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“The Mandalorian” in AR? This is the way.“The Mandalorian” in AR? This is the way.Head of Creative

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a galaxy far, far away, the Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. But you don’t need a tracking fob to explore the world of the hit STAR WARS streaming series. Google and Lucasfilm have teamed up to […]

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Bring abstract concepts to life with AR expeditionsBring abstract concepts to life with AR expeditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last three years, Google Expeditions has helped students go on virtual field trips to far-off places like Machu Picchu, the International Space Station and the Galapagos Islands. The more you look around those places in virtual reality (VR), the more you notice all the amazing things that are there. And while we’ve seen […]

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Now students can create their own VR toursNow students can create their own VR toursDaydream Software Engineer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Editor’s note: For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting a few ways Google is supporting teachers—including Tour Creator, which we launched today to help schools create their own VR tours. Follow along on Twitter throughout the week to see more on how we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 2015, Google Expeditions has brought more than 3 […]

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Experience augmented reality together with new updates to ARCoreExperience augmented reality together with new updates to ARCoreDirector of Engineering, AR

Reading Time: < 1 minute Three months ago, we launched ARCore, Google’s platform for building augmented reality (AR) experiences. There are already hundreds of apps on the Google Play Store that are built on ARCore and help you see the world in a whole new way. For example, with Human Anatomy you can visualize and learn about the intricacies of […]

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Google Lens: real-time answers to questions about the world around youGoogle Lens: real-time answers to questions about the world around youDirector, Google Lens

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s so much information available online, but many of the questions we have are about the world right in front of us. That’s why we started working on Google Lens, to put the answers right where the questions are, and let you do more with what you see. Last year, we introduced Lens in Google […]

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Introducing the first Daydream standalone VR headset and new ways to capture memoriesIntroducing the first Daydream standalone VR headset and new ways to capture memoriesVP

Reading Time: < 1 minute Back in January, we announced the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first standalone virtual reality headset that runs Daydream. Alongside it, we unveiled the Lenovo Mirage Camera, the first camera built for VR180. Designed with VR capture and playback in mind, these devices work great separately and together. And both are available for purchase today. More […]

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Premiering now: The first-ever VR Google Doodle starring illusionist & film director Georges MélièsPremiering now: The first-ever VR Google Doodle starring illusionist & film director Georges Méliès

Reading Time: < 1 minute An illusionist before he was a filmmaker, Méliès discovered and exploited basic camera techniques to transport viewers into magical worlds and zany stories. He saw film and cameras as more than just tools to capture images, he saw them as vehicles to transport and truly immerse people into a story. He played around with stop […]

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Behind the scenes: Coachella in VR180Behind the scenes: Coachella in VR180Director, VR Video

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last weekend, fans from all around the world made the trek to Southern California to see some of music’s biggest names perform at Coachella. To make those not at the festival feel like they were there, we headed to the desert with VR180 cameras to capture all the action. Throughout the first weekend of Coachella, […]

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How to publish VR180How to publish VR180Software Engineer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year we introduced VR180, a new video format that makes it possible to capture or create engaging immersive videos for your audience. Most VR180 cameras work just like point-and-shoot models. However, what you capture in VR180 is far more immersive. You’re able to create VR photos and videos in stunning 4K resolution with just […]

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Announcing high-quality stitching for JumpAnnouncing high-quality stitching for JumpSoftware Engineer

Reading Time: 2 minutes We announced Jump in 2015 to simplify VR video production from capture to playback. High-quality VR cameras make capture easier, and Jump Assembler makes automated stitching quicker, more accessible and affordable for VR creators. Using sophisticated computer vision algorithms and the computing power of Google’s data centers, Jump Assembler creates clean, realistic image stitching resulting […]

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Chromebook tablets for versatile learningChromebook tablets for versatile learningGroup Product Manager

Reading Time: < 1 minute This past January, students in Kristine Kuwano’s third grade classroom were buzzing with excitement at De Vargas Elementary School in Cupertino, California. Tasked with writing out math equations to upload to Google Classroom, the students grabbed their new tablets from the cart, pulled out the stylus, and logged into Chrome. “They love technology and they […]

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Early explorations with ARCore 1.0Early explorations with ARCore 1.0Product Manager

Reading Time: < 1 minute eBayeBay is using AR to solve a specific challenge facing their community of sellers: what size shipping container is needed to send that product? With the “Which Box” feature in eBay’s app, sellers can visualize shipping boxes to determine which container size they need to send any product. Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty, StreemIf you’re […]

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Open sourcing Resonance AudioOpen sourcing Resonance AudioProduct Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Spatial audio adds to your sense of presence when you’re in VR or AR, making it feel and sound, like you’re surrounded by a virtual or augmented world. And regardless of the display hardware you’re using, spatial audio makes it possible to hear sounds coming from all around you. Resonance Audio, our spatial audio SDK […]

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Experimenting with Light FieldsExperimenting with Light FieldsSenior Researcher

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve always believed in the power of virtual reality to take you places. That’s why we created Expeditions, to transport people around the world to hundreds of amazing, hard-to-reach or impossible-to-visit places. It’s why we launched Jump, which lets professional creators film beautiful scenes in stereoscopic 360 VR video, and it’s why we’re introducing VR180, […]