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Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners Get 'Star Wars,' 'Stranger Things' AR Stickers

'Star Wars' characters and the 'Stranger Things' kids are making their way to the Pixel and Pixel 2 in the form of augmented reality stickers. This is all made possible by Google's AR Stickers app.

Google December 12, 2017

Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Shazam doesn’t have to worry about turning a profit anymore. Apple is reportedly buying the popular app for $400 million, possibly benefitting from its augmented reality platform.

Apple December 9, 2017

Amazon Sumerian Is A VR App Creator For The VR Noob

Amazon has unveiled a web-based toolkit called Sumerian. It’s essentially for content creators who want to create VR and AR apps but don’t have extensive background in 3D graphics or programming.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Startup Vrvana For $30 Million: AR Headset Coming?

Apple has been extremely secretive about its plans for augmented reality, but its latest acquisition might be hinting at something. The company has acquired startup Vrvana, which develops a headset that supports both AR and VR.

Apple November 23, 2017

Apple Wants The 2019 iPhones To Have Laser-Based 3D Sensors: What Will They Be Used For?

Apple is working to integrate rear-facing, laser-based 3D sensors into the 2019 iPhone models. The new system will perform 3D mapping by releasing lasers on objects and then calculating the time for the lasers to bounce back.

Apple November 14, 2017

Apple Rumored To Launch Augmented Reality Headset With New OS By 2020

A Bloomberg report claims that Apple is looking to launch an augmented reality headset as early as 2020. The device, which will be powered by a new operating system, will have limitless applications.

Apple November 10, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11: Here Are Some Of The Best New Features To Try First

Apple has rolled out iOS 11 to all supported devices. The mobile operating system update introduces a long list of new features, and here are some of the best ones to try out.

Apple September 20, 2017

The Augmented Reality War Begins: Apple Teases First Wave Of AR Apps As Google Unveils ARCore Toolkit

Google has unveiled a new augmented reality SDK called ARCore, rivaling Apple’s ARKit. Both companies have now made it clear that they have big ambitions for the technology.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

Apple Reportedly Testing Various Augmented Reality Glasses For Big AR Push

Apple is reported to be testing different sets of augmented reality glasses with various functions. Apple could go either two routes: create a standalone device with a screen or make something akin to the Samsung Gear VR.

Apple August 5, 2017

Not Just For Gaming: AR Measure Highlights The Practical Benefits Of Apple's Augmented Reality

Augmented reality has made waves in the gaming scene, but the real benefits may be more practical. AR Measure is a natural extension of Apple's philosophy toward simplifying people's lives.

Apps/Software June 27, 2017

Ikea Teams Up With Apple To Bring Virtual Furniture To Your Home Through Augmented Reality Tech

Ikea teamed up with Apple to create a new augmented reality app based on the ARKit that was unveiled at WWDC 2017. The app will place photo-realistic renders of furniture on top of pictures that customers take of their homes.

Apple June 20, 2017

Nokia And Microsoft Vets Form Startup Varjo, Aim To Make VR Right With 'Human Eye-Resolution' Headset

People from Microsoft, Nokia, and other companies have banded together to form Varjo, a VR startup that wants to create the highest-resolution VR headset there is. Surprisingly, its technology is based on how human vision works.

Wearable Tech June 19, 2017

Asus ZenFone AR Gets A Possible June 14 Launch Date

The first Tango-capable smartphone from Asus will reportedly launch on June 14 in Taiwan, with a US release scheduled in July. Hopefully the Asus ZenFone AR is a better attempt at Tango than the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2017

After The Anti-iPhone And Amazon Echo Competitor, Andy Rubin's Essential Smart Glasses Takes Aim At Google Glass

Essential Smart Glasses could materialize soon, according to an old patent that has been dug up. Equipped with cameras and chips for AR, it could succeed where the Google Glass failed.

Wearable Tech June 2, 2017

Instagram Selfie Filters And More Creative Tools Roll Out, Copying Snapchat Some More: What's New?

Instagram copied another major Snapchat feature, now adding 'face filters' for users to spice up their selfies. The latest update also brings new creative tools, so here's what's new.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Apple's Leaked Safety Report Alludes To AR Glasses Prototype Or Other Similar Technology

An employee incident report compiled by a Safety contractor working for Apple has uncovered some Apple secret tech. One incident alludes to what looks like AR glasses prototype.

Apple April 21, 2017

Can You Type With Your Brain And Hear With Your Skin? Facebook Says These Are Possible

Facebook is working on a technology that will let people type with their brain by tapping into brain signals. It is also researching for a way to allow people to hear with their skin.

Internet April 20, 2017

Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform: Zuckerberg Believes The Future Will Rely On Augmented Reality

Facebook launched the Camera Effects platform at its annual F8 developer conference. The platform will allow developers to showcase their work on augmented reality, which is technology that Mark Zuckerberg believes will be a big part of the future.

Apps/Software April 19, 2017

CityConnect Is Creating An Augmented Reality App For Cyclists And It's Like 'Pokémon GO'

CityConnect’s augmented reality app brings both fun and safety for bikers. The 'Pokémon Go'-style app could encourage more people to go and try cycling.

Apps/Software March 27, 2017

Is Augmented Reality iPhone’s Next Big Thing? Here Are The Signs Apple Is On It

Augmented reality is slowly reaching ordinary consumers and companies are beginning to capitalize on this. Apple, for one, seems to be seriously working on its own AR tech based on recent business moves.

Apple March 20, 2017

Avegant Introduces Light Field Technology That Could Change The Mixed Reality Industry

Avegant’s Light Field Technology allows users to interact with virtual objects at close range, taking augmented reality one step closer to passing the visual Turing test.

Gadgets March 19, 2017

Lumyer Is The Augmented Reality App That Will Animate Your Selfies

Lumyer is the latest photo app rising in popularity for its ability to animate photos with special effects.

Apps/Software March 10, 2017

Get Ready For ‘Project EvE,’ The First Robotic AR Video Game

Robotics video game company ATAT Tech announced its first augmented reality game code-named ‘Project EvE.’ No release date and other details have been revealed.

Video Games February 28, 2017

EatMessage Is The Emoji Food Fight Game For iMessage Starring Your Selfie

A new game called ‘EatMessage’ launched in the iMessage App Store that uses augmented reality to have the player’s selfie dodging and eating emojis.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Magic Leap CEO: Leaked Prototype Device ‘Not What You Think It Is’

Magic Leap’s CEO has now confirmed that there’s more to the recently leaked photo purportedly showing a prototype of its device than meets the eye. Turns out the device depicted in the photo is simply an R&D test rig.

Wearable Tech February 13, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Crackdown Against Fake News, Sees Augmented Reality As Revolutionary Tech

In separate interviews, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his thoughts on fake news and augmented reality. Cook calls for a crackdown on the proliferation of fake news, and is excited about the future of augmented reality technology.

Apple February 11, 2017

First Photo Of Magic Leap’s AR Tech Prototype Leaks, Shows It Needs More Work

Magic Leap’s first prototype for its secretive AR tech has just been leaked, showing a very rough version of the device. The steeply valued company, apart from the recent leak, has had very little to show about its promised products.

Wearable Tech February 11, 2017

Snap Inc Testing Snapchat Lenses That Overlay Augmented Reality Animation On Landscapes

Smarter filter are reportedly being developed for Snapchat, ones that can overlay augmented reality animations onscreen. Don’t expect them to come any time soon, however.

Apps/Software February 2, 2017

Apple Teaming Up With Carl Zeiss To Launch AR Glasses In 2018: Rumor

According to a report, Apple is now working on an AR technology in collaboration with optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss. The leaks purportedly came from an insider source, who also revealed that the partnership will produce a pair of AR glasses.

Apple January 10, 2017

Google Tango To Let Museum Visitors Take A Closer Look At Exhibits With AR Technology

Google wants to hasten the rollout of Tango, its augmented reality platform, by letting the public experience the technology in museums. The initiative will first hit the Detroit Institute of Arts using the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

Google January 10, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Car Tech January 7, 2017

Doctors Can Now Practice Surgical Procedures Through Augmented Reality

London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.

January 7, 2017

LOOK: VR And AR Combine In The Ambitious New Asus ZenFone AR

News about the Asus ZenFone AR have surfaced online after Qualcomm accidentally posted a press release in its website ahead of the phone's launch at CES 2017. The Asus ZenFone AR will combine technology for both virtual reality and augmented reality.

Smartphones January 4, 2017

Snap Inc. Gets Better At Augmented Reality With Up To $40 Million Purchase Of Israeli Company

Snap Inc. quietly acquired Israeli startup Cimagine for up to $40 million, boosting its augmented reality division. The purchase caps off a busy year for the company, in which it rebranded from Snapchat and launched the massively popular Spectacles.

Business Tech December 25, 2016

This Startup Aims To Build Brain-Powered Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Software

The startup Neurable wants to make life more convenient by developing software to control devices with the human brain. More specifically, the company wants to control physical objects through brain-powered virtual reality and augmented reality.

Business Tech December 24, 2016

Asus Releases CES 2017 Teaser Video: What to Expect At The Zennovation Event

The Asus promotional video for its CES 2017 event is filled with big words but, as most trailers go, contained few details just enough to whet the interest of the public. The event will kick off on Jan. 4, a day before CES 2017 opens.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 21, 2016

Mixed Reality vs Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality: What's The Difference?

Altering reality is a confusing business. Tech Times is here to guide the confused minds about AR, VR and MR.

Gadgets December 18, 2016

New Samsung Gear VR And AR Headset Similar To Microsoft HoloLens In The Works

Samsung is working on two new devices, one for virtual reality and another for augmented reality. The former is poised to succeed its present-day VR headset Gear VR, while the latter is supposedly able to project realistic holograms.

Wearable Tech December 17, 2016

Magic Leap Is 'Full Steam Ahead' With The Launch Of Mixed Reality Device Magic Leap One: Report

Magic Leap has come up with a name for its product: Magic Leap One. The company also hired a new Chief Marketing Officer after two executives resigned.

Wearable Tech December 17, 2016

Magic Leap CEO Refutes Reports That Claim The AR Startup 'Oversold' Its Headset

In light of reports that Magic Leap 'oversold' its technology and is running into problems making it a reality, CEO Rony Abovitz has reacted to the claims, saying that 'mini-production test runs' have started.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Magic Leap Lags Behind Competition: Innovative AR Technology Far From Becoming A Reality

Magic Leap is struggling to fulfill its original vision for an innovative augmented reality technology, as reported by The Information. Magic Leap has allegedly shifted to a new technology since its patented fiber-optic technology is hitting a few snags.

Wearable Tech December 9, 2016

Microsoft's HoloLens Reaches More Markets: Australia, The UK And More

Microsoft HoloLens is now available for preorder in seven new countries in addition to the United States and Canada. It will come in commercial and developer editions and can be purchased directly at Microsoft Stores.

Microsoft December 5, 2016

Apple To Bring AR Functionality To iPhone Camera: Report

Apple could be bringing augmented reality to the iPhone, with focus on object recognition and face manipulation as the primary features. Employees from AR companies it acquired in recent years are said to be working on the technology at present.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 17, 2016

Apple Is Thinking About Launching Its Own Smart Glasses That Can Connect To iPhones: Is This A Good Idea?

Apple is thinking about launching its own smart glasses, according to a Bloomberg report. The device is said to be similar to the Google Glass, and will connect to the iPhones of its users.

Apple November 15, 2016

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