What's the difference between Tango and ARCore?
The ASUS ZenFone AR produces incredible augmented reality experiences thanks to the Tango engine. It seamlessly marries hardware and software to create an unprecedented level of spatial awareness. Recently Google announced ARCore, which brings augmented reality experiences to other phones. The ZenFone AR leverages Tango to its fullest thanks to dedicated cameras for motion-tracking and depth sensing. Additionally, the high-resolution primary camera captures a clean, detailed image of the world a
ZenFone AR x Google's Tango – A New World of Fun and Learning
Late in 2016, Google launched its long-awaited Tango AR (Augmented Reality) technology. Tango is a platform that enables app and game developers to layer augmented reality on top of your smartphone’s live camera feed, and, even better, to render a live, 3D virtual map of the surrounding space, so that characters and objects within the space interact as if they were really there. Virtual characters in the real world Imagine you’re standing in your living room and pointing your phone’s camer
Top five VR games for Android
You’re settling in for some great VR games with your new ZenFone AR, but what should you download? We’ve got a few suggestions here which you’ll want to check out. They all work with the Daydream view headset so you can really get into the game. Not sure what that is? Take a look at our Daydream explainer for all of the details. The Arcslinger The Arcslinger is a heroic mashup of sci-fi and western. Players have to defend their hometown from a gang of thugs by being quick on th
Top five augmented reality games
The ZenFone AR introduces a whole new level of incredible experiences. One of those areas is augmented reality games. Thanks in no small part to the Tango platform by Google, the ZenFone AR can detect its immediate surroundings and have the software interact with it. Check out these must-have AR games to see for yourself. Hot Wheels Track Builder Hot Wheels Track Builder lets you build out areas for your miniature car collection to zoom through. You can fire them over jumps, through loops, and o
Five immersive augmented reality apps for tourists
When you’re in an unfamiliar city, a fresh set of eyes can really help you get around. To that end, we’re taking a look at the best augmented reality apps to load up on your ZenFone AR or other Android device as a tourist. Google Translate Without a doubt, Google Translate is a must-have when dealing with language barriers. With it, you can take a picture of any written word and have it translated to your native language. The coolest feature is the augmented reality view, where you g
9 incredibly innovative uses for Augmented Reality
Cutting edge apps need cutting edge technology to perform at their best, and the latest generation of smartphone apps, offering augmented reality (AR) experiences, are no different. Not only do these high-performance applications demand incredible processing power to run smoothly, but the hardware that enables AR to function is also critical. ASUS has recently introduced its flagship AR-enabled phone, the ZenFone AR, which raises the bar dramatically with performance. Its integrated TriCam syste
Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning
Education technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the US and the national education market is already a $1.3 trillion dollar industry. AR is important for education technology innovators because it can offer significant benefits. Research suggests AR can reduce the time it takes the human brain to assimilate new knowledge while improving the volume and accuracy of information recall. It can also help develop abstract neurological functions, like creativity, pattern recognition, and s
6 ways Augmented Reality can improve your life
Technology companies often tell us their latest products will improve our lives. One of the newest technologies is Augmented Reality (AR) now available on phones like the ZenFone AR. Augmented Reality uses hardware and software to combine the real world with 3D virtual objects in a seamless experience. To do this, the phone needs specialized hardware. In the ZenFone AR, the TriCam system provides the powerful, water-cooled processor with image sensitivity, motion tracking, and depth sensing; thr
AR in the home: How Augmented Reality can help you find and design your dream home
Home improvement projects are hard work. If you love the creativity but aren’t so crazy about the physical labor involved, Augmented Reality (AR) can be all you need to buy, furnish, and decorate the home of your dreams. Practical stuff first: Measuring your space It’s not the most exciting job, but one of the first challenges with any home improvement project is accurately measuring the spaces and existing furniture you’re working with. With Augmented Reality-enabled phones like the
The difference between VR and AR explained
With so much exciting innovation happening in smartphone technology, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are often confused, even though they have very different practical functions and uses. We’ve broken down the main differences so that you know the most important things about your new favorite phone features. Virtual Reality Virtual Reality places you in a virtual, computer-generated world. This requires you to wear a headset, either placing custom built-in screens in front
Infographic: How does the ZenFone AR's TriCam camera work?
The ZenFone AR’s TriCam three-camera set-up enables Tango technology so the phone can create a three-dimensional model of its surroundings, track its motion, and measure its distance to superimpose virtual images flawlessly onto the real world.
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Meet the ZenFone 4 seriesThe ASUS ZenFone 4 (ZE554) and the ZenFone 4 Pro (ZS551) will help you capture life’s beautiful moments with an incredible wide angle camera. The new dual lens system is perfect to photograph wide landscapes and nighttime adventures. Combined with strong battery life to make it through your busy day, the ZenFone 4 is the ideal companion. Camera The ZenFone 4 includes an 8 MP camera dedicated to wide angle shooting. With 120° at your disposal, you can get everything in the shot without issuMeet the ZenFone 4 Selfie seriesThe ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie (ZD553) and ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro (ZD552) are perfect for helping you look your best. With twin front-facing cameras with a softlight LED flash, you and your friends will look great, even in low light. The BeautyMaster app helps you slim your cheeks, enlarge your eyes, and smooth your skin across photos, videos, and live broadcasts. Cameras The new ASUS DuoPixel Camera Technology being used in the ZenFone 4 Selfie series helps you capture memories with friends in anMeet the ZenFone 4 Max seriesThe ASUS ZenFone 4 Max is ready to help you go further with a wide angle camera and exceptional battery life. Thanks to ASUS PowerMaster technology, you can charge quickly, and enjoy a longer battery lifespan thanks to a series of safety checks. Battery The ZenFone 4 Max series packs a huge 5,000 mAh battery. It’s able to get you through two days of usage without a problem. The capacity is so generous that the ZenFone 4 Max series comes with a USB on-the-go adapter so you can use it as a p
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