Project Tango

Qualcomm's Hexagon 685 DSP is a Machine Learning Powerhouse

Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP is a Boon for Machine Learning<p>Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 – the newest chip in its Snapdragon mobile processor series – is …

Machine Learning

Apple could reportedly add TrueDepth features to the rear iPhone camera

Apple has packed a ton of sensors into the notch of the iPhone X. The TrueDepth camera system powers many features, from Face ID to face-tracking technology using ARKit. It also lets you do selfies in Portrait mode. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple now wants to improve the rear camera …

Gear & Gadgets

Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

It's all about AR... and iPhone has the X factorThis month's release by Apple of the iPhone X with FaceID begins the first wave of consumer products …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, and that makes me sad | Ars Technica

Robbing the Xbox of its eyes and ears makes it a lesser platform.<p>Microsoft is no longer building any Kinect devices for consoles or PCs, writes Fast …

Kinect

Samsung and Google team up on augmented reality with ARCore

Samsung is having a pretty big day. We already told you about its announcements regarding Bixby and Project Ambience and how it will unite its Internet of Things platforms. But, Samsung wasn’t done making headlines yet. It also announced a formal partnership with Google to bring the ARCore …

Technology (India)

Everything You Need To Know About Augmented Reality Now That It's Invading Your Phone

Forget virtual reality, for now at least, because augmented reality, or AR as it is commonly known, is powering the next batch of magic tricks …

Google wants to bring augmented reality to '100 million' devices this winter

As Apple prepares a massive update to its iPhone operating system designed to thrust augmented reality into the mainstream, Google is hatching its …

Augmented Reality

Asus ZenFone AR now available in Canada

Here’s some great news for fans of mixed reality: the Asus ZenFone AR is officially available in Canada.<p>Amazon.ca, BestBuy Canada, Canada Computers, …

Asus ZenFone

The next battlefront in Google vs Apple

The smartphone wars aren't over. The fight has just shifted from what's inside the phone to what new things the phone can do. One of the key …

Business

ARCore is Google’s Augmented Reality Answer

Smartphones need a new pie-in-the-sky feature to shoot for, or else people will start questioning why these handheld supercomputers become “obsolete” …

Augmented Reality

Google launches ARCore for augmented reality experiences

Google is no a stranger to augmented reality by any means thanks to Project Tango, but that project might not have been the perfect match for the …

Augmented Reality

Google’s ARCore brings augmented reality to millions of Android devices | Ars Technica

Forget Project Tango, ARCore covers most AR use cases with no special hardware required.<p>Google is taking a second swing at augmented reality with a …

Augmented Reality

ARCore brings augmented reality to 100 million Android devices

Apple’s launch of ARKit, even just as a developer preview, opened the floodgates of augmented reality experiences on iOS. It seems rather ironic that …

Augmented Reality

The world's first Project Tango and Daydream VR-ready phone is out now

After unveiling it at CES, Asus has now started selling its uber-powerful ZenFone AR. The company claims it’s the first device that’s compatible with both Google’s Project Tango augmented reality tech and Daydream VR – making it an interesting choice for folks who want to play with those emerging …

Augmented Reality

ASUS Zenfone AR: Using Google Tango

It was time for a change. For years I had been working from home and now it was time to get my own space – for work, at least. And in my searches I was able to find a 500sq/ft office for a reasonable price, not too far from home. It sounded awesome. But upon walking into the space, I was …

Augmented Reality

How SLAM technology is redrawing augmented reality’s battle lines

In early June, Apple introduced its first attempt to enter AR/VR space with ARKit. What makes ARKit stand out for Apple is a technology called SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping). Every tech giant — especially Apple, Google, and Facebook — is investing heavily in SLAM technology and …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft Is Quietly Building A Low-Tech Alternative To GPS

Designed for malls, skyscrapers, and other large buildings, the app relies on users, not satellites, for accurate maps.<p>GPS has changed the way we navigate the world, but that convenience still doesn’t extend to indoor spaces. Finding a meeting room in an unfamiliar office building or tracking down …

Google I/O

We Are Wearables and MobileSyrup are looking for Canada's best Apple ARKit projects

We Are Wearables has joined forces with Toronto-based House of VR and <i>MobileSyrup</i> for a special AR/VR industry night of inspiring talks, …

Why augmented reality on the iPhone will leave Android in the dust

Apple has never cared much about being the first to market a new product or technology. From the iPod all the way to the Apple Watch, it’s …

Augmented Reality

Apple to implement 3D sensing lasers into new iPhones

I know, I know...yet another iPhone 8 rumor. After all the speculation, rumors, even more rumors, dummy units, and cases, Apple might as well just go …

Augmented Reality

Google’s latest project can turn anyone into the next Banksy

Google has a new initiative called Project Tango. And it’s about to change the graffiti game forever. What could Google possibly contribute to the …

Technology (Australia)

Apple's AR Kit shows promising capabilities in the hands of developers

Apple introduced its Augmented Reality Kit (ARKit) at <b>WWDC 2017</b>, and developers are demonstrating the capabilities of the platform. The kit allows …

Augmented Reality

Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house

<b>Comment</b> Has anyone told Qualcomm, Intel and the gang?The smartphone chip market it dominates is nevertheless an increasingly challenging one for …

Mobile

Why Apple's ARKit Could Be a Game Changer (AAPL, GOOG) | Investopedia

This week at Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) developer conference, the spotlight shone on new hardware as well as upgrades to existing devices. But the company …

Augmented Reality

Six Things Apple's Trying to Kill This Year

As is tradition, Apple opened up this year’s WWDC with a broad proclamation: let’s kill some competitors. We go through this every damn year.<p>The idea …

Apple Pay

Apple Is Getting Serious About AR Way Sooner Than We Were Expecting

Apple is getting serious about augmented reality, the cool opposite end of the mixed reality spectrum from virtual reality. It’s doing it, at least …

Augmented Reality

Computex 2017: Asus releases ZenBook trio and VivoBook pair

Asus claims to the world's thinnest convertible in the form of its ZenBook Flip S device.<p>Asus has completed its ritual Monday afternoon Computex …

Laptops

Here's everything Google is rumoured to be launching in 2017

For years, Google was happy to be a software company.<p>It built the apps and services by other companies on their devices, and it the model worked well for Google. Its search engine is overwhelmingly the most popular way to find information online. Its mobile operating system, Android, is on more …

Google

Life-like realism, a Pixel AR and going mainstream: catching up with Project Tango

Project Tango has been around for a while, from the developer tablet and demos at MWC and Google I/O to the Lenovo Phab2 Pro and the new Asus Zenfone AR. While we’ve seen it progress quite steadily in that time, we’ve never seen it look as convincing as it did at I/O this week. With the recent …

Augmented Reality

Google’s new Visual Positioning System takes learning, navigation to new levels

As Google rolls out a slew of new features for Android and Daydream, one stood out as a triumphant convergence of a number of projects from parent …

Augmented Reality