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Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung is making quite a lot of noise about its new AR Emoji and how it goes beyond simply faces and heads. Curiously, however, it’s not making a big deal out of a literally big deal about one rather huge feature. At its Unpacked 2018 press event where it demoed how its AR Emoji worked, it almost just mentioned in passing that, if you don’t want to have a virtual you, you can also use some of the pre-made models, which includes the globally renowned Mickey Mouse. Which, of course, meant Samsung made a partnership deal with Disney.

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Ghostbusters World AR mobile game lets anyone catch ghosts

Ghostbusters World AR mobile game lets anyone catch ghosts

Mobile gamers will soon have a new augmented reality game based on the Ghostbusters franchise: "Ghostbusters World." This AR game offers a more immersive gaming experience than an ordinary mobile title, one where players will get to capture hundreds of ghosts that appear to exist within their physical world. This is the latest instance of a franchise that capitalizes on the growing technology.

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Google ARCore 1.0 stable launching at MWC, APK available

Google ARCore 1.0 stable launching at MWC, APK available

Like Apple, Google tends to sit out the crowded annual tech events and holds its own. This year at MWC 2018, however, it is stirring things up a bit. It has already teased how it’s going to make a big splash with the first Android Go phones next week. Now it seems it will be doing more than just that. Sources report that Google will finally be making its big AR play by releasing its ARCore framework for all. something half a year in the making.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR tech made for wireless headsets

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR tech made for wireless headsets

Mobile virtual reality before Qualcomm's newest line of VR hardware made for a fairly decent experience. Samsung had their VR headset that worked with Galaxy S and Note devices, and Google brought the first wave in with Cardboard, Daydream, and so on. But now it's time to get serious about processor action. Now it's time for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.

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Galaxy S9 augmented reality demo extracted from Unpacked app

Galaxy S9 augmented reality demo extracted from Unpacked app

Samsung fans, and Samsung itself, are just counting down the days before the huge Unpacked 2018 event in Barcelona. But before MWC 2018 even takes place, our idea of the Galaxy S9 is pretty much complete thanks to a plethora of leaks. Of course, there’s always room for more, especially when the source is Samsung itself. Apparently, the Unpacked 2018 Android app hides a trail that, with a good amount of hacking, reveals the Galaxy S9 in all its augmented reality glory.

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Magic Leap details revealed, including Shaq-sized version

Magic Leap details revealed, including Shaq-sized version

When the modern VR and AR hype exploded, one of the loudest voices to be heard was Magic Leap’s. The young company was already talking and boasting even before Microsoft could get its HoloLens out of the would work, but it has, so far, been unable to actually put out a publicly available developer kit, much less a retail product. It has also been involved in some rather ugly controversies that have seemingly died down by now. Gearing up for its promised 2018 release, Magic Leap is once again talking. But this time, it’s getting the NBA and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal to help.

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Hero Vision AR kit puts you in Iron Man’s head

Hero Vision AR kit puts you in Iron Man’s head

With Avengers: Infinity Wars fast approaching, Marvel and parent company Disney are putting the marketing machine in full gear. Which means we’re going to see tons of merch trying to capitalize on the hype. Not all tie-in products, however, are created equal, but this one coming from Hasbro definitely takes the cake. Hero Vision has nothing to do with the synthetic android from the last Avengers flick. Instead, it’s all about harnessing the powers of augmented reality to put you in Iron Man’s shoes. Or his helmet rather.

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Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

Emagin OLED microdisplay tech receives investment from Apple, LG, Valve [Update]

While not a household name in the OLED sector, the company Emagin seems to have gotten the attention of several tech giants with VR and AR plans in the works. Emagin produces OLED microdisplays that have been used in the military, medical, and industrial fields, but they've begun targeting their technology at the growing market for consumer headsets. According to new SEC documents, Emagin is now getting investments from the likes of Apple, LG, and Valve.

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Apple smart glasses optics detailed in patent application

Apple smart glasses optics detailed in patent application

Apple has cooked up a new head-mounted display design that could dramatically shrink the size of a virtual reality or augmented reality headset, a newly-published patent application reveals. The company has been coy about its AR and VR ambitions, with CEO Tim Cook dismissing suggestions of any sort of imminent smart glasses release by pointing out the technology just isn't ready.

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Motion Stills AR Stickers done with Instant Motion Tracking

Motion Stills AR Stickers done with Instant Motion Tracking

Google’s Motion Stills started out as an ironically iOS-only app that employed otherwise geeky computer vision and algorithms to produce impressive and stabilized video clips. Motion Stills finally arrived on Android last year, but hasn’t exactly gotten much love since then. That changes today, with Google rolling out a new feature that plays to the company’s new-found love for augmented reality. Yes, AR stickers have arrived on Motion Stills, and it’s actually a bit more complicated behind the scenes than you might expect from such a whimsical feature.

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London City Airport to get a digital control tower 80 miles from the airport

London City Airport to get a digital control tower 80 miles from the airport

Normally when you fly on an aircraft, you see the tower sitting right there in the middle of the airport with all the traffic controllers doing whatever it is they do to keep the aircraft and passengers safe. Some smaller airports have been using something called a digital tower for a long time now. This removes the traffic controllers from the airport and puts them in a remote location.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR system gets new The Last Jedi content pack

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR system gets new The Last Jedi content pack

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, the augmented reality experience from Disney and Lenovo, is on the receiving end of new content. That content, which arrives in the Jedi Challenges app this month, is based on the newly released Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, giving players a new planet, lightsaber duel, and even Porgs.

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