augmented reality

Want a lightsaber? Just roll up a piece of paper and InstaSaber will do the rest

Want a lightsaber? Just roll up a piece of paper and InstaSaber will do the rest

Who didn't used to wave around a folded sheet of paper and pretend they were brandishing a lightsaber? Well, very soon an app called InstaSaber will take that dream to the next level. The post Want a
The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital

The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital

Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The $2.5 billion invested in AR/VR

Install Google’s AR stickers on your Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, or Xiaomi Mi 5

Recently, Google brought out a new feature for the 1st and 2nd generation Pixel phones – “Augmented Reality Stickers”. You can put these AR stickers on any image your camera viewfinder is on, and

Apple just made it a lot harder for rivals to compete on AR

Expecting Android device makers to rip off Apple’s augmented reality technology any time soon? Not so fast, a new report claims. Apple’s $390 million payday to TrueDepth sensor maker Finisar this week
Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

Snapchat launches augmented reality developer platform Lens Studio

Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool
How Snapchat is cooking up the next dancing hot dog

How Snapchat is cooking up the next dancing hot dog

Snap is opening up to more creators. The self-proclaimed camera company released Lens Studio on Thursday as a way for developers to build augmented-reality experiences for Snapchat. The tool,
Snapchat opens Lens Studio to everyone

Snapchat opens Lens Studio to everyone

Snapchat today announced it was opening Lens Studio to everyone. Anyone can develop their own Lens, one of Snapchat’s most lauded augmented reality feature. Lens Studio is an app available for Windows
DIY your own Snapchat World Lenses with new (and free) Lens Studio

DIY your own Snapchat World Lenses with new (and free) Lens Studio

Snapchat Lens Studio allows anyone with a few computer skills to design their own augmented reality World Lens. The free software includes templates for beginners as well as tools for design
‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ review

‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ review

Want to be a Jedi? Disney and Lenovo have teamed up to create an augmented reality headset that lets you wield a lightsaber. You can deflect blaster shots, play Holochess, fight or be Kylo Ren in
Google is shutting down Project Tango

Google is shutting down Project Tango

Project Tango was Google's first attempt to bring a solid augmented-reality experience to the average user. It relied on an array of cameras and sensors to accurately map 3D areas, which led the (few)
Google Tango is Dead, Long Live ARCore

Google Tango is Dead, Long Live ARCore

After months spent in limbo and not a single new compatible device, Google is finally shutting its Tango augmented reality platform down for good, effective March 1st, 2018. Read more...

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges to get The Last Jedi update in January

If you’ve already started your real-life “training” by purchasing the Star Wars: Jedi Challenge set, you’ll be happy to know that an update coming soon will include new features from the recently
Google discontinuing support for Tango

Google discontinuing support for Tango

Project Tango, later just called Tango, was an augmented reality system designed for mobile use. You could buy tablets and even phones supporting the technology, though the tech never really went
Holographic Capture Startup 8i Plans to Lay Off Half of Its Staff

Holographic Capture Startup 8i Plans to Lay Off Half of Its Staff

New Zealand- and Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i is having significant layoffs that could impact more than 30 staffers. The company confirmed the layoffs in a statement emailed to
Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed
Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff

Celebrity hologram startup 8i to lay off half its staff

8i, the New Zealand and Los Angeles-based augmented reality startup bringing celebrity personalities into immersive experiences, is laying off about half of its 70-person staff, according to a report
Google kills Project Tango in favor of ARCore

Google kills Project Tango in favor of ARCore

While augmented reality technology has quickly turned into a big thing these days, Google has been experimenting with it as far back as 2014 with its Project Tango platform. Tango never quite took
Google kills Project Tango in favor of ARCore

Google kills Project Tango in favor of ARCore

While augmented reality technology has quickly turned into a big thing these days, Google has been experimenting with it as far back as 2014 with its Project Tango platform. Tango never quite took
Google Is Killing its Tango Augmented Reality Platform

Google Is Killing its Tango Augmented Reality Platform

Google's augmented reality aspirations aren't dead, but they're changing. The post Google Is Killing its Tango Augmented Reality Platform appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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