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Apple May Be Planning AR Navigation

Apple May Be Planning AR Navigation

The launch of the ARKit and Apple’s entry into the augmented reality (AR) market has had a big impact on the AR sector. The ARKit tool is expected to be part of the upgrade to iOS 11, and experts are already eagerly pouring over the code to find out what has changed. What they have discovered has implications for how …

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How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you live

How to watch the eclipse, regardless of where you live

You’ve been hearing a lot about the eclipse, but now that it’s finally almost here, do you know how you’re going to view it? If you live in the contiguous US, whether you’re in the area that will see a full solar eclipse or not, you have multiple options on how to watch this event. If you’re planning on being …

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The grantees of Engadget’s $500,000 immersive arts program

The grantees of Engadget’s $500,000 immersive arts program

When we launched the Alternate Realities grant program in May we had no idea what to expect. We saw a need for funding in the arts happening at just the time when new media like AR and VR were starting to go mainstream. So, with support from our parent company, Oath, we set out to fund five immersive art projects …

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The Next Step for VR Headsets: Display Technology to Improve Before Wireless Solutions Arrive

The Next Step for VR Headsets: Display Technology to Improve Before Wireless Solutions Arrive

The growing adoption of virtual reality (VR) devices worldwide is a fantastic achievement, but at the same time is accelerating the need for improved hardware. While many argue that wireless head-mounted displays (HMDs) are the next barrier, ABI Research suggests that the display technology will improve before high-end untethered VR becomes the norm. Higher resolution displays are required to solve …

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AI Could Make Video Buffering a Thing of the Past

AI Could Make Video Buffering a Thing of the Past

If you’re wondering what artificial intelligence can do for you, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have a pretty compelling answer. They’ve built an AI they say has the potential to eliminate buffering from online videos. The Pensieve system, as the CSAIL team calls it, determines the optimal algorithm to use for delivering video at the …

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Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programmes — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week Google made an acquisition this week to help it along …

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VR Expected to Reach Over Quarter of a Billion Users by 2022

VR Expected to Reach Over Quarter of a Billion Users by 2022

According to figures released by ABI Research, the rate of adoption of virtual reality (VR) will continue to increase over the next few years, gaining up to 256 million users worldwide by 2022, generating revenues of over $60 billion (USD) by that year. The report indicates that much of the expected user base will be made up of consumers, who …

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ApolloBox Uses ARKit For Shopping Experience

ApolloBox Uses ARKit For Shopping Experience

Since Apple entered the augmented reality (AR) sphere we have seen several companies experiment with the newly released ARKit to create new proof-of-concept idea for entertainment and videogame experiences, but one company has gone a different route, leveraging ARKit’s power to enhance online shopping. Shopping online has many advantages, such as more competitive prices, greater product range, the ability to …

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MIT’s new artificial intelligence could kill buffering

MIT’s new artificial intelligence could kill buffering

For some, the sight of the buffer circle is enough to bring on spasms of existential angst. When that spinning circle of death appears, the digital world cracks , its illusory sense of control slips from your sweaty palm, and you are reminded, however briefly, that you are not the master of this realm, and you have no real idea …

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Sasken joins PTC Partner Network to work on Industrial IoT

Sasken joins PTC Partner Network to work on Industrial IoT

Bangalore: Sasken Technologies Ltd., (formerly Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.), a product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider, today said that it has partnered with PTC , a global provider of technology platforms and solutions. This partnership will enable both companies to closely collaborate in solving business challenges for their customers in the IoT space. With extensive experience from connectivity to …

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