All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Augmented Reality’

360-Degree Videos: Coming Soon to Your Facebook News Feed

Facebook’s annual f8 developers conference just kicked off, and in the keynote CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that spherical (360 degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed. We already know that video is becoming a more widely used media on Facebook. Recently, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person had increased 75 percent globally and a …

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Google Acquires Word Lens Creator Quest Visual

Google has acquired Quest Visual, the company behind the app Word Lens, which lets you point your smartphone at words in the real world and have them translated via augmented reality. I doubt I’m the first to make the connection, but this reminds me of They Live a bit. Especially when you combine it with something like Google Glass. Quest …

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Niantic Labs to Release New Augmented Reality Game

Just over one year ago Google’s Niantic Labs revealed Ingress, an augmented reality (AR) game created to experiment with the possibilities of a multiplayer game set in the real world but with a layer of virtual game poured over it. Though the game wasn’t a smash hit it did open up possibilities for AR and mobile gaming. Now, Niantic Labs …

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Augmented Reality Tech Could Have Business Implications, Says Analyst

As the wearable computing industry begins to ramp up this year, Google and other companies already have their sights set on connected eyewear. Devices such as Google Glass are expected to make up a large part of the consumer device market in the coming decade, but the technology could also prove very useful to the enterprise sector as well. Market …

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IKEA Uses Augmented Reality to Show You How Furniture Will Look in Your House

The new 2014 IKEA catalog app is debuting a new augmented reality feature that lets users see how certain pieces of furniture will look in their homes. All you have to do is scan one of the select item pages, throw your catalog on the floor and use your mobile device to project an image of what it will look …

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GlassBattle Brings Naval Warfare To Google Glass

Google Glass is still in its infancy, but there’s already a lot of awesome apps available for the hardware. Unfortunately, there’s a definite lack of games for the hardware despite Google Glass lending itself to augmented reality gaming. One development team is fixing that, however, with it’s own take on Battleship. Det Ansinn revealed over the weekend that his team …

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Check Out The PS4’s AR Gaming Capabilities

The PlayStation 4 will have a new PlayStation Eye camera available alongside it at launch. Sony hasn’t really advertised it much outside of the PlayStation 4 reveal in February though. During E3, however, it did create a small video to show off some of the cool things it has planned for the new PlayStation Eye. Sony calls it the Playroom …

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The Future Of Google Glass May Lie In 911 Calls And Guitar Lessons

Google Glass is now in the hands of developers, and they’re already doing some pretty amazing (and scary) things with the technology. What will it look like a year from now, however, when it’s in the hands of consumers? What will it look like five years from now? One design firm has an idea. Playground Inc, a digital creative agency, …

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Google Glass Ban: Will It Actually Happen?

A Google Glass ban has been on the minds of some people as stories begin to emerge of establishments saying they will bar customers from wearing Google’s new tech inside. Those are just stories from a small number of businesses though? Is there any chance that Google Glass could be banned on a much larger scale? A recent petition on …

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How Much Would You Pay For Google Glass? Most Say $200

In its current state, Google Glass is incredibly expensive. Those who signed up for the Google Glass Explorers program last year had to fork over $1,500 to get a crack at the device. The price will come down when it’s made available to consumers next year, but a new survey suggests that the price will have to come down a …

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Reddit For Google Glass Is Now Ready To Assault Your Eyeball With Cat Pictures

Google Glass seems like it was built for Reddit. Google’s wearable computers are perfect for capturing the spontaneous moments in life, and then sharing those moments with the fine folks of Reddit. Members of the Google Glass Explorers program can now start bragging about having glass on Reddit thanks to the tireless work of Malcolm Nguyen. His app, Reddit Timeline, …

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Did You Pre-Order Google’s Project Glass? You Might Want To Attend These Hackathons

One of the coolest moments from Google I/O last year was when Google officially unveiled Project Glass. The demo, which consisted of people jumping out of a blimp while wearing the glasses, probably inspired a number of pre-orders for the device. Those who could afford the $1,500 pre-order will finally get the first chance to work with Project Glass later …

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