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Google Maps Augmented Reality Feature Is Here | 3RockAR Advertising

Google Maps Augmented Reality Feature Is Here

Google LLC has started rolling out a new augmented reality feature in Google Maps to some users after first teasing the technology at its I/O conference in May.     Google Maps' augmented reality navigation is finally rolling out several months after its debut, although you might still have to wait a while. The company told the Wall Street Journal the walking-focused feature will be available shortly, but only to Local Guides (community reviewers) at first. The feature will need "more testing" before it's available to everyone else, Google said. Still, this [...]

Chrome Ad Blocker Is Here: Is It End To An Era?

Chrome Ad Blocker Is Here: Is The End Of An Era?

It's official: Google Chrome no longer displays some of most intrusive types of ads. On Thursday, Google Chrome enabled a built-in feature that will block ads on websites that engage in an extremely annoying behaviour, such as automatically playing sound, or displaying ads that can't be dismissed until a certain amount of time has passed. Google is basically blacklisting sites that violate specific guidelines and then trying to filter all ads that appear on those sites, not just the particularly annoying ones. “A big source of [...]

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Google is turning new mixed reality headsets invisible, kind of?

Let's be honest if you have ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they can look, however Google is looking at a new mixed reality tech that removes the headset from a virtual reality experience so that spectators can actually see the wearers' facial expressions in real time. The technology, developed by Google Research and Google Daydream Labs, uses a combination of machine learning, 3D computer vision and advanced rendering techniques to "remove" clunky [...]