Cousera begins a starter course on Augmented Reality

A short course from Google on the Coursera platform introduces augmented reality (AR) and Google’s ARCore. Available for free, it starts on July 16th and lasts four weeks. Aimed at beginners ad with no pre-requisites, this class is intended to teach the fundamentals of augmented reality (AR), and how to build an AR experience using ARCore. It is introduced in this video:In brief the topics it covers are: How to identify different types of AR...

Facebook officially introducing Facial Recognition

The social networking site has for long been linked to theories of them using facial recognition in their engagement over some years now. Today the Social networking site has official revealed to its user of their good intentions of making a facial recorgnition feature available to its users in a bid to safeguarding them. Here is what Facebook had to say: We’re always working to make Facebook better, so we’re adding more ways to use...

Apple provides guidelines to ARKit developers

Taking some of the limelight away from Google’s ARCore announcement, Apple has providedvguidelines to developers building ARKit experiences. ARKit is Apple’s new augmented reality framework introduced as part of iOS 11. It combines device motion tracking, camera scene capture, advanced scene processing, and display conveniences to simplify the task of building an AR experience. The AR guidelines include five main sections:  Designing an Engaging Experience Entering Augmented Reality Placing Virtual Objects User Interaction with Virtual Objects Handling Problems To design an engaging...

Apple releases iPhoneX

Apple at it usual iPhone series of releases have unveiled their new smartphone offering for the 2017/2018 world market. The sleek smartphone which has defied it older sibling; iPhone 8’s home button for a user involvement gesture art as its new home style. Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience. And so intelligent it can respond to a tap,...