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'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality

'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges' lets you train your light saber skills in augmented reality All your Jedi dreams just came true at D23 with the unveiling of Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality game that will let you train to perfect your light saber skills.To introduce the game on Saturday, Disney also unveiled its own AR headset that was developed in collaboration with Lenovo and Lucasfilm.

Mira's Prism headset uses your iPhone to deliver affordable augmented reality

Mira's Prism headset uses your iPhone to deliver affordable augmented reality Developed by Los Angeles-based Mira, the device is to the HoloLens what the Samsung Gear VR is to the Oculus Rift.It's much, much cheaper, and more lightweight and portable, but don't expect the same kind of AR experience you'd get with the HoloLens.

Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app

Apple ARKit developer beats IKEA to the punch with AR furniture app The augmented reality app space is expected to explode this fall thanks to developers using Apple's ARKit for iOS.But one developer is moving faster than even some of the major brands linked to Apple's AR platform, having just demonstrated an amazing AR app before IKEA got a chance to launch its own ARKit-powered app.

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

There's No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon In the wake of Oculus’ decision to cut the price of the Oculus Rift with controllers to $400, there’s been some worry that this move indicates a major new platform update is imminent.” While Nate Mitchell (co-founder of Oculus) and Rubin gave neither Rift sales figures nor a launch date for a future Oculus Rift 2.

The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade

The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade It is not an exaggeration to say that deep learning has taken the world of computer vision by storm.This processor is part of what makes HoloLens the world’s first, and still only, fully self-contained holographic computer.

Apple ARKit developer recreates '80s classic 'Take On Me' by A-Ha in augmented reality

Apple ARKit developer recreates '80s classic 'Take On Me' by A-Ha in augmented reality The things people are making with Apple ARKit are mind-blowing, but for music fans, nothing will top this.It's a faith recreation of the groundbreaking '80s animated video "Take On Me" by A-Ha.

Disney's Magic Bench lets you play with AR characters without headset or smartphone

Disney's Magic Bench lets you play with AR characters without headset or smartphone The innovative approach to AR was revealed on Wednesday in the form of what Disney Research calls the Magic Bench.But the system is about more than just a "bench," it's an entire room that's set up for virtual immersion in mixed reality.

Kiwi developers promise the next big AR game, will it steal the crown from Pokemon Go?

Kiwi developers promise the next big AR game, will it steal the crown from Pokemon Go? A team of New Zealand and Russian indie developers, Ambidexter, have chosen New Zealand and Australia to launch their ambitious mobile augmented reality RPG, UnderVerse.Richard Williamson, Ambidexter team member says, “Players familiar with the mechanics of Pokemon Go will quickly understand how UnderVerse works.

HTC's upcoming Vive headset could fix everything that's wrong with VR today

HTC's upcoming Vive headset could fix everything that's wrong with VR today The two best VR headsets you can buy right now are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.That's why standalone VR headsets are gonna step in and jump-start VR.

WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VR

WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VR If you’ve played VR, you know that, while awesome, the technology has some serious draw backs.The cords can get tangled all over (someone really should get on making wireless VR a thing).

Peter Jackson teams up with Apple to create augmented reality experiences

Peter Jackson teams up with Apple to create augmented reality experiences Renowned Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson is expanding his creative vision into the world of AR.With ARKit, iPhones and iPads can analyse the scene presented by the camera view and find horizontal planes in the room.

Try on a tattoo or find your car: Four exciting augmented reality experiences

Try on a tattoo or find your car: Four exciting augmented reality experiences Whether you want to map out the sky or try on a tattoo before getting it there is an AR app to meet your desire.Here are our four picks for epic augmented reality apps:  Augmented Car Finder allows you to find your car wherever you parked it.

Augmented reality game prototype is some IRL Harry Potter magic

Augmented reality game prototype is some IRL Harry Potter magic The only problem with playing the Yu-Gi-Oh card game in real life is that monsters don't spawn out of the cards and wreak havoc on your opponents' monsters.Luckily, they can do just that with this augmented reality, fan-made prototype of a game.

Red’s holographic smartphone finally emerges from the shadows

Red’s holographic smartphone finally emerges from the shadows After several months of waiting, we finally have a few more details on Red’s elusive new smartphone.The smartphone with a holographic screen and VR/AR capabilities is the company’s first attempt to entice the mobile market.

Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington Centre for Mixed Reality

Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington Centre for Mixed Reality Simon Bridges opened the centre and released the latest New Zealand ICT Sector Report to an audience of over 160 private and public sector attendees.Simon Marsh, Wellington councillor says, “Projectr, is an opportunity to showcase Wellington’s creative ability on a global scale.

Virtual worlds from a land down under: StaplesVR and Fox Studios team-up in Sydney

Virtual worlds from a land down under: StaplesVR and Fox Studios team-up in Sydney Based out of Fox Studios, Moore Park, the facility will provide VR/AR gear, crew and technology to brands, agencies and industry production partners.Wayne Borg, Fox Studios CEO says, “I’m delighted to welcome Aliesha, Ed, Paul and the StaplesVR team to Fox Studios.

Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku gets her own 360-camera

Vocaloid sensation Hatsune Miku gets her own 360-camera Ricoh has announced a limited edition version of its Theta SC 360-degree camera to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vocaloid pop star Hatsune Miku.With the increase of remix works and the steadily growing global demands, Crypton Future Media engages consciously in the promotion, support and cultivation of the Hatsune Miku community.