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augmented reality

Recommended Reading: Apple’s AR secret weapon is already in your pocket

By apple, AR, augmented reality, engadget, gear, iPad, iPhone, location data, music, music industry, privacy, recommended reading, record label, record labels, recreading, us military, ussocom

Apple’s secret weapon in AR is right in front of usScott Stein, CNETSure, Apple is supposedly working on an augmented- or mixed-reality headset that’s been rumored repeatedly, but the company is flexing its AR muscle with a device you already have. C…

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Stretchable skin sensor could help you touch things in VR

By augmented reality, cornell university, engadget, fiber optics, flexible, gear, gloves, robots, science, stretchable, tomorrow, touch, video, Virtual Reality, VR, wearable, wearables

Virtual reality doesn’t quite match up to the “reality” label without tactile sensations, but that might not be an issue for too much longer. Cornell scientists have developed a new form of stretchable skin sensor that uses fiber optics to pro…

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How virtual band K/DA launched an EP in a pandemic

By all out, AR, augmented reality, engadget, entertainment, esportssg, feature, gaming, k/da, league of legends, leagueoflegends, riot, Riot Games, social media, tomorrow, virtual band

For thousands if not millions of people, All Out is the most anticipated music release of the year. The five-track EP, which launches today on most major streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music, hasn’t been made by a conventiona…

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Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to ‘flawless’ VR

By AR, augmented reality, display, engadget, gear, News, oled, Samsung, science, stanford, stanford university, tomorrow, Virtual Reality, VR, wearable, wearables

Ask VR fans about their gripes and they’ll likely mention the “screen door” effect, or the gaps between pixels that you notice when looking at a display so close to your eyes. That annoyance might disappear entirely if Samsung and Stanford Uni…

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Foursquare test app whispers restaurant suggestions through your earbuds

By airpods, android, audio, augmented reality, engadget, food and drink, foursquare, gear, Internet, ios, iPhone, location-based, marsbot for airpods, News

Local recommendation apps have a common problem: you often have to be looking for those recommendations, making it unlikely that you’ll discover a place through pure serendipity. Foursquare thinks it can help by being more proactive. It just r…

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Snapchat will let creators make LiDAR lenses for iPhone 12 Pro

By app, AR, augmented reality, augmentedreality, engadget, gear, ios, iPhone, iPhone 12, iphone 12 pro, iphone 12 pro max, iPhone12, iphone12pro, iphone12promax, lidar, Mobile, News, snap, snapchat

Folks who make augmented reality lenses on Snapchat will soon have another powerful tool at their disposal: the LiDAR scanner on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Snap has rolled out a Lens Studio update that offers lens creators a much bro…

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Snapchat will let creators make LiDAR lenses for iPhone 12 Pro

By app, AR, augmented reality, augmentedreality, engadget, gear, ios, iPhone, iPhone 12, iphone 12 pro, iphone 12 pro max, iPhone12, iphone12pro, iphone12promax, lidar, Mobile, News, snap, snapchat

Folks who make augmented reality lenses on Snapchat will soon have another powerful tool at their disposal: the LiDAR scanner on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Snap has rolled out a Lens Studio update that offers lens creators a much bro…

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Netflix now works on Facebook’s Portal TV

By AR, augmented reality, augmentedreality, engadget, entertainment, facebook, gear, netflix, News, portal, Portal TV, portaltv, Smart Display, smartdisplay, story time, storytime, Zoom

If you have Facebook’s Portal TV device, you can now use it to stream Netflix shows and movies. The streaming giant had been a notable omission from a lineup that includes Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, Sling TV and, of course, Facebook Watch. …

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We now know a lot more about ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit’

By AR, augmented reality, engadget, feature, gaming, mario, mario kart, mario kart live, mario kart live home circuit, mixed reality, nintendo, racing, toy, Toys

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was actually announced last month, but today Nintendo revealed new details about the “mixed reality” game ahead of its launch on October 16th. The software is free to download but it won’t work without one of the …

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The first music video shot on Snap Spectacles 3 is a rumination on love

By AR, art, augmented reality, bosco, engadget, entertainment, music, music video, News, slug global, slug records, snapchat, snapchat spectacles

Over the years, we’ve seen music videos and movies shot on iPhones, GoPros, and even in a few disappointing cases, Google Glass. Long story short, if a gadget has a camera, people will use it to make art, and that streak continues today with a new mu…

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China AR, VR markets forecast 2020-2024;total spending to exceed US$20 bn

By augmented reality, chinainternetwatch, ciw premium, forecast, technology, Virtual Reality

The AR and VR related investment in the China market will reach US$4.09 billion in 2020, 65.9% higher than that in 2019, higher than the global average growth rate of 35.3%. The overall market situation shows a good situation. At the same time, China will account for 38.3% of the global market share in 2020, […]

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JD working with Sony Semiconductor on AR tech to measure foot size

By augmented reality, chinainternetwatch, E-Commerce & Online Shopping, Jingdong

Jingdong (JD.com) is currently working with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation to develop a function to use Augmented Reality (AR) technology measure foot size, according to its official announcement. The AR function will leverage Sony’s ToF (Time-of-Flight) distance measurement technology so that customers can simply use their mobile phones, equipped with a ToF camera, to measure […]

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China’s largest holographic AR app platform WiMi listed on NASDAQ

By augmented reality, chinainternetwatch, Media & Entertainment, online video, q1 2019, WiMi

WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc., a holographic augmented reality (AR) application platform in China, started trading under the ticker symbol of “WIMI” on NASDAQ on 1 April 2020. WiMi priced its IPO of 4,750,000 American depositary shares (ADSs) at US$5.5 per ADS for a total of US$26.1 million dollars. WiMi offers AR-based holographic services and products […]

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Niantic buys a 3D mapping startup to enable ‘planet-scale’ AR

By 3d mapping, 6d.ai, acquisition, augmented reality, engadget, gaming, gear, harry potter: wizards unite, Mobile, niantic, niantic labs, pokemon go, real world platform, tomorrow

As much as Niantic might be focused on making its location-based games more playable at home, it's also thinking about its future. The developer has bought 3D mapping startup 6D.ai to help it develop "planet-scale" au…

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Niantic is doing more to help ‘Pokémon Go’ gamers play at home

By adventure sync, apps, augmented reality, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, games, gaming, harry potter: wizards unite, Mobile, niantic, pokemon go, video games

Niantic isn’t done making it easier to play its location-based games while you’re staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The developer has outlined some of its future plans for titles like Pokémon Go, Ingress and Harry Potter: Wizards Unit…

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Apple’s updated iPad Pro has depth-aware cameras and trackpad support

By a14, apple, augmented reality, engadget, gear, ios, ios 13.4, iPad, iPad Pro, iPadOS, lidar, Magic Keyboard, Mobile, tablet, trackpad, video

Apple was clearly gearing up for an imminent launch when it inadvertently listed new tablets. Right on cue, the company has introduced updated versions of the iPad Pro — and it won’t surprise you to hear that the cameras play a major role like they…

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Apex’s electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving

By ap-0, apex, AR, augmented reality, electric car, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, gear, green, lidar, semi-autonomous, supercar, tomorrow, Transportation, video

How do you make a name for yourself as an EV startup when you have plenty of rivals? By promising a mix of breakneck performance with uncommon tech, apparently. UK-based newcomer Apex has unveiled the AP-0, an electric supercar that’s ready for the t…

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Atari classic ‘Missile Command’ is coming back as a mobile game

By android, atari, augmented reality, engadget, free-to-play, games, gaming, ios, iPad, iPhone, missile command, missile command recharged, Mobile, nostalgia, video games

Atari has been milking Missile Command nostalgia for a while with re-released games and even plans for a movie (not that it has materialized), but its latest may be appealing for its relatively straightforward appeal. It’s developing Missile Command:…

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Google’s latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings

By AR, art, augmented reality, chauvet cave, Culture, Education, engadget, entertainment, google, google arts and culture, history, Virtual Reality, VR

Over the years, Google has digitized countless museums, galleries and landmarks for Arts & Culture, an encyclopaedic platform that anyone can access through a browser or mobile app. Today, the company is launching a new collection base…

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‘Pokémon Go’ will let you play with your monster pals ‘soon’

By android, AR, arcore, arkit, augmented reality, av, buddy adventure, engadget, gaming, ios, Mobile, niantic, niantic labs, Pokémon, pokemon go

Pokémon Go developer Niantic is close to putting the finishing touches on a feature that will likely fulfill a longstanding wish for a lot of the game’s fans. By 2020, Ninatic says you’ll be able to play with and feed your favorite Poké…

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Magic Leap shifts focus to business with an updated AR headset

By augmented reality, Business, engadget, enterprise, gear, headset, magic leap, magic leap 1, magic leap enterprise suite, mixed reality, video, wearable, wearables

Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset reportedly hasn’t sold well so far, but the company might have a way to turn its fortunes around: pitch the device as a business tool. It’s launching an Enterprise Suite that includes a Magic Leap 1 headset (an…

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Apple brings Memoji and Animoji to its Clips video creation app

By animoji, apple, apple clips, appleclips, AR, augmented reality, augmentedreality, clips, engadget, gear, ios, iPad, iPhone, memoji, mickey mouse, mickeymouse, minnie mouse, minniemouse, Mobile

Memoji and Animoji haven’t seen much outside of Messages since Apple introduced them, but you’ll be able to get a bit more out of your creations. Apple is bringing them to its Clips video app.

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Niantic is adding gifting to ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’

By augmented reality, av, engadget, gaming, harry potter, harry potter: wizards unite, mobile gaming, niantic, pokemon go, video games

Taking a page from Pokémon Go, Niantic is adding gifting to Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The next time you launch the augmented reality game, you’ll be able to find different colored boxes at the game’s inns, fortresses and greenhouses, and th…

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