New Year, New Goggles

Hi all, happy new year! Let’s see what 2009 can do for us and our augmented reality expectations. The newest piece of gadgetymagics is the Wrap 920AV from Vuzix. These see-through glasses promise a 60 inch screen experience (from 9 feet distance) and come with stereo sound in a sporty

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AR goes live TV

Frankly, AR is nothing too new in live television. The good old blue screen is already a basic form of AR. But truely, it’s getting better with free camera movements and without the need for blue or green screens in the back (although the host still has to squint outside the camera to see the composed image on an additional […]

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cool cats don’t have to buy goggles

Alright, another fun application and a virtual wardrobe! Ray-Ban built a neat application you can download from their website: “virtual mirror”. This youtube video shows the idea ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvQVSHGam5A ). To help the tracking you have to pinpoint some 8 features of your face and then the latest models of Ray-Ban shades jump to your eyes. Tracking is not too […]

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USE! YOUR! IMAGINATION!

Well, this his highly necessary, since the prototype of maximum-hype-company tonchidot is not really there yet. So far everybody has seen the Super Mario soundtracked video on youtube, where they use an iPhone to tag the real world in an AR style. But tracking is poor and the prototype with the nice idea does not give any clues how far […]

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Too much to digest – ISMAR08

Hi friends, there is a lot of buzz going on ISMAR and lots of news regarding Augmented Reality. Since Games Alfresco has a pretty good and daily coverage of what is going on I just want to refer to his website instead of copying information from an event I myself could unfortunately not attend. Enjoy all the news and videos […]

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Build your own AR

During ISMAR08 Mark Billinghurst from HITLAB just announced their latest release: a toolkit to try out AR yourself. Aiming at no-programmers, this tool is as easy as Powerpoint or Notepad (supposedly). Check out the website for BuildAR and download it for free (WinXP/Vista). :)

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Virtual Worlds Panel

During the Virtual Worlds conference in Los Angeles, there was one panel on augmented reality. For those of you who couldn’t make it (like me, grrr) can take a 1-hour-glance at the whole presentation on Roo Reynolds website. Now running is the ISMAR08 in Cambridge this time. I hope we will get some fresh information on new prototypes, ideas and […]

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no cleaning up and feeding for your AR pet

Sony just showed their latest AR hype at the Games Convention in Leipzig. Again, a silly use of augmented reality, but I don’t mind! Every new technology starts off either for the military or by playing around as useless games (I prefer the latter). I hope to see it live in action to judge if the seen video material is […]

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iphone-ish window to the augmented world

No, this actually has nothing to do with Apple Inc., but the cool concept designs from Mac Funamizu from Japan also have a nice iphone look and feel: it looks like you would take off the backside of your cellphone and all of a sudden the real world shows inside your touchscreen – overlaid with all the graphical augmented reality […]

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