1-800-Flowers.com upgrades digital services and adds AR messages for Valentine’s Day

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The popular floral and gourmet foods gift retailer and distribution company has enhanced its tech for Valentine’s Day. Thursday is Valentine’s Day and consumers who use 1-800-Flowers.com to send gifts to loved ones will find that the American company has added AR messages to its offerings. It has also made improvements to its voice ordering, mobile app, and its website. Customers can now place smart orders through Samsung’s Bixby and can use Samsung Pay to complete the purchase. Among the upgrades 1-800-Flowers.com has introduced to its digital platform is the…

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New Bose AR Frames have launched and are available now

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The popular American audio brand has added augmented reality tech to its new wearable product. After being revealed in December, Bose AR Frames are now commercially available and those who want to get their hands on the wearable device, known simply as “Frames,” can purchase them for $199.00. These unique sunglasses let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access AR experiences. The Bose AR Frames have been designed to look like classic sunglasses. The lightweight (10 ounce) Frames are available in two different styles. There is the Alto,…

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New AR social app to revolutionize photo sharing among friends

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Winsche Studios has announced the upcoming launch of its doRRtal app. The augmented reality (AR) developer will be launching an AR social app called doRRtal. The new social media app will be equipped with the ability to enable smartphone users to take 360 degree photos and share these with their friends. The AR social media app will allows users to use their phone as a “door” they can walk through. The unique augmented reality approach lets users create, share and view fully immersive 360 degree photos on their smartphones and…

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Angry Birds VR game to launch early next year

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Rovio’s massively successful Angry Birds franchise will soon include a virtual reality gaming experience. Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games have announced Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs will be launched on all major VR (virtual reality) platforms in early 2019. This isn’t the first interactive gaming experience Resolution Games has developed for Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise. Back in October of this year, Rovio and Resolution Games collaborated to release Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, an augmented reality (AR) game designed for the AR headest Magic Leap One. The game…

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New Target augmented reality tech helps make holiday home decorating easier

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American retail giant rolls out new augmented reality (AR) feature for its app. If you still need to put up a Christmas tree or you have some last minute holiday decorating to do, the new Target augmented reality feature introduced in its app earlier this month, could be a big help. The “See It in Your Space” tree feature helps you find the perfect artificial tree for your space. All homes are not created equal. Rooms come in all shapes, sizes and angles, which can make finding the right sized…

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See Johannes Vermeer’s paintings with new Vermeer augmented reality app

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Those who want to see Vermeer’s famous paintings don’t have to travel the world to do it. The Mauritshuis museum has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to develop a Vermeer augmented reality app. The AR app creates a virtual museum that features all the artists’ works, including what is arguably his best (and most well-known masterpiece), “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” which is on display at the Maurithuis. Museums from around the world have contributed images of the Dutch artist’s famed work. Only 36 paintings are…

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New augmented reality app to provide ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition experience

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The application will become available to both Android and iOS device users in January 2019. The “David Bowie Is” exhibition from the David Bowie museum is coming soon to an augmented reality app. It is slated to be launched on January 8, 2019 for both Android device users and those using Apple products. The launch date is significant as it would have been the musician and performer’s 72nd birthday. The new augmented reality app will make it possible for Bowie fans to explore the hundreds of different videos, costumes, original…

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Veterinary VR tech enables students to uniquely study canine anatomy

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A new virtual reality (VR) experience provides a “mental picture” to students studying dog anatomy. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is providing its student’s with a new and unique experience via new Veterinary VR tech. The technology has been designed to bring the anatomy of a dog to virtual life, allowing students to view the organs inside the skeletal system of a dog up close. Users can step into parts of a virtual mid-sized dog’s body. The virtual reality experience allows users to get an up…

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Researchers develop unique AR health care tool for remote medical assistance

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New tech allows experienced medical professionals to remotely assist less-experienced doctors in war zones. Researchers from Purdue University have crated AR health care tools that enable experienced surgeons and physicians from around the world to help less-experienced doctors caring for those in war zones, areas that have been hit by natural disasters, and rural regions, perform complex procedures. The technology can help to minimize the number of casualties. The augmented reality (AR) tools connect health care professionals in remote areas with surgeons and physicians across the globe. As such, the…

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Physicians Formula allows consumers to sample products via AR makeup ads

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The popular cosmetic brand lets viewers virtually sample makeup products. Augmented reality (AR) ads are nothing new and now California-based cosmetic company Physicians Formula is following the trend with its AR makeup ads. The ads work with either a web or mobile camera. Physicians Formula partnered with FaceCake Marketing Technologies on banner ads using augmented reality. The ads, which appear on websites like The Huffington Post and SheKnows, reported Mobile Marketer, work with a web camera or a mobile camera. It is also possible to upload a saved photo. Either…

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AR mobile shopping service provides real-world-like shopping experiences

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KT’s AR Market is the first of its kind in South Korea. KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has launched an AR mobile shopping service dubbed “AR Market”. It is the country’s very first mobile shopping service that has been paired with augmented reality (AR) technology. AR Market allows users a 360-degree view of different products via mobile. The new AR mobile shopping service provides mobile shoppers with an online experience that is more akin to browsing through a traditional physical store. Smartphone or tablet shoppers can view 360-degree AR…

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