Google’s Tango Augmented Reality technology could one day be as ubiquitous as standard smartphone cameras. If you haven’t heard of Tango, it gives compatible / capable devices the ability to overlay virtual objects and / or have information appear on top of actual physical objects visible on the device’s screen [...]
Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini today offers up a summary of an investor day held to review trends in virtuality reality and augmented reality, meetings that included presentations from a number of companies working on devices and content and enterprise partnerships, and many other things. Those companies include VirZOOM, a maker of a stationary bike you can pedal […]
With the rise of Snapchat facial mapping filters and augmented reality, brands are starting to take note
Augmented reality app Blippar is collaborating with designer Henry Holland to let shoppers scan and buy clothing as soon as it is first shown
Every day it seems like there's a new wave of game-changing technology being unleashed upon the world -- the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and chat bots. These and other nascent technologies are...Show More Summary
Unlike commercial airlines, helicopters often fly amidst serious obstacles like skyscrapers, power lines and mountains. So when heavy fog or clouds roll in, navigating can become a dangerous proposition. A new augmented reality vision...Show More Summary
Google's initial Tango prototypes used special vision processing chips to power the augmented reality experience. That said, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro -- which houses a mere Snapdragon 652 chipset -- doesn't need such a chip: it does all the heavy lifting on its own. Here's why.
Twitter is turning to a former Apple designer to spearhead its push into virtual reality and augmented reality.
With the PHAB 2 Pro, Lenovo announced the first consumer-ready phone with support for Google's augmented reality Tango platform. The PHAB 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 652 SoC, which features software-level optimizations to be fully compatible with Tango. Show More Summary
By offloading work to other chips, Augmented Reality only takes up 10% of the CPU.
Following its acquisition of Magic Pony earlier this month, Twitter confirmed to me on Tuesday that it had hired Alessandro Sabatelli as its new Director of VR and AR. He will head up the Augmented Reality team within Twitter Cortex, the company's upstart machine-learning division. Source: Upload VR
Razorfish's Emerging Experiences division is experimenting with merging the technology of Microsoft's new HoloLens augmented reality headset with its Kinect motion gesture hardware. The result may help to create a version of Star Trek: The Next Generation's holodeck. ...
We're seeing some pretty interesting new Bluetooth earbuds from Doppler Labs that control the sound around you while still piping music to your eardrums.
Growing kids tend to repeat all sorts of colorful language heard while at school, yet there's one particular C-word that causes some parents to feel a special type of dread. Chemistry. A new teaching tool raising funds on Indiegogo adds...Show More Summary
Could Twitter be working on new apps for virtual and augmented reality?
This hurricane season, the Weather Channel intends to virtually flood its studio in order to encourage people in harms' way to evacuate from an approaching hurricane. The product, known as "SurgeFX," is the latest development in the network's push into the use of augmented reality to show, rather than simply tell, viewers about dangerous weather. Show More Summary
Earlier this year we reviewed a pair of smart earbuds that give you control over your ears' experience of the world, letting you do things like cancel out an airplane engine or make your boring trip to the store sound like an acid-laced interlude from The Dark Side of the Moon. Show More Summary
A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune into other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert). Show More Summary
Gizmodo was recently invited to visit CSIRO’s Data61 team to try one of their fabled Microsoft Hololenses. While we were there, CSIRO’s Matt Adcock gave us a rundown of CSIRO’s history with VR, which goes back long before the Hololens, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive ever existed. Show More Summary
A tech startup is partnering with Lucasfilm and ILM to enhance storytelling through AR