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Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality News

The real world simply isn’t enough. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are beginning to grow throughout businesses and advertising. That’s why Packt Hub provides the latest news around AR and VR. Mobile Virtual Reality gives developers the opportunity for limitless creativity with tools such as ARCore and SteamVR.

Welcome to the New World

We live in very exciting times. Technology is changing at a pace so rapid, that it is becoming near impossible to keep up with...

Introduction to HoloLens

In this article, Abhijit Jana, Manish Sharma, and Mallikarjuna Rao, the authors of the book, HoloLens Blueprints, we will be covering the following points...
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Unity plugins for augmented reality application development

Augmented Reality is the powerhouse for the next set of magic tricks headed to our mobile devices.  Augmented Reality combines real-world objects with Digital...
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Types of Augmented Reality targets

The essence of Augmented Reality is that your device recognizes objects in the real world and renders the computer graphics registered to the same...

Verizon launches AR Designer, a new tool for developers

Verizon's AR creative studio Envrmnt has launched an app for creating augmented reality applications: AR Designer. According to Verizon, it's an easy to use...
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Leap Motion open sources its $100 augmented reality headset, North Star

Leap Motion, famous for building hand tracking hardware and software announced its move into the Augmented reality space with the project ‘North Star’- an...
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Top 7 modern Virtual Reality hardware systems

Since its early inception, virtual reality has offered an escape. Donning a headset can transport you to a brand new world, full of wonderment...
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Google ARCore is pushing immersive computing forward

Immersive computing has been touted as a crucial innovation that is going to transform the way we interact with software in the future. But...
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Getting started with building an ARCore application for Android

Google developed ARCore to be accessible from multiple development platforms (Android , Web , Unreal , and Unity ), thus giving developers plenty of...
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Build a Virtual Reality Solar System in Unity for Google Cardboard

In today's tutorial, we will feature visualization of a newly discovered solar system. We will leverage the virtual reality development process for this project in order...

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