Augmented Reality (AR) Overview Updated May 14, 2019

Augmented Reality (AR)

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Augmented Reality (AR) is mixing real-world images with artificial ones in real time – sometimes also known as Mixed Reality. This contrasts with Virtual Reality (VR) where the entire image is artificial.

AR has been around for literally decades, but hasn’t yet become a mainstream technology. Google tried to change this with Project Tango, but this required special hardware and didn’t catch on. All this looks set to change, however, with Apple’s promotion of the technology.

Apple has released ARKit, a platform that allows developers to easily create augmented reality apps, and is expected to make this a major focus of the iPhone 8 launch. Google later switched to the same approach, with ARCore.

Although Tim Cook says that Apple is much more excited about AR than VR, Apple is not entirely ignoring the latter. High Sierra is the first version of macOS with support for VR, and Apple has said that it will integrate with Valve, so should be compatible with existing VR headsets like the HTC Vive.

 

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories May 14

A new official Statue of Liberty app uses augmented reality to bring to life a virtual visit to the landmark. It includes a view no visitor has been able to see since 1916 …

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Augmented Reality (AR) Stories April 23

Houzz app gets ‘View in My Room 3D’ tool update, now able to place tile flooring in AR

Popular home renovation and design app, Houzz, is out today with an update to its augmented reality View in My Room 3D tool to let users on iOS and Android virtually tile their floors.

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 19

Angry Birds got a new lease of life when it came to the Magic Leap, Oculus Rift and Vive headsets. But Rovio is now bringing the augmented reality experience to mobile for the first time, initially exclusive to iPhone and iPad.

It will be available later this spring, but will be available for pre-order from later today …

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Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 8

Apple talks about augmented reality at any opportunity it gets, but so far its fierce ambition has only materialized to consumers as ARKit apps on the iPhone and iPad. It has been widely reported that Apple is developing an AR glasses / headset product.

Today, Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple’s first augmented reality product will go into mass production as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, but hedges the timeframe slightly and says it will be mass-produced by the second quarter of 2020 at the latest.

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Augmented Reality (AR) Stories February 4

Hololens co-inventor and AR pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev leaves Apple

Apple has taken AR (augmented reality) head on in the last few years. The company has launched AR into the mainstream with releases such as the Measure app in iOS 12. Now, the company is losing one of its key engineers, the Hololens co-inventor Avi Bar-Zeev.

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories December 27, 2018

Sony is organizing a production ramp of 3D camera sensors for next year after seeing increased interest for the technology from major customers including Apple, a report from Bloomberg Quint explains.

The Japanese tech firm is allegedly ramping production of both rear and front 3D camera modules, while also working on separate software toolkits for developers to toy with generating 3D imagery.

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