Apple Launches AR Art Walking Tours

· Charlotte Henry · News

John Giorno Art

Apple launched a collection of augmented reality art walking tours in six major cities in partnership with the New Museum in New York.

Go on an AR Zombie Hunt with The Walking Dead: Our World

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

What better way to spend your weekend than hunting zombies? That’s exactly what you can do with The Walking Dead: Our World. It’s a new iPhone game that uses augmented reality to put the undead front of you, and it’s described Pokémon GO with zombies. The game sends you out—literally—to find zombies to kill…or stop…whatever. Complete your zombie eradications to earn better weapons and gain allies. The Walking Dead: Our World is a free download at Apple’s App Store and includes in-app purchases.

Go on an AR Zombie Hunt with The Walking Dead: Our World

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 11.3 ARKit 1.5

A new rumor is out just ahead of next weeks Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation: ARKit is going to add the ability to let two people see the same virtual scene at the same time.

EARTH is the Coolest Desktop Globe on the Planet with an AR iPhone App

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Earth globes without geopolitical markings have a special place in my heart, and AstroReality is adding an extra level of coolness to that with its EARTH: An immersive AR/AI experience & model of our planet. The hand painted globe is beautiful all on its own but kicks it up a notch with a companion iPhone and Android AR app that shows you details about our planet, animates weather patterns, explores animal migrations, and more. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s already hit its funding goal. Once the campaign reaches US$120,000 they’ll add in a scale-size moon called LUNAR Mini. A single EARTH model costs $199 and AstroReality expects to start shipping in November.

CES - STM Uses AR to Show Off Bags Before You Buy

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

LAS VEGAS – tech gear bag maker STM GOODS is getting into the augmented reality world with an iPhone and iPad app that lets you virtually check out their products and even see them on your friends. Just point your device’s camera at an STM bag—on your computer screen or in real life—to see a virtual version you can view from different angles, add accessories to, and look at in an x-ray mode. It also lets you see how bags look on people, which is handy for gauging size before your buy. The STM GOODS app is a free download on Apple’s App Store.

CES – STM Uses AR to Show Off Bags Before You Buy

MekaMon: The AR Robot You Control with Your iPhone is Even Cooler than it Sounds

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want a battle crab robot in their livingroom? That’s the distilled essence of living in the future, and exactly what Reach Robotics is giving us with its MekaMon. The MekaMon is a 4-legged robot you control with your iPhone or iPad for games and to battle against other MekaMon robots—in real life or AR. It’s is amazingly cool, and you’ll have to pay a trip to the Apple Store (online or in person) to get yours. MekaMon is priced at US$299.95 and is available now.

Rear Facing Camera May be Coming in 2019 iPhone

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone to get 3D camera support

Apple’s 2019 iPhone models may include a rear facing 3D-sensing camera. Instead of facial scanning, however, the rear facing 3D sensing will be used for depth of field in photos and augmented reality.