TweetI’ve been trying to get information from Laster Technologies on their AR glasses for about half a year. Then today, a little video popped up on YouTube showcasing their glasses. I don’t know much more about them other than what’s shown in the video, and I suspect the visuals we’re seeing on screen aren’t what you’d […]
TweetThe HMDs are here! The HMDs are here! Okay, maybe it’s not that exciting, especially when you realize that the Mirage from Arcane Technologies is not a stylish pair of glasses or even some retro steampunk goggles outfitted with AR HMD gear. The unit looks so bulky and bland that not even Lady Gaga could make it trendy. […]
TweetThere’s always that one guy who posts “First!” on every comment thread. Total Immersion gets to be the lucky bloke to put the first augmented reality app onto the iPad2. And I for one salute them. The tablets are made for a better AR experience. While the magic mirror is strictly 2010 tech, I’m good […]
TweetThrough my publisher, Black Moon Books, I’m pleased to be releasing another short story: The Unbelievers. I’ll hit you with a description of the novelette first. Power exists through the illusion of belief… Stephen’s sister dies slowly from a wasting disease and only the mysterious Unbelievers offer help if he will deny the “false reality” […]
TweetMarkerless tracking has come a long way in the last year. The downside of this system is the custom graphics for the visual manual. It’s hard enough writing instructions for thousands of jobs in a production facility right now. This system would need to be leveraged on mass market jobs like oil changes at Jiffy […]
TweetIn my dream world, the Kinect system wouldn’t be tethered to the XBox 360. Instead, it would hook to the TV and have an extensive app library like the iPhone. Sweet spot around 1:25 for a ninja vanish move. The Kinect makes invisibility so easy, it’s mind-boggling. And better work on your arm endurance.
TweetThe continued advance of computer intelligence, riding the rails of Moore’s Law, have made events like IBM’s Watson win over two champions on Jeopardy inevitable. While thoughts of the Singularity, a future in which we cannot predict because computers will out-innovate humans, are fascinating to consider, I prefer a human centered future. And augmented reality has a large place in […]
TweetHaving spent much time in Japan, I have a soft spot in my heart for Japanese TV. Just needs a couple of harajuku girls yelling, “Sumimasen!” and I’m golden.
TweetIf global conflicts could add a little more Batman style POW! to their arsenal, we might not actually have so much conflict. Oh yeah, and it’s a Kinect video. Comic Kinect: for all those who wish life was a comic book from Maya Irvine on Vimeo. Read more about it!
Tweet “It’s better than Angry Birds,” said my nine-year old daughter. And who am I to argue about that, but given that Angry Birds has dominated our house for the last two months, I was just a little surprised. Now the first question, one might ask is: “Why are you letting your daughter play Angry […]