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Augmented Reality Could be the Ubiquitous Smartphone: Tim Cook

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Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to become as big as the ubiquitous smartphone and help people out in daily life, Apple CEO Tim Cook has told in Interview.

Unlike Virtual Reality, which closes the world out, AR allows individuals to be present in the world but hopefully allows an improvement on what is happening presently, Cook said in the interview. But the Apple CEO stopped short of detailing what the company would do with AR.

“I regard it as a big idea like the smartphone. The smartphone is for everyone, we don’t have to think the iPhone is about a certain demographic, or country or vertical market: it’s for everyone. I think AR is that big, it’s huge,” Cook said.

Tim Cook: Augmented Reality will be Part of Daily Life

“I view AR like I view the silicon here in my iPhone, it’s not a product per se, it’s a core technology,” he added. However, this is not the first time Cook spoke in favor of AR.

Virtual reality “probably has a lower commercial interest over time” and that “augmented reality is the larger of the two, probably by far” Cook said last year.

The Virtual Reality Society (VRS), an information and news resource for virtual reality and its related technologies, describes augmented reality as a technology that takes the real world of the present and projects digital imagery and sound into it whereas virtual reality immerses your senses completely in a world that only exists in the digital realm.

Source:IANS

Pokémon Go Still Not Available in India and China But Goes Live in More 15 Countries

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Pokémon Go, since its release a month ago, hasn’t yet released all over the world officially. Pokemon Release happens on 6 July in limited countries and now has spread over to 15 more countries on 5 August officially mentioned in its tweet on Twitter. But not released in India, Korea and China.

The recent official launch in Fifteen countries viz., Papua, Cambodia, Indonesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Laos, and Palau. Now you can go and download officially in Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

Why this game left India and China where there is much more scope. Off course China recently released clone app which get top in China. The company crossed $200 million in global revenue in just after one month launch released by app analytics performer Sensor Tower.

Pokémon GO Clone app gets in the Top Charts in China

However, Niantic also failed up in their latest update that cleared all bug related issue, but the game is automatically resetting after the upgrade. Hoping, Niantic is busy in solving the bugs and finding a solution rather than releasing in countries like India and China.

Niantic says that the company is working on fixing the bugs and the issues. So, Pokemon Go app Launch in India and China is expected to release after fixing the bugs certainly.

Pokemon GO Game Update Leaves Users Angry as The Game Resets Automatically

Pokémon Go, the Augmented Reality (AR) Game receives critics as well applauses. We will give you more update on more releases or latest update on Pokemon Go.

MIT Tech Allows You To Interact And Touch With Virtual Objects In Video

MIT Tech Lets You Touch And Interact With Objects In The Video

We are still unable to reach and interact with the objects when we are watching the videos, as it is not interactive medium and watching videos has just been a passive experience until now.  But now, researchers at MIT‘s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have come up with a new imaging technique called “Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV).” With this new technology, viewers can reach out and touch the objects they are watching in the video.

Interactive Dynamic Video uses traditional cameras and algorithms to gaze at the invisible vibrations of the objects to create an interactive video. “This technique lets us capture the physical behavior of objects, which gives us a way to play with them in virtual space,” says Abe Davis, PhD student at CSAIL. “By making videos interactive, we can predict how objects will respond to unknown forces and explore new ways to engage with videos.”

Imagine Smart Augmented Reality Glasses

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology research team led by Ade Davis examined the technique by capturing every invisible vibration created on banging the surface of the object. You can watch this on the below video that how the tiny tremors of a small wire statue are captured on camera. The new IDV technology can be of great use in special effects for AR applications and movies. And this technology helps in cutting down the use of CGI green-screens in movies.

Pokemon Go Update: Here is The Latest Changes of AR game Update

Researchers and Abe Davis say that the popular AR game Pokémon Go can be improved with IDV technology. It was explained that augmented reality brings the virtual characters into the real world environment, but IDV can go beyond this and make them interact with the environment. For instance, with dynamic interactive video a Spearow which can sit on a pile of leaves in AR can be shown as it is crawling out of the bush with IDV.

Pokemon GO Game Update Leaves Users Angry as The Game Resets Automatically

Pokemon Go Game Update
Pokemon GO Game Update Resets Game Progress

New Pokemon GO Game Update left many fans in disbelief as the game resets to level one after installing the update. This new Augmented Reality game has been a boon for gamers since past three weeks.

All of sudden, gamers came to realise that all the process in the game were lost after the update installation. This new artificial intelligence AR game was released on July 6 and was a huge success with 9.5 million active users daily.

The game deals with finding fiction characters from real life locations. All the fans of Pokemon GO who installed the update later came to know that downloading the update has led the game resetting itself.

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So gamers called for the refund of the money spent on Pokemon Go while some others are compromising with searching an alternative way to retrieve the lost game process. While some gamers were seeking for a solution on social media and cautioning other players not to download the latest update.

“My Pokemon GO account was reset back to level 1. I was level 20. Is there any way to get my progress back?” Gustavo Flores Pokemon GO gamer wrote on social media. “After the update, my account resets to the beginning. I lost my Pokemon and all the money I put into this game,” complained another Pokemon GO user, Jenalee Soloman.

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Some users found a way to get back all the lost process by using an alternative email to sign in. One user suggested on the Twitter “Log out of Google in Safari on iOS and then log in again in Pokemon app. This will fix it.”

The game update removed the step counter which informs the player about the estimated distance from the nearby Pokemon. Earlier, players complained about that the feature was not working properly.

But now the developer completely removed the feature, and this left players furious as there is no clue exactly how far the nearby Pokemon is. Battery saver was disabled in this update, and this feature impressed the users by saving battery drain when walking, but this made screen unresponsive at times.

Finally, Pokemon GO fixed some of the problems and created a few. The new version also included cautions such as “do not drive” and “do not trespass” while playing Pokemon GO.

Skully’s AR motorcycle first helmet with built-in 180° Blindspot Camera.

Skully’s AR motorcycle first helmet

Skully AR- 1, is the world’s first helmet to feature with the built-in 180° Blindspot Camera on the back and heads up display for the safety and unparalleled situational awareness and focusing on what matters most and the road ahead.

Skully is the crowdfunding campaign project and raised more than $14 million from the investors and bakers. The company has reportedly mentioned that it will deliver all the 3000+ helmets to the customers by this summer. But surely this is not going to happen.

With this delay from the Skully, not only the backers, even the pre-order customers will not receive their orders, but some reports say that at least 50 employees will able to receive the product.

Skully

Weller said in the phone conversation that “I am shocked and deeply saddened that they would now shut this company down. We were raising a Series B to continue raising capital but then we had a buyer; I’m almost dubious to this.”

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It isn’t clear if there is any scope for energising the company or the product, which looks like a natural evolution in the traditional motorcycle helmet that each motorcycle rider can get things happening behind.

Things you can do with Skully:

  • Opening and Closing the Visor
  • Measuring Your Head
  • Activating Voice Commands
  • Turning the Helmet On and Off
  • Fastening and Releasing the Chinstrap
  • Adjusting the Heads-Up Display

According to the final reports, the sources noted that the shutdown is likely due to the rift between the Weller and the Skully’s board. The deal with Chinese company LeSports, which went south and the issues with the manufacturing and they contacted the Skully for learning more details about it and things will be updated soon if any response is received from the end.

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The marketing VP, Carlos Rodriguez says “The SKULLY executive team is working diligently on closing a round of funding so that we can continue to fulfil our pre-orders and delight our customers,”

The price of Skully helmet is $1499.00 and available in Matte Black and Glossy White colours. Currently, Skully helmets in all respective sizes are unavailable.