Flyar to augment your twittering

Another short update on a fun application from ydreams comes to your desktop for free: look at your screen as if it where a mirror (virtual mirror) and see floating birds chirping your twitter feeds out. Move them away through gestures and enjoy. Gestures feel more like a bit chaotic PlayStation-EyeToy-waving and I don’t see added value for twitter besides […]

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Bummer

Dear AR-Community, two bad news for AR and me floating in today. First, Gamaray announced to stop developing their 3D-AR-Android-Browser. Due to the hard competition, e.g. Layar3D and the missing USP for gamaray now, they don’t see much use in putting effort into their technology. I hope, that Clayton Lilly and his team will have success with their other Android […]

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Clever interoperability through OpenARML?

With the rise of AR browsers for smartphones and other devices, the need or the advantage of standards rises as well. A nice move was made by Mobilizy, proposing an extension to the KML file format, tagging geo data. You can read their press release here and check out the fresh website for the eventually available and open standard for […]

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Back to work

Hi there, I was unhooked from the computer world for the last ten days (it still works without!), so I’m getting back on AR right now. Currently, I’m still hoping that my company will approve my travel to ISMAR 09, where I’m invited to hold a talk about AR in the industry. Unfortunately I’m lead on another VR project here […]

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Nokia shows us their Augmented Reality Vision

Please take a look at the fresh AR video, created by Nokia, that just went online. It is a pretty high quality production (well, it’s Nokia!), comparable to Microsoft’s interaction vision video. The video shows mixed reality (projection onto your living room, i.e. here the window) and AR goggles with gaze and finger gesture interaction. Unfortunately it’s not a near […]

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Screw HMDs! Go for contact lenses!

Okay, I have to admit, this is a bit unfair. I’m waiting for slim HMDs like all AR enthusiasts. But there will still be restrictions, speaking about field of view, still the need for a device stuck to your nose, that can slip and destroy the overlay-position, etc. But in a future, far, far away, we could be able to […]

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Added Reality Interfaces

Of course, that is the usual way: writers, artists and designers create ideas for a movie or a book and make their technological craziness come to life – they don’t have the restrictions the real world brings with its crummy physics and huge atoms. Anyway, I wanted to point you to a new computer game, that also comes along with […]

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Pimp up dusty, boring architecture studies!

No technological surprises, but a well made and neat video about a – hopefully sooner than we think available – HMD setup concept by students from Valle Giulia in Italy hit the internet. Nice integration of magic book concepts and interaction techniques. It’s pretty cool and high quality. Check it out to dream a bit more about the future… :-)

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AR Browser’s conquest

Just a short comment today. Rouli made a listing of current AR Browsers and I thought I just add one more, that sounds promising: www.gamaray.com. It is available on the android market and already allows to link 3D graphics. So, it’s pretty nice, not only showing 2D billboards or signs in space. The only company missing in this party are […]

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Hype Cycle and Masses playing AR

This year is a pretty good year for augmented reality. We’ve seen different demos and ads for movies or new cars, glasses, even women’s hygiene items. Well, okay, I reconsider my statement. It’s a good year for augmented reality awareness. But usually it remains marker based webcam AR or EyeToy-style. Nevertheless, I’m happy that the technology is spreading and people […]

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