Microsoft Wants To Take Pokemon GO On With Minecraft Earth

A little over a week ago, Microsoft released a teaser video which seemed to hint at the company’s plans at taking on augmented reality (AR) based games such as Pokemon GO. The trailer teased that the company would be launching an AR version of Minecraft, and sure enough they have.

GOAT Uses AR To Let You Preview Sneakers Before Launch

A lot of people are really passionate about their sneakers and GOAT, a secondary sneaker seller, is now offering a new augmented reality-based feature which will enable people to preview new sneakers before they’re launched. Other companies have also used AR for something similar but GOAT users will have the ability to preview the sneakers before they’re actually launched.

Microsoft Teasing Augmented Reality Version Of Minecraft

Using augmented reality (AR) for gaming makes a lot of sense, although admittedly it took the success of Pokemon GO for developers to really sit up and pay attention to it. For those who are looking forward to experiencing more AR based games in the future, Microsoft could have something for you.

Niantic’s Ingress Game Now Available On Netflix As An Animation Series

Many might be familiar with Niantic as the developer of the popular augmented reality game, Pokemon GO. However, years before Pokemon GO became a reality, the company was actually developing another AR based game in the form of Ingress, which admittedly did not quite receive the same level of attention that Pokemon GO did.


You Can Now Reserve Your Name In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

As some of you might have heard, the folks at Niantic are developing a new game in the form of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. From what we can tell, it is expected to be similar in concept to Pokemon GO, except that it will be based on the Harry Potter franchise. The game is expected to be released in the near future, and the good news is that you can […]

Google ARCore Support Expanded To More Devices

ARCore, Google’s software-based augmented reality platform, is now expanding to a handful of additional devices. The company keeps a list of devices that receive support. The list is regularly updated to reflect the new additions that are made. Five additional devices have now received support for Google’s ARCore platform.

Rovio Launches New Augmented Reality Angry Birds Game

Back in the day having Angry Birds available on your mobile platform was a big deal. These days the franchise is nowhere as popular as it once was, but it seems that Rovio is continuing to push it. The company, together with Resolution Games, has launched a new Angry Birds title in the form of Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.

Vuzix Unveils M400 Smart Glasses Aimed At Enterprise Users

Smart glasses have yet to break into the mainstream. Google had several years ago attempted to bring smart glasses to the mainstream with the Google Glass, but we all know how that turned out. However what was interesting is that despite it failing to become a hit with consumers, it actually proved to be a hit in the enterprise sector.

LEGO Playsets Get Hi-Tech With Augmented Reality

Some of the LEGO playsets are actually pretty advanced as far as toys for kids are concerned. However it seems that the company is looking to make their sets even more hi-tech by introducing augmented reality to them where with its Hidden Side sets, they will be allowing players to “catch” ghosts using AR.

Warby Parker’s New AR System Lets You Try Glasses Virtually

Online glasses company Warby Parker has developed a new Virtual Try-On tool which will enable its customers to try on glasses virtually. They will be able to see the color, texture, and size of the glasses on offer, provided that they have an iPhone X, XS or XR. That’s because this feature has been developed using Apple’s ARKit and relies on the company’s TrueDepth camera technology.

This App Lets You Try Shoes And Walk Around With Them Using AR

The problem with shopping for clothing online is that you never really know how it will look like on you. Sure, you can imagine what it could look like, but imagining it and how it actually looks are two very different things. This is made worse when it comes to buying shoes, some of which can end up being costly mistakes.

Some LG Handsets Are Having Autofocus Problems In AR

Augmented reality (AR) is something that we’re starting to see more handset makers include in their devices and software. It does seem to be more popular than VR at the moment due to the fact that you don’t need an extra headset, making it a lot more practical. Unfortunately for some LG devices, it seems that they are running into some issues with it.

Apple Was Reportedly Shopping About For AR At CES 2019

Apple’s interest in augmented reality technology is no secret. Quite a bit of it has been built into iOS, and Apple has also worked with various companies and developers to create augmented reality-based apps. There have also been rumors suggesting that Apple could actually be in the process of building their own AR headset.

Snapchat Lenses Can Now Recognize Dogs

Snapchat’s Lenses features works with human faces and we’re sure that there are some who have tried using it with their pets. Last month the company added support for recognizing cats, but if you’re more of a dog person, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the latest update to Snapchat has introduced Lenses for dogs.