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How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
At the 2018 Games Developer Conference, Google spoke about ARCore and its newly announced Google Maps API for game developers. What started with examples of how games could be played in the real world, unveiled a deeper level of possibility that I'm excited to see in the future.
When you think about a Google Maps API, I'm sure you're thinking, "Pokémon GO." That's what I first thought. But that only scratches the surface of what this new developer cool can...
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Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

8 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's always about the money. No matter what some young kid who dropped out of college says when he launches his new app, the goal is monetization. After all, it is what makes the world go round. And when Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion back in 2012, the big question was how would Facebook turn a profit on the acquisition? Courting advertisers was one solution, and offering subscribers a way to purchase merchandise directly from the app was another revenue producing idea.
Instagram started testing this shopping feature back in 2016. Products are tagged in photos posted on the ...
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Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

8 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Get ready for a veritable tidal wave of augmented reality apps coming to your Android phone. Google announced during GDC 2018 that 60-plus ARCore apps are landing on the Google Play Store today, boosting the lineup of already available Android AR apps and games. As a refresh, ARCore is the Google platform that lets developers create augmented reality experiences for Android phones. Using a phone's camera, the app tracks your position in real-time and places digitally rendered objects onto the real world, making for even more immersive experiences. Today's news comes a few weeks after...
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Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

8 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Whenever it has new tech, Google generally comes up with some crazy experiments to go along with it. This week we've seen a ton of new development in ARCore , and that includes a fun new app directly from Google itself...
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Today's Apps Gone Free: Dr. Panda School, 6th Grade Vocabulary Challenge...

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Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds...

Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds Pixel Stand Ambient Display setting

The latest Google app beta is rolling out with more details about Assistant's personalized audio news feed that was announced this week. Google app 8.70 also includes a new... Read more ...

2018 Gift Guide: The Best Android Accessories to Buy for the Techy Person in...

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Google Maps, Mail and Photos: top tips to make you a mobile master in seconds

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Google rebranded its Files Go app last month to Google Files. It also introduced a redesign for this well regarded file manager app. It has an international audience with more... Read more ...

Apple patent application describes AirPower privacy feature, support for...

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While Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat is still nowhere to be found , a recently published patent application from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office offers some details... Read more ...

Facebook Lite Crosses A Billion Downloads On The Play Store

Facebook Lite Crosses A Billion Downloads On The Play Store

The social networking giant released its Facebook Lite app so that users with entry-level devices and poor connectivity could also access the network. It was initially launched... Read more ...

Essential buys email company Cloud Magic for an undisclosed price

Essential buys email company Cloud Magic for an undisclosed price

According to a report published on Friday , Essential has made an acquisition. For an undisclosed sum the company founded by Andy Rubin, the "father" of Android, has purchased... Read more ...

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