Augmented Reality

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone

Google is 12 by updating Google Measure, its augmented reality app that allows users to measure real-world objects. The app is now compatible with any ARCore phone. Previously, it was only available on Project Tango devices.
Virtual Reality

Leap Motion’s AR table tennis is a long way from your parents’ Pong

A new demo from Leap Motion shows that table tennis in mixed reality could be a lot of fun -- you never have to pick up the ball, for starters. But its greatest potential may be in teaching players how to improve against A.I. opponents.

HoloLens 2 could pack a Qualcomm chip for ‘extended reality’

The next version of Microsoft's HoloLens headset for augmented reality will supposedly feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon XR1. The rumor arrives by way of an anonymous source who claims the headset will appear in January 2019.

Mount this head-up display to your helmet to project any phone app

The Hudway Sight uses a projector and brain connected to your smartphone to project any app onto a head-up display lens. It can even integrate with augmented reality apps to improve your ride.
Emerging Tech

This algorithm turns World Cup games into 3D augmented reality

Researchers have developed a way to get you closer to your favorite sports action: An algorithm which can turn 2D live-action televised soccer into a 3D augmented reality re-creation.

Adobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

Itching to create an augmented reality object? Adobe will soon have software to help. Adobe recently teased Project Aero, an upcoming software that helps design AR objects, including support for Apple's ARKit.

Can this explosion-proof AR headset change how industries do business?

Augmented reality may not be quite ready for mainstream use just yet, but that doesn't mean it's not being used for important things altogether. RealWear has launched an intrinsically-safe AR headset for industrial use.

Apple is most definitely working on augmented reality glasses

Apple is looking for a UI designer to help the company in the augmented reality space. The latest job posting fuels speculation that Apple is continuing work on its rumored mixed reality glasses, which could be ready by 2020.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip will take VR, AR to the next level

Qualcomm revealed the first platform dedicated to extended reality (XR) with the launch of its Snapdragon XR1 chip and headset design. XR is an umbrella term used to group virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

Google’s Just a Line AR app draws Android and iOS users together

Back in March, Google released Just a Line as part of its slew of new ARCore apps. On May 30, the company not only launched a version for the iPhone but introduced a new collaborative feature for both Android and iOS.
Smart Home

Streem and Porch put AR to work on your next home improvement project

Streem's AR-enhanced mobile video platform has partnered with the Porch network of more than 250,000 contractors nationwide. The Streem app connects homeowners with Porch assistants who capture information for contractors to make quotes.

Hololens can be used to navigate the blind through buildings faster

Researchers created an application for Microsoft's Hololens that can steer visually impaired individuals through an unfamiliar, complex, multi-story building. It relies on the headset's 3D sound and real-time room/object mapping.