The 2018 Game Developers Conference is right around the corner, and this year organizers are pleased to present a cutting-edge talk on augmented reality game design for Apple's ARKit at the event next month. As part of the Programming track of talks, Apple is sponsoring a session, "Introduction to Apple’s ARKit: Best practices and recent updates", that promises to give devs an inside look at the core framework of its ARKit API, direct from the source. The session, presented by Apple's Michael Kuhn, explains how to get started with ARKit using the different tracking and scene understanding capabilities as well integration into rendering/game engines. In addition, it explains basic concepts and challenges of AR and computer vision to help avoid common pitfalls and allow the creation of great experiences! It promises to be an intriguing talk, so don't skip it! For more details on this and all other announced … [Read more...] about Learn to make games for ARKit, straight from Apple, at GDC 2018!
Apple has announced the results of the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. For the period ending December 30, 2017, Apple clocked its overall revenue at $88.3 billion for the quarter, a 13 percent year-over-year increase. This past quarter notably saw the release of the iPhone X, a launch that Apple now says brought in record revenue for a new iPhone lineup and helped it post the biggest quarter in company history. Following that launch, Apple now says that it counts 1.3 million iOS active devices worldwide as of this January. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, this is a 30 percent increase in active devices in just two years. In the three month period ending December 30, Apple saw the sale of 77.3 million iPhones across all models. While the company didn’t note how those sales break down between different device generations, Apple did say that the iPhone X has been the company’s top-selling iPhone every week since its November 3, 2017 launch. Revenue … [Read more...] about Apple sets quarterly revenue record following iPhone X launch
As the 2018 Game Developers Conference draws nigh, organizers want to quickly highlight a number of cutting-edge sponsored sessions from Nvidia, AMD and other influential technology firms taking place at the March event. If you're looking for an opportunity to learn about how the latest hardware and software works -- and how you can best use it to make games -- you'll want to keep these talks on your radar. For example, Apple is sponsoring a fascinating GDC 2018 session, "Introduction to Apple’s ARKit: Best practices and recent updates" that introduces core concepts of the ARKit framework, it’s underlying principles, and the ARKit API. The session, presented by Apple's Michael Kuhn, explains how to get started with ARKit using the different tracking and scene understanding capabilities as well integration into rendering/game engines. In addition, it explains basic concepts and challenges of AR and Computer Vision … [Read more...] about Catch cutting-edge sponsored sessions from Improbable, Apple and more at GDC 2018
CES 2018 has been very interesting indeed and while there was already a lot that we were hoping to see in 2018, we got plenty of additional announcements and a couple of tech prototypes that we are interested in checking out. You can click here to check out hardware products that are coming out in 2018 that we are interested in checking out (our list before CES 2018). AI was a huge part of CES 2018 and we also saw that companies were coming together in order to work on AR and it seems that Apple will be one of those companies as well. You can click here to find out more about Apple AR products that will be coming out in the new future. Without further delay lets get into the cool tech announced at CES 2018 that we are interested in checking out. All The Cool Tech Announced At CES 2018 While there was plenty of tech that was announced and showcased at CES 2018 we are not going to look at all of it. Here are the things that we found interesting. Gaming Displays At CES 2018 The following … [Read more...] about Cool Tech Announced At CES 2018 That We Look Forward To (Apple, Dell, Nvidia, Intel, AMD, HP, Acer, Razer, Asus)
Contributors: Polygon Staff The future of television might not be apps, but it certainly includes them. We take a deep look at the Apple TV from an entertainment perspective, a video game perspective and holistically. Is this the media device you need sitting under your television? Follow along with this StoryStream to read all of our impressions and our breakouts, and to watch some great montage videos of the device in action. … [Read more...] about The new Apple TV