Google has teamed up with Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment and Ludia to bring you 10 augmented reality dinosaurs from “Jurassic World”. When using Google Search, you’ll be able to watch T. Rex roam around your living room or watch the Stegosaurus graze in a field. To activate this feature, simply search for a dinosaur on Google using a mobile device and tap “View in 3D” to rotate or zoom in. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Portugal-based Forge IT wants to take the game of billiards to a whole new level with Pool Live AR. Simply put, the system requires only a single projector and camera, placed above the table, to detect the cue, balls as well as tables boundaries. Once this is mapped, it projects guides in real time. It can also be used to show the score or other bits of information. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Most Apple fans probably already know that the company has been developing augmented reality glasses for the past couple of years, but new information has been leaked, courtesy of Jon Prosser. He states that Apple is working on a Steve Jobs Heritage Edition prototype, similar to how Apple Watch came out with the $10,000 gold version early on. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Want an ultra simple way of creating websites or other projects in Photoshop? Look no further than AR Cut and Paste by developer Cyril Diagne. This augmented reality technology works exactly as it sounds – simply snap a photo of the object you want to use in the real world, hover over the project on your computer screen, and it’s automatically placed in the document. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Apple Card can already be considered one of the most innovative credit card currently available to the public, but designer Volodymyr Kurbatov takes it to a whole new level. Combine this with the rumors that Apple is working on developing their own augmented reality headset or glasses, this concept would complement the technology perfectly. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Most of the world is stuck at home right now, but those who don’t mind a virtual visit to the zoo, Google’s Augmented Reality (AR) has come to the rescue. That’s right, you’ll be able to interacted with life-sized animals right through the Google search panel. Simply by searching for a panda, tiger or even cheetah will provide an explanation about the animal, along with a prompt to meet a life-sized version up close. Read more for a video and additional information.
Mojo Vision has just announced that it’s building the world’s first true smart contact lens, called the Mojo Lens. Put simply, this contact lens boasts a built-in display that gives users timely information they want without forcing them to look down at a screen or losing focus on the people and the world around them. The Invisible Computing platform enables information to be instantaneous, unobtrusive and available hands-free. Read more for a video and additional information.
Set to be officially revealed at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Honda’s Augmented Driving Concept is essentially a two-door convertible with a speedster-style windshield. Its ultra minimalist interior boasts two rows of bench seats and what appears to be an augmented reality steering wheel of sorts. Unlike traditional steering wheels, this one can also be used to control throttle and braking, as in you push forward to accelerate and pull it back to decelerate. Read more for a video and additional information.
Built upon Google’s Persistent Cloud Anchors platform, Mark AR is a mobile app that lets you create digital artwork that will be visible to other users in a specific location using augmented reality technology. This app, which made its official debut at New York Comic-Con 2019, was created by iDreamSky and Subway Surfers developer Sybo. In the hands of talented artists, the sky is the limit, and we could soon see AR masterpieces all over the world once the app is released. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
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TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple is set to officially unveil its augmented reality glasses in the first half of 2020, with mass production of this device set to begin late 2019. The AR glasses could see a launch some time during summer 2020. However, this will not be a first-party device made by Apple, but rather is reported to be partnering with “third-party brands”. Read more for another picture an additional information.