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Streem buys Selerio in effort to boost its AR teleconferencing tech

Streem, an AR startup that is meshing teleconferencing software with computer vision tech, has acquired a small UK startup called Selerio that’s also building out augmented reality technologies. The startups were both members of betaworks’ VisionCamp accelerator program last year where they met and collaborated while tackling separate computer vision problems in the AR space. Streem’s play is that they can create a kind of souped-up Skype call that enables home service providers to get more v...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, TC, BetaWorks, Selerio, Streem

The Third Generation of Google’s Glass Eyewear

Primarily aimed at tech-oriented businesses, the newest iteration of Google’s Glass eyewear—the Glass Enterprise Edition 2—runs on Android, is faster, more powerful and has a longer battery life. Further, developers can create “Glass-friendly” apps that run more seamlessly on the wearable and owners can use a USB-C port to charge more quickly. Most pertinent for those working in warehouses or factories, the Enterprise Edition 2 …
Tags: Google, Wearables, Glasses, Design, Tech, Glass, Google Glass, Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology, Linkaboutit, Enterprise Edition 2

Google’s new $999 augmented reality smartglasses are ready for business

Google unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, a new version of its business-focused augmented reality wearable. The company's smartglasses ship with a faster processor, an updated camera, and safety frames from Smith Optics. The post Google’s new $999 augmented reality smartglasses are ready for business appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Google Glass, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Google Glass Enterprise Edition, Smith Optics, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2

Glass graduates from Alphabet’s X as it scores new hardware update

Google’s head-worn smart display, Google Glass, is finally ready to move the tassel. After defining the company’s far-flung connected dreams when it was first announced in 2013, the enterprise-refocused headset is graduating from the X moonshot factory with a new hardware update that aims to make it more approachable for companies. After a soft consumer tease that was buzz-worthy if not laughably pre-mature, Google Glass Enterprise Edition was announced two years ago and the dedicated group h...
Tags: Google, Hardware, Tech, Google Glass, Augmented Reality

Glass graduates from Google X as it scores new hardware update

Google’s head-worn smart display, Google Glass, in finally ready to move the tassel. After defining the company’s far-flung connected dreams when it was first announced in 2013, the enterprise-refocused headset is graduating from the X moonshot factory with a new hardware update that aims to make it more approachable for companies. After a soft consumer tease that was buzz-worthy if not laughably pre-mature, Google Glass Enterprise Edition was announced two years ago and the dedicated group h...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Glass, Augmented Reality

Holo4Labs Makes Minority Report’s Mixed Reality Data Processing Real

Mixed reality data processing has moved from the realm of science fiction films like The Minority Report into real-life science labs, thanks to a recent Microsoft HoloLens app, announced by polish IT... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Holograms, Hologram

Under the hood on Zoom’s IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark sat down with Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video communications startup Zoom, to go behind the curtain on the company’s recent IPO process and its path to the public markets. Since hitting the trading desks just a few weeks ago, Zoom stock is up over 30%. But the Zoom’s path to becoming a Silicon Valley and Wall St...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Finance, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Augmented Reality

Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm

When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rather stewards, of Minecraft at Microsoft, where the game has become a product category unto itself. And now it is making its biggest leap yet — to a real-world augmented reality game in the vein of Pokemon GO, called Minecraft Earth. Announced today but not playable until summer (on iOS and Android) or later, MCE (as I’ll call it) is full-on Minecraft, r...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Harry Potter, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, Don, Niantic, MCE, Wizards Unite, Jesse Merriam, Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth: block building game moves into the real world

Microsoft has launched an augmented reality version of the bestselling game, which follows Pokémon Go on to the streetsSince its beta launch in 2009, the blocky, world-building adventure game Minecraft has been released on more than 20 different platforms, from PC to consoles to mobile phones, selling 176m copies. Now it’s heading somewhere new: the real world.News of a Minecraft AR (augmented reality) app leaked a few weeks ago, but now Microsoft has officially announced Minecraft Earth. It is ...
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, World news, Culture, Computing, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, Redmond, Minecraft Earth

Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems

Alex Chuang Contributor Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark, once said, “Any sufficiently a...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Column, Developer, Tech, Nasa, Gif, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Animation, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Gps

AR display-maker DigiLens lands $50 million from Samsung, Niantic

The broader AR market is made up of a lot of hype and excitement, but fundamentally it’s all based around the promise that waveguide displays can continue to stay wafer-thin while getting better and cheaper. Waveguide-maker DigiLens is aiming to stay aggressive in lowering the costs of the expensive component. It has just closed a $50 million Series C led by Universal Display Corporation’s venture arm alongside Samsung Ventures. The company had previously disclosed that Pokémon Go-maker Niantic ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Augmented Reality, Panasonic, Magic Leap, Mitsubishi, Denver, Samsung Ventures, Niantic, Sunnyvale Calif, Universal Display Corporation, DigiLens, Akonia Holographics, Samsung Niantic, Foxconn Sony

Google Lens Search Gets More Features

At Google I/O 2019, AR (Augmented Reality) is everywhere…but not in a headset. Here’s what’s new on phones in Lens and Search – picture recognition, voice recognition – how can you not love this?
Tags: Google, Radio, Augmented Reality, General Interest

The Statue of Liberty gets an AR app to celebrate its new museum

This week, the new $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum opens in the shadow of one of America’s most iconic landmarks. The 26,000 square foot space offers insights into the statue’s storied history, along with context for that majority of visitors who ultimately can’t make it inside the structure. For those who can’t don’t make it to Liberty Island at all, meanwhile, there’s the brand new Statue of Liberty app, which hits the iOS App Store today. Led by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, America, Manhattan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ar, Augmented Reality, Yap, New York Harbor, Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty, Furstenberg, Yap Studios

Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset

A new augmented reality headset from Lenovo could challenge Microsoft's dominance in the commercial AR industry, with the ThinkReality A6 offering an AR experience akin to something between the first and second-generation Hololens headsets. The post Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Lenovo, HoloLens

With new raise, Unity could nearly double valuation to $6 billion

Unity Technologies, the company behind one of the world’s most popular game engines, could nearly double its reported valuation in a new round of funding. The company has filed to raise up to $125 million in Series E funding according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered by Prime Unicorn Index and reviewed by TechCrunch. If Unity closes the full authorized raise it will hold a valuation of $5.96 billion. A Unity spokesperson confirmed the details of the document. The SF company ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Facebook, Tech, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Delaware, Silver Lake, Unity Technologies, Epic Games, Unity, John Riccitiello, TechCrunch If Unity

Google Maps' New AR Walking Directions Are Pretty Cool

I didn’t expect Google to go soaring out of the gate soon soon after the company teased its augmented reality ambitions for Google Maps at yesterday’s I/O 2019 keynote, but here we go. Starting today, an unknown number of Android aficionados are getting access to an early preview of Google’s new “AR navigation…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Walking, Augmented Reality, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Pixel

With new Fit technology, Nike calls itself a tech company

Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor Why women are indefinitely sharing their locations In 1927, Charles Brannock, the son of a local shoe company...
Tags: Apple, TC, Wearables, Column, Europe, New York, Tech, Nike, Augmented Reality, Footwear, Martin, Moore, Pasadena Calif, Air Jordan, Michael Martin, Brannock Device

Weird Cuts is Google’s new AR experiment that lets you cut out pieces of reality to make collages

In addition to preserving art and historic landmarks around the world, Google’s Arts & Culture division also likes to collaborate with artists to experiment with integrations between technology and art. The latest of these efforts, a new AR app called “Weird Cuts,” was formally introduced this evening at the Google I/O developer conference. The concept for the app was created by artists Zach Lieberman and Molmol Kuo, and was developed with the support of Google Arts & Culture. And it’s definitel...
Tags: Google, Apps, Tech, Augmented Reality, Molmol Kuo, Zach Lieberman

Google’s ARCore is getting better at tracking moving images

Google has announced a series of updates to ARCore that should make the augmented reality experience a whole lot more fluid. For example, ARCore is getting better at tracking moving images through Augmented Images. The post Google’s ARCore is getting better at tracking moving images appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Arcore

How to navigate with the AR mode in Google Maps to find your way

Got turned around? Not sure which direction to head? Google Maps now has an augmented reality (AR) mode that lets you use your phone's camera to find which way to go. It's a feature that's exclusive to Google's Pixel phones first. The post How to navigate with the AR mode in Google Maps to find your way appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, Pixel, Google I/O 2019

MedCognition Making Augmented Reality Emergency Training for US Army

San Antonio—MedCognition, a startup that uses an augmented reality system to train emergency medical technicians and other first responders on how to treat injuries, has earned a $750,000 grant from the US Army to collaborate with another organization on developing a version of its system for military use.MedCognition plans to spend the next 12 months creating training modules that can be used to prepare healthcare workers for combat and mass casualty situations, the company says. The project c...
Tags: Health, Startups, Texas, Technology, Microsoft, Trends, Startup, Tech, Software, Healthcare, Vr, Virtual Reality, Software Development, Ar, Augmented Reality, Native American

Google Maps AR directions rolls out today on Pixel phones

One of the more bizarre, yet intriguing, demos from last year’s Google I/O is now available for real users. AR walking directions in Google Maps is finally rolling out to Pixel users today. Augmented reality directions will let users better orient themselves when they pop open Google Maps and will give users more visual cues to ensure they’re not getting lost. The directions will surface in a camera view and will place arrows in physical space. The mode can help you when your phone’s GPS is a li...
Tags: Google, Tech, Augmented Reality, Google Maps, Google I/O 2019

Google brings augmented reality to Search

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced that it is bringing the camera — and augmented reality – to Google Search. As the company demonstrated, you could search for something like “great white shark” and then see it in front of you through your phone’s camera. The company showed similar examples with a 3D model of the human muscular system. It’s unclear how many of these 3D models will appear in search. It’s also unclear whether publishers will be able to create their own, but we...
Tags: Google, Tech, Search, Ar, Augmented Reality, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Google I/O 2019

Microsoft brings Azure SQL Database to the edge (and Arm)

Microsoft today announced an interesting update to its database lineup with the preview of Azure SQL Database Edge, a new tool that brings the same database engine that powers Azure SQL Database in the cloud to edge computing devices, including, for the first time, Arm-based machines. Azure SQL Edge, Azure corporate vice president Julia White writes in today’s announcement, “brings to the edge the same performant, secure and easy to manage SQL engine that our customers love in Azure SQL Da...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Computing, Augmented Reality, Databases, White, SQL, Microsoft-azure, Julia White, Edge Computing, MS Build 2019, Azure SQL Edge Azure

Takeaways from F8 and Facebook’s next phase

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine and Frederic Lardinois discuss major announcements that came out of Facebook’s F8 conference and dig into how Facebook is trying to redefine itself for the future. Though touted as a developer-focused conference, Facebook spent much of F8 discussing privacy upgrades, how the company is improving its social impact, and a...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Hardware, Marketplace, Enterprise, Media, Privacy, Developer, Entertainment

Africa Roundup: Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches Africa e-Shop, Cathay’s $168M VC fund, ConnectMed acquired

The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After filing SEC IPO docs in March, the Pan-African e-commerce company’s shares began trading on the NYSE April 12, opening at $14.50 under ticker symbol JMIA. Jumia stock rose north of 70 percent on its first day of trading and started this week at $46. With the public listing, Jumia became the first startup from Africa to list on a major global exchange. The IPO raised nearly $200 million...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, UK, Technology, Ipo, Germany, Nigeria, Africa, Articles, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Merck, E-commerce, Ceo

AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

Matt Miesnieks Contributor Matt Miesnieks is a partner at Super Ventures. More posts by this contributor Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube The product design challenges of AR on smartphones The martial arts actor Jet Li turned down a role in the Matrix and has been invisible on our screens because he does not want his fighting moves 3D-captured and owned by someone else. Soon everyone will be wearing 3D-capable cameras to supp...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Column, Europe, W3c, China, Tech, Mozilla, Tim Cook, Google Glass, Augmented Reality, Jet Li, Central Park, Napster, Eula

DeNA’s Virtual Security Guard Working Diligently

Japan’s Secom Co., Ltd. has come up with a new innovative security idea for buildings by creating a diligent and hard-working Virtual Security Guard. Security company Secom (with the help of mobile software publisher DeNA and other major companies including Docomo) has invented a “Virtual Security Guard” solution for all kinds of tech-savvy businesses. The Virtual […]
Tags: Security, Japan, Technology, Augmented Reality, Anime, Dena, DOCOMO, Secom, Secom Co Ltd, Virtual Security Guard Security

FIR 182: Hot Bee Action

Tweet The April 2019 episode of “For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report” features co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz discussing the following topics: How China is shaping the future of shopping — it’s online, social, and highly appealing to Gen ZMedia coverage of local news is evaporating. Should business pick up the slack?Customer reviews are the new content marketing, says Jay BaerMovements mean more than brand purpose. Just look at Pornhub’s new movement to save the b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, UK, Technology, Minnesota, Shopping, Entertainment, China, Marketing, Trends, Linkedin, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Blogging

Five Highlights From The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival’s Immersive Virtual Arcade

Inside the broad and ever-improving capabilities of virtual reality In the midst of another key film festival on the annual circuit, a space dedicated to immersive programming demonstrates substantial advancements in technology and storytelling for the medium. For years now, the Tribeca Film Festival has been an industry leader in showcasing virtual and augmented reality works. This year might very well be the best yet. …
Tags: Design, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Ar, Augmented Reality, Tribeca Film Festival, Film Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

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