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We’ll be dropping by Silicon Valley next month for Google I/O to check out the latest scoop from the Big G. May is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month for Tech Trends Click To Tweet. May is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month for Tech Trends, making us wish that we were already in a sort of post-OASIS world where we could virtually teleport ourselves to all the cool events we get invited to. Alice Bonasio is a VR Consultant and Tech Trends’ Editor in Chief.

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Amazon’s record profits, Google Pixel 4a, and more | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live we dive into the top tech topics, including Amazon’s record-shattering profits. Digital Trends Live Amazon dt live NASA tiktok Twitter

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TikTok’s creator fund, TCL’s new TVs | Digital Trends Live

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Apple One, Ubisoft Forward wrap-up, life on Mars, and more | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories, including Apple accidentally revealing Apple One. Apple Digital Trends Live Social Media dt live Google Mars Curiosity Twitter

Prime Day delayed, Google Meet, Mustang Mach-E, and more | Digital Trends Live

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Google Is Bucking Trends with the Pixel 5, and It's Awesome

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Ever since Google bought a big chunk of HTC and began integrating its U.S. and Taiwan teams (the Pixel 3a was the first Pixel primarily designed in Taiwan), it’s felt like Google has been a bit confused about the Pixel’s direction.

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The AR Location Wars, Part I: Google

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That could be wayfinding with Google Live View , or visual search with Google Lens. As you can tell from the above examples, Google will have a key stake in this “Internet of Places.” Part I: Google . Where does Google fit in all of this?

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What’s Google’s Wearables Master Plan?

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After covering Apple last week, what moves is Google making in wearables? And like Apple, Google’s motivations for wearables are to protect and future-proof its core business. For Google that of course means search. Google’s most notable wearables investment is with hearables.

Watch-Out Augmented Reality Trends in 2021

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Augmented Reality Trends to Look-out for in 2021: 1) Augmented Reality <> Medicine – AR can help save lives through showing defibrillators nearby bringing crucial pieces of information to those in need or danger. Trending AR VR Articles: 1.

What’s Google’s AR Incubation Play?

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But greater impact could come from the web’s most well-traveled destination: Google. For one, Google increasingly offers AR-enabled search results that come to life in 3D. Starting with AR-enabled SERPs, Google continues to enable search results to come to life in 3D and AR.

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Virtual Reality Future?—?Predictions, Trends, and Upcoming Developments

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Predictions, Trends, and Upcoming Developments Most experts agree that VR technology will continue its growth well into this decade, with the only disagreement being exactly how much it will grow. Trending AR VR Articles: 1. software-development vr trends innovation future

VR Rising: 5 Trends to Watch As The Industry Grows In 2017

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With new hardware releases from Google, HTC, and PlayStation, the runaway success of augmented reality megahit Pokémon GO , and the early buzz of Snap’s Spectacles all filling our newsfeeds in 2016, you’d think mainstream adoption of virtual and augmented reality was right around the corner. Tagged with: Amitt Mahajan , Han Jin , industry , panel , Timoni West , tony parisi , trends , VR. Events VR Industry News Amitt Mahajan Han Jin industry panel Timoni West tony parisi trends V

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Google’s Internet of Places Materializes

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Where does Google fit in all of this? Besides financial incentive to future-proof its core search business with next-generation visual interfaces — per our ongoing “ follow the money ” exercise — Google’s actual moves triangulate an IoP play.

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Video mapping viral trends of the decade by state is a wild trip down memory lane

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Using Google's annual "Year in Search" summary, the YouTube channel V1 Analytics created a video that recapped the viral trends of the decade — down to the day — and it's a wonderful little trip down memory lane. Videos Google Youtube Trends Viral Video Recap

TikTok's reality shifting trend mixes dream-like consciousness with fandoms

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Credit: Screenshot: Google docs. "I TikTok users are taking fan culture to the next level by practicing a sort of meditation in an effort to "shift realities" to inhabit the fictional universe of their choosing. It's sort of like a more real form of daydreaming.

Spatial Beats: Oculus, Google & Snap

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This week, we look at tech stocks, Quest 2’s continued rise, Google’s VR sunsetting, and horsing around with Snapchat See the full roundup below. What is up with Google and XR? Contributors Trend Analysis Spatial BeatsW elcome back to Spatial Beats.

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Google’s ‘Internet-of-Places’ Inches Forward

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Where does Google fit in all of this? Besides financial incentive to future-proof its core search business with next-generation visual interfaces — per our ongoing “ follow the money ” exercise — Google’s actual moves triangulate an IoP play. Features Trend Analysis trendline

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Spatial Beats: Snap, Google & Digilens

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This week, we dive into Snap’s new AR Spectacles, Google I/O takeaways and Digilens’ new reference frames. The post Spatial Beats: Snap, Google & Digilens appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors Trend Analysis Spatial BeatsW elcome back to Spatial Beats.

What’s Behind Google’s Latest AR Updates?

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A fter expanding and contracting in various VR initiatives, Google continues to be committed to AR. If search and AR had a baby, it would be visual search — Google’s prevailing AR play, otherwise known as Google Lens. This is Google’s version of an AR cloud.

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Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014. A look at the company’s job listings so far this year reveals Google’s expanding commitment and investment in VR and AR. Google is continuing to grow its AR and VR teams and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Google's Standalone Daydream Headset Prototype with WorldSense Tracking.

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XR Talks: Projecting 2020’s Top Spatial Trends

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Visual search a la Google Lens will be opportune as it inherits the high-intent dynamics that make search a valuable ad medium. So there you have it… trends to watch in 2020. The post XR Talks: Projecting 2020’s Top Spatial Trends appeared first on AR Insider.

Google Appears to Be Ramping Up R&D Efforts for “New and novel” AR/VR Lenses

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Though there wasn’t much groundbreaking in the Daydream news shared at Google I/O this year, the company is growing its AR/VR team at an accelerated rate, suggesting Google has a number of things up its sleeve yet. While we’ve known for some time that Google has been designing custom lenses for their Daydream products, the new job listing suggests and escalation of that work into in-house rapid prototyping.

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Google ‘Foveated Compression’ Patent Filing Published

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Alphabet’s Google filed for a patent for a compression system specifically designed for frames produced by foveated rendering. The patent is seemingly based on a late 2017 paper from Google Research titled ‘Strategies for Foveated Compression and Transmission’ The project was led by Dr Behnam Bastani, who led Google’s entire VR rendering research effort. Google foveated rendering google

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Spatial Beats: Apple VR, Google Poly & LBVR Hangs On

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Finally, why in the name of the geek gods is Google shutting down Poly? Google’s own Tilt Brush, an important content creation tool, relies on Poly. Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett just left Google, too. Contributors Trend Analysis Spatial Beats

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part III: Google

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After examining Amazon and Microsoft , it’s time to zero in on Google. ’ Google’s motivations for wearables are similar to Apple, Amazon and Microsoft: to protect and future-proof its core business. For Google that of course means search.

Data Dive: Google Lens is Used 3B Times Per Month

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its answer to Google Live view. Not to be outdone, Google fired back with an update of its own: better landmark detection in Google Lens. But buried in that announcement was a notable nugget: Google Lens is used 3 billion times per month. Trending AR VR Articles: 1.

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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. Before this month it was also available on Daydream, Google’s VR platform for high-end Android smartphones and Lenovo’s standalone headset. This news comes as part of a trend of Google winding down investment in the Daydream platform.

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What’s Google’s ‘Audio AR’ Play?

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Picking up where we left off last week in examining Apple’s hearables strategy, what’s Google’s counterpoint? With Apple out of the way, we’ll now tackle Google (and Bose next week). How is audio AR aligned with Google’s master plan to be the “knowledge layer” for the spatial web? A Vessel for Google Assistant. Though not as sleek, they’re a vessel for a superior voice/AI engine: Google Assistant.

What’s Google’s Wearables Master Plan?

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Sensory Nerves After covering Apple last week, what moves is Google making in wearables? And like Apple, Google’s motivations for wearables are to protect and future-proof its core business. For Google that of course means search. Trending AR VR Articles: 1.

What’s Google’s AR Incubation Play?

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But greater impact could come from the web’s most well-traveled destination: Google. For one, Google increasingly offers AR -enabled search results that come to life in 3D. These use cases and categories will continue to broaden as Google tests the waters.

Can Google’s ‘Live View’ Popularize AR?

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Google VPS (visual positioning system) walking directions went live yesterday under the name Live View. Residing in the Google Maps app for iOS and Android devices, it provides a 3D spatial interface for walking directions in urban areas. For those unfamiliar, Live View scans surroundings, which are then matched against Google’s Street View image database. So Google realized it had an ace up its sleeve to hack a clever solution: Street View.

Can Google Mainstream AR with the Power of Search?

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But could greater impact come from the biggest ad giant of all: Google? But the concept of 3D/AR models populating search results took a step forward with Google’s Swirl rollout. That includes the 2010’s “universal search” trend (video, images, etc.)

Google Maps now shows COVID-19 hotspots

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Google is adding another tool to help us stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, the company announced a new feature in Google Maps: An info layer that shows information on COVID-19 cases in a particular area. More about Google , Google Maps , Covid 19 , Tech , and Health.

Google Daydream is Dead

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This year was no different for Google. On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Google held their Pixel 4 event in New York. There were plenty of new products announced, including the obvious Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones, the re-branded Google Nest mini (formerly the Google home mini), and the unexpected Pixelbook Go. But another Google trend made an appearance the event: the attempt to quietly kill off a product line that didn’t go quite as planned.

Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel

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Google is claiming Pixel has a better camera than the iPhone 7 (though they didn’t mention the 7+) and it is pairing that camera with unlimited full resolution storage of photos and videos shot with the device. Google is releasing Pixel alongside the Daydream View reference VR headset that will offer experiences to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR. Instead, Google stores “high quality” versions said to be “good for typical printing and sharing.”

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Trump takes on TikTok, Google Plus lawsuit, and more | Digital Trends Live

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Will Google Swirl Unlock AR Advertising’s Next Stage?

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“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. But could greater impact come from the biggest ad giant of all: Google? That all starts with Google building the tools, which is where we are now.

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