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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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’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
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’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 latest photo app rising in popularity for its ability to animate photos with special effects.
Apps/Software March 10, 2017
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
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’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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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. 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
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
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
Altering reality is a confusing business. Tech Times is here to guide the confused minds about AR, VR and MR.
Gadgets December 18, 2016
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 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
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 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 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 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, 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
Aside from the Zenfone AR's launch date, Asus has not provided more information about the device. But its main competitor could reveal insights as to its hardware specifications, features and pricing.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 15, 2016
Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, is heading to the battlefield after Limpid Armor created a helmet that utilizes the tech for tank commanders. Named the CRS, the helmet looks to increase the effectiveness of the war machines.
Microsoft November 3, 2016
The intriguing Lenovo Phab 2 Pro officially went on sale today, launching as the first fully-equipped AR smartphone. Touting Google Tango augmented reality technology, the Phab 2 Pro makes an interesting proposition.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 1, 2016
Facebook’s CPO Chris Cox showcased a demo of the company’s artsy video filter tech that would take on the popular photo editing app Prisma.
Apps/Software October 26, 2016
Google is continuing work on a standalone virtual reality headset that will feature eye tracking technology. The device is different from the Daydream VR platform, which is said to be a mere stepping stone into a bigger hardware push.
Google October 25, 2016
Tim Cook hinted that he sees augmented reality as a big part of Apple's future. The company has invested strongly in firms and talent familiar with the area, so the iPhone 8 could pack an AR surprise.
Apple October 15, 2016