Tag: augmented reality
Microsoft mixed-reality headsets available to pre-order
Fresh from pulling out of the music-streaming market via a partnership with Spotify, Microsoft has announced the next moves in its quest to be a big player in ‘mixed reality’ – devices that blend augmented and virtual...
October 4, 2017
Snapchat launching global partnership with artist Jeff Koons
Snapchat launched a teaser website yesterday with a 24-hour countdown to… Well, people didn’t know what, until a Business Insider journalist tried setting their computer’s clock forward 24 hours, and discovered all...
October 3, 2017
New Michael Jackson compilation includes Shazam AR
A new Michael Jackson album came out on Friday. Well, we say new… ‘Scream’ is the latest compilation album of Jackson’s hits plus a new five-song mash-up and a remix of ‘Thriller’ by Steve Aoki. But from a...
October 2, 2017
Beyond Music: ARKit is Apple’s big augmented reality moment
From cars to TVs, if straight-batting questions about future products was an Olympic sport, Tim Cook would be festooned with more medals than Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps combined. So when Apple’s CEO does talk about...
August 30, 2017
Google takes on Apple with Android’s ARCore AR tech
Music Ally has been keenly following developments with Apple’s new ARKit technology, which will bake augmented-reality features into the next major update for its iOS software. The theory is that it will spur a new wave...
August 30, 2017
Jellynote talks edtech, music publishers and AI potential
At first glance, Jellynote may look like the latest, polished app to help people learn to play guitar, piano and other instruments. Yet there is more to the company than meets the eye, from its use of machine-learning...
August 16, 2017
How Metaverse and Sony Music created a ‘Pokémon Go for country music’
Augmented reality (AR) startup Metaverse has been blogging about its recent partnership with Sony Music to create “a game like Pokémon Go, but for country music”. This happened at the 2017 CMA Fest in Nashville, with...
June 28, 2017
IDC publishes latest AR / VR headset predictions
It’s been a relatively slow start sales-wise for virtual-reality headsets, let alone augmented-reality devices. However, research firm IDC remains confident that the market for both will grow at a pace in the coming years. The...
June 20, 2017
The US will have 40m augmented-reality users this year
Well, that’s what research firm eMarketer is predicting anyway: that 40 million Americans will engage with some form of augmented reality at least monthly in 2017. That’s up 30.2% year-on-year. The growth is no surprise...
May 23, 2017
Facebook f8: Spotify / Apple Music, bot ambitions and major AR push
“Being able to click on someone's music and play it is a great experience, but knowing that you helped a friend discover something new, and that you have the same taste in music, is awesome,” said Mark Zuckerberg. No,...
April 19, 2017
Gorillaz launch a mixed-reality app ahead of Humanz album
Name an artist app that’s been a commercial success. Examples are extremely thin on the ground, bar hazy memories of Taylor Swift selling a decent amount of downloads through her Mobile Roadie-powered app back in the day,...
April 12, 2017