• Google adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Google has adopted a novel way to circumvent China's internet censorship system, which continues to block its services, after it partnered directly with three OEMs to bring its augmented reality service to the country. ARCore, the company's augmented reality SDK for Android, launched in full today following its announcement in November. Google says there are 100 million devices...
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  • Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens availability

    Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens availability

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android devices. If you have a new Pixel phone, you may have been able to play with Google's AR Stickers that brought Star Wars and Stranger Things into the real world. With ARCore's launch today, developers are now able...
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  • Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

    Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

    4 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to earlier reports from multiple sources last year, it's going to cost $200 when it's released. Being able to wirelessly charge three different devices at once is cool and all, but is it really worth $200!? We think it's worth about $36, and that's exactly what you'll pay for the Y-king Qi Wireless Charging Triple Pad thanks to a discount on Amazon. Grab one now and you'll be triple-charging to your heart's content long before Apple finally gets...
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  • Google to finally launch its new AR platform at MWC?

    Google to finally launch its new AR platform at MWC?

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Augmented Reality has been a buzzword for about a year now, even more so since Apple launched its ARKit with its latest iPhones. It's basically a platform, which allows developers to tap into the iPhones' Augmented Reality capabilities and allow them to put virtual objects in the world observed by the phone's camera.
    The applications can vary - from your own digital ruler to putting virtual IKEA furniture in your room before you decide to buy, or just to placing stickers and 3D emoji that are more realistically positioned in the world. Augmented Reality can be used ...
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