Project Tango

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)

Google and Samsung team up to take on Apple with new ARCore partnership

Samsung and Google have announced a partnership surrounding ARCore, bringing Google’s Android augmented reality development toolkit to the South …

Augmented Reality

Google’s new Clips life-documenting camera features special AI chip

The strangest announcement to come out of Google’s keynote presentation earlier this week was Clips, the company’s life-documenting (sort-of) …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s Clips camera is powered by a tailor-made AI chip

The gadget uses a ‘visual processing unit’ built by Movidius to keep data on-device and reduce power demands<p>Google’s Clips camera may be a little creepy, but it also seems pretty useful for the right user; deploying machine learning to automatically snap the best pictures of your kids and pets. But …

Machine Learning

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 …

Augmented Reality

Apple iPhone 8: Future of Augmented Reality depends on the new iPhones, ARKit

Apple is gearing for its September 12 event where it will be showcasing the new iPhones, including an anniversary special edition dubbed as the …

Augmented Reality

Augment Your Reality

I was midway putting the new Asus ZenFone AR through its paces when I started thinking about the state of augmented reality, the tech that lets you …

Augmented Reality

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

ARCore, Google’s Benefit to Apple, AR’s Killer App and Apple’s Business Model

Good morning,It’s official: Dara Khosrowshahi is the CEO of Uber. It will be fascinating to watch what happens next (I already gave my advice when …

Augmented Reality

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

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.Amazon.ca, BestBuy Canada, Canada Computers, …

Asus ZenFone

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

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

Google retires the Tango brand as its smartphone AR ambitions move wider

I was recently looking at a slide in the pitch deck of an AR startup and there was a graph mapping the addressable markets of individual smartphone AR platforms by devices. When rounding to the hundredth of a percent, Google’s addressable market with Tango makes up 0.00% of the smartphone …

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

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

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 - 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

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 …

Apple

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)

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> 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