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Articles Archive for April 2010

Augmented Reality Jigsaw Live
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 20:23 | 3 Comments
Augmented Reality Jigsaw Live

The new game titled Jigsaw Live takes advantage of new features added to the iPhone OS and provides the user with a constantly changing puzzle to solve. Unlike most jigsaws which are based around static images, Jigsaw Live uses the iPhone video camera to provide a constantly changing puzzle. Depending on how brave you are feeling your puzzle can be as small as 4 pieces or as large as 100.

Augmented Reality – Playing with your food
Wednesday, 28 Apr, 2010 – 15:53 | 2 Comments
Augmented Reality – Playing with your food

There was a time when you’d be told not to play with your food, these days it’s practically mandatory. Keeping up the trend Boffswana have created a game for Saatchi & Saatchi NY and their client General Mills that enables kids to get a healthy breakfast and more importantly, 15 minutes of gaming before they go off to school.

The Stark Hud 2020
Tuesday, 27 Apr, 2010 – 13:44 | 4 Comments
The Stark Hud 2020

When augmented reality glasses do finally arrive I have such high expectations for the services they will bring. Imagine all your favourite augmented reality applications rolled neatly into a standard pair of sunglasses.

Augmented Planet London Sponsored by Wikitude
Monday, 26 Apr, 2010 – 17:36 | 3 Comments
Augmented Planet London Sponsored by Wikitude

But we have been working hard to find you the best possible speakers from the augmented reality industry, so for those of you that have a ticket already, keep it safe as we have a fantastic agenda lined up for you. In fact, we have so many excellent speakers lined up for the event that the agenda is a nightmare to prepare

I Am Iron Man – AR Demo
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 18:48 | 4 Comments
I Am Iron Man – AR Demo

The guys at Total Immersion are at it again, this time with this years summer blockbuster ‘Iron Man 2′. The latest augmented reality application from TI enables you to don the Iron Man helmet just by looking at the webcam. It looks pretty cool, the effect of being able to open the helmet just by pointing at the icon is awesome, as is the Iron Man vision

Augmented Reality Plug-in for Autodesk 3dsMax Released
Thursday, 22 Apr, 2010 – 9:56 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Plug-in for Autodesk 3dsMax Released

With AR-media™ Plugin, Autodesk® 3dsMax® users can now experiment with the power of Augmented Reality inside this incredible 3d modeling software. Simply stated, the Augmented Reality technology allows users to visualize their 3D creations directly in the real physical space which surrounds them.

Mobile Augmented Reality – The Marmite Problem
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 12:49 | 12 Comments
Mobile Augmented Reality – The Marmite Problem

A lot of people will argue that the camera view serves no purpose. If you put your finger over the lenses the application doesn’t notice and carries on plotting the POIs regardless. Very true, but the usefulness depends on the data you are viewing and how you want to use it.

Augmented Reality Advertising – A Possible Future
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 12:49 | 11 Comments
Augmented Reality Advertising – A Possible Future

With augmented reality companies are looking at how they can build targeted campaigns to get the best return on their investment, and this means understanding their customer. The technology already exists where digital signage is able to recognise if the person passing is a male or female, young or old, happy or sad and then choose what advertisement it should display.

Visualize Earthquakes with Wikitude
Friday, 16 Apr, 2010 – 10:01 | 6 Comments
Visualize Earthquakes with Wikitude

A new World for Wikitude has been released that helps users visualise earthquake data through augmented reality and a mobile device. The World shows users the last 7 days of earthquake activity and you’d be surprised just how much activity there is.

ARE2010 Event Agenda
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 11:21 | No Comment
ARE2010 Event Agenda

A sneak peek of the Augmented Reality Event conference agenda has been published to the ARE2010 website and it’s looking like being a must attend event for anyone interested in learning about augmented reality.
The event …

Star Wars AR Comic (use the webcam Luke)
Tuesday, 13 Apr, 2010 – 10:51 | 2 Comments
Star Wars AR Comic (use the webcam Luke)

Augmented reality is changing the way we read. Take a look at this augmented reality Star Wars comic and how augmented reality brings the comic to life.

Get Real – Redefining Augmented Reality Games
Monday, 12 Apr, 2010 – 17:05 | No Comment
Get Real – Redefining Augmented Reality Games

Sometime back I wrote about the Rovio which is a remote controlled robot with a webcam. The developers had produced an API that allowed the webcam to recognise markers, making a mobile gaming platform with a difference. There is only one thing that is more fun than a remote controlled robot with a webcam and that’s a flying remote controlled helicopter with 2 webcams and built specifically for augmented reality gaming.

Augmented Reality Events – April – June (Updated)
Tuesday, 6 Apr, 2010 – 11:09 | 8 Comments
Augmented Reality Events – April – June (Updated)

Updated – 12 April 2010
There are several great augmented reality focused events taking place over the next few months. In the US we have are2010 (Augmented Reality Event), which is focused on Business, Technology and …

Mixare Video Explains Mobile Compass Accuracy Issues
Thursday, 1 Apr, 2010 – 10:36 | 2 Comments
Mixare Video Explains Mobile Compass Accuracy Issues

If you have ever used an augmented reality location browser application to find interesting points in your local area, you’ll have no doubt noted that it’s not 100% accurate with positioning and points of interest never appear exactly on top of the target. Have you ever wondered why the accuracy is never correct?