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Topic: AR

Apple working on gaze tracking to make AR & VR faster & more accurate

08/13/2019, 08:08 am

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality or virtual reality headset could offer eye tracking as part of its control system, with the iPhone maker coming up with a way to make such a gaze-tracking system as accurate as possible, even when the headset is in motion.

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Apple moves high-profile software exec over to AR team

07/31/2019, 03:07 pm

The head of program management for Apple's software team, Kim Vorrath, has reportedly moved to an augmented reality team within the company, perhaps signalling accelerating work in the field.

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Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

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Apple Maps may add AR view highlighting the route ahead while driving

07/25/2019, 08:07 am

A future version of the Maps app could provide more intuitive navigational instructions to drivers in the future, by using augmented reality to superimpose the route to take on top of a live view of the road ahead, indicating which lanes a driver should take.

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Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones

07/17/2019, 07:07 am

The iPhones launching in 2020 may feature a Time of Flight sensor, which helps determine distances between objects and the lens.

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Apple's AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture

07/10/2019, 10:07 am

Augmented reality could offer some benefits in medical applications, Apple believes, suggesting a system were a real-world image is warped so a user of AR glasses can see everything in front of them, even if part of their vision is obscured through partial blindness.

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Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

07/03/2019, 11:07 am

In the latest iOS 13 beta, Apple is leaning into its augmented reality prowess to fix a common eye contact issue had during FaceTime calls. AppleInsider goes hands on and dives into the new feature to find out how it works.

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Review: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected audio sunglasses

06/24/2019, 11:06 am

Bose's iPhone-connected Frames are a solid first step into the "audio glasses" market, and possibly worth your money -- but there are catches to consider with this early tech.

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'Foveated' display may boost Apple AR headset refresh rates

06/13/2019, 11:06 am

VR and AR headsets could offer high refresh rates in their screens, Apple proposes, by using a 'foveated display' and an eye tracking system to monitor the gaze of the user and to optimize rendering to focus only where the user is actively looking on a display.

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Apple advancing stereoscopic vision tech for future AR glasses

06/13/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is looking into ways to display pre-rendered 3D video in a stereoscopic way, a system that would be beneficial for AR glasses or a VR headset to provide a more believable view of a virtual object by creating a specific view for each eye.

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Apple has been working on AR glasses for years, and iOS 13 is only the latest sign

06/12/2019, 10:06 am

Rumors have circulated about an Apple-produced augmented reality headset or smart glasses for quite a few years, but so far the iPhone producer has yet to officially confirm the hardware is in development. The additions made to ARKit in iOS 13 as well as a plethora of patents and other reports indicate Apple is closer to revealing its work than ever before.

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Hands on: Bose's speaker-equipped Frames sunglasses for the iPhone

06/07/2019, 01:06 pm

They might seem like a gimmick at first, but Bose's iPhone-compatible Frames sunglasses may be a serious contender if you want portable music without some of the usual downsides.

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Live from WWDC - the Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iOS 13, macOS Catalina and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/07/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger speaks to us live from WWDC and fills us in on the news plus just what it's like being at this event.

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Here's how to see Apple's new Mac Pro & Pro Display XR in your office with your iPhone or iPad

06/05/2019, 11:06 am

Apple has allowed users to take advantage of augmented reality on an an iPhone or iPad to see how the new Mac Pro and Pro Display in their home or office.

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Apple reveals ARKit 3 with motion tracking of people for better presentation and walk-around

06/03/2019, 03:06 pm

The new ARKit 3 features replace hours of frame compositing with real-time calculations that make it quick to build interactive environments and also to place people and objects within the same scenes.

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'Minecraft Earth' brings AR-based block gaming to iOS this summer

05/17/2019, 09:05 am

Minecraft is the latest franchise to make the transition to augmented reality, with the announcement Minecraft Earth will give players the ability to build block structures in their own back yard using an iPhone or iPad, starting with a closed beta commencing this summer.

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Eye dominance tracking could give Apple's VR and AR headsets an advantage

05/09/2019, 11:05 am

Apple's efforts to produce augmented reality or virtual reality devices could be improved by knowing which eye is dominant for the user, a piece of information that could help improve how eye detection systems work and make the overall experience better for the wearer.

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Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

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Apple hires Arthur van Hoff, founder of VR startup Jaunt

04/09/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple has recruited Arthur van Hoff, the founder of virtual reality outfit Jaunt, likely with an expected augmented reality headset in mind.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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