Over half a decade ago, Google unveiled the “Project Glass” branded smart glasses which were one of the first devices in the AR (augemented reality) segment. Six years later, world’s number one smartphone manufacturer, Samsung has also gained patent for an AR smartglass which has a visionary approach.
According to the patent, the design of the Samsung AR glass is similar to a conventional sunglass. But the left and right temples that extend over the ear to help hold device in place are quite chunky. Moreover, the whole smart glass device can fold into half which will allow for easy storage.
Clearly, all the essential components like the battery and [...]
Apple showed off its ARKit at the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in the year 2017. The new software development tool was able to run Augmented Reality (AR) apps without requiring any specific hardware for it. The company then unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X the same year with AR capabilities natively present in the smartphones. Fresh reports claim that Apple will launch AR Glasses in the year 2020. These may be released as an accessory for the iPhone.Apple AR Glasses
Noted Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that the company is working on a pair AR Glasses which may release in the year 2020 as an optional accessory for the [...]
Technology has often changed the way humans have perceived the world and is expected to further challenge it in the future. The introduction of Augmented and Virtual Realities have revolutionalised different business sectors completely and have allowed for a better interaction with technology to create more immersive, engaging content. But, what do AR and VR mean? And what is the new technology that has debuted with the Microsoft Hololens, MR? Here is what these terms mean individually.Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented Reality is defined as “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to add digital information on an image of [...]
Richard Yu, Huawei CEO announced last year that they are working on AR glasses that are compatible with a smartphone. Having said that, Huawei also revealed that they will unveil their AR glasses by the end of 2018, or in 2019.About The Patent
However, a newly published patent reveals that Huawei is trying to pair the AR glasses with a smartwatch, not a smartphone. The patent indicates that the smartwatch can be attached to the glasses. The patent for “Eyeglass frame” was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization. According to the patent, the device is a lightweight, discrete and a relatively inexpensive AR headset.Smartwatch [...]
Google has already given us a view into the future, where augmented reality can be integrated into phone cameras. This happened at the Google I/O 2018, where Google showed off a demo with an advanced navigation system. The new nav system could guide users by showing pop-ups regarding nearby shops and businesses.Google Maps: The AR Version
As per reports, the AR version of the Maps is still in the making. Google previously previewed another version for developers in May 2018. The interesting part of that was that Google showed maps on the lower part of the screen. The rest of the screen helped the user navigate the real-world surroundings. Google also used a blinking arrow [...]
For super secretive Apple, buying a startup is not something new. According to recent reports by a news website, Apple bought image processing software company Spektral for $30 Million. Apparently, they did not disclose the purchase which was made last year. The company is developing a software that can digitally separate a subject from it’s background.
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Apple had introduced ‘Portrait Lighting’ last year which separates a subject and makes the background dark. There seems to be a correlation between the two but we are not entirely sure what they have planned for the [...]
Apple has confirmed the acquisition of a startup that ‘focuses’ on making lenses for Augmented Reality glasses. Reports of the deal had been around for a while, however a Senior Apple Executive confirmed it on Wednesday. The move strengthens recent rumours about an upcoming ‘Apple Glass’ similar to the Google Glass.
Apple acquired Longmont and Colorado-based Akonia Holographics. “The technology allows for thin, transparent smart glasses that display vibrant, full- colour, wide field-of-view images.”, according to Akonia. The news entirely hints at the fact that the tech giant is planning to enter the domain of wearable AR devices which [...]
Last Year at the World Wide Developer’s Conference 2017, Apple talked a lot about the Augmented Reality. The following iPhone X launch had a 15-minute segment of an Apple employee demonstrating the AR capabilities of the new iPhones with the A11 Bionic chipset. It is a known fact that Apple has invested a lot in AR/VR and by 2020, the company could launch a game-changing device. A report has claimed that Apple is working on a standalone AR/VR headset with a whopping 8K display for each eye.
The report comes from CNET and cites a single source “familiar with the matter.” The report also mentions that internally, the project is being referred as ‘T288’. This [...]
The Walking Dead is a widely popular TV series, created by AMC network, which is currently in its 8th season. If you are a ‘The Walking Dead’ fan and have a thing for AR based games, then, here is a good news. The show makers are getting ready to launch The Walking Dead: Our World game for Android and iOS. Pokemon Go was one of the first few AR-based games that became hugely popular, and continue to be. Companies are Apple and Google have invested a lot of resources to develop and deploy AR based features to smartphones.
Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen said:
With Google Maps, we can count on providing the most up-to-date location data, meaning that when new [...]
Toshiba has launched a new industry-centric smart glasses. The Toshiba dynaEdge AR smart glasses are one of a kind AR glasses made for enterprise customers. However, unlike any AR glasses, the dynaEdge comes in two parts. The dynaEdge DE-100 Mobile Mini PC with Windows 10 Pro connects with the dynaEdge AR100 Head Mounted Display (HMD) to complete the setup.
The Toshiba dynaEdge AR are not standalone AR glasses per se, instead, they just work as a display for the Mobile Mini PC.Pricing and availability
The Toshiba dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses start at US$ 1,899.99(Rs 1,23,432 approx.) and comes with different storage and RAM options. The device will be available in Q2 of [...]
Virtual and Augmented Reality are expected to be the next big thing in the tech industry. In fact, over the past few years, the technology has grown tenfolds. Using these technologies, companies are coming up with products, which completely change the way we interact with our surroundings.
Bose, a well-known audio technology company, has announced a new platform called Bose AR. The idea is to focus on what you hear, rather than what you see. This is similar to Intel’s smart glasses. However, unlike Intel’s visual-based AR, Bose uses sound as the AR element.What is Bose AR?
Most of the AR-based platform is built on visual elements. However, the Bose [...]
A Dutch-based designer has come up with a concept render for the Apple AR Glasses. The concept images are very realistic, which showcases the aesthetics and the function of the glass. Unlike the Google Glass, Apple AR Glasses looks like regular sunglasses with Apple logo on both sides of the frame.
Google was the first company to release a pair smart glasses. However, owing to its unusual appearance and intrusive features, it failed to take off. Intel recently came up with a concept called Vaunt, which uses retinal projection technology to project an image directly on your eyeball. One of the main features of the Vaunt is how simple they look. Unlike the Google Glass, it will [...]