Tag: augmented reality

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Avastars TV talent show will turn its contestants into avatars

Talpa Network is the company founded by John de Mol, the TV super-producer who developed formats including Big Brother and The Voice. His company’s latest show sounds pretty interesting: Avastars is a music and dance talent...
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Apple predictions: VR/AR headset in 2022, AR glasses in 2025

Oh, and don’t forget AR contact lenses sometime after 2030. By which time nobody will remember the prediction or the predictor enough to check whether it was right. In fairness, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International...
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Apple TV+ show ‘For All Mankind’ gets a spin-off AR app

Rumours continue to swirl about Apple’s possible plans for an AR and/or VR headset, which may or may not launch this year, or indeed at all. But the company’s interest in augmented reality technology is no rumour:...
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Jadu debuts ‘Curse of Calypso’ Palaye Royale AR experience

Jadu is one of the startups exploring the potential of augmented reality technology for music artists. Its latest experiment is with artist Palaye Royale, for whom it has created an AR experience called ‘Curse of Calypso‘....
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Gibson’s new guitar-learning app uses video and AR technology

We’ve written about the Fender Play app launched by Fender to help people learn to play guitar, but there’s more than one axe-maker with that ambition. Rival Gibson has launched its new guitar-teaching app for iOS and Android,...
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Glass Animals launch an interactive Instagram filter

We’ve been really impressed with the digital shizzle of British band Glass Animals in recent times. The online replica of their computer desktop in May, for example, and the music video they made using fans’...
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Kylie Minogue gets ‘Disco Spirit’ AR event on Instagram

Fresh from selling nearly 30k tickets to her recent online performance, not to mention becoming a shareholder in streaming service Roxi, artist Kylie Minogue’s next move is in augmented reality. Tonight (26 November)...
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Apple’s AR team hints at ‘devices that may exist tomorrow’

Apple has been doing a lot of work around augmented reality technology with its iPhone and iPad software and ARKit developer tools, but rumours that the company might be working on a full-blown AR headset persist. An interview...
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RJ Thompson launches augmented reality app for latest album

There's a mini-flurry of augmented reality experimentation going on in music at the moment, outside the big platforms (Instagram, Snapchat) and not always by artists on major labels. RJ Thompson, for example, released...
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KSI and Craig David turn into holograms for LadBible video

Craig David all over your... desk? The British star's latest collaboration, with KSI, has been turned into an augmented reality video for online brand LadBible. Fans can visit the microsite on their smartphones (here's...
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League of Legends World Championship kicks off with KDA in AR

Surprisingly, a whizzy augmented reality performance including a virtual star zooming onto the stage on a motorbike *wasn’t* the strangest sight for western viewers of the League of Legends World Championship opening...
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Sam Smith set for AR Spotify video and TikTok interview

Sam Smith's new album 'Love Goes' is out later this month, and they're pulling out plenty of promotional stops around its release, including new single 'Diamonds'. The latter is getting a web-based augmented reality music...