The 8 best gadgets from Berlin’s IFA 2017 technology show

September 4, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable Europe’s largest technology show, IFA, kicked off early this week in Berlin. Running until Sept. 6, the huge show gives everyone a glimpse into the future of consumer tech. While the biggest tech announcements are reserved for CES in January, big brands like Samsung and LG still debut some pretty sweet products at IFA.  SEE ALSO: What it’s like to have a lightsaber battle with Kylo Ren…

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Facebook now has technology for manipulating live videos

August 12, 2017

Fake it.Image: facebook Fake news, it’s a big deal on Facebook, and we might just be getting more of it in the form of videos. Facebook recently bought a startup with an expertise in video manipulation, Deutsche Startups reported. The German-based startup Fayteq has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s dumbest feature is coming…

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Limited-edition Nikes get an AR twist on the SNKRS app

June 25, 2017

Available through AR.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Nike’s SNKRS app will soon move shopping for sneakers on the app partly into the real world. The app is adding augmented reality technology for the drop of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku.” App users have to find a copy of the menu for the New York restaurant Fuku, part of David Chang’s Momofuku empire, online or even on the street in New York….

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ delivers VR experience that puts you inside the superhero’s suit

June 19, 2017

The beauty of virtual reality is that it allows you to become anyone or anything you can dream of, and in this case the technology is letting you become the amazing Spider-Man. In the run-up to the release of the film Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, Sony has released a VR version of Spider-Man that lets you don the superhero’s costume, swing through the New York City using web shooters, and…

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First look at Apple’s big jump into augmented reality

June 6, 2017

One of the first plays to use Apple ARKit is a version of Star Wars chess . Image: karissa buzzer/ mashable Apple really pranced head-first into augmented reality. Following months of surmise about what exactly the nature of its aims for augmented world are, the company announced it’s improving an AR platform immediately into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a collection of implements to…

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Microsoft Research is working on AR glasses, here’s an early look

May 21, 2017

Image: microsoft research Because we’re spoiled and don’t appreciate amazing technology unless it’s immediately convenient, some tech pundits are dismissing VR in favor of AR, but the fact is that we’re still years away from easy to use AR glasses. For now, mainstream AR is limited to your smartphone, like most other apps. However, a team at Microsoft Research is looking to speed up the progress on wearable AR devices…

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This HoloLens app shows how doctors will use augmented reality during spinal surgery

May 7, 2017

Augmented reality (AR) isn’t just for Pokmon Go and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, too. At least that’s the promise of the new Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform, which is designed to be used with the Microsoft HoloLens to help doctors perform spinal surgery. The company claims that its system can use 3D tracking with the HoloLens to help accurately find spinal screw…

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