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Thieves use Pokémon Go to lure, mug unsuspecting gamers

Thieves use Pokémon Go to lure, mug unsuspecting gamers The augmented reality game Pokémon Go launched last week to immediate acclaim.According to a police report from O’Fallon, Missouri, thieves have used Pokémon Go to target individuals for mugging.

Pokemon Go’s iOS privacy settings give its developer total access to your Google account

Pokemon Go’s iOS privacy settings give its developer total access to your Google account We’ve already touched on some of the real-world issues linked to augmented reality game Pokemon Go, but Monday revealed another significant problem with the game.If you you sign up for the game using iOS (not Android) and a linked Google account, Niantic (the game’s developer) gets complete access to anything and everything attached to said account.

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it? Its developer, Niantic, has just vaulted from its position as a young company with a modestly successful mobile AR game (Ingress) to a behemoth of online gaming.However, Niantic’s independence was probably critical to landing a contract with Nintendo in the first place, according to Business Insider.

HoloLens developers create Pokémon Go mockup for Microsoft’s augmented reality headset

HoloLens developers create Pokémon Go mockup for Microsoft’s augmented reality headset When Pokémon Go launched last week, we theorized that Microsoft’s HoloLens could be a huge platform for the game.The thing is there is a huge amount of possibilities that are unexplored and which could work for games like these.

Werner Herzog doesn’t understand Pokemon Go

Werner Herzog doesn’t understand Pokemon Go His style so traditional and specialized and dry for most that he’s almost become a joke unto himself.In an interview with tech site, The Verge, Herzog said that he didn’t “know what Pokemon Go is and what all these things are.

Apple’s Tim Cook declares augmented reality a ‘core technology’ for the company

Apple’s Tim Cook declares augmented reality a ‘core technology’ for the company Over the last few years, Microsoft has staked out an interest and position in augmented reality (AR) as opposed to virtual reality (VR).As the name implies, “augmented” reality is about showing the user additional information or cues over and above what they can see in the real world, while virtual reality is used to project an entirely different environment from wherever the user is actually standing.

HoloLens demo videos show off the value of augmented reality

HoloLens demo videos show off the value of augmented reality For a time, the world of augmented reality was reserved for the fever dreams of video game developers.Thanks to work from the folks behind Ingress and Pokémon Go, consumers are once again being dealt another narrative on what augmented reality can and should be used for that includes environmental and location based handheld gaming.

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s HoloLens relied on a custom “HPU,” or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset’s mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities.At Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it’s capable of.

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium.