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All the cool new gadgets at CES 2016 (pictures)

Gear & Gadgets

Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house

<b>Comment</b> The smartphone chip market it dominates is nevertheless an increasingly challenging one for Qualcomm. Slowing growth, litigation and rising …

Pokémon Go

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

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

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.

Apple

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

Asus unveils the ZenFone AR, the world’s slimmest Tango smartphone

<i>We’ve added information that invites are reportedly circulating for an upcoming launch event for the ZenFone AR.</i><p>Project Tango, Google’s mobile …

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

All the Google products 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 …

Lifestyle

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

Why it matters to you<p>Google has unveiled its Visual Positioning System, which could usher in new ways for navigating the world and learning.<p>As Google …

Google

Google isn’t building the ultimate VR headset. It’s setting the foundation for one

The end of the beginning<p>When word spread in 2016 that Google would move into serious virtual reality, not just disposable cardboard viewers, my colleague Dieter Bohn immediately put a couple of pieces together. One was the need for headsets that could track motion without dedicated “VR rooms” full …

Virtual Reality

Google's Standalone VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

Google said it has solved key problems with both augmented reality and its cousin, virtual reality, with a new standalone VR headset and a way to navigate indoors using visual reference points as a sort of indoor GPS, called VPS.Google said it was working with both HTC and Lenovo to deliver the …

Technology

Google's Project Tango finds a new home in the classroom

Google is bringing its room-sensing augmented reality tech to the classroom.<p>Two years after bringing VR field trips into schools with its Expeditions program, the company is expanding the project to include a new type of lesson: augmented reality.<p>The augmented-reality lessons, which are powered by …

Augmented Reality

The Latest Use Of Google’s Project Tango? Innovating Graffiti

Finally, technology comes through with something for the wanna-be street artist.<p>You may not know or care about Project Tango, Google’s depth-sensing camera system, which can map augmented reality visuals onto the real world. You may not care about the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone, which is the …

Augmented Reality

This Graffiti App Helps You Become a Street Art Pro

For all of you looking to channel your inner Banksy, you way want to check out new smartphone app, SketchAR. SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing …

Street Art

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive. After spending the day at …

Augmented Reality

Google rumored to announce standalone VR headset at I/O 2017

At last year's I/O, Google dipped its toe into the virtual reality waters by announcing Daydream (above). Like Gear VR before it, Daydream requires a …

Virtual Reality

Google Touts AR as Your Indoor Guide

Mapping applications can help you find your way to a store. Google wants to use augmented reality to help you find what you're looking for once …

Augmented Reality

The Big Questions Google Needs To Answer This Week

At the company’s biggest event of the year, Google needs to address several pressing question marks.<p>This Wednesday, Google will open the doors to Google I/O, its biggest conference of the year. While aimed at developers, I/O is where Google announces stuff that any designer or consumer cares …

Google

This Simple Smartphone App May Just Trick People Into Thinking You Don’t Suck at Graffiti

Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality …

Augmented Reality

Unity will soon add support for Google’s AR platform, Project Tango

Why it matters to you<p>Google's partnership with Unity should help spur development that utilizes Project Tango, which could yield broader benefits for …

Augmented Reality

Dual cameras could be just the start, suggests CNET, as it references 16-camera device [Poll]

The move by Apple and other smartphone manufacturers to dual cameras could be just the start, suggests a <i>CNET</i> piece. It argues that future smartphones could have three, four, five or more cameras …<p>There is, it points out, already one smartphone on the market with three cameras, though one of those …

Aperture

Stop trying to kill smartphones. You can’t.

Stop trying to kill smartphones. You can’t.<p>That five-inch phone in your pocket, the one you absolutely can’t live without, does damn near anything …

Headphones

The 10th Anniversary iPhone Sounds Like a Samsung Clone

According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, a traditionally reliable source for iPhone news, Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be the …

Apple

Apple delivers indoor navigation worldwide - indoo.rs

Apple will launch indoor navigation for all iPhone users<p>As the title suggests, there are strong rumors inside the industry that Apple is about to …

iOS

Google is hoping to avoid a Google Glass-style backlash for its big augmented reality play

BARCELONA, Spain — Google has a bold vision for the future — but first, it has to avoid the mistakes of the past.<p>Remember Google Glass? It was one of Google's most notorious failures. A head-mounted computer that ran apps and let its wearer take videos and photos, it came to to symbolise the …

Augmented Reality

Holo app places life-like holographic celebrities in your smartphone videos

Coming to a phone near you thanks to augmented reality app from LA start-up 8i.<p>A tech start-up has raised $27m (£22m, €26m) in second-round funding …

Augmented Reality

Augment your reality with the best Project Tango apps and games

Google’s Project Tango comprises special software and sensors that together make devices spatially aware. Tango phones and tablets layer digital …

Virtual Reality