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Rappler's latest stories on augmented reality


Facebook working on own operating system to run AR glasses

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:27 AM

Having their own software for augmented reality allows Facebook to avoid dependency on Google for Android software updates

A passion for virtual reality: VR Philippines and growing the niche

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Rappler talks with Cristopher David of VR Philippines about virtual reality and augmented reality technology and the passion that's put into breaking it out of niche status

VIRTUAL REALITY. A delegate enjoys a virtual reality experiences at a stall on the sidelines of the NASSCOM Technology Leadership Forum 2019, in Mumbai on February 20, 2019. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website

Apple developing AR, VR capable headset – report

Apr 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The headset is currently in development and is expected to arrive in 2020.

APPLE. This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. File photo by Barielle Lurie/AFP

Google developing AI microscope that detects cancer cells in real-time

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The device is essentially an ordinary light microscope, commonly used by pathologists, tweaked with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technology

VISUALIZED DETECTION. A screenshot from a Google video demonstrates the AI- and AR-assisted microscope being developed by the search giant. Screenshot from YouTube/Google

Feel the 'Star Wars' force with the augmented reality game

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Lenovo's latest offerings might make you feel the force

With iPhone X, Apple is hoping to augment reality for the everyman

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The iPhone X is here which means Apple’s push into augmented reality AR begins in earnest

Play with polar bears at PH's first augmented reality experience

May 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Interact with polar bears penguins seals and more creatures of the Arctic with the Philippines first broadcast augmented reality experience

AUGMENTED REALITY. Kids play with polar bears and penguins at Shangri-La Plaza's augmented reality experience. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Pokemon Go launches in South Korea 6 months after global debut

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Niantic works around government limitations on Google Maps which caused the long delay

NOW IN KOREA. The game arrives in the region after its makers figure out a way to work around government-mandated Google Maps limitations. Screengrab from Pokemon Go/Niantic

China puts up Stop sign for Pokemon Go

Jan 12, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The roadblock is put up amid concerns that such games contain rather big social risks including potential threats to consumer and traffic safety and the security of geographic information

POKEMON GO. China is looking into the potential security risks of the game. Screen shot from YouTube.

IFA dives head-first into virtual reality

Sep 04, 2016 - 11:42 AM

From VR headsets and 360 degree cameras to AR glasses tech giants like Samsung Qualcomm and Acer are offering visitors a glimpse of reality altering experience

VIRTUAL WORLD. This file photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows people trying out the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality device at an event in Berlin in advance of the consumer electronics trade fair 'Internationale Funk Ausstellung' (IFA). Odd Andersen/AFP

Night Terrors could be the horror Pokemon Go – if it releases

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:09 PM

The spooky augmented reality app is in development hell but is still pushing through says developer Novum Analytics

SCARE TACTIC. The iOS app digitally populates real-life environments with ghostly figures. Screenshot from Novum Analytics

Philippine police issue Pokemon Go safety tips

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Police issue the alert days after the hugely popular game launches in the Philippines

Pokémon huGOt in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Along with the initial excitement of being a real life Pokémon trainer comes a rush of quirky online posts about Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players anger Khmer Rouge prison survivors

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The game sparks anger after players appeared at Tuol Sleng prison where up to 15 000 people were sent to their deaths during the Khmer Rouge s 1975 79 rule

SACRED GROUND. In this file photo, tourists walk as they visit at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum in Phnom Penh on August 24, 2015. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Taiwan tries to drive Pokemon Go off the road

Aug 10, 2016 - 1:15 PM

The National Freeway Bureau says it has asked game creator Niantic not to use the island s motorways and rest stops to prevent accidents

A man displays a 'Pokemon Go' game on his smartphones in Taipei, Taiwan, August 6, 2016. David Chang/EPA

Hundreds of Taiwan drivers fined after Pokemon Go launch

Aug 08, 2016 - 1:30 PM

A total of 349 fines were issued since the game launched in Taiwan on Saturday August 6 with the majority of the offenders driving motorcycles

Participants use their smartphones as they play the gaming app Pokemon Go during a 'PokeWalk' in Hong Kong on August 6, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Pokemon Go resmi rilis di Indonesia

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Kabar tersebut disampaikan lewat akun Facebook resmi Pokemon Go pada Sabtu pagi 6 Agustus

Smart to treat Pokémon GO players with free data access to game for 7 days

Aug 04, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Smart subscribers will be able to catch all the Pokémon they want for a limited time without incurring data costs

POKÉMON GO FEVER. That electric marsupial Pikachu can soon be found in our streets. Photo courtesy of Smart

Mainkan fitur ala 'Pokemon Go' di pameran lukisan Istana Kepresidenan

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Pameran lukisan 17 71: Goresan Perjuangan tampilkan 28 lukisan yang dipajang di Istana Negara Hanya di Galeri Nasional Jakarta mulai 2 Agustus 30 Agustus

Kepala Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Triawan Munaf (kiri) memberikan keterangan pers terkait pameran koleksi seni rupa Istana Kepresidenan bersama Mensesneg Pratikno (kedua kiri), Mendikbud Anies Baswedan (kedua kanan), dan Wakil Dirut Bank Mandiri Sulaiman A. Arianto (kanan) di Gedung Utama Kemensesneg, Jakarta, Senin, 25 Juli. Widodo S. Jusuf/ANTARA

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing Pokemon Go

Jul 20, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The defense minister warns the smartphone game is a security threat

AUGMENTED REALITY. The app makes it appear like the Pokemon is part of the real world. Screenshot from Pokemon Go trailer

What’s made Pokémon GO such a viral success?

Jul 18, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Here are 3 reasons why the game is a massive success

POKEMON GO. Screen shot from YouTube

Pokemon GO: Tren ‘booming’ sambil lalu?

Jul 17, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Mengapa Pokemon GO akan dapat membuat penggunanya cepat bosan dan meninggalkan game kesayangan ini Hanya sebatas nostalgia?

Sebuah Pokemon berhasil ditangkap ke dalam PokeBall dalam aplikasi Pokemon Go. Foto oleh Adinda Putri/Rappler

Microsoft wants Windows to open into mixed reality

Jun 01, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Sharing the Windows platform will mean that augmented or virtual reality gear from various manufacturers will be able to work with one another the same way Windows computers do

HOLOLENS. The Microsoft HoloLens 3D virtual reality headset is demonstrated on the Minecraft game at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, 15 June 2015. File photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Virtual reality girds for test in marketplace

Mar 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM

With the Oculus Rift PlayStation VR and other virtual reality equipment coming soon demand is expected to be huge

epa05133326 A gamer wears a Virtual Reality (VR) game console during the 2016 Taipei game show in Taiwan, 29 January 2016. This year's game show highlights Virtual Reality (VR) games to public consumers. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

What can you do with Android-powered eyeglasses?

Apr 05, 2012 - 3:34 PM

Google wants your opinion on how you want to use its Android powered glasses

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY. Google gives a public a preview of its Android powered eyeglasses. Photo courtesy of Google