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POGs return as an augmented reality mobile game

POGs return as an augmented reality mobile game

POGs, the 90s game that enjoyed massive popularity, will return in the form of a mobile augmented reality game. The game comes from Compton Technology, which is seeking funding for its product on Indiegogo. The game will be free to play and is officially licensed by the World POG Federation.

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ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

Today we're having a peek at all the new features revealed by Apple for iPhone X (and a few other devices) for augmented reality. Apple suggested they'd worked with Pixar, of all the places, to develop a new file format for all things AR. That new file format is USDZ, and it's made to work with multiple apps. "It's something like AR Quick Look." said Craig Federighi.

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Multiplayer iPhone AR with P2P privacy tipped for WWDC

Multiplayer iPhone AR with P2P privacy tipped for WWDC

Apple, wary of augmented reality's potential for privacy headaches, is developing an update to its AR system that would allow multiplayer experiences without requiring the cloud, it's reported. The company is believed to be investing significantly into ARKit, its platform that allows developers to integrate digital graphics into the real world and have them co-exist and even interact, with long-standing rumors of an Apple smartglasses system in the pipeline.

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AR Expeditions show it’s not all about fun and games

AR Expeditions show it’s not all about fun and games

Virtual reality and, to a lesser extent, augmented reality have the connotation of mostly being about entertainment. The current selection of VR and AR experiences, plus the media and buzz surrounding them, do reinforce that misconception. That is why proponents like Google are trying to push new experiences that give these technologies a more serious tone. Like AR Expeditions, a "spinoff" of its VR-centric Google Expeditions, that utilize augmented reality for educational purposes. It might not be a game, but it can still be just as fun.

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Just a Line AR doodle app arrives for iOS with cross-platform support

Just a Line AR doodle app arrives for iOS with cross-platform support

Earlier this year, Google launched an augmented reality app for Android called "Just a Line." The app enables users to draw virtual doodles in the air using just their smartphone, a fun AR experiment free for anyone to download. The company expanded upon that experiment today, launching Just a Line for iOS that brings the same ability to iPhone. That makes Google's experimental app the first cross-platform AR doodling app of its kind.

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Snapdragon XR1: Qualcomm’s play for affordable standalone AR and VR

Snapdragon XR1: Qualcomm’s play for affordable standalone AR and VR

Qualcomm has revealed its latest chipset, the Snapdragon XR1, but rather than phones it's intended for Extended Reality headsets like AR smartglasses and untethered VR. Slotting in beneath the Snapdragon 845 as a more affordable "XR" option for device-makers, it's part of Qualcomm's attempt to capture entry-level standalone systems.

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Porsche AR smartglasses get green light to cut service times

Porsche AR smartglasses get green light to cut service times

Porsche is bringing augmented reality to its dealerships, putting AR smart glasses into the service centers of its 189 US locations to shorten repair times. Dubbed Porsche Tech Live Look, the system began as a pilot last year, but is now being expanded more broadly after the automaker found it dramatically improves service efficiency.

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iPhone might make three lenses a thing next year

iPhone might make three lenses a thing next year

Some say Apple is a trend setter while others will point out how there are times when it was the one chasing after others. This new rumor might put it again in the latter position but Apple always has a knack for coming out at the top. According to supply chain reports, next year's iPhone might sport three camera lenses instead of the usual too, just like how the Huawei P20 Pro already does today. It is still unclear, however, what that third camera will bring to the table, if it ever does come to the party.

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Forget phones: the next Snapdragon is reportedly all about VR and AR

Forget phones: the next Snapdragon is reportedly all about VR and AR

Qualcomm will be revealing its new Snapdragon XR1 chipset for standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets next week, at least according to sources leaking the plans. The sources claim the announcement could come as soon as next week, though it may be bumped to a later date. We might see the chipset unveiled during Augmented World Expo in California.

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The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

The Incredibles are Galaxy S9’s next AR emoji

After years and years of waiting, The Incredibles 2 is very nearly here. The Incredibles is widely considered to be one of the best Pixar movies ever created, so you can bet fans are looking forward to this follow up. We still have a few weeks to wait for The Incredibles 2 to premiere, but in the meantime, you can keep the hype train going with a set of new AR emoji for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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Google AR headset “A65” tipped to rival HoloLens

Google AR headset “A65” tipped to rival HoloLens

Google is reportedly developing a standalone Augmented Reality headset to take on Microsoft HoloLens, a cable-free system that does not require a tethered PC to drive it. The rumors come after the launch of the first standalone Daydream headset, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, which packages a full virtual reality system into a single wearable.

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This Mysterious RED Phone: 10 things we know so far

This Mysterious RED Phone: 10 things we know so far

There's a device called RED Hydrogen One out in the universe that we need to have a talk about. This is a smartphone from the folks at RED, a company best known for their cinema-friendly high-end video cameras. We've seen this smartphone - parts of it anyway - earlier this year, but without a whole lot of deep detail, it's suddenly popped up on Verizon and AT&T. What the heck?

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