Project Tango smartphone from Google and Lenovo to launch this summer

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The two technology giants have partnered up to create a device with cutting edge 3D location tech. Google and Lenovo have revealed that they will be releasing a smartphone from Project Tango, this summer, which will feature indoor tracking like nothing that has ever been seen on mobile phones by way of 3D location technology and augmented reality. The idea is to allow people to further enhance their navigation of the world through their smartphones. The partnership with Google was announced by Lenovo during the CES 2016, which was held…

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Qualcomm CEO snubs augmented reality glasses

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Qualcomm moving away from AR glasses Qualcomm is one of the largest companies in the mobile space currently. The company is responsible for a wide range of technologies that go into the most famous mobile devices currently available on the market. Qualcomm recently adopted a strong focus on augmented reality technology, spurred by consumer demand and the growing interest its competitors have been showing the technology in recent years. Qualcomm’s leading augmented reality platform, called Vuforia, has been the crux of many advances in the realm of interactive technology, but…

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Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

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PendAR working to pioneer augmented reality gaming Augmented reality games are becoming a craze as more developers show interest in the technology. These interactive games are not being pioneered by giant developers like Sony or Microsoft, however, small developers, sometimes comprised of a single person, are leading the charge in augmented reality games. PendAR is one such developer. The company, which specializes in augmented reality, has brought the technology to one of the world’s most popular mobile games: Angry Birds. Angry Birds gets a 3D upgrade Angry Birds has provided…

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Researchers work to make augmented reality more accurate

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Augmented reality plagued with accuracy problems Augmented reality has been around for decades, having first been developed alongside 3D technology. It has only been in recent years that the technology has managed to acquire a large amount of attention, however. This is largely to due to the hardware demands of augmented reality and the fact that mobile devices and computers have not been able to meet these demands until recently. Augmented reality is still faced with limitations, however, which researchers from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to solve.…

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ManifestAR to showcase augmented reality art

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ManifestAR participates in 2012 ZERO1 Biennial event The 2012 ZERO1 Biennial event is currently underway in San Francisco, California, which has turned the entire city into a public art exhibition that cannot be seen with the naked eye. ZERO1 is a non-profit art organization that aims to combine artistic vision with technology and show off the result during its biennial event. This year, ZERO1 has tapped ManifestAR to show off how augmented reality can be used to produce works of art. The organization’s work can be seen throughout the city…

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Augmented reality reading program met with success in California

At one California school, a new interactive reading program is having big results. The Lorena Falasco Elementary School in Los Banos, California, has been using a reading program developed from Logical Choice Technologies, a developer of education technology, and the initiative has been a big hit with the children at the school. Principal Jane Brittel believes that the program is having such a positive impact on students because it uses augmented reality as a way to tech. The program is called Letters Alive and is one of the first augmented…

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Qualcomm teams with Sesame Workshop to build new augmented reality education program

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Qualcomm, a leading mobile technology company, has announced that it will be teaming with the Sesame Workshop, a non-profit organization geared toward entertaining and educating children, to create a new education program utilizing augmented reality technology. The pair have chosen augmented reality as a way to reach kids because it allows for dynamic and imaginative experiences. Qualcomm has plans to show off their prototype playset at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. The collaborative project aims to make the educational process more dynamic by allowing children to play with physical…

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Game developer adopts augmented reality to take horror games to new heights

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Augmented reality has been getting a lot of attention in the gaming industry in recent years and rightfully so, as the technology can make gaming more dynamic as it can turn the physical world into a digital playground. With a new sleuth of gaming consoles capable of handling augmented reality games, more developers have been setting their sights on the technology. Tecmo Koei, a Japanese game developer known around the world for its popular survival horror games, has announced that it will be using augmented reality to make its new…

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Augmented reality gaining momentum with companies during the holiday season

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QR codes have been a major success this holiday season. The number of companies making use of the black and white barcodes has spiked in recent months as they come to realize the usefulness of the codes. While these companies – Macy’s, Sears, Best Buy – have all chosen QR codes as a way to engage holiday shoppers, they have also begun showing interest in augmented reality technology. Indeed, the technology has been seeing a swell of attention from companies throughout the country and may soon become the favored marketing…

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Augmented reality on the verge of becoming a mainstream technology

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Once upon a time, augmented reality was considered little more than a novelty. Now, however, it is becoming one of the most promising technologies in the world. More companies are working to build their business around augmented reality, hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in AR amongst consumers. Though the technology is still in a fledgling state, Claire Boonstra, co-founder of Layar, one of the world’s most innovative AR companies, says that it is on the cusp of becoming a mainstream phenomenon. The sudden interest surrounding augmented reality is…

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How augmented reality is being used to find a cure for cancer

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Augmented reality is commonly associated with games, marketing or science fiction, but the technology is becoming invaluable to scientists looking for a way to beat cancer. The technology’s penchant for 3D imaging allows scientists to interact with large-scale models of molecules and chemicals in a way they have never done before. Art Olsen, a professor of chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in California, is using augmented reality to see how new drugs are interacting with molecules as a way to determine their effectiveness when fighting the disease. Olsen, along…

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