From Digital Trends: Stream yourself in a virtual costume with Instagram’s new live face filters

Instagram’s augmented reality face filters are now available in real time. With the update, users can try on as many virtual effects as they like while still live-streaming on their phone.

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From The Next Web: This sudoku app shows how incredible ARKit is – but it totally spoils the game


If solving sudoku puzzles on your phone no longer does it for you, there might be another sudoku-related activity you might revel in: Watching artificial intelligence crack the puzzles for you at an incredible pace, courtesy of Apple and its ARKit framework. Available for iOS 11, Magic Sudoku is an ARKit-powered app that uses augmented reality to complete the puzzles in the physical world. All you need to do is point your handset’s camera at a puzzle printed in a book or a newspaper and – voilà – the app will take care of the rest. Here is how this…

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From BetaNews: Design and virtually furnish a room using IKEA Place

Do you wince when your partner suggests you head to IKEA on a Sunday morning? Everyone seems to have decided that IKEA is their goto store for furnishing a room and it can be bedlam at a weekend. And that’s if you can get into the car park. Luckily Apple has made the task a lot easier by adding augmented reality to iOS 11. Simply put, the new feature enables a person to move around objects within a virtual environment. As a result, IKEA has released Place, which is an iOS app which will take your room and enable you to… [Continue Reading]

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From VentureBeat: AR/VR Weekly: Augmented reality needs our patience

Apple launched iOS 11 today, and this means that anyone with an iPhone or iPad that supports the new software can now jump into augmented reality. And we’re not talking about the pseudo-AR of Pokémon Go — this means, to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, games and apps which take the first steps into a larger world. It’s […]

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From VentureBeat: iOS’s early AR games play with perspective and pigeons

Augmented reality is one of the most talked-about features of the iOS 11 launch. When Apple unveiled its ARKit, it told developers it wanted to make iOS the “the largest AR platform in the world.” Studios have published apps and games that are testing out new features and playing with the new tech, but as with […]

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From The Next Web: Researchers think a full ‘bodyNET’ of skin sensors is the platform of the future


Researchers from Stanford University today published an article in Nature claiming the next great frontier for human-electronic interaction is the bodyNET platform, a network of electronic wearables, implants, and skin-based sensors that put the tech at your literal fingertips. The article proposes a top-to-bottom system of body-based tech, including augmented reality peripherals, “elastronicâ€� skin-based touch displays, and even brain implants. The researchers go on to discuss roadblocks to the bodyNET’s adoption. In particular, cultural taboos might make it hard for some to adopt such extensive physical modifications. Other concerns include data privacy, whether the influx of biometric data may have unintended…

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From VentureBeat: Quartz adds augmented reality models to its news reports

Quartz is known for its news app that delivers the day’s events in short conversational pieces, allowing readers to dive into more detail if they want or move on to the next story. It’s structured like a text conversation with a friend, parceling out each piece of information in message bubbles and aping the format of […]

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From GeekWire: Dance Reality app helps users get their footwork down in augmented reality thanks to Apple’s ARKit

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If the release of iOS 11 and Apple’s new ARKit — which lets developers create augmented reality apps — has you dancing over to the App Store, perhaps learning a few steps while you’re there would be a good idea. Dance Reality is a new app that helps users get their footwork down by placing AR footprints on the floor in front of you. Dancers can look through their smartphones to see the footprints and follow the animation to practice common dance moves. It was developed in Seattle by two salsa dancers, Andy Albani and Bee Mattox, who launched the… Read More

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From TechCrunch: Mira AR headset startup grabs $1M in new funding led by Greylock

 Though phone-based AR is the big news lately with the release of iOS 11 yesterday, Mira is still hoping to ensure that the iPhone opens up a world of hands-free headset AR to consumers as well. Today, Mira is rolling out their SDK to devs and announcing some new funding from some top names. Though the company’s Prism headset isn’t all that complex — it doesn’t include… Read More

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From The Next Web: The best thing about iOS 11 might be this augmented reality ruler


After iOS 11 dropped today, the internet went to work dissecting its best features. And if we’re being honest, there’s a lot to like. But one of my favorite things about iOS 11 didn’t come from Apple; it’s an awesome new ruler built on its augmented reality framework: ARKit. At its surface, a ruler doesn’t seem all that sexy. MeasureKit, however, is so much more than just a ruler. Using Apple’s AR framework and the camera sensor in your iPhone or iPad, MeasureKit can measure just about anything without hunting down a ruler or tape measure — like you could…

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