Articles about Augmented Reality (AR)

Apple Could Bring Spatial Audio To Its Virtual And Augmented Reality Devices
Virtual reality can make users feel like they’re immersed into the virtual world that they’re seeing, but visuals only add to the effect up to a certain extent. To help further create the sense of immersion, audio can also help play a role, and that’s something that Apple is exploring in a patent discovered by AppleInsider.

How To Measure Objects Or A Person's Height On iPhone
Did you know that your iPhone has a tool that helps you measure objects? If you find yourself without a measuring tape or if you simply need to quickly measure something in a pinch, this trick could be very useful.

This App Scans Your Lego Bricks And Tells You What To Build
If you’ve been collecting Lego for years, chances are you might be sitting on a box or two of random leftover bricks. What you want to build using those bricks is entirely up to you, but if you’re open to suggestions, then maybe you might want to take a look at the Brickit app that uses augmented reality to help give you some suggestions.

Apple Wants To Make It More Obvious That Its Smart Glasses Are Recording
One of the problems with the Google Glass is that the camera was built into it. This raised some privacy concerns which might have been one of the reasons why it ultimately failed. According to Patently Apple, they have uncovered some patents from Apple which shows how the company is looking into various ways to make recording more obvious, so people are more aware.

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Google Kills Off Its Augmented Reality Measure App
Apple’s iOS platform has an app called Measure that uses augmented reality to help you measure the dimensions of objects or even the heights of people, but did you know that Google also has their own Measure app? The app has been around for a while but not many might be aware of its existence, which is a pity since it will now be killed off.

Apple’s First AR Headset Expected Q2 2022
We have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on some kind of wearable headset for augmented reality. If you’re wondering when that will be making its debut, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that it will most likely be making its debut in Q2 2022 and that Genius will be the supplier for the lenses used by the device.

Analyst Believes Apple Watch AssistiveTouch Could Be Used To Control The Apple Glasses
There have been rumors that claim that Apple could be working on smart glasses. These glasses have been rumored to debut in the next few years, but analyst Neil Cybart seems to think that we might already be looking at Apple laying some of the foundations for it, such as the Apple Watch’s AssistiveTouch feature.

Apple Glasses Prototype Reportedly Falls Behind Testing Schedule
If the rumors are true, Apple is apparently developing several wearable headsets, one of which is a mixed reality device and one is an augmented reality device, and those are the ones we know about. However, it seems that there is a chance that the latter could be delayed.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Feature As Many As 15 Cameras
If the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be developing a couple of wearable headsets. While the rumored Apple Glasses are the most anticipated of the bunch, Apple is also said to be developing a mixed reality headset that could debut as soon as next year, and now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has come forward with some additional details.

Tim Cook Interview Seemingly Teases Apple’s Plans For An AR Headset
A popular rumor making their rounds in the past few years is that Apple could be looking to develop their very own pair of AR glasses. We’ve seen this attempted by the likes of Google in the past, although it wasn’t very successful, so while it does seem like an exciting prospect for Apple, we are a bit skeptical.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Debut In The Next Few Months
It is no secret that Apple is working on a mixed reality headset and that the company could launch the device ahead of their augmented reality glasses. In fact, it could be very soon, at least according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who claims that Apple will launch the device in the coming months.

Snap Could Be Working On A Pair Of Augmented Reality Glasses
When it comes to wearables, Snap is no stranger to that scene. The company has released a couple iterations of its Spectacles to date, but it looks like the company wants to expand and take things to the next level. This is according to a report from The Information (paywall) who claims that Snap is apparently looking to launch a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses.

Google Maps Can Now Show Indoor AR Directions
Have you ever gone to a new mall or building and gotten really lost as to where you need to go? If you have, you’re not alone. However, the good news is that thanks to augmented reality technology, Google has recently announced that they will be using that tech for indoor mapping for Google Maps.

Niantic Teases Their Own Pair Of Augmented Reality Glasses
Niantic is the company that many of you might know for games like Pokemon GO, an augmented reality based game where players can walk around in real-world locations to catch various Pokemon and play against other players. The company did help make augmented reality games popular and showcase their potential.

Apple Glasses Could Adapt Itself To The Wearer’s Eyesight
The problem with smart glasses is that for some users who might wear prescription glasses, it can be a bit difficult. It also means that manufacturers need to take into account for that and create more models, which complicates the process. However, Apple thinks that they might have a solution.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Could Weigh Under 150 Grams
Word on the street has it that Apple is developing its own mixed reality headset that could launch as soon as next year. The problem with a lot of mixed reality headsets is that they tend to be quite heavy due to all the hardware stuffed inside of it, which means that they can’t be worn for very long periods of time.

This Is Apple’s Alleged Roadmap For Its Augmented Reality Wearables
It has long been rumored that Apple could be planning their own augmented reality based smart glasses. However, recent rumors have suggested that the company could actually be planning other mixed reality devices as well, such as an AR/VR headset. Now according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, this is when we might be able to expect them.

Apple Rumored To Launch A Pair Of Smart Contact Lenses In 2030
According to the rumors, Apple is working on quite a few wearable tech devices. This includes a potential AR/VR headset and a pair of smart AR glasses, but it seems that isn’t all. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who put together an expected roadmap of Apple’s AR efforts, he seems to believe that Apple could be working on a pair of smart contact lenses.

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Tell You How Fresh Your Food Is
Can you tell at a glance how fresh your food is? Sometimes it might be obvious when you smell something really funky, or if there are black or white spots growing on a piece of fruit, but other times, it isn’t always that clear. However, Apple is hoping to solve this problem with their AR glasses.

TSMC Will Reportedly Supply Apple Micro OLED Displays For The Apple Glasses
There have been rumors for a while now that Apple could be developing its own pair of smart glasses, which at the moment has been nicknamed the Apple Glasses. Now according to a new report from Nikkei, they are reporting that TSMC will apparently be the one to supply Apple with the micro OLEDs that will be used in the glasses.