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ARCore 1.7 adds Augmented Faces API for AR selfies, new ‘Elements' app covering design basics

ARCORE 1.7 ADDS AUGMENTED FACES API FOR AR SELFIES, NEW ‘ELEMENTS' APP COVERING DESIGN BASICS

ARCore is Google's platform for mobile augmented reality which does not require specialized hardware. As of December, it's available...

ARCore 1.7 adds augmented faces, object animations, and UI Elements

ARCORE 1.7 ADDS AUGMENTED FACES, OBJECT ANIMATIONS, AND UI ELEMENTS

Facial mapping, animated objects, and under-the-hood tweaks for developers are just a few of the welcome improvements to Google's Android...

 
 
 
Assembly and Rural House Form / Atelier Shantanu Autade

ASSEMBLY AND RURAL HOUSE FORM / ATELIER SHANTANU AUTADE

© Rajeshwar Singh, Tanishq Ostwal Architects: Atelier Shantanu Autade Location: Pohegaon, India Category: Houses Lead Architect: Ar....

Google likely bringing Playmoji AR stickers to more Android devices beyond the Pixel

GOOGLE LIKELY BRINGING PLAYMOJI AR STICKERS TO MORE ANDROID DEVICES BEYOND THE PIXEL

Playmoji made a big splash at the Grammys last weekend , and just today Google released a new “Love” pack for Valentine's Day. Revamped...

 
 
 
Focals smart glasses now start at $599 w/ major price cut, West Coast pop-up shop next week

FOCALS SMART GLASSES NOW START AT $599 W/ MAJOR PRICE CUT, WEST COAST POP-UP SHOP NEXT WEEK

Back at CES 2019 we took a look at Focals , a pair of smart AR glasses from North. Now, after barely a month on the market, Focals...

These are the victims of last year's deadly Parkland shooting

THESE ARE THE VICTIMS OF LAST YEAR'S DEADLY PARKLAND SHOOTING

A deadly mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people on February 14, 2018. A gunman...

 
 
 
LEGO Hidden Side AR App Allows Kids To Hunt Ghosts

LEGO HIDDEN SIDE AR APP ALLOWS KIDS TO HUNT GHOSTS

LEGO has announced an AR app for their playsets that allows players to hunt for ghosts. Well, not real ghosts, LEGO ghosts, which I...

LEGO launches eight AR-focused sets

LEGO LAUNCHES EIGHT AR-FOCUSED SETS

LEGO's long been leader among traditional toy companies when it comes to embracing tech trends, from mobile apps to robotics. The toy...

 
 
 
Pokémon GO gains AR-based snapshot mode that lets you pose with Pikachu

POKÉMON GO GAINS AR-BASED SNAPSHOT MODE THAT LETS YOU POSE WITH PIKACHU

It's been 20 years since Pokémon Snap , the N64 game in which players roamed the Pokémon Island taking pictures of its inhabitants....

Apple moves iPhone executive to head of AR Marketing

APPLE MOVES IPHONE EXECUTIVE TO HEAD OF AR MARKETING

Apple has big plans for augmented reality, the company has mentioned this previously and it has now appointed its first head of AR...

 
 
 
Longtime iPhone Executive Named New Head of Augmented Reality Marketing

LONGTIME IPHONE EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW HEAD OF AUGMENTED REALITY MARKETING

Apple has named longtime Apple employee and iPhone executive Frank Casanova as its first head of marketing for augmented reality, reports...

Google Testing Augmented Reality Navigation in Maps

GOOGLE TESTING AUGMENTED REALITY NAVIGATION IN MAPS

Google Maps AR navigation uses GPS for approximate location data, but it adds computer vision and machine learning to nail down exactly...

 
 
 
Google details VPS, ML tech behind Maps AR navigation and making cameras another sensor

GOOGLE DETAILS VPS, ML TECH BEHIND MAPS AR NAVIGATION AND MAKING CAMERAS ANOTHER SENSOR

A report yesterday revealed that the upcoming Google Maps AR navigation mode is first being tested with Local Guides. Google is now...

Augmented Reality Google Maps is coming, starts testing in private

AUGMENTED REALITY GOOGLE MAPS IS COMING, STARTS TESTING IN PRIVATE

Google Maps AR, in action. [credit: The Wall Street Journal ] If you remember, in May 2018, Google showed off an augmented reality...

 
 
 
Google Maps AR navigation is now rolling out

GOOGLE MAPS AR NAVIGATION IS NOW ROLLING OUT

Google has Maps and Street View, but the company is finally rolling out a real-life mixture of both. Navigation with Augmented Reality...

Google Maps AR navigation has nearly reached its final destination - your phone

GOOGLE MAPS AR NAVIGATION HAS NEARLY REACHED ITS FINAL DESTINATION - YOUR PHONE

Google first showcased an AR navigation view for Maps at Google I/O 2018. No timescale was given at that point, but thanks to a report...

 
 
 
Google Maps AR mode previewed, now in testing with small group of users

GOOGLE MAPS AR MODE PREVIEWED, NOW IN TESTING WITH SMALL GROUP OF USERS

Google Maps AR mode is expected to launch to the public soon, as it has been rolled out to a small group of users for testing. The...

Google Maps AR Navigation Is Being Tested by Some Early Users

GOOGLE MAPS AR NAVIGATION IS BEING TESTED BY SOME EARLY USERS

Google Maps' augmented reality navigation feature is finally being tested by some early users, however, it's not available to everyone...

 
 
 
Google Maps AR navigation is currently being trialed by select users

GOOGLE MAPS AR NAVIGATION IS CURRENTLY BEING TRIALED BY SELECT USERS

While navigation by way of Google Maps is, for the most part, a smooth process for pedestrians, there's usually an awkward moment of...

Google Maps AR navigation feature is now being tested

GOOGLE MAPS AR NAVIGATION FEATURE IS NOW BEING TESTED

You might recall that during last year's Google I/O developers conference, the company announced a new feature for Google Maps that...