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There is considerable development activity at the high end of hardware and content creation for virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as such AR aliases as mixed reality, extended reality and others. Most industry investment is aimed at leading-edge gaming and industrial application development. However, the low-end of the market is also worth looking at, to see how people and institutions without big budgets — consumers and education — might adopt these technologies sooner, rather than waiting for the advancements to trickle down….
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The future of augmented reality may actually be in shopping apps

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How the technology is implemented matters more than the device it arrives on.

We’ve already established that it’s the pervasiveness of online shopping apps killing the shopping mall. But what about augmented reality? Could that change the way we purchase things in the future?

I spent an hour this week at a pop-up showcase for the ASUS ZenFone AR. It’s been nearly eight…
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Pioneer launches car navigation with augmented reality, heads-up displays

Pioneer launches car navigation with augmented reality, heads-up displays

Japan’s Pioneer has launched a car navigation system that uses heads-up displays and virtual reality to guide drivers. Pioneer’s new car navigation system includes a heads up display that mounts … that opt to use their GPS-equipped smartphones for …
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Navdy With Harman: Augmented Reality GPS Navigation System with Heads Up Display – Stay Connected with Maps, Calls, Texts & Music Projected Through Your Windshield
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Apple Acquires Eye-Tracking Company For Virtual And Augmented Reality

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Tech giant Apple has successfully procured an eye-tracking company, SensoMotoric Instruments – a firm which is beneficial for both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. In a statement given to Fortune, one of the Apple representatives confirmed the acquisition by stating: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time; and we generally […]

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Magic Painting 1.0 for iOS/Android – Augmented Reality Coloring Book

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Amman based Maysalward(MRD) introduces Magic Painting 1.0, its new augmented reality AR Coloring Book app for iOS and Android devices. Magic Painting is based on a live texturing process that applies the captured texture from a 2-D colored drawing, and then turning it into a 3-D character in real time. Children can color characters in a printed coloring book. The drawing is detected, tracked and augmented with an animated 3-D version of the character texture according to the child’s coloring….
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AR you ready? Here’s why Apple can win augmented reality

Apple is finally taking on its biggest rivals in an arena where it's up until now sat on the sidelines: augmented reality. 

The tech giant announced its first homegrown salvo into the AR wars during its WWDC 2017 keynote earlier today. It comes in the form of a new developer framework within iOS 11 called ARKit. 

Simply put, ARKit allows content creators to develop augmented reality applications for iPhone and iPad. 

Mundane apps with standard 2D images can now be transformed into immersive experiences that overlay the digital onto the real, lending a touch of magic to what might otherwise be a boring table or sidewalk.

If Pokemon Go was Apple&a…
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