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Virtual Reality Apps: See Your Everyday World in a Whole New Way

You've probably run across the acronym AR or heard friends mention AR gear or games, but what is AR, exactly? Augmented reality (AR) merges computer-generated images with the real world around you. AR games, like Pokémon Go for example, use your body’s orientation and position to control what you …

Augmented Reality

Hot Wheels Augmoto puts AR lightning, missiles in your race

Car racing gets spiced up with these augmented reality effects.<p>Hot Wheels is adding lightning, missiles along with smoke to its next racetrack, and it's doing this using augmented reality.<p>On display at New York Toy Fair, the Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing track lets two players race …

Augmented Reality

How Augmented Reality Is Shaping the Future of Play

If you ask 13-year-old Keanu Snyder what he wants for his birthday, he won't tell you about Nerf blasters or Playstation games. He’ll tell you all …

Augmented Reality

Recommendation: Fighter-Pilot Optics for Cyclists

The Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses put GPS navigation and other information right in your field of vision.<p>Buy Now<p>The new Everysight Raptor AR Smartglasses give cyclists (and runners) GPS directions as well as metrics, maps, and workout prompts without obscuring, distracting, or blocking their …

Augmented Reality

How Magic Leap Wants to Help Publishers Bring Their Videos to Mixed Reality (Q&A)

When Magic Leap announced their partnership with Turner and the NBA earlier this week, the company also unveiled an effort called Magic Leap Screens …

Augmented Reality

News: Latest 'Ready Player One' Trailer Is a Stunning Gallery of AR/VR Hybrid Concept Designs

Master director Steven Spielberg's virtual reality epic <i>Ready Player One</i> is coming to theaters in just a few weeks, but you can get an early look at …

Augmented Reality

How Mattel is using AR to let you preview Hot Wheels playsets

Taking a cue from Lego, Mattel is betting on augmented reality as a new way to entice shoppers. The company will introduce an AR app this fall, which will generate a virtual version of its Hot Wheels City playsets when you point your phone or tablet at their boxes in stores. The idea is to give …

Augmented Reality

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

How To: The Quick & Dirty Guide to the Augmented Reality Terms You Need to Know

Every industry has its own jargon, acronyms, initializations, and terminology that serve as shorthand to make communication more efficient among …

Augmented Reality

Bring the Cosmos Down to Earth with The World's First Personal AR Planetarium

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been amazed by the objects we see under the night’s sky and probably wondered what they are. We’d bet some of …

Augmented Reality

Five Rules For Doing AR Right

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ:KOPN), launched as a spinoff of MIT in 1985, kicked off its efforts to deliver wearable technologies due to a special request from the military to improve situational awareness for soldiers. Since then, Kopin has become the leading supplier for AR HMDs for military …

Augmented Reality

RoMA

Huaishu Peng<p>We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). But Cornell University researcher …

3D Printing

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas.<p>Trump's latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental health …

Health Care

Trump signs bill reversing Obama rule to ban gun purchases by mentally ill

Obama's executive action made it harder for mentally ill people to buy guns. USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump killed a regulation that would have tightened gun background checks Tuesday, signing a bill to undo one of his predecessor's executive actions following the San Bernardino shootings in …

Donald Trump

Shopify Is Augmenting Its Reality

See how it plans to make augmented and virtual reality a part of your everyday e-commerce experience.<p>Downloaded over 750 million times, <i>Pokemon</i> <i>Go</i> was …

Augmented Reality

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed …

Guns

All the Latest Trends and Innovative Ideas Showcased at CES 2018

The annual CES gathering or Consumer Electronics Show, organized by the Consumer technology Association and featuring thousands and thousands of new …

Internet of Things

Trump's 2019 budget proposes cutting school safety funding

Days before a 19-year-old killed 17 people at a school in Florida, President Trump's 2019 budget plan included a proposal to slash $25 million from …

U.S. Dept. of Education

School safety money would be slashed in Trump budget

Two days before the school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead, the Trump administration proposed cutting millions in federal education programs meant to help prevent crime in schools and assist them in recovery from tragedies.<p>Funds targeted for reduction or elimination in the Trump …

Guns

This Online Tool Will Tell You Whether You're Ready for Funding

Even if you aren't seeking private capital, you can take an online survey to determine whether your company is well positioned for growth.<p>You might have a great idea for a company, but you’ll need more than that in place before investors will even consider taking a chance on you. If you want to …

Entrepreneurship

Social VR Sports Startup LiveLike Raises $9.6 Million

LiveLike, a tech startup that has built a platform that melds virtual reality and social-media interactivity for sports, announced a $9.6 million …

Social Media

These Stunning Apple Glass Concept Renders Make HoloLens Look Ancient

Move over, Microsoft.<p>Apple’s augmented reality glasses are still a rumor, but an incredible new set of concept renders show why the company might …

Augmented Reality

The 1 Question That Leads to Success, According to Tony Robbins, Jim Carrey and BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen

It's a counterintuitive way to get what you want, but it works.<p>Whether you're a movie star, motivational coach, or the publisher of a wildly popular website--or an entrepreneur--asking one question makes the difference between failure and success. Or between success and phenomenal success. That's …

Jim Carrey

Inside Cupertino’s Upcoming Breakthrough Product: Apple Glass

Apple is working on something big. And if all goes according to plan, that something could eventually replace the iPhone.You might have guessed that …

Augmented Reality

New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for augmented reality on iOS

Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company's augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware …

Augmented Reality

News: Google Pulls Off a Virtual Double Axel with Winter Olympics AR Stickers Pack

The cup of augmented reality options for Winter Olympics fandom runneth over, with Google pouring a pack of AR Stickers into the mix.<p>The AR Stickers: …

Augmented Reality

RealWear raises $17M as it looks to take a simpler approach to enterprise AR headgear

As the augmented reality industry slowly matures and those within it look to realize the path to ubiquity that they have been preaching, it turns out that they’re showing more appreciation for the vision that Google laid out years ago with its Glass headset.<p>RealWear is aiming to eschew the …

Augmented Reality

Fantasia Barrino Nephew Killed in Shooting

<b>Fantasia Barrino</b>'s dealing with another family tragedy -- the death of her oldest nephew, Tyquan ... TMZ has learned.<p>According to law enforcement …

North Carolina

Magic Leap’s cheapest headsets will cost as much as a high-end phone, says CEO

Magic Leap is planning multiple editions of its augmented reality headsets for different levels of consumers and professionals, with the cheapest starting at the price of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet,” says company president and CEO Rony Abovitz. “I think we’re trying to …

Augmented Reality

Watch SI Swimsuit as Never Before With Virtual and Augmented Reality

SI Swim is always evolving, and this year we’re using VR and AR to let readers experience the issue like never before using the LIFE VR app. Below, …

Augmented Reality