Tag "AR"

Dell partners AR headset maker Meta to sell Meta 2 AR development kit

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Dell has announced to sell the Meta 2 Augmented Reality Development Kit. The AR development kit will be available on Dell.com from February 15 for $1,495. Joe Mikhail, Chief Revenue Officer, Meta, said, “We’re very excited for this partnership with Dell.

Accenture acquiring 3D and immersive content producer Mackevision

INDIA: Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. Mackevision has earned international acclaim for its work on the HBO Series “Game of Thrones” – for which it was awarded an Emmy for

Mapbox acquires AR activity tracking app Fitness AR

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Open-source mapping platform Mapbox has acquired activity tracking app Fitness AR. Mapbox will continue to deliver updates to the app, which has since gone free in the App Store. Launched this past September, Fitness AR was the first mapping AR app, allowing Strava users

Reliance Games partners GoPhygital to develop AR and VR-based games

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment – Digital, the digital entertainment focused business of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), today announced its foray into the fast growing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality space by announcing its

Apple acquires AR startup Vrvana for $30M

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Apple recently acquired an augmented reality-based startup called Vrvana, reports TechCrunch. The deal was reported to be around $30 million. Vrvana created mixed-reality headset named Totem, but it never released. The headset was designed to merge AR and virtual reality

Tech Mahindra partners Unity to open a CoE in Bangalore focusing on immersive tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tech Mahindra has partnered with Unity Technologies to open a Centre of Excellence (CoE) targeting Communication and Media & Entertainment segment. Unity Technologies powers more than 50pc of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR

Magic Leap is raising upto $1bn in new funding round

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AR mystery startup Magic Leap is looking to raise up to $1 billion in a new funding round. The company, based in Florida, has authorized the sale of more than 37 million shares of Series D stock at $27 each to raise

Snapchat is going to launch an augmented reality art platform

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Snapchat has launched a mystery clock countdown on its website art.snapchat.com that only contains a photo of Central Park in New York City with people sitting on an open lawn. Software Engineer and Twitter user Jonah Grant have uncovered the

Lenovo unveils a new line of AR/VR products at the IFA’17 including Yoga 920

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Lenovo showcased its latest line of Yoga convertible laptops, as well as new mixed and virtual reality products at the IFA 2017. Lenovo with its latest announcements of AR and mixed reality products attempts to jump on the bandwagon and make sure

Google unveils ‘ARCore’ SDK to make AR mainstream on Android

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Following in the footsteps of Apple’s ARKit, Google has launched its first augmented-reality software development kit, called ARCore, to help developers start making cool stuff in AR. Google’s foray into AR goes back to Project Tango, launched in 2014 that loaded a

Facebook AR glasses patent reveal transparent display design

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Thanks to a patent application filed by the members of Oculus advanced research division, it is revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the real world. The application obtained by

‘AI Everywhere’ technologies are moving rapidly through Gartner’s Hype Cycle

INDIA: Artificial intelligence(AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years, reveals Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging

Facebook acquires German computer vision startup Fayteq

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Facebook has acquired Fayteq, a small German startup that builds software add-ons for video editing. The news was first reported by German publication Deutsche Startups but was later confirmed by the social networking company itself. A note on Fayteq website now reads that its products and

Asus’ AR and VR-ready premium smartphone, ZenFone AR is now available in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The much-awaited Asus ZenFone AR is launched in India today. First showcased at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017, ZenFone AR is the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone, with 8GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR will be

Andy Rubin-backed CastAR reportedly shutting down due to lack of funds

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CastAR, a promising and ambitious augmented reality startup co-created by two former Valve employees and funded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin is reportedly shutting down due to lack of investment. Citing former employees, a Polygon report says that approximately 70

From glasses to pencils, Apple seems to be busy with many secret projects

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Not all accidents are damaging, some could be good too. Like the one that happened with regard to the most secretive company in the tech world, Apple. An incident report was sent mistakenly to hundreds of Apple employees by Environment

Facebook launches an AR-powered platform for developers

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At Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his vision for Augmented Reality (AR). Enabling developers to build AR tools for the camera and bring people together in new ways, Facebook launched an AR-powered platform for developers to encourage augmented reality

Apple is going steady with its AR projects

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Apple rarely speaks about its budding ventures and projects. But the rumours and leaks in the virtual world always keep us abreast with what’s underway at Cupertino. Just like its self-driving cars, Apple has been quite secretive about its augmented reality

Tata Elxsi partners Welspun to launch AR storytelling technology for kids

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Using the immersive technology of Augmented Reality, Tata Elxsi, a global design company has partnered with Welspun, textile makers to bring SpinTales, an intuitive and easy-to-use app for kids, age three and up. SpinTales was launched in 2016 with a

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 835 to power immersive AR and VR experiences

USA: At CES, Qualcomm has unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with X16 LTE, the first mobile platform to be commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node. It is designed to simultaneously meet the high performance demands, thermal limits and power