CNN: Snapchat creators earn serious money from making AR filters

CNN: Snapchat creators earn serious money from making AR filters. “[Ana] Casciello is part of a community of about 100 ‘official lens creators’ who make custom augmented reality lenses for Snapchat. Many creators find ways to earn tens of thousands of dollars creating sponsored AR lenses for brands, including Nike (NKE) and Fanta, and selling merchandise such as t-shirts.”

Digital Trends: Google’s fun AR walking directions are ready for your Android phone and iPhone

Digital Trends: Google’s fun AR walking directions are ready for your Android phone and iPhone. “The augmented reality walking directions feature in Google Maps is about to be made available on more devices. Google has announced its Live View AR walking mode will come to Android phones that support ARCore, and iPhone models that support ARKit this week. The feature has been available for Pixel phones for some time, after being initially announced during Google I/O in 2018.”

MakeUseOf: How to Make Your Own DIY Google Cardboard VR Headset

MakeUseOf: How to Make Your Own DIY Google Cardboard VR Headset . “Smartphone-based VR headsets are all the rage, from heavy plastic units to lightweight cardboard devices. But what if you’re on a budget, or need something quicker than the mailman can deliver? The smart answer is to make your own Google Cardboard VR goggles.”

VR Beyond Entertainment: How Avatar Embodiment Increases Our Cognitive Performance (Binary District)

Binary District: VR Beyond Entertainment: How Avatar Embodiment Increases Our Cognitive Performance. “The high immersive capacity of virtual reality is often acknowledged as its main virtue when compared to other media and communication technologies. It is indeed a defining virtue. However, when it comes to the virtue that could really position VR as a powerful positive technology in the market, we have to look at another key feature: avatar embodiment.”