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Google launches AR measuring app

Want to measure how Apple and Google are doing in the AR race? Well you could look to both company’s actual measuring apps, both called Measure. Whereas Apple’s iteration of this augmented app will be coming with iOS12 (which is rumored to be launching this week), Google has beaten it to the punch by launching its version […]

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Driving Toward 5G

I’m writing this on the first full day of summer—officially road-trip season. But PCMag drivers have already hit the road this year, testing phone-carrier signals across the country. Welcome to our Fastest Mobile Networks 2018 issue. As always, we checked for data speeds and reliability on the top four networks—AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless—in […]

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Audi taps Israeli autonomous vehicle simulation startup Cognata

(Reuters) — German carmaker Audi has partnered with autonomous vehicle simulation platform provider Cognata Ltd to speed up the development of autonomous vehicles, the Israel-based startup said on Tuesday. Cognata said its simulation platform virtually recreates real-world cities, provides a range of testing scenarios, including traffic models that simulate realistic conditions, prior to physical roadway […]

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Anime ‘virtual YouTube hosts’ are a thing, and Gree’s using VR to make them

If you haven’t heard of “virtual YouTubers” or VTubers, you’re not alone: the recent Japanese trend turns human actors into cartoony virtual characters for YouTube videos. Now Japanese gaming and media company Gree is leveraging VR hardware and IKinema software to recruit people who might become YouTube’s next big personalities. Cartoony characters have been popular […]