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Conservation Through Digitization

TweetIn my recently released novel The Digital Sea, the Ecoverse corporation is the Google-sized behemoth (or should I say Facebook since it’s 2011) that controls the networks and software that make up the ubiquitous augmented world.  The company motto is Conservation through Digitization.  Meaning that users, by utilizing a digital world overlain the real one, save the environment. […]

Kinect Unleashed – Not Just For XBox Anymore

Tweet While Microsoft denies that the Xbox has been hacked, pure semantics I tell you, the new Kinect system has been unleashed for uses other than the ones planned by the giant of the redwoods. Adafruit Industries offered a $3,000 prize which was collected by “Hector” for completing the task.  The hacking was important enough to get […]

Eye-Tracking Will Be The New Click-Throughs

TweetPart of the Internet economy is built upon the “click-through” or CTR (Click Through Rate.)  The CTR attempts to measure customer interest in a particular product.  If a person finds the banner ad interesting enough, they will select it and be sent to that site, hopefully to purchase a product (or Conversion Rate.)  Thus the […]

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 the various smartphones in the second half.  But those two generalities aren’t the only thing […]

8 Things That Are Possible With Google Goggles

TweetUnless you’ve been sleeping under a pile of old Commodore 64s, you’ve heard about the Google Goggle announcement.  The service allows you to use pictures to search the web.  The service is amazing in its own right.  Check out the videos if you haven’t seen them already.     Google Goggles opens up huge possibilities […]

ACME – One Piece of an Augmented World

TweetThe augmented world will exist as a shadow to the real one.  Rouli from the Augmented Times posted on Friday about the ACME project (Augmented Collaboration in a Mixed Environment.)  Leave it to a group of researchers to suck the life from a wonderful tool by giving it such a drab name as ACME.  And I […]

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 have been working towards this moment waiting for the iPhone to become AR enabled, so […]

UgoTrade Interview #2 with Ori Inbar

TweetUgoTrade brings us another excellent interview with Ori Inbar and explains it will be the first of many with leaders in the augmented reality movement.  Stop by and read the whole thing in its full-length goodness.  Here’s a few highlights: Ori: Exactly. In parallel to my blog becoming popular, it seems there’s a lot of […]

Leverage The Crowd To Fill The Cloud

TweetAugmented reality is only a medium (actually just a mashing together of other media), but content is king.  To make use of computer data and images superimposed on real life we need content, but creating that content can be time consuming and expensive.  Instead, we have to find ways of leveraging the crowd to fill the cloud.  […]