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Google now lets anyone contribute to Street View using AR and an app

Google now lets anyone contribute to Street View using AR and an app An update to Google’s Street View app on Android will now let anyone contribute their photos to help enhance Google Maps, the company announced this morning. Using a “connected photos” tool in the new version of the Street View […]

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China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR push

China’s smartphone giant Oppo ratchets up AR push Tech companies around the world are still identifying the “next big thing” enabled by 5G connections. Some, such as Oppo, are betting it will be augmented reality. The Chinese smartphone firm showcased its progress in AR at a Tuesday event swarmed by hundreds of […]

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Google brings Halloween to life using augmented reality

Google brings Halloween to life using augmented reality There’s an AR ghost on Google Search. There’s a dancing skeleton, set of creepy jack-o’-lanterns, and costumed cats and dogs, too. Ahead of Halloween weekend in the U.S., Google has launched a set of fun, augmented reality-powered features on Google Search which appear as […]

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7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020

7 investors discuss augmented reality and VR startup opportunities in 2020 For all of the investors preaching that augmented reality technology will likely be the successor to the modern smartphone, today, most venture capitalists are still quite wary to back AR plays. The reasons are plentiful, but all tend to circle around […]

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 […]

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Snapchat among first to leverage iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanner for AR

Snapchat among first to leverage iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR Scanner for AR Apple introduced its latest flagship iPhone models, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, at its iPhone event on Tuesday. Among other things, the devices sport a new LiDAR Scanner designed to allow for more immersive augmented reality (AR) […]

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Amazon launches an AR app that works with new QR codes on its boxes

Amazon launches an AR app that works with new QR codes on its boxes Amazon has quietly launched a new augmented reality application that works with QR codes on the company’s shipping boxes to create “interactive, shareable” AR experiences. Called simply “Amazon Augmented Reality,” the retailer describes the app as a “fun […]

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Report: Apple quietly acquired Israel’s Camerai, formerly Tipit, a specialist in AR and camera tech

Report: Apple quietly acquired Israel’s Camerai, formerly Tipit, a specialist in AR and camera tech Apple is well known for picking up smaller startups on the hush-hush to augment its business, and today news leaked out about the latest of these… nearly two years after the fact. Sometime between 2018 and 2019, […]

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Google’s latest experiment encourages social distancing through AR

Google’s latest experiment encourages social distancing through AR Several months into this pandemic, you can no doubt already eyeball six feet/two meters with the best of them. But if you’re still having trouble — and happen to have an Android device handy — Google’s got you covered, I guess. The latest project […]

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AR is the answer to plummeting retail sales during lockdown

AR is the answer to plummeting retail sales during lockdown Alex Chuang Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Chuang is the managing partner of Shape Immersive, a leading VR/AR agency that drives innovation for the world’s top brands and enterprises. More posts by this contributor Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology […]

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