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10 Cool Things Going On Right Now in Augmented Reality

TweetAugmented reality has come a long way in a years time.  Last year I got excited by research projects and gimmicky AR webcam advertising, but that quickly faded on the tenth plus iteration.  It wasn’t until July that we starting … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Year in Review – 2009

TweetThe year 2009 has been an important milestone in the development of augmented reality as an important future technology.  While markers and marketing campaigns captured the early interest of the year, the bigger story was the porting of augmented reality to … Continue reading

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Mr. Jobs, Tear Down This AR Wall!

TweetReagan famously said, “Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall!” While arguments can be made whether Reagan’s challenge had any affect on the end of the Soviet Union, it still marked an important time in history.  In that same speech, Reagan … Continue reading

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Another Augmented Reality Business Card

TweetSo it’s another augmented reality business card.  This time from the company Genuine Interactive.  The use of a 3D video landscape within the augment is cute, but there’s one major flaw with this application.  It requires the use of a … Continue reading

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Airpainter – Augmented Reality Graffiti

TweetThe often maligned graffiti artist now has a new and pollution free way (ignoring the energy used by the smartphone) to tag the world.  The Andoidpit app developers have created an augmented reality graffiti Airpainter.  The app allows you to … Continue reading

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10 Things Your AR App Must Have to Succeed

TweetWith the iPhone OS 3.1 launch set to debut next month, I wanted to explore the features that are going to help make some AR apps succeed over others.  We’re going to be seeing a spike of releases since many … Continue reading

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What AR Devs Want From Smartphones

TweetWith three smartphones on the market: iPhone, Android and Pre; the opportunities for augmented reality apps have opened up.  I asked a couple of AR developers what they wanted from smartphones and I recieved some interesting answers.  I’ve summarized the information … Continue reading

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Someone Please Turn Off The Lights

Tweet A new Android program called Sky Map can tell you what stars you’re looking at in the sky by pointing your phone in the right direction.  Using the magnetometer, accelerometer, GPS and clock, the phone can tell what direction … Continue reading

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Around the Net

TweetI’d like to take a moment and review the AR happenings around the net in the last month about augmented reality. * Not one, but two AR frameworks are being released – Layar and Gamaray; both for Google’s Android.  Augmented … Continue reading

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Layar – The First Reality Browser

TweetI’m not going to go into too much detail, because Rouli gives us an excellent run down on the Augmented Times, but I think this is an important step in “creating the cloud“.  Who knows, Layar could be the early … Continue reading

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