Augmented Reality (AR) Overview Updated April 18, 2018

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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 April 18

Now you can play Star Wars Jedi Challenges Holochess on your iPhone without an AR headset

Lenovo’s Star Wars Jedi Challenges kit might be a cheaper AR headset than some of its rivals, but it’s still an expensive way to play a few Star Wars games …

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories April 3

Backing up claims made by Bloomberg last week, Apple is once again reported to be working on microLED displays for future products, in a Digitimes article published today.

The report says the screens are destined for future high-end Apple Watch models and an augmented reality wearable device, measuring around 1.4 and 0.8 inches respectively.

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Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 29

We learned yesterday that there have been 13 million downloads of augmented reality apps powered by ARKit, and USA Today has plans to increase that number.

It has announced that it will soon be launching an AR app that allows you to do some launching of your own. 3-2-1 Launch is an app that allows you to assemble, launch and land an AR rocket …

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Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 22

AR app turns your iPhone X into a useful IKEA furniture instruction manual [Video]

A new app concept gives us a look at how AR can be leveraged to create a better experience than using paper instruction manuals. Specifically, AssembleAR shows what it looks like to use AR to help put together IKEA furniture.

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 15

After The Ring horror scene, developer creates AR version of Street Fighter II [Video]

Developer Abhishek Singh is certainly having fun with ARKit at present. Shortly after creating a creepy augmented reality scene from the horror movie The Ring, he has now created an AR version of the classic arcade game Street Fighter II …

Augmented Reality (AR) Stories March 13

Developer behind AR Super Mario creates creepy ARKit version of The Ring horror scene [Video]

A developer who previously created an augmented reality version of Super Mario for the Hololens has used ARKit and Unity to create a super-creepy AR scene from The Ring

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