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Google Measure v2.5 improves surface animations and offers more unit conversions (APK Download)

Google Measure v2.5 improves surface animations and offers more unit conversions (APK Download)

The excitement around augmented reality apps may have calmed down a bit, but Google's Measure app is still getting some of the attention it deserves. The latest update adds some nice quality of life enhancements while taking measurements, including a new animation to help with spotting surfaces and an upgrade to the automatic unit conversions. The changes might be simple and subtle, but they could really help out in a pinch.

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Samsung releases AR-based Quick Measure app that only works with the Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung releases AR-based Quick Measure app that only works with the Galaxy S10 5G

Augmented Reality can serve many purposes: It can help you find your way easily or immerse yourself in Harry Potter's world. Another use for AR is to measure objects around you by simply pointing your phone at them. Google has already developed an AR-based ruler app, which needs to detect flat surfaces to estimate their size. While the concept is appealing, the software is approximate and often fails to identify objects you want to measure. As usual, Samsung wanted to build its own application, which seems to be more accurate than Google's. This makes sense, though, as the Korean company's app uses a time of flight sensor for its calculations.

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Google's Measure now works on vertical surfaces, lets you easily copy the measurement [APK Download]

Google's Measure now works on vertical surfaces, lets you easily copy the measurement [APK Download]

Google's Measure app is a very neat augmented reality tool that can take measurements of surfaces without a ruler or tape or anything beside your smartphone. However, since its launch, the app was only able to detect horizontal surfaces, but that's changing now.

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Google's formerly Tango-only Measure comes to ARCore devices [APK Download]

Google's formerly Tango-only Measure comes to ARCore devices [APK Download]

Google Measure, an app that — get this — lets you measure things, debuted in 2016 as a Tango exclusive. But with advances in augmented reality tech in more mainstream handsets, a lot of things only Tango could do are trickling down to devices regular people use. That includes Measure, which is now compatible with ARCore devices.

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How to accurately measure (and understand) your smartphone's charging speed

How to accurately measure (and understand) your smartphone's charging speed

Every phone manufacturer these days touts the charging capabilities of its high-end devices. Most of us are probably familiar with Qualcomm's various Quick Charge specifications, which it licenses to companies like Motorola and Samsung, but there are also other solutions out there. USB Power Delivery is an open standard that's growing more ubiquitous with each day, and OnePlus' Dash Charge breaks records—even as it breaks the USB-C spec.

With all these different ways to charge your phone, how can you actually measure what rate it's charging at?

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[Kickstarter] Lumu's Mobile Light Meter, With Nearly 9x Funding, Announces Improved Compatibility For 'Latest Androids'

[Kickstarter] Lumu's Mobile Light Meter, With Nearly 9x Funding, Announces Improved Compatibility For 'Latest Androids'

Good light meters are expensive. The other problem with light meters is that they're often clunky and outdated in appearance. Pricey and ugly as they may be, they're a hugely convenient tool for photographers looking to get their exposures right the first time.

Lumu is looking to address both of those problems with the similarly-named Lumu light meter for smartphones. The Lumu, to put it simply, is both beautiful and awesome.

It plugs into your headphone jack and communicates with a dedicated app that will instantly update exposure readouts as light changes.

Evidently, we're not the only ones who think Lumu is awesome – at the time of writing, the project has amassed $174,204 in funding.

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