Friday, October 30

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality, Games, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, nintendo, Reviews, Video Games

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is the real life Micro Machines game I always wanted

The first video game that was really mine was from 1992. Micro machines for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). In Micro machines, players race miniature toy cars along real-world tracks like a Cheerio-covered table top, with spilled orange juice, honey, and various scraps of breakfast food. Other clues include a pool table, sandpit, and backyard. Since then, there have been several other entries in the Micro machines series, but none have been able to capture the magic of the original title's groundbreaking top-down racing game.In various ways, Nintendo and Velan Studios' Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a modern and highly customizable version of augmented reality (AR) Micro machineformula of. The game combines classic Mario Kart Gameplay with augmented reality opponents, po...
Apps & Games, AR, Augmented Reality, Google, Insects, News

Google adds 23 insects to its AR animals search feature

Google added another round of critters to its augmented reality (AR) animals feature. If you’re a fan of bugs, there are now 23 insects you can view in 3D. The search giant has been hard at work over the last year adding all kinds of cool 3D objects to its AR Search features. The insects join dinosaurs, animals and objects like an astronaut suit. Like the others, users can quickly access these new AR critters by looking them up on Google. Look for a big card that shows a 3D model of the insect and tap the ‘View in 3D’ button to check it out. From there, you can tap ‘View in your space’ to place the bug in your room using AR. This should work on most modern Android phones and iOS devices. On Android, you’ll need a device with ARCore...
Apps & Games, Augmented Reality, hololens, News

Montreal hospital using Microsoft’s HoloLens to treat COVID-19 patients

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has been using Microsoft’s HoloLens to help treat COVID-19 patients. Because the hospital was the first in Quebec to be designated to treat COVID-19, JGH doctors quickly began experimenting with different ways to do so. Eventually, they came up with using Microsoft’s mixed reality technology to minimize contact with patients. In practice, the doctors use a HoloLens setup that includes Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Microsoft Teams to send a secure live video-feed to a computer screen in a nearby room. A doctor then puts on the HoloLens headset and visits the patient’s bedside, allowing colleagues to safely monitor everything. In addition to minimizing exposure to the patient, JGH doctors say...
Augmented Reality, iPhone News

Apple Working with Foxconn to Produce Augmented Reality Lenses

According to a report by The Information, Apple is working closely with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co better known as Foxconn to produce semitransparent lenses for augmented reality (AR) devices (via Seeking Alpha).“The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted key parts of Apple’s business, but it hasn’t derailed the company’s plans to build what could be its next important technology platform—augmented reality devices. The Information has learned that Apple is working with Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer and the one responsible for building most iPhones, to develop semitransparent lenses for its AR devices.”Citing a person familiar with the matter, the semitransparent AR lenses, which are one of the most essential elements of the head-worn devi...