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May 17, 2019

Minecraft hits the streets in a new AR game called Minecraft Earth

You’ll be able to build structures and worlds on your table with friends… [credit: Microsoft ]

Augmented reality on mobile devices may carry tremendous potential, but it’s easy enough to argue that the mainstream value proposition for AR hasn’t arrived yet. Pokémon Go is probably the most oft-cited “killer app” for AR, but it’s only barely a true AR app. And there are some neat shopping apps and educational tools (from Warby Parker and Ikea, for example) but none of them have made a big dent in the mainstream [...]

 
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May 17, 2019

‘Minecraft Earth’ makes the world your augmented reality playground

Microsoft wants you to see Minecraft everywhere you look: a virtual tree on your lawn, a life-sized castle sticking through your house and an elaborate cave system hidden beneath your local park. This is Minecraft Earth, a free-to-play version of one…
 
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May 15, 2019

Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems

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Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor

The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears

British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark, once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Augmented reality has the potential to instill awe and wonder in us just as magic would. For the very first time in [...]

 
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May 15, 2019

Augmented reality can change your behavior in the real world

A new study from Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences has found that augmented reality (AR) experiences significantly affect people’s behavior in the real world, even after they’ve taken the headset off.
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