Tag "AR"

Augmented Reality Is the Future of Mobile Gaming

By : CIOL Bureau

Augmented reality is already augmenting the mobile gaming market. Since its introduction to the tech consumer market, augmented reality has performed at a high level and beaten estimates every time. Referred to in conjunction with VR often, AR is a

Samsung Opera House at Bangalore will let users play and explore more with its products

BANGALORE, INDIA: Samsung aims to create a better technology product for tomorrow based on a deep understanding of what people need and want and hence focusing a lot on local innovation requirements. A recent survey in the city commissioned by Samsung,

ITC Infotech, PTC collaborate to offer AR solutions to the enterprises

BANGALORE, INDIA: ITC Infotech said it is collaborating PTC to offer Augmented Reality solutions using PTC’s Augmented Reality(AR) platform Vuforia. AR bridges the digital and physical worlds to create value across an enterprise and is emerging as one of the most

Apps using AI, AR to ease financial services adoption barriers for women

NEW DELHI, INDIA: To overcome the barriers to financial services adoption among women and other low-income populations in India, Accenture and Grameen Foundation India have collaborated to develop two new applications. “Access to financial services gives women greater control over

Bose unveils AR glasses that make use of sound instead of vision

By : CIOL Writers

A lot of Augmented Reality based glasses are specifically designed to overlay digital objects and information on top of the real world. However, sidestepping that theory, Bose, the headphone maker has unveiled AR glasses that makes use of sound over

This AR-based gaming app gives kids a real-world petting experience

By : CIOL Writers

Always wanted your kid to have a pet? But, then it is not always realistic to manage a real one. We understand, so here’s an AR-based gaming app that gives your kids a real-world petting experience. It is developed by

Google launches ARCore 1.0, available for more than 100M Android smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

Google launched its augmented reality platform ARCore 1.0 to the public, with the platform being available for more than 100 million smartphones. ARCore 1.0 includes support for anchoring virtual objects to any textured surface, not just flat, horizontal ones. ARCore allows developers

A new patent sheds more light on Apple’s AR/VR ambitions

By : CIOL Writers

While Apple’s AR/VR ambitions are no secret, the company has revealed little about its project under development. Thanks to a new patent application, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, we finally have some crucial bits about what’s cooking at

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli calls it quits

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s director of AR/VR, Alessandro Sabatelli is leaving the company after 18 months of service. After three and a half years I’m moving on from Twitter (actual elapsed time 18 months). It’s been an incredible ride and I’ve had the great

Facebook poaches Google’s AR product director Nikhil Chandhok

By : CIOL Writers

Google’s director of Product for AR, Nikhil Chandhok is joining Facebook to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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

By : CIOL Writers

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