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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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Vectary, a design platform for 3D and AR, raises $7.3M from EQT and Blueyard

Vectary, a design platform for 3D and AR, raises .3M from EQT and Blueyard Vectary, a design platform for 3D and Augmented Reality (AR), has raised a $7.3 million round led by European fund EQT Ventures. Existing investor BlueYard (Berlin) also participated. Vectary makes high-quality 3D design more accessible for consumers, garnering […]

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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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Here’s the curtain raise on the Sight Tech Global agenda

Here’s the curtain raise on the Sight Tech Global agenda The goal of Sight Tech Global, a virtual, global event on December 2-3, 2020, is to gather the world’s top experts who are applying advanced technologies, notably AI, to the future of accessibility and assistive tech for people who are blind or […]

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Amazon’s Josh Miele and Ann Toth talk Alexa and the future of accessibility at Sight Tech Global

Amazon’s Josh Miele and Ann Toth talk Alexa and the future of accessibility at Sight Tech Global When Alexa launched six years ago, no one imagined that by today there would be hundreds of millions of Alexa-enabled devices or that Alexa would become part of so many lives. For people who are […]

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Accessibility’s nextgen breakthroughs will be literally in your head

Accessibility’s nextgen breakthroughs will be literally in your head Predicting the future of technology for people with visual impairments is easier than you might think. In 2003, I wrote an article entitled “In the Palm of Your Hand” for the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness from the American Foundation for the […]

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