Paris in 3D on your iphone

If you have a rainy holiday, you might want to switch to the virtual world again and see Paris in 3D on your iPhone! The demonstration runs really smoothly and quickly. If this is for real, please everybody: hurry up and get your iphone ready for augmented reality! Well, erh, Apple, could you please, the video camera access, you know, […]

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Siggraph thin on AR 2009

Or is it? Hopefully, I will find more time to browse through this year’s siggraph papers soon. Unfortunatelly I couldn’t attend, but as it seems to me, there hasn’t been too much on Augmented Reality this year, maybe we have to stick closer to ISMAR and other conferences for our special interest. There was the before mentioned great idea of […]

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There must be another way!

Okay, it’s still far from usable for AR scenarios, but I wanted to include this one, nevertheless. Nikon just announced a new coolpix camera, that includes its own pico projector to display 640×480 images at a 2 m distance max. “So what the h…?!” you could say. But disregarding the fact, that the quality or battery will probaly suck really […]

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Scary! The virtual Mirror into a parallel world!

The cool Henry Selick, who brought us stop motion classics like The Nightmare before Christmas, gave us another shaking with its great Coraline stop-motion-mimic-3D movie. This movie launched a while ago, but I just remembered the cool advertisment, I’ve seen for it. I don’t wanna spoil if you still haven’t seen the movie (do it! ;-)), but the parallel world […]

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Tracking patterns are out of fashion focus

The gyus from the MIT present a new stunning way to hide markers and barcodes inside tiny pinholes (yes! the small hole next to the old fashioned markers on the left!). When you compare its size with regular markers, it’s pretty amazing and scary, how good they can hide technology to the human eye, but still obtain information visually. A […]

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You don’t want to carry that around!

Canon shows another concept of HMD glasses at the Industrial Virtual Reality Expo. Well, actually, those are hand-held glasses, that are pretty damn bulky. But the tracking is stable (dinosaurs and copier seem to be tracked through markers, although you can see the silver ART infrared balls on some of the HMDs) and worth a look is their keying for […]

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AR-Tutorial – How to start

Hey everybody, during this rainy summer I figured, there could be the perfect moment for you to get started with augmented reality, too! You have seen the demos on youtube? You were intrigued by movie effects? But how could you try it out easily and – for now – without any skills in augmented reality or programming? Here is the […]

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Get ready to see video AR in your AppStore!

The guys from tvguide.co.uk seem to have managed a way to upload a video-camera-using iPhone application to the apple store. They claim that it works flawlessly, but only with the latest iPhone 3GS. So it seems, that Apple really opened up the video interface for the new SDK. Unfortunatelly I don’t own a 3GS… maybe someone can comment on first […]

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INVIZIMALS

A new game for the Playstation Portable was announced. Using the camera they allow you to see animals appear on your desk and it looks like a beat-em-up multiplayer. Interesting is the use of new interaction paradigms, like blowing (trigger a storm), shaking (earthquake) or shading your animal friends. The only thing I don’t understand is how they want to […]

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