Projecttango

Why Google can’t compete with what Apple is doing with ARKit

While everyone is understandably excited about the iPhone 8 and its edgeless OLED display, hardware won’t be the only compelling new offering from …

Apple

Lenovo says the entire Phab2 series, including the Phab2 Pro with Tango, won't get Android 7.0 Nougat

Lenovo is one of the worst Android manufacturers when it comes to updates. Motorola devices went from extremely quick updates under Google's …

Tablets

Soon, marketers can add guests to Instagram Live videos

Instagram Live videos are about to become more interactive.Instagram’s latest feature was nicknamed Project Tango—as in, it takes two to tango. It’s …

Public Relations

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

Apple's next big thing is not an iPhone, it's ARKit - SlashGear

The next big thing from Apple won’t be a piece of hardware – it won’t be the fabled iPhone 8. The next big product to come from Apple will work on …

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

Instagram's Latest Update Expands Live, Making It Much More Useful

Double the people, double the fun? That's what Instagram is banking on with its latest update, which will give you the chance to go Live with a friend, family member, or, for influencers and celebrities, a fan, at the same time.<p>The feature will roll out as a trial to a randomly selected group of …

Livestream

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a version of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The …

Machine Learning

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 want to see your ARKit project

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, …

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 …

Apple

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

Here’s A Peek At The iPhone’s Next Big Trick

This fall, the iPhone will get a major software update–and with it, a slew of new augmented reality apps that are already appearing online.<p>We’ve all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows …

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 …

Banksy

This augmented reality concept is like a real-life video game tutorial for your Airbnb rental

We’ve seen some cool uses for Apple’s ARKit and other phone-based augmented reality, but this concept design is one of my personal favorites: an AR overlay for settling guests into an Airbnb rental. It’s like a real-life version of the tutorial interface in a video game, except instead of telling …

Augmented Reality

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.<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

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

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 first consumer smartphone to have Tango baked right in, either.<p>But here’s a dude …

Augmented Reality