Augmented reality (AR) is one of those tech topics it can be a little tricky to get your head around. Unlike virtual reality (VR) which sees users absorbed in a virtual world using a VR headset, augmented reality is a mix between the real world and the virtual. Usually, AR sees computer-generated images superimposed over a user’s view of the real world, usually via a smartphone. AR can enhance the perception of reality, instead of changing it completely like VR. Now, the technology is starting to gain traction. Apple, in particular, is betting big on AR. Last year, the company released its AR developer kit, named ARKit, to encourage more developers to release AR experiences. Here are some of the best augmented reality apps for iPhone try out. Argos and Lego If you love Lego, or have a child who does, you’ll know that sometimes the models you build can be pretty big. That’s why Argo has teamed up with Lego to allow Lego fans to see AR … [Read more...] about The best augmented reality apps for iPhone to try out
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Portal guns are a thing in science fiction movies and TV shows, and they enable the user to jump from one world to another. If you want to jump from your couch to the NBA Finals, we have just the thing.The NBA Finals are mostly known for the payers, the games, and the trophies, but on rare occasions, the world of technology shows up to give fans an extra boost of NBA glory. I met up with Senior Vice President of Technology for the NBA, Michael Allen, between sprints from the court to the media room, to the locker room, back to the court, up in the stands, and back to the media room again, to demo the newest tech from the NBA.RELATED: 'Be better tomorrow,' LeBron James walks out of postgame press conferencePicture this: You're sitting on your couch at home, there's a beer in your right hand and a bag of Tostitos on the coffee table in front of you. You have neatly placed a small bowl of salsa next to the chips. You thought about getting up to grab napkins but … [Read more...] about Step Into the Finals: The NBA’s virtual reality portal
Augmented reality is the result of using technology to superimpose information — sounds, images and text — on the world we see. Picture the "Minority Report" or "Iron Man" style of interactivity. Augmented reality vs. virtual reality This is rather different from virtual reality. Virtual reality means computer-generated environments for you to interact with, and be immersed in. Augmented reality (also known as AR), adds to the reality you would ordinarily see rather than replacing it. Augmented reality in today's world Augmented reality is often presented as a kind of futuristic technology, but a form of it has been around for years. For example, the heads-up displays in many fighter aircraft as far back as the 1990s would show information about the attitude, direction and speed of the plane, and only a few years later they could show which objects in the field of view were targets. In the past decade, various labs and companies have built devices … [Read more...] about What is Augmented Reality?
What if you could save an airport from terrorists, escape insurgents in South Sudan, and rescue civilians in an underground station all in one morning? With modern technology, the ability to recreate these scenarios within virtual and augmented reality is here, and we’re using it to help train counter-terrorism officers and aid workers. “75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018” Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May? Join us Historically, such training would be provided through classroom and online exercises and real-world training scenarios. But with these new technologies, we’re able to enhance decision making, situational awareness, and emotional resilience during dangerous, threat-to-life scenarios. Working alongside law enforcement agencies and United Nations organizations, our research into the use of serious games has led to us being able to successfully apply it to security training. Often people get confused between virtual and … [Read more...] about Counter-terrorism police get real training from virtual terrorists
Article Contents1 AR Smash Tanks!2 Slingshot Island ARCore3 Love Cubed – AR4 A&E® Crime Scene: AR5 Beer Pong AR6 Nightenfell AR7 PuzzlAR: World Tour8 WobblyStack for ARCore9 ARise10 AMON11 Truck Stars AR12 The Machines13 Battle Planet AR14 ARrrrrgh15 Agelore's Fantasy FPS - AR16 dARk: Subject One17 Capsule Commander AR18 Knightfall™ AR19 Jenga AR20 Burger Maker - AR21 Switch the Lanes - AR22 Stadion - AR23 Cat Care - AR24 Army of Robots25 Crayola Color Blaster26 YuME: Alice's Dream27 Meow! - AR Cat&Your Mini Pet28 Guns Royale - Multiplayer Blocky Battle Royale29 Zombie Gunship Revenant AR30 Guns of Boom - Online Shooter With Google's recent push for augmented reality content on Android through the use of ARCore, I thought it would be fun to collect all of the new AR games that released in the last couple of weeks into one of our gaming roundups. So without further ado, here are the most recent and notable AR games to hit the Play Store.AR Smash … [Read more...] about 30 new and notable augmented reality games from the last two weeks (3/7/18