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ARCore is Google’s Augmented Reality Answer

ARCore is Google’s Augmented Reality Answer And right now the new space to innovate in when it comes to mobile is virtual and augmented reality features.To help augmented reality become a new standard, it needs to be part of the fundamental functionality of the mobile device.

Firearms 101: Combat Shotguns

Firearms 101: Combat Shotguns Hello everyone and welcome to Firearms 101, a series of posts regarding the basics of firearms and related topics.Today’s lesson will be all about combat shotguns, including their features and some popular models.

Magic Leap patent drawings reveal what might be its mysterious AR glasses

Magic Leap patent drawings reveal what might be its mysterious AR glasses Interestingly, in the main description on the patent, the glasses are referred to as "virtual reality glasses" rather than augmented reality glasses.Nevertheless, the report goes on to cite sources "with knowledge of Magic Leap's hardware" as saying the patent drawings are close to the product "in appearance.

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 joins the smartphone war for Christmas

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 joins the smartphone war for Christmas The new phone incorporates the latest Motion Eye camera, ground-breaking 3D scanning technology, HDR display technologies and a premium audio experience with Hi-Resolution Audio.The Xperia XZ1 also promises to combine advanced processing power with super-fast download speeds.

Use the force Luke: Lenovo and Disney reveal Star Wars AR experience

Use the force Luke: Lenovo and Disney reveal Star Wars AR experience Jeff Meredith, Lenovo SVP says, “With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo and Disney are bringing Star Wars to fans in ways they could previously only imagine.To guide the player on this journey, Jedi Challenges will introduce an all-new Star Wars character, the Archivist.

What it's like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren in augmented reality

What it's like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren in augmented reality Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to have a lightsaber battle with Darth Vader or Kylo Ren?The headset's available for pre-order in the U.

Fight the Dark Side in Augmented Reality 'Star Wars' Game

Fight the Dark Side in Augmented Reality 'Star Wars' Game We’ve all been the Star Wars Kid (and George Michael Bluth): swinging a broom handle-cum-lightsaber through the empty air, pretending the force is with us.Now, thanks to Lenovo and Disney, you really can fight on the side of good “in ways never before possible.

Exclusive interview with Unity: Virtual reality is beming the new internet

Exclusive interview with Unity: Virtual reality is beming the new internet I recently had the opportunity to discuss the world of AR and VR with Quentin Staes-Polet, Unity regional director.The AR/VR market is expected to hit US$150 billion by 2020 and more than 50% of this market coming from Asia-Pacific alone, there is tremendous potential for the A/NZ market.

Apple ARKit app lets you record Mannequin Challenge style videos with virtual objects

Apple ARKit app lets you record Mannequin Challenge style videos with virtual objects While some developers working with ARKit are trying to figure out how to make augmented reality apps for productivity, even more are using it to let us have fun in new ways.That's definitely the idea behind a new app from Ataru Tou called MagicMovieCamera, which lets you place various virtual objects in real spaces and then record yourself reacting those objects.

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges The New Zealand VR/AR Association (NZVRARA) and Auckland-based AR/VR Garage have signed a wide-ranging strategic partnership to accelerate the growth of the virtual and augmented reality sector in New Zealand.The AR/VR Garage, facilitated by Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) on behalf of Auckland Council, opened in September last year as a collaborative AR/VR and mixed reality, project-centric, R&D facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway

AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway Passengers at Singapore's Changi airport could soon see shorter waiting times for their flights, with the airport's latest introduction of AR for its ground crew.Cameras installed in the glasses will also allow control centre staff to monitor what the handlers see in real-time.

Get ready for the Curious Critters Club an AR experience for kids

Get ready for the Curious Critters Club an AR experience for kids The Curious Critters Club is a nature group of kids who spend time after school and on the weekends discovering new critters.The Curious Critters Club website is an online hub where children can learn and discover more about the creatures and their habitats.

The Walking Dead, Pokemon Go and the Apple iPhone 8's secret gaming weapon

The Walking Dead, Pokemon Go and the Apple iPhone 8's secret gaming weapon Our Apple overlords are set to reveal their next technological gift to us on September 12: the iPhone 8.The mix of real world and game is what drives the compulsive collecting of Pokemon Go.

Play Interior Designer With IKEA's New AR App

Play Interior Designer With IKEA's New AR App For me, walking through the IKEA showroom is like walking a Hollywood red carpet: There’s glitz, glamour, and the promise of Swedish meatballs at the end.And while I’m sure the global retail giant would love for me to hand over my credit card without a second thought, IKEA’s new augmented reality app makes it easier to plan before purchasing.

'Pokémon Go' developer says iPhone X barely scratches the surface for AR

'Pokémon Go' developer says iPhone X barely scratches the surface for AR After Apple's reveal of the iPhone X Tuesday, the CEO of Pokémon Go's development studio wrote a blog post saying the demo of the phone's augmented reality capabilities was just a step toward what AR is capable of.Sure, it's visually impressive, but to Niantic CEO John Hanke, the visual-only focus of AR advancement can make AR feel gimmicky.

CurioPets is '90s Nostalgia Wrapped in Modern AR

CurioPets is '90s Nostalgia Wrapped in Modern AR Everything old is new again—especially when you can experience it in augmented reality.With Apple’s AR-equipped iOS 11 set to drop on Tuesday, start-up CurioPets is poised to take over the mobile gaming market with its Pokemon Go-meets-Tamagotchi app.

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) retellings of James Hurman’s The Boy and the Lemon will be in the global spotlight at The Future of Storytelling held in New York in October.Showcasing New Zealand’s creative talent on the world stage, the project is an all-kiwi collaboration between M Theory, the specialist VR/AR arm of creative agency Method, author James Hurman and illustrator Juliet Burton.

Digital media mastermind joins Victoria University VR research team

Digital media mastermind joins Victoria University VR research team A leading member of Japan’s digital media industry is joining Victoria University of Wellington as director of a new Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC).” CMIC will incubate potential startups and industry pipelines to strengthen New Zealand’s computing and media ecosystem, placing it at the forefront of an emerging global digital media market.