augmented reality

Huawei’s 3D Live Object feature might be magical

Huawei’s 3D Live Object feature might be magical

At the Huawei Mate 20 Pro event this week, Huawei showed off a new augmented reality feature called 3D Live Object. In addition to objects pre-loaded into the system, this feature will allow users to scan their own favorite object for later use. Once scanned, a 3D Live Object will be made available to exist in videos filmed by the Mate 20 Pro and will interact with their environment.

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Magic Leap One will get DirecTV NOW live TV app in 2019

Magic Leap One will get DirecTV NOW live TV app in 2019

AT&T plans to launch its DirecTV NOW product on Magic Leap's system in the future. The company says it will be launching a 5G test zone on Magic Leap's Florida campus next year, as well, this making it possible for developers to test apps and devices on the faster mobile technology. The plans were revealed today at the Magic Leap conference in LA.

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Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

Apple acquired Spektral for live cutout video magic

It would appear as though Apple acquired a company by the name of Spektral at the tail end of the year 2017. This Danish group specialized in the isolation of objects in both still and moving images (and video), removing background elements from said objects in real time. This company previously aimed to create cloud-based applications and a Photoshop plugin - now it's inside Apple proper.

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New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

New Google VR 6DoF controllers: More details

This week the folks behind Google's Daydream VR universe revealed they'd made a pair of new controllers. These controllers look something like a cross between their earliest Daydream controller and a PlayStation Move - or better yet, just a PSVR controller, but a tiny bit different. These new controllers are not (yet) available to the public, they'll be sent first to game developers and app developers interested in taking VR to a new level.

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Your car windshield could be an AR hologram in 2020

Your car windshield could be an AR hologram in 2020

Holographic car windshields that overlay augmented reality graphics atop the real world could be closer than you think, with Porsche, Hyundai, and others tapping a smart glass startup developing the transparent tech. WayRay has been working on holographic augmented reality head-up display technologies since 2012, developing a compact hologram projector that could change what you see through your car's windows.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds Dark Side games and Kylo Ren lightsaber

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds Dark Side games and Kylo Ren lightsaber

Lenovo promised regular updates for the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges augmented reality game, and it's been delivering, with the latest being a Dark Side Expansion and a new lightsaber option. The AR game uses a smartphone slotted into Lenovo's Mirage headset, and wirelessly-connected weapons modeled after those in the hit movies.

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Apple smart glasses practically confirmed by new acquisition

Apple smart glasses practically confirmed by new acquisition

It’s really no secret that Apple, or at least CEO Tim Cook, believes in augmented reality, at least more than virtual reality. It does, after all, have ARCore but nothing equivalent for VR. But like its self-driving car, the company has been unsurprisingly mum about its plans to make and sell an AR product of its own. Actions, however, speak louder than words and buying a startup that focuses on AR lenses is pretty much the smoking gun we could be looking for.

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Google moved: IMAX VR to AR

Google moved: IMAX VR to AR

Google made a switch from virtual reality to augmented reality in an apparent hardware-focused move in late 2017. The move was made public this week in a behind-the-scenes confirmation of a cancellation of an IMAX VR project announced previously. Google and IMAX announced a collaboration on a VR camera back in May of 2016 - all that appears to be over right this minute.

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Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

The time for Regirock in Pokemon GO is here! It's time to head down to your local favorite Raid Battle gym and take on the most rockiest of strange Legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region in Regirock. Yes Regirock, the third in a line of Hoenn-region legendaries is here, ready to rock and roll, and we're gonna let its secrets be know right here, right this minute.

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The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor has reignited, with analyst predictions that the Cupertino company will look to four wheels and complex technology for its next iPhone-scale success. Speculation that Apple is considering wading into transportation has been a regular topic of discussion in recent years, as investors and fans alike try to guess what the $1 trillion company might do next.

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Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

Magic Leap One Creator Edition begins shipping out today

After many years of waiting, Magic Leap is finally ready to launch its flagship product, the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset. This is a launch that's been a long time coming, but even though the headset is shipping out today, there's still plenty of progress to be made. For starters, this is a limited launch that's aimed at developers, with the headset only shipping to folks to certain major cities in the contiguous US.

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New Epson MOVERIO smart glasses revealed for 2018

New Epson MOVERIO smart glasses revealed for 2018

This week the folks at Epson behind their wild but little-known smart glasses line MOVERIO revealed their latest set for sale online. These are the new model MOVERIO BT-35E Smart Glasses. In the MOVERIO Smart Glasses from Epson is one of the most advanced examples of industrial-grade augmented reality glasses technology in the world. This newest version of the glasses includes 720p HD Resolution and the equivalent of an 80" projected screen size measured at 16.4ft. This pair of glasses works with 100,000:1 contrast ratio with Si-OLED binocular display.

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