WonderHowTo 7 April 2018

Startup YOUAR Demos Persistent, Cross-Platform AR Experiences via ARKit & ARCore

Another AR cloud candidate has emerged in YOUAR, a startup that has developed a new system that enables persistent augmented reality experiences on iPhones and Android devices. Compatible with ARKit, ARCore, and other computer vision systems, YOUAR's UberCV system uses computer vision to enable AR cloud localization, enabling apps to display content in the same position between multiple users. The company demonstrated some of that cross-platform capability in a YouTube video (below) posted earlier this week. "ARCore and ARKit do not currently allow users to reload localization information... more

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These Are the ONLY Ways to Get Free V-Bucks in Fortnite Battle Royale

Thanks to its free-to-play strategy, many items in Fortnite Battle Royale require V-Bucks, the in-game currency. You can purchase V-Bucks with real-world money, but many would rather earn V-Bucks instead of getting nickeled and dimed by micro-transactions. While limited, there are a few ways to earn free V-Bucks in the game. Unfortunately, with its popularity comes many malicious individuals who will sell players lies or illegal hacks to earn "free" V-Bucks. Please don't trust these, as the methods they use can result in you getting banned from the game. At the time of this writing, the... more

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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an evil twin attack can steal Wi-Fi passwords by kicking a user off their trusted network while creating a nearly identical fake one. This forces the victim to connect to the fake network and supply the Wi-Fi password to regain internet access. While a more technical user might spot this attack, it's surprisingly effective against those not trained to look for suspicious network activity. The reason it's so successful is that most users don't know... more

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ARCore 101: How to Create a Mobile AR Application in Unity, Part 1 (Setting Up the Software)

If you've contemplated what's possible with augmented reality on mobile devices, and your interest has been piqued enough to start building your own Android-based AR app, then this is a great place to to acquire the basic beginner skills to complete it. Once we get everything installed, we'll create a simple project that allows us to detect surfaces and place custom objects on those surfaces. For months now, between ARKit and ARCore, we at Next Reality have seen and posted experience after experience, use-case after use-case, showcasing the competing mobile AR toolsets at their best. Games... more

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