03/09/2012, If having virtual Post-It notes on your computer desktop isn’t enough for you – how about having virtual ones on your wall instead? Well, it looks like that’s what 3M is trying to accomplish with its Augmented Reality Post-It app for the iPad. The app allows users to take pictures of themselves with a speech bubble outlining their message before posting it on a message wall that is covered by […]
02/27/2012, Gaming with Augmented Reality been a relatively unexplored territory, and at the moment, most of it is limited to interacting with virtual items on your mobile device. Well the folks over at dobesgames have come up with a game that lets you interact with virtual objects with your fingers. Called SoccAR, it is a simple game that’s based on the popular sport, soccer. You print out a playing field which […]
02/19/2012, Augmented Reality (AR) technology is still fairly new in the industry, but with human creativity being boundless, you know it is only a matter of time before it makes the jump to mainstream consciousness. Here we are with the Project Paperclip photo exhibition by Nuno Serrão, where it is the first of its kind to use Augmented Reality. The Portuguese native decided to throw in the auditory canal, in an […]
02/10/2012, When you are in space, there are plenty of restrictions to adhere to, including not being able to eat or drink as you place, and neither can you just pee in the conventional method. Having said that, while most astronauts are supposed to be in tip top physical condition, you cannot guarantee that they won’t fall sick, either. To make sure that medical problems can be diagnosed in space, the […]
02/06/2012, Remember the Starbucks Cup Magic app that was released last year in conjunction with the holiday season? Well it looks like the app has been given an update just in time for one of the most celebrated events worldwide: Valentine’s Day. The app now creates an augmented reality scene when the camera is aimed at the special edition Valentine’s Day-themed cups that will be in use through February 17th.
02/06/2012, Back in December last year, there were rumors of Google working on some augmented reality glasses running on Android and today, more information regarding them has surfaced. The folks over at 9to5Google have reported that according to their tipster who has seen a prototype of the glasses, they resemble the Oakley Thump 2 (pictured above) and will have a front facing camera for gathering information and aiding AR apps.
02/03/2012, We’ve seen a fair share of uses for augmented reality applications, and while they are impressive, they usually require some sort or marker or glyph to activate. Well, the folks over at Harmonypark have come up with something even better: an augmented reality engine that doesn’t require anything special to activate. They recently released a demonstration video showing off what the engine is capable off, and it is pretty impressive. […]
02/01/2012, If you’re excited about the Olympic Games and you’re keen on learning more about the sports and venues and you have the Junaio app on your smartphone, you’re in luck. ARworks has launched a new channel for the Junaio AR browser: the Augmented Reality Olympic Navigator. With the app, users can see cities of previous Olympic Games or the exact venues of the 2012 London Olympics around them on the […]
01/31/2012, Piecing together the pieces of a puzzle at a crime scene is never easy, especially when the mastermind is as brilliant as Professor Moriarty. Well, we all know from TV that most crimes can be solved in just an hour (commercials included) thanks to the exploits of the heroes at CSI, regardless of whether they are in Miami, New York or Las Vegas. Dutch researchers might have come up with […]
01/31/2012, In case you didn’t already know, the Kinect can be used as more than just a gaming device – the possibilities of what it can be used for is near limitless. Well, the folks over at the Technical University of Munich have decided to use it for educational purposes in a project called “mirracle”. Using the Kinect as some sort of “magic mirror”, they created an augmented reality app that […]
01/25/2012, When I was a wee lad and asked my parents whether I could have the latest toys to play with, they gave me a sheet of blank paper and asked me to write a story or draw something, exercising my imagination in the process. Well, that had its benefits, but kids these days have less thinking to do, since their imagination gets far less exercise as adults figure out what […]
01/25/2012, Back when we were younger, one of the ways we’d find out about a new toy was through television advertisements, and even though ads are still deployed today, Bandai together with Aurasma have come up with a new and somewhat novel concept of retail packaging for toys through the use of augmented reality.
01/12/2012, Lacta decided to leverage the potential of augmented reality with their latest chocolate bar, where presenting it as a gift to someone else (as long as you are staying in Greece, that is), will require a free Android or iPhone mobile app by OgilvyOne Worldwide to be installed beforehand by the recipient. This enables Greek consumers to use their phone to send a message to a friend through any chocolate […]
12/19/2011, You know those “try before you buy” sales pitch that some companies employ, hoping that a little bit of “investment” upfront would reap dividends down the road? Well, times have changed, and with it, technology has progressed to such a state where you are able to now “preview” what your wall would look like with decorations – before signing off your credit card. Realview technology will enable you to check […]