smart speaker in their home, or the email address they’ve had since the mid-aughts.

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