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Qualcomm Extends Support For Google Tango Augmented Reality Technology To More Snapdragon Processors

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 [...]

Virtual Reality: Not Yet at that Apple Level of Finesse, Says Goldman

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 […]

How Snapchat Filters Have Influenced Customer Purchase Behavior

With the rise of Snapchat facial mapping filters and augmented reality, brands are starting to take note

AR Shopping Will Let You Purchase Looks Straight From The Runway

Augmented reality app Blippar is collaborating with designer Henry Holland to let shoppers scan and buy clothing as soon as it is first shown

Easily Distracted by Shiny Objects: Are New Technologies Threatening Your Mobile Strategy?

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

Augmented reality headset helps helicopter pilots see through the clouds

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Qualcomm reveals why their chipsets don’t need special vision chips for Tango

13 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

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 Adds Director of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

Twitter is turning to a former Apple designer to spearhead its push into virtual reality and augmented reality.

The Snapdragon 820 is now optimized for Google's Tango platform

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

Google and Qualcomm team up to make Project Tango easy on your CPU

By offloading work to other chips, Augmented Reality only takes up 10% of the CPU.

Twitter confirms it's launching an AR division with new hire

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

Merging the Microsoft HoloLens and Kinect could get us one step closer to the holodeck

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. ...

Doppler Labs introduces some new augmented reality earbuds

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.

Augmented reality atom kit makes hands-on chemistry easier to grasp

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

Twitter pushing into AR and VR via new hire with Apple background - CNET

Could Twitter be working on new apps for virtual and augmented reality?

Weather Channel turns to augmented reality for 2016 hurricane season coverage

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

The first augmented reality earbuds get smarter this November

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

Here One augmented reality earbuds make your world sound exactly how you want

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

VR Isn't Just For Games: CSIRO, Augmented Reality And The Future

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

Fans Can Explore The Star Wars Universe In Augmented Reality

A tech startup is partnering with Lucasfilm and ILM to enhance storytelling through AR

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