TikTok is testing out new augmented reality developer tools

Augmented Reality developer tools - AR

The social media app is trialing AR as its rivals Facebook and Snap have been openly doing the same. TikTok is following in the footsteps of some of its top rivals by testing new augmented reality developer tools. These could eventually provide the opportunity for creators to build AR effects into the popular social media app. The platform remains in the private beta stage of development and is called TikTok Effect Studio. According to a recent report from The Verge, the TikTok Effect Studio is in its private beta phase…

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Technological Developments in the Gaming World Over the Past Decade

Technological Developments in the Gaming World Over the Past Decade

Technology is quickly evolving, and the gaming sector is not left behind. Gaming has recently changed, leaving a thin line between virtual and reality gaming. Over the years, there has been rapid growth and evolvement, particularly in the gaming industry. Just look at certain stocks, such as Skillz stock, to see how gaming stocks are growing in the particular stock market sector. The gaming industry has developed beyond our imagination with recent developments in modern technology.  We cannot imagine living without smartphones, digital devices, and various high technology gadgets. Recently…

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Microsoft lands US Army $21.9B contract for Integrated Visual Augmented Systems

Integrated Visual Augmented Systems - US Army

The tech giant has scored yet another sizeable government contract, now for wearable AR devices. Microsoft has landed another large government contract, now in the form of producing its Integrated Visual Augmented Systems (IVAS) based on its HoloLens 2 AR device. The Army awarded the technology giant the wearable augmented reality device contract last week. The purpose of the Integrated Visual Augmented Systems devices is to assist soldiers to “fight, rehearse and train using a single platform,” said a statement released by the US Army. The contract is for five…

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Apple augmented reality app launches as For All Mankind booster

Apple augmented reality - person using iPhone

The Time Capsule application enhances the experience of watching season 2 on Apple TV Plus. A new Apple augmented reality app launched in preparation for the For All Mankind season 2. The Apple TV Plus release is meant to be enhanced through the For All Mankind: Time Capsule application. The mobile app uses AR to help fill the gap between the first and second season of the show. To do this, the Apple augmented reality app uses AR artifacts from the show’s world. When all is said and done, it’s…

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US military tests augmented reality goggles for dogs

Augmented reality goggles - dog wearing goggles - military

The animals could one day find themselves wearing AR technology so solders can issue remote commands. New augmented reality goggles for dogs in the United States military could one day become standard gear for the working animals. This would provide soldiers with the ability to issue remote commands to the dogs during operations. The high-tech eyewear for dogs is under development by Seattle-based Command Sight. Command Sight has received US Army research funding to develop the augmented reality goggles for military dogs. The goal is to create gear that will…

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