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Pong Augmented Reality Version Celebrates 40th Anniversary In Style
Who would have thought that a game which came out 40 plus years ago would still inspire folks four decades down the road later? Well, Pong proved to be quite a hit with its simple premise all those years back, and here we are with an augmented reality version to celebrate Pong’s 40th anniversary in style. Sander Veerhof from the Netherlands managed to churn out an augmented reality version that […]

Pioneer Augmented Reality Heads Up Display
[CEATEC 2012] So here we are roaming the CEATEC 2012 showfloor, and definitely when you have a potent mix of testosterone with vehicles and technology, the man in us has rolled back the years, where we end up as starry eyed kids. What you see in the video after the jump would be a fake dashboard of an Audi R8 (would we love to have this in our garage!), sporting […]

Ikea 2013 catalog gets companion AR app
I am quite sure that any area with an Ikea in the vicinity will also see majority of the households there have at least something from the furniture giant in their respective homes, not to mention an Ikea catalog (or more) lying around somewhere. There is just something about the Ikea catalog that makes it look so interesting, and you have the urge of making your way there to buy […]

Lumus OE-31 See-through Wearable AR Display
We have covered Lumus See-through Wearable AR Display at CES, and the company showed a new optical engine at MWC, a super-sleek version that enables discreet see-through wearable display. The OE-31 can be now integrated in regular glasses, such as the sunglasses with embedded MP3 player in the picture below (the Lumus OE-31 display is mounted on the left side).

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Moosejaw X-RAY app lets you see through clothing
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 […]

Metaio includes gravity in augmented reality platform
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?

Cybertecture Mirror brings Augmented Reality to your living room
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 […]

Augmented Reality Formula 1 car in your home
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 […]

RC vCar 2.0 – better with bacon
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 – […]

Pioneer Augmented Reality (AR) Heads Up Display
[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 […]

GhostGuitar app lets you play air guitar... for real
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 […]

Lego augmented reality app lets you see the inside
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 […]

VIPodium: Augmented Reality Fitting Room
[DEMO Fall 2011] There have been quite a number of augmented reality-based virtual fitting room applications lately, and I have covered a couple of them at DEMO in the past.VIPodium relies on Kinnect or related technology ASUS WAVI Xtion to enable an AR fitting room which allows users to virtually try-on clothes. Unlike the two solutions I saw at DEMO last time, it is possible to get a 360 view […]

Fatal Frame spinoff to use 3DS cameras in-game
Unsatisfied with the number of things you can do with the cameras on your Nintendo 3DS? After all, you can only take photographs of giant-sized super Marios for so long before the novelty wears off. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. The folks over at andriasang.com have reported that the upcoming spin-off game from the photography-horror series, Fatal Frame, will give you something extra to do with your […]

Zapparel augmented reality clothes add some zest into your life
When it comes to augmented reality, there are many ways to apply its use, although most of it has been for novelty’s sake to date. Things don’t seem to change with the most recent partnership involving Zappar and Hybrid Apparel, where their Zapparel range will feature t-shirts that have designs which are brought to life as long as you view them through the looking glass known as an iPhone or […]

Pong and augmented reality married, spawns Ping!
What happens when you bring the old, nay, ancient together with the new? Well, you get something that is far out, of course! Remember Pong back in the day, when you controlled a paddle just to deflect an incoming ball back at your opponent? Such a simple premise, and yet it held your attention for hours on end. Fast forward to today and you have augmented reality technology seeping into […]

Apptoyz appBlaster released with new promo video
Remember appBlaster, the Augmented Reality game for the iPhone that plugs into a gun and lets you shoot aliens in your own living room? Well, the app along with the toy was just released today, indoor entertainment just in case you want your kids staying at home instead of going out to play. In conjunction with the release of the game/toy, Apptoyz has also released a new video promoting the […]

TapNav Augmented Reality GPS navigation is vision based
When it comes to augmented reality (AR) technology, it is still a relatively new field that has yet to be fully taken advantage of, but there has been instances in the past where augmented reality have been applied in a really innovative manner. Well, Lustancia is pleased as punch to announce their release of TapNav, which is touted to be the world’s first vision based Augmented Reality GPS Navigation. The […]

Viewdle Third Eye brings AR gaming to Android devices
Viewdle, a mobile-focused visual analysis company, has launched its first game based on its face recognition technology and augmented reality, called Third Eye. The game allows real-people to become part of a steampunk-style MMORPG about vampires and slayers. The game will be part of a trilogy, with the first part being focused on recruitment and establishing alliances.What’s special about the game is that players don’t get to choose sides – […]

Sony Smart AR integrated Augmented Reality technology
Sony has just announced that they have been working on a new kind of integrated Augmented Reality (AR) technology that is known as Smart AR. What does Smart AR bring to the table? Well, whenever one captures visuals via a camera on a device like a smartphone, the technology will let extra information be displayed on the device’s screen, ranging from virtual objects to images and texts which are invisible if […]