• Niantic Using Pokemon GO Players & AI To Make AR Maps

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Google-owned Niantic , makers of augmented reality games Ingress and Pokemon GO, are reportedly using input from players along with some software-side artificial intelligence to begin creating AR maps of the real world. This will allow the company to place elements and overlays that would otherwise not be possible, and to make more accurate overworld maps for its AR games. The company could also feed this data to Google in order to help enhance the larger company's services, a very likely scenario given Google's previously announced ambitions for enhancing Google Maps and Street View, as...
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  • Hands-On: Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset

    Hands-On: Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset

    2 monthes ago - By Phandroid

    Although Google IO 2018 was mostly about software and AI, several hardware partners made announcements in tandem with the event. We saw JBL unveil a Soundbar with Google Assistant, a trio of manufacturers showed Smart Displays with Google Assistant due out in July, and Lenovo followed on the heels of Oculus Go by announcing their standalone VR Headset- the Lenovo Mirage Solo .
    We spotted the Mirage Solo at the combined Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality tent at IO18 where we put the new headset to the test. Here are some initial thoughts after using the Mirage Solo for a brief...
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  • Two Ways Google's Web Software Can Be Used To Plan Events

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Google may be a big part of everyday life for a lot of people thanks to Android but many users aren't aware that some of its products can be used to plan social events well beyond simple text messaging and email. Of course, it must be said that social media has become the go-to forum for holding discussions, running polls, and planning get-togethers. Even alarm clocks can be social now. However, there are some events that just require more comprehensive logistical planning such as weddings, family reunions, or even just an afternoon gathering for a meal. In those cases simply asking...
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