Project Tango

Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it's shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed

The reality of VR/AR growth

“VR will be big, AR will be bigger and take longer.” What sounded revolutionary when we first said it two years ago has become accepted wisdom. But now the market has actually launched, and we’v

Motorola ‘likely’ to launch a Project Tango module for the Moto Z

Slowly but surely the Moto Z is getting an ecosystem. The promising handset launched with some solid specs and a handful of add-ons that made it the most fully formed modular handset to date — w

Mobile and enterprise are the keys to VR/AR scale

Though PC and console VR are the sexier formats we’re all excited about, is mobile where VR will really scale in the near term? This is a question I’ve been posing to investors and innovators.

Up close and hands-on with Lenovo’s augmented reality Tango phone

Earlier today, Lenovo unveiled the world’s first smartphone fueled by Google’s Project Tango (or just “Tango,” as it’s now known) computer vision efforts. The big new thi

This Is The First Project Tango Phone, Shipping In September For $500

We’re at Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco, where — after months of teasing — the company has just debuted the first consumer phone running Google’s crazy computer visio

Katamari Damacy creator is making an augmented reality game called Woorld for Project Tango phones

Keita Takahashi, creator of the famously bizarre ball-rolling game Katamari Damacy, has a new title, but it's not for the PS4 or Xbox One — you'll need a Project Tango-compatible device to play this

Scandy raises $1M to capture & print 3D photographs

Scandy is aiming to make it easier to print full-color 3D prints of photographs, from sources such as depth aware cameras, and technology like Google's Project Tango. Scandy today announced it raised

Hands On With Google’s Project Tango Developer Kit

Yesterday we checked out an event hosted by Lenovo and Google, where the duo announced that Lenovo would be making the first Project Tango Phone. While we found out that the device would ship this su

Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview

Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time.

Movidius Launches Improved Version Of The Vision Processor That Powers Google’s Project Tango

Movidius isn't exactly a household name (yet), but chances are you came across the company's name when Google launched its Project Tango smartphones and tablets earlier this year. Those are Google's t

Google’s Environment Sensing Project Tango Gets A Teardown

Google’s Project Tango prototype smartphone is armed with four cameras to allow it to take stock of its environment and record and use 3D depth-sensing info, and it’s basically just a bunc

LazeeEye Wants To Give Any Smartphone 3D Mapping Capabilities

Hardware add-ons for smartphones continue to crop up, letting mobile users extend the powers of their devices in new and interesting ways. Here’s the latest: LazeeEye is a prototype add-on, cur

More Project Tango Specs Revealed, Showing Two Wide-Angle And One Depth-Sensing Camera

Google’s Project Tango smartphone is a 3D environment sensing hardware experiment, which the company is hoping to ship to developers soon (today is the anticipated ship date Google stated, in fa

Here’s An Actual 3D Indoor Map Of A Room Captured With Google’s Project Tango Phone

We broke the news yesterday that Google was producing a prototype 3D sensing smartphone called Project Tango. We also broke down the capabilities of the vision processor inside the device and talked a

And Now For Your Smartphone’s Next Trick: Seeing And Understanding, Courtesy Of Google

If that seems like something out of science fiction, that’s because it very much could be – the AI assistant in Her, for instance, manages to be so convincingly human because it shares an awar

Inside The Revolutionary Computer Vision Chip At The Heart Of Google’s Project Tango Phone

At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzan

Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors

Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group. Using it