Tubefilter: YouTube Will Debut Augmented Reality Ads That Let Users Virtually Try On Lipsticks (Report)

Tubefilter: YouTube Will Debut Augmented Reality Ads That Let Users Virtually Try On Lipsticks (Report). “Data buried within the newest version of YouTube’s mobile app shows Google is developing an augmented reality feature that’ll let YouTube users virtually try on lipsticks, Android Police reports. Not all lipsticks — just those from selected shopping partners whose ads roll during YouTube videos or appear in one of the platform’s upcoming under-video ad shelves.”

Ars Technica: Augmented reality changes how people interact and communicate, study finds

Ars Technica: Augmented reality changes how people interact and communicate, study finds. “According to researchers at Stanford University, layering computer-generated content, like someone’s avatar, onto a real-world environment will influence people’s behavior as if that person were really present. The researchers described the results of three recent experiments on the impact of AR on social interactions in a new paper in PLOS ONE.”

Mashable: Facebook reveals more details on AR glasses in new patent

Mashable: Facebook reveals more details on AR glasses in new patent . “We may still be years away from Facebook’s augmented reality glasses becoming an actual product, but we now know a little more about how they might work. A new patent filing reveals additional details about Facebook’s AR glasses, including how they might handle audio. The patent, originally filed in January but published Thursday, describes a ‘cartilage conduction audio system for eyewear devices.'”

Wired: As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds

Wired: As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds. “When Rec Room launched in the summer of 2016, it didn’t feel like a platform for social virtual reality as much as it did a collection of mini-games. You could change the clothes your avatar was wearing, sure, and you could talk to folks you met in the game’s gym-like central hub. You could even play dodgeball or paintball against them. But despite its fun, cartoonish aesthetic and its up-with-people vibe, it was very much a work in progress. But that was three very long years ago.”

CNET: Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, an AR game for the Pokemon Go generation

CNET: Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, an AR game for the Pokemon Go generation. “Microsoft on Friday announced a new take on Minecraft as the game marks 10 years since its initial release. The free title, called Minecraft Earth, uses ideas similar to those in 2016’s hit mobile game Pokemon Go. And just like that game, it’ll be available on Apple and Android-powered devices when it launches later this year.”

Engadget: Thanks to AR, the Statue of Liberty is more accessible than ever

Engadget: Thanks to AR, the Statue of Liberty is more accessible than ever. “Rather than build the Statue of Liberty in such a way that its 200,000-lb copper shell stood upright on its own, Gustave Eiffel — the man behind the eponymous tower — designed it around a massive inner framework. You might have already known this, but it’s the kind of detail that doesn’t often spring to mind unless you’re 1) a French/American history buff or 2) someone who has already been inside the thing. Thankfully, to coincide with the opening of the official Statue of Liberty museum this week, there’s a new AR-focused iOS app to give visitors and the far-flung curious an up-close look at France’s majestic gift to the US.”