Emerging Tech

Low-cost Ghost AR headset promises MacOS multitasking on steroids

Ghost is a more affordable augmented reality (AR) headset allows you to create infinite MacOS windows that hover around you in virtual space. Get ready to take multitasking to the next level!

Snapchat now uses the iPhone X’s TrueDepth Camera to make better filters

Snapchat now uses the same tech as Face ID to make sure that your Lenses look amazing every time. Thanks to integration with Apple's TrueDepth data, Lenses can now add shadows, highlights, and track movement better than before.
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Carpenters, plumbers, and other pros can ‘beam’ into your home with Streem

Streem uses augmented reality to “beam” a home professional to your house via an app. The professional can then take measurements, identify appliances, and give you estimates on how much a job will cost.

New storyline gives lapsed ‘Pokémon Go’ players a reason to reinstall

Pokémon Go will be getting a new story-based quest-line later this week, focused on the mysterious Pokémon Mew. Players will be able to earn stamps by completing certain tasks throughout each week.
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Sotheby’s is making homebuying immersive with AR app Curate

Sotheby's International Realty and its new virtual staging augmented reality app, powered by Rooomy, is called Curate. The app promises to revolutionize both the buying and selling experience for real estate agents and new homeowners alike.
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Online shopping at Overstock gets easier with AR functionality in its app

Overstock introduced augmented reality to its Overstock app for Android, now powered by Google's ARCore technology. Folks can now take advantage of the AR experience directly from the app and check out true-to-life-size 3D models.
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View in Your Space by Lowe’s applies AR to your next home improvement project

Folks with Android smartphones enabled with ARCore will be able to leverage augmented reality technology in order to help (re)design their homes. It's all thanks to a new AR feature called "View in Your Space," courtesy of Lowe's.
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Ikea Place, the AR app from the furniture giant, is now on Android

With Ikea Place, now on Android, you can use augmented reality to "see" potential pieces of furniture in your home before pulling out your credit card, and save yourself a whole lot of consternation when it comes to decorating your home.

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal buys AR beauty company ModiFace

ModiFace, the company behind the Galaxy S9's makeup feature on Bixby Vision and various other AR beauty apps and tech, has been purchased by cosmetics giant L'Oreal for an undisclosed amount.

One developer can play ‘Street Fighter II’ anywhere with his AR port

Ready to see augmented reality games move beyond Pokémon Go? Developer Abhishek Singh created an unofficial AR port of Street Fighter II that lets you superimpose your fights onto the real world.

Can Toshiba’s dynaEdge AR glasses succeed where others have failed?

Toshiba isn’t the first company that might come to mind when you think of augmented reality, but the company has big plans to take over the space, beating out rivals like Microsoft and Epson.

Try before you buy with the new AR View on Amazon’s Android app

Ever wanted to check out an item in your house before you bought it? Amazon's update for Android devices now means you can. Move your chosen items around your space, rotate, resize, and check them out in full 3D.