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.

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Apple’s new ARKit 2.0 brings persistent AR, shared augmented reality experiences and more

In the keynote, at the ongoing WWDC 2018, Apple has shared their latest version of Augmented reality toolkit, ARKit 2.0. The primary focus of...
LEGO launches BrickHeadz Builder AR, a new and free Android app to bring bricks and toys to life

LEGO launches BrickHeadz Builder AR, a new and free Android app to bring bricks...

LEGO, the Danish Toy Maker, came out with a new and free Augmented reality Android app named “ BrickHeadz Builder AR ” last week....

Getting Started with VR Programming

This guide will go through some simple programming for VR apps using the Google VR SDK (software development kit) and the Unity3D game engine....

Why does Oculus CTO John Carmack prefer 2D VR interfaces over 3D Virtual Reality...

Creative immersive 3D experiences in Virtual reality setup is the new norm. Tech companies around the world are attempting to perfect these 3D experiences...
Augmented reality headset Magic Leap One expected soon

Magic Leap’s first augmented reality headset, powered by Nvidia Tegra X2, is coming this...

The Magic Leap One - the first augmented reality headset produced by startup Magic Leap - is slated to be launched this Summer. The...

Game developers say Virtual Reality is here to stay

“I don’t want to spend $600 to have a box on my head when I play video games” or “Too many cables, not enough...

AR experience using Vuforia and features definition

(For more resources related to this topic, see here.) What decides trackable score? Trackables are the foundation of the AR experience using Vuforia. It is paramount...
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Google’s Daydream VR SDK finally adds support for two controllers

Google is adding support for two controllers to its popular VR operating system Daydream, which until now, only supported a single controller. The reveal...
Apple

Could Apple’s latest acquisition yesterday of an AR lens maker signal its big plans...

Yesterday, Apple Inc. announced the acquisition of Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses, which may launch sometime in...
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Facebook Reality Labs launch SUMO Challenge to improve 3D scene understanding and modeling algorithms

Facebook Reality Labs have launched the Scene Understanding and Modeling SUMO Challenge. The challenge is designed by a group of computer vision researchers at...

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