Facebook Weighing Up Legality of Facial Recognition in Upcoming Smart Glasses

Facebook is reportedly weighing up the legal implications of building facial recognition technology into a pair of smart glasses that the company is currently developing and which it intends to launch later this year. Prototype Project Aria AR glasses Facebook is using to research AR tech According to BuzzFeed News, Facebook’s chief of AR and […]

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Leaked Videos Reveal Samsung’s Plans for AR Glasses to Compete With Apple

Amid a spate of rumors in recent months about Apple’s plans for a mixed reality headset and AR glasses, videos of Samsung’s plans for its own AR glasses have purportedly leaked online (via The Verge). A leaker known as “WalkingCat” has shared seemingly official Samsung concept videos that depict “Samsung Glasses Lite” and “Samsung AR […]

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Samsung Glasses Lite leaks online, shows off AR wearable idea

Samsung may be introducing a new wearable product in the near future. We’re looking forward to that Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch someday and maybe a new pair of smart glasses. Nothing is final and official yet but a recent leak has made it known Samsung’s plans for Glasses Lite and the next wearable computing AR […]

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Apple Launches ‘For All Mankind: Time Capsule’ Augmented Reality App

Buyer’s Guide: Don’t Buy a MacBook Pro Now New MacBook Pro models are expected to arrive later this year with some of the biggest improvements to the product line to date, including some surprising changes, so now is not the best time to buy a new MacBook Pro. With major upgrades expected to key features […]

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Bloomberg: Apple’s First AR/VR Headset ‘Pricey, Niche Precursor’ to More Ambitious Device and Could Launch Next Year

Apple’s first virtual reality headset will be a “pricey, niche precursor” to a more ambitious augmented reality product, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. As a mostly virtual reality device, it will display an all-encompassing 3-D digital environment for gaming, watching video and communicating. AR functionality, the ability to overlay images and […]

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Samsung and IBM want to help enterprises in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Samsung and IBM have joined forces to develop a new 5G-centric project designed to help businesses across all industries modernize their operations with the help of edge computing, 5G and hybrid cloud solutions. In essence, this collaboration is meant to help enterprises in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, aka Industry 4.0. Clients will be able to […]

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The Mandalorian AR Experience is out now for select 5G Galaxy phones

Up until now you may have enjoyed The Mandalorian series on your Samsung smart TV running Disney Plus (Disney+) but a new mobile app developed by Google in collaboration with Lucasfilm is bringing the world of The Mandalorian into your living room. Leveraging AR (Augmented Reality) technology, specifically the ARCore platform, Google’s new The Mandalorian […]

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Google brings Mandalorian Experience to selected 5G phones

If you can’t get enough of The Mandalorian on your Disney+ streaming, you’ll be able to experience it in augmented reality on your smartphone. Google has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to create an AR experience on selected Android devices. The Mandalorian AR Experience will bring you some of the iconic scenes of Mando […]

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Google brings 3D Australian animals to your mobile device

A million years before this pandemic (actually just last January), the bushfires in Australia captured the world’s attention. Google says that one of the things that they noticed during this period and after was that interest in “Aussie creatures” or animals that were only found in Australia were on the rise this year. And so […]

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Google Cloud Anchors brings persistent AR experiences for real world locations

Google brought the Cloud Anchors API in ARCore two years ago at the I/O 2018, making it possible to share augmented reality content across multiple devices, but it lacked the ability to retain content once the interface of the app/game was closed on the phone. That is destined to change as cross-platform (for iOS, Android, […]

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Samsung shutting down AR-features of Bixby Vision

There have been some rumors floating around that Samsung is eventually getting rid of Bixby in favor of more Google Assistant integration into their devices. There is no solid proof yet that this is a possibility but the latest news about the Korean OEM’s personal digital assistant may lend some credence to these rumors. Samsung […]

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Google Maps to Gain New ‘Live View’ AR Features

Live View in Google Maps uses your iPhone‘s camera and GPS to provide augmented reality directions when you’re walking somewhere, and this week Google announced that it’s enhancing the feature and making it available in additional transit scenarios. In Live View, arrows, directions, and distance markers are placed right on top of your surroundings to […]

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Visit cultural heritage sites in AR from your couch through Google Search

Leisure traveling has practically come to a standstill this year because of the coronavirus. And for those who are always looking for the next adventure, it’s tough to stay at home and sit still. Well, if you have a smartphone, you can still go on a digital adventure with Google Arts & Culture. To celebrate […]

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Facebook’s Project Aria: Research wearable to understand tech for AR glasses

Facebook is all geared up to build wearable augmented reality glasses in the near future and this is evident through the company’s announcement of Project Aria. A product of Facebook Research Labs, Project Aria is termed as a research project that will allow Facebook to understand how to build “software and hardware” that’s necessary for […]

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Bloomberg: Apple Could Add AR Bonus Content to Apple TV+ Shows in 2021

Apple plans to add bonus augmented reality content to its Apple TV+ streaming video service, according to a new report today by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. The new feature is said to take aspects of scenes in a TV show, such as characters or objects, and display them on the viewer’s iPhone or iPad so they […]

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Google AR app updated with ancient creatures, unusual artifacts

The Google Arts & Culture team continues to work on improvements that will add to the knowledge of everyone. Since most people around the world are still on lockdown, thanks to the pandemic situation, kids need more entertainment than ever. The tech giant has actually introduced a number of new products, services, and updates especially […]

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‘Infinite Canvas’ Documentary Now Available on Apple TV

Last year, seven artists led an augmented reality project in Apple Stores around the world. A new free documentary now available on Apple TV highlights the work of each artist and tells the story of pushing “the boundaries of their work by exploring the uncharted territory of augmented reality art.” “Infinite Canvas” is the debut […]

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