Tagged: Augmented Reality

Apple brings augmented reality to iPhone’s camera app, smart glasses to follow

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When Augmented Reality-based Pokemon Go jumped the gun to become the biggest mobile game in the history in under a week of release, Apple’s chief Tim Cook was quick to come out and inform that his company is investing big money into augmented reality. The claims seem to be reaping results – According to Business Insider, Apple is working on integrating augmented reality technology into the iPhone’s camera app. The Cupertino giant has assembled a host of big names from the AR and VR industry and has also recently acquired an AR startup Metaio, all that may be working in tandem to give Apple that extra edge to live up to its claims. Read More…

BBC working on a holographic TV for the future

BBC holographic TV

Mixed reality is fast becoming the future of many applications owing to its ability to traverse you into a completely different world. Holographic technology is also an application of mixed reality where the user sees the mixed reality elements come to life in a 3D interface. BBC wants you TV to be the next holographic display in your living room, and that is what they are working on. Cyrus Saihan, head of digital partnerships at the BBC is working on this future-forward project.
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Pinball + Air Hockey + Wall Climbing = Climball Two-Player Ballgame

Augmented Climbing Wall

We have already seen the potential of augmented reality gaming with the scorching success of Pokemon Go app for Android and iOS. In-fact mixed reality is the future, and it is already seeping into our lives with such interesting applications. Urging its users to get fit by hunting down Pokemons and its eggs, the AR game has caught virtually everyone on the planet by surprise. On the same lines another interesting augmented reality game with a twist has caught our attention.
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Exciting gadgets and technologies expected in 2017

Gesture control future of Virtual Reality

As years roll by, the consumer technology keeps advancing. The speed at which this is happening is so fast that the older generation can’t keep up with this change. However, for the younger generation, this is an opportunity to discover and invest in some of the coolest gadgets to arrive in 2017. We have therefore compiled a short list of what is to be expected. There are hints everywhere, so this list is just one of those convenient things you ought to familiarize yourself with.
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How has Pokemon Go changed gaming apps forever?

Pokemon go banned in Iran

By now, you must have definitely heard about the frenzied Pokemon Go players. Even if you aren’t a Pokemon Go addict yourself, you might have definitely come across clumps of people glued to their mobile phones running around the city. Well, thanks to Pokemon Go – the augmented reality game application developed by Niantic, the company which published the app is now twelve billion US dollars richer( at least in terms of valuation) than what it was before Pokemon Go happened.
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Pokemon Go contact lenses might be coming your way – John Hanke confirms

Contact lenses that prevent optic nerve damage by glaucoma

People are going nuts for Pokemon Go, and the fun keeps getting better. This augmented reality game has gripped the world like no other app or game. So what is the next frontier for this AR game that’s making everyone drool over for Pokemon catching mania? If you are to believe Niantic Founder John Hanke, then it is going the wearable technology’s way. He wants to make the game more interactive and fun for the players.
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Tim Cook confirms Apple is investing real money in augmented reality

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At the Apple’s second quarter earnings conference, Cupertino tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook may be referring to Pokemon Go as Poke man Go, but the world heard closely and understood what he meant. Pokemon Go or Poke man Go – however, you may choose to call it, is making the whole world go bonkers after it. So much so that according to Tim Cook, the world’s largest tech company is also investing large sums into augmented reality – the new age tech, Pokemon Go is based on.
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Microsoft’s ATL believes gesture control is the future of VR

Gesture control future of Virtual Reality

You hold up your wallet and the door opens, the lights come on as you step into the room, your computer unlocks at your approach and locks when you nip to the loo where you flush, wash and dry without having to touch anything.  Gesture control is already with us, isn’t it?  Well not quite, because those actions I’ve just described are single sensor responses. When you have a machine that recognises and responds to a sequence of gestures, that can in effect read a gesture language and respond appropriately, then you are talking about a sensing and computing device that has an ‘intelligence.’

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Snapchat files patent for Augmented Reality advertising

Snapchat object recognition patent

Augmented reality has become the next big thing after immense popularity of the AR mobile game Pokemon. To keep their prospective open in a similar direction, Snapchat has pushed in a patent for a new advertisement product, which would work on the principle of AR. The patent informs this would use image recognition to pick real world objects from a photograph and then serve ads or filters based on it. First filed in January 2015, the new patent was filed with United States Patent and Trademark office last week. Read More…

Google ditches VR, allegedly working on standalone AR headset

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Google is working on some ambitious devices of late. Only recently the company revealed its Android-powered VR platform-based Daydream project – but the tech giant’s long term plans are far beyond virtual reality and pretty close to augmented reality. According to a report on Engadget (via Recode) Google has scrapped plans for a VR device, but claims, it is working on a high-end mixed reality headset that brings the good of augmented reality and VR to one single device. Read More…