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Lenovo Gives its Mirage AR Headset New Life with a Marvel Game

A couple of years ago, Lenovo debuted one of the coolest “toys” that was appropriate for placement under the Christmas tree: the Mirage AR headset. The headset came with a Lightsaber that would light up after downloading, installing, and setting up a Star Wars game on your phone which would Continue Reading

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Google is Bringing AR Camera Search Results to its App

Today at I/O 2019, Google announced its bringing AR camera capabilities to search results in its app. When searching for something on Google, if the search result supports it, you’ll be given the chance to view something as a 3D model. Google used muscle flexion, shoes, and a shark as Continue Reading

Google’s AR-Powered Measure App Now Works on More Phones

Google has updated its augmented reality-powered Measure for Android with support for phones with the company’s ARCore installed. This means the app works on devices including the Pixel, Galaxy S9, LG G7, Huawei P20, and more. Previously, the app was exclusive to users who had necessary Project Tango cameras installed. Continue Reading

Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Now Supports Multiplayer

Lenovo’s awesome Droid-slaying AR kit, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, has received a free update for both iOS and Android users. Backed by overwhelming demand, the app now lets two players battle each other in a new Lightsaber Versus Mode. If you didn’t already feel like a Jedi playing the game Continue Reading

Google’s ARCore and Lens Launch on More Android Devices

Google has released the first versions of its ARCore augmented reality platform and Lens object recognition system to Android devices beyond its Pixel lineup. This comes after the Pixel and Pixel 2 received exclusivity of both features for a while back in 2017. Now, both functions are beginning to roll Continue Reading

Report: Apple Developing AR-Powered Headset for 2020 Release

Bloomberg has released a new report aiming to shed light on Apple’s current efforts in the augmented reality space. In the report, Apple aficionado Mark Gurman says the company is currently working on a new AR-powered headset that features a display, specially-designed chipset, and a new iOS fork called “rOS,” or Continue Reading

You Can Now Place AR Objects from Amazon in Your Home

Amazon today is updating its app for iPhone for the 2017 holiday season, and with the release brings a new feature that lets users place objects within their homes. The technology uses Apple’s ARKit and lets you place virtual portrayals of different items available from Amazon around your home to Continue Reading

Google and Samsung Partner to Bring ARCore to Galaxy Phones

Samsung and Google have announced (via The Verge) a new partnership to bring the latter’s augmented reality platform to Galaxy-branded smartphones. Called ARCore, the platform was originally introduced back in August and entered early previews available on both the Google Pixel and Galaxy S8. Now, the technology is being formally Continue Reading

Lenovo and Disney Partner for New AR-Powered Star Wars Experience

During the day before IFA 2017, Lenovo is announcing a partnership between them and Disney to deliver a new augmented reality-powered Star Wars experience that will go on sale this holiday season. Called Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, the experience comes with a Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, and Lightsaber Continue Reading

Google Announces ARCore to Bring Tango Experiences to Millions of Users

Google’s Tango AR platform is clunky and not very useful. It’s made its way to two phones to date: the mammoth that is the Lenovo Phab2 Pro and the weird-yet-handsome-looking Asus ZenFone AR. We reviewed both, and the experience was generally the same: it’s cool for five minutes until you Continue Reading

The Asus ZenFone AR is Also Available Unlocked in the US for $599 [Update]

We just let you guys know the Asus ZenFone AR was available for preorder from Verizon for $648, and now we’re learning (via The Verge) the company has made the device available unlocked in the US for just $599. This will get you 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Continue Reading