12/19/2011, For those of you who use an Android-powered smartphone as your daily communication tool of choice, I am quite sure that you are more or less pretty satisfied with the overall user experience. Well, there is quite a healthy number of apps on the Android Market that would certainly strike your fancy, and even better is some Google-developed apps being made available for free – with Google Goggles being one […]
12/05/2011, Some time earlier this year there were concept drawings of a Samsung phone with a flexible OLED display. This was a rather intriguing concept that we didn’t think would be happening anytime soon, but we were then proved wrong as Samsung stepped forward and said that flexible display smartphones were in the works and would be introduced some time in 2012.
11/21/2011, If you thought that your computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc took up too much space, researchers from the Ishikawa-Oku lab in Tokyo University have come up with a concept that they’re calling “Invoked Computing”. The idea behind it is to do away with specific physical objects such as keyboards and monitors, instead replacing them with projections onto various household objects.
11/11/2011, Augmented Reality has led to quite a number of interesting apps, and online clothes retailer Moosejaw has got one more to add to the table. Called the Moosejaw X-RAY app, it lets users see through the clothing that is featured in its winter catalog. While their outer layer of clothing is removed in the AR app, they’re still left with their underwear on – so no, your Moosejaw catalog didn’t […]
10/28/2011, Have you seen just how augmented reality (AR) apps have changed the way we see things around us? Someone should make a vampire AR app, where you see the pulsating veins and arteries that make the stuff of life flow through each and every person – I thought about that after watching “Interview with a Vampire” again recently. But I digress, surely AR could be better implemented?
10/20/2011, Now here is something that I believe most folks would want to have in their living rooms or at least bedrooms – the Cybertecture Mirror that would certainly seem far more capable than any fairy tale magic mirror. It has been described as a “reflective window into a digital life”, where this mirror will be connected to the Internet (surprise, surprise), augmenting your reflected image with meta data such as […]
10/11/2011, The Formula 1 season might have just gotten a whole lot more boring with the crowning of the youngest dobule champion ever, but that doesn’t mean interest in the top class motorsport is waning. No sir, you can even bring home some Formula 1 goodness into the living room thanks to ARworks and their Augmented Reality content that was developed for the Junaio AR browser for conVisual, a German mobile […]
10/06/2011, Remember the augmented reality remote control car app we wrote about previously, RC vCar? Well, Pop Culture Software, the developers behind the virtual remote control car racing game have released a major update which introduces some interesting features. Instead of just racing around the track (which could be the floor of your office or living room), you now have a game play mode where you collect coins, avoid obstacles – […]
10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] I guess modern marvels keep on dropping jaws – case in point, this particular Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display (HUD) from Pioneer that is on display at CEATEC this year. Granted, the “booth” looks particularly basic as I would have preferred to be comfortably seated in a replica car to get a feeling of how it is like in the real world, but I guess a crude […]
09/29/2011, Most of the time when we play air guitar, it’s because we’re listening to a song with a catchy riff or solo, and we can’t help but just pretend to play along to it. Even though no sounds come out from our hands it’s still quite a fun activity. Well, what if I told you that you can create music by playing air guitar? No, it doesn’t involve any magic […]
09/19/2011, Unlike Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates that are a mystery to him (the content of the box, anyways), Lego thinks that it is a waste of time to play the guessing game – which is why the Danish block building company has decided to work hand in glove in Intel to come up with an augmented reality (AR) application which will let Lego shoppers check out a 3D […]
09/01/2011, After the long string of delays and leaks regarding the phone and the recent arrival of the phone’s promo materials it looks like the DROID Bionic is almost here. Yesterday four tech blogs (BGR, Joystiq, Boing Boing, and Android Central) received special suitcases containing materials for the DROID Bionic viral marketing campagin. Each blog received a key which they had to enter at the official DROID website to unlock something. […]
08/29/2011, Junaio is one of the top augmented reality mobile browsers out there; the two most famous competitors are Wikitude and Layar. Today, metaio, the developer behind the application, is releasing Junaio 3.0 with a key feature labeled “Scan The world”. It allows users to scan anything from pictures to bar codes or QR codes and get information about it from Junaio’s channels – note that the objects or images […]
08/23/2011, Ever wondered what you would look like if your nose was a bit sharper or smaller, or how you would look like without that double chin or what it would be like to have double eyelids? If you are, researchers at the University of London are developing a augmented reality “mirror” that basically allows you to tweak your features.