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Google Maps is rolling out 'Live View' AR walking navigation to more users

Back in February, Google started testing an AR navigation feature that leveraged a phone's camera to overlay directions pointing towards a user's destination. The functionality has been available to Local Guides for the past few months, and the company is now rolling it out more globally after successful testing. For the occasion, it has also given it a name: Live View.

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YouTube AR makeup ads now in alpha for iOS as Google pushes 3D web ads

Linear, two-dimensional advertising remains the norm today, but it soon may give way to more immersive, three-dimensional experiences that incorporate augmented reality and interactive elements. Google has just announced some new tools for brands to take advantage of to up their engagement game both in web ads and on YouTube — we think you should be aware of them.

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[Update: Going live] Google Lens revamp rolling out, comes with new Dining and Shopping modes

Earlier this month, Google announced new "filters" would make their way to Google Lens, such as the ability to point your phone at a restaurant menu and get recommendations on the most popular dishes. These new features are starting to roll out to some users, together with a design revamp.

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Google improves ARcore's Augmented Images and Light Estimation, brings AR to search results

ARcore is one of Google's both fun and impressive projects. It's the backbone to many augmented reality apps like Google's own Lens and Playground, as well as apps like IKEA Place or games like Pokémon Go. Now, it also powers a new navigation mode in Google Maps. At I/O, Google has announced a sleigh of improvements to make the experience even more realistic, such as improved support for moving objects in the real world and better shadows and lighting.

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3D models in augmented reality are coming directly to Google search

Google has announced that its search engine will now display 3D models directly in its mobile listings, meaning that users can explore the anatomy of sharks or examine the muscles of the elbow with just a few taps. The new feature integrates the device's camera into the search engine.

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Microsoft teases mobile Minecraft augmented reality game

Minecraft is everywhere PCs, phones, tablets, game consoles, Raspberry Pi microcomputers, Apple TVs, and more. Microsoft teased a mixed reality version of Minecraft running on the HoloLens a few years ago, but that version of the game has yet to materialize. However, something like it might just make an appearance later this month.

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Ryan Reynolds immortalizes himself in digital art as a new Pokemon Detective Pikachu AR Playmoji

Tomorrow, Japanese moviegoers will be able to get their tickets punched for "Pokemon Detective Pikachu," the first live-action film based on the franchise. Select theaters in the United States will have screenings starting May 9. But if you want to get acquainted with the three-dimensional fluffball that is Ryan Reynolds... I mean, Pikachu, you can do so with Google's latest Playmoji pack for Playground.

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Google invites you to explore Childish Gambino's trippy world in new AR game [APK Download]

Google and Childish Gambino have been collaborating for a while already, even if it took Google months from announcement to a finished AR character of the musician. Now, the two are returning with a much bigger project, abducting you into Childish Gambino's world in an augmented reality experience through a game called Pharos AR.

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Google and CERN partnered to create the new Big Bang AR app

No one was there to watch the Big Bang happen, but you can catch a replay of all the action with a new app from CERN and Google. The Big Bang AR app turns the world around you into nothing, which then becomes everything. And no, this has nothing to do with that silly TV show.

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Playground v2.2 (AR Stickers): AR Shopping, International Women's Day, and animals with answers [APK Teardown]

After a few years of ups and downs with VR and AR, Google has achieved some notable wins, most recently with the Childish Gambino dance off. Naturally, they're not stopping there, and the latest update to the Playground app (formerly AR Stickers) shows some of what's in store. There will be integration to allow for furniture viewing and shopping, an informative life-sized collection of animals, and a special celebration for International Women's Day.

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