MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality

MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality. “If you believe tech optimists, 10 years from now self-driving cars will be ubiquitous, drones will deliver our parcels, and robots will bring us our groceries. And one day soon, our cities will be painted with augmented reality that feels as if it belongs to the street corner where it was placed.”

Tubefilter: YouTube’s ‘Stories’ Feature Adds AR Selfie Filters, Like Snapchat Lenses

Tubefilter: YouTube’s ‘Stories’ Feature Adds AR Selfie Filters, Like Snapchat Lenses. “YouTube is going full-blown Snapchat. After launching its own version of the Stories format in Nov. 2017, YouTube has now integrated AR effects — familiarly known to Snapchat users as Lenses — enabling users to adorn themselves with real-time selfie filters. In a blog post, Google confirmed that YouTube users would now be able to sport digitally animated masks, glasses, hats, and more.”

Ubergizmo: Apple Rumored To Begin AR Glasses Production This Year

Ubergizmo: Apple Rumored To Begin AR Glasses Production This Year. “It has been rumored for a couple of years that Apple is working on iPhone-powered augmented reality glasses. The company hasn’t acknowledged the existence of such a product but a well-regarded Apple analyst is now claiming that the company could begin production of its AR glasses later this year.”

Gizmodo: Google Maps AR Is Being Tested By Some Users — But The Rest Of Us Will Have To Wait

Gizmodo: Google Maps AR Is Being Tested By Some Users — But The Rest Of Us Will Have To Wait. “It looks like the Wall Street Journal was able to demo what it said is ‘an early version’ of Maps with AR. The feature doesn’t look too different from the one Google previewed for developers last May, with Maps appearing on the lower half of the phone’s screen as the top half navigates the user’s real-world surroundings. With some minor tweaks, even the blinking arrow system used to steer users to turn looks similar to those from Google’s presentation.”

Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse

Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse. “BY THE STANDARDS of outdoor EDM performances, Marshmello’s DJ set on Saturday came up a little short. Ten minutes isn’t usually enough time for festival-goers to congregate in front of a stage, let alone build up to a good crescendo—but the Pleasant Park crowd had been waiting for the gig for days, and so everyone nobly held up their end of the party transaction.”

Google Blog: Explore art and culture through a new lens

Google Blog: Explore art and culture through a new lens. “We believe the intersection of art and technology can give everyone the opportunity to interact with culture in new ways. Over the past seven years, we’ve worked with cultural institutions to create experiments and features that help you find your art doppelganger and uncover color connections between images. Together, we created augmented reality features so everybody can dive into a virtual gallery or display life-size artworks, wherever you are. Today, you can find all of these features in one single place: a new Camera tab in the Google Arts & Culture app. “