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Paranormal Game Review

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 …

Why Write About Augmented Reality?

TweetBesides the immediate surly replies of “Because” or “Why not?” (my parental mind is leaking through here), I think it’s an interesting question and one I’ve encountered before, including a recent tangential discussion in the comments section about AR and eBooks. So far I’ve written five novels and twelve short stories utilizing augmented reality and have …

2010 Qualcomm Augmented Reality Developer Challenge

TweetThe results for the 2010 Qualcomm AR Developer Challenge are coming next week on February 15th.  Qualcomm released this teaser video today: Developers from around the world participated in Qualcomm’s 2010 Augmented Reality (AR) Developer Challenge and created rich AR experiences including interactive games, educational applications, and marketing concepts. These apps use Qualcomm’s AR platform, …

USATODAY 360 Stadium Tour from Junaio

Tweet ** Cool experience with the smartphone and seeing into another location.  Would love to be able to walk around or zoom in.  Next step is to offer a live feed from various locations of the Superbowl during the game.  Maybe next year. Steelers and Packers Magically Come to Life in USA TODAY Super Bowl …

5 Things I Want Kinect To Do

Tweet The Kinect has become an indie revolution, open sourced and hacked to provide a wealth of effects we haven’t had access to for augmented reality.  The Kinect Hacks site is doing a terrific job covering the revolution, but I want to make my bid for what I want the Kinect to do outside its …

Football and a Chapter

TweetThe last few weeks have been hectic.  I’ve finished five shorts, including a requested story for an anthology, and finished the latest edits on my most recent novel Gamers.  I still have to type in the edits and write my submission package, but that shouldn’t be too bad, just time consuming. So after an afternoon …

Augmented Reality Year in Review – 2010

TweetTwo years ago, in 2009, augmented reality took its first steps into mainstream consciousness.  This last year, 2010, we’ve seen augmented reality really expand into new formats and across spectra. Like I did last year, I’m going to review month-by-month the mishaps and happenings of augmented reality in 2010.  This year the task seems more imposing …

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. …