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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 having real AR products in the form of apps.  Nearly a year later and still […]

HoloToy Hologram for iPhone and iPad

TweetAugmented reality is all about illusion.  Most applications project graphics on the real world.  But this HoloToy creates the illusion of a real space within iPhone or iPad, similar to the LevelHead game from last year.  The game has a number of modes including a Scarab Attack game, floating planets and a pet robot to interact […]

Augmented Driving on your iPhone

TweetFor you experienced developers, the first question you’ll be asking is, “how are they going to do a car HUD without video access on the iPhone.”  So I’ll answer that question first. Currently, video recording is not yet supported. However, the system takes snapshots of the screen at different intervals. The standard interval is set […]

Dell Tablet Mini 5 For Augmented Reality

Tweet While the Apple iPad Tablet announcement last month was disappointing for augmented reality developers and enthusiasts, the details about the upcoming Dell Tablet will make you salivate. The Mini 5 will have a five inch touchscreen with both front and user facing cameras allowing full augmented reality capabilities.  WiFi and 3G connectivity allow enough bandwidth and the […]

What I Want For Augmented Reality in 2010

TweetI was going to expand on my predictions that Rouli had posted on Games Alfresco because, frankly, they were pretty lame (mine and not the other nine, those were good.)  But decided that there have been enough predictions for 2010.  So instead, I want to go over the things I want to happen in 2010 […]

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 […]

10 Worst Uses of Augmented Reality in 2009

TweetTis the season to reflect and review the year that’s about the scuttle its caboose into 2010.  It’s been a huge year for augmented reality after decades of R&D, finally hitting the public’s awareness.  Unfortunately, not all applications of the nascent technology showcased its possibilities.  Instead, some slapped it into use without careful forethought and understanding […]

Nexus One Will Take Augmented Reality To The Next Level

TweetThe details about the recently “dogfooded” smartphone from Google called the Nexus One have been surfacing more rapidly than a fart in the bathtub.  For most the buzz centers around the Nexus One’s rumoured untethered bachelor lifestyle or potential $99 price, but I found the more interesting nugget of information to be the Snapdragon processor […]

Twitter 360 – Augmented Reality App

TweetThe newly released Twitter 360 app is sure to make a big splash.  The app allows you to see your friends tweets and also track them through your camera view or map view.  As far as I know, this is the first iPhone app to utilize the geotagging feature of Twitter. Would be nice to […]

My Experiences with Junaio

TweetLast week I downloaded Junaio the new 3D augmented reality app from Metaio on my wife’s 3G iPhone.  Unfortunately, its not the newer iPhone so I couldn’t test the full capabilities of the app, but its nice that I can use the older model.  When I explained that the app, “added 3D models into pictures […]