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An Augmented Reality Future
Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014 – 11:32 | One Comment
An Augmented Reality Future

Augmented reality glasses are on their way; whether they quite live up to this concept video on the other hand remains to be to seen.
Regardless, if there is one thing we all love, it’s a …

Sesame Street And Augmented Reality Bring Toys Alive
Tuesday, 25 Sep, 2012 – 20:03 | 2 Comments
Sesame Street And Augmented Reality Bring Toys Alive

 
Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality SDK is without doubt one of the most powerful tools on the market for creating augmented reality experiences.
If you haven’t already, check out the proof of concept demo from Qualcomm and …

Skin Games. The Body Is The Controller
Tuesday, 25 Sep, 2012 – 19:32 | One Comment
Skin Games. The Body Is The Controller

An interesting find on YouTube.
Skin Games represents an original interaction paradigm for computer games, building on the concept of “kinetic interfaces” and Spatial Augmented Reality: in ‘Skin Games’ the body acts simultaneously as the controller …

Microsoft Research: On The Verge
Monday, 24 Sep, 2012 – 19:32 | One Comment
Microsoft Research: On The Verge

 
One of the reasons I got interested in augmented reality was because of a demo from Microsoft Research. Recently however the software giant has been pretty quiet on the AR front, so its good to …

Wikitude – Technology Spotlight
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 15:47 | 3 Comments
Wikitude – Technology Spotlight

Wikitude, serial winners of the Augmented Planet’s Reader Choice Awards, the only AR awards voted for by you, real AR users, recently added natural feature tracking to their browser.
The natural feature tracking functionality now enables …

ARLab – Technology Spotlight
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 14:12 | No Comment
ARLab – Technology Spotlight

If you are looking to build AR applications you are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a rich platform that will give you all the features you need.
To add to the mix of …

Augmented Planet Event – The Agenda
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 12:26 | No Comment
Augmented Planet Event – The Agenda

This year’s Augmented Planet event, the event that showcases innovation in augmented reality is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. With the agenda now published (see below), I have to admit, there …

Fitting Reality. Augmented Reality Shopping
Tuesday, 11 Sep, 2012 – 6:34 | No Comment
Fitting Reality. Augmented Reality Shopping

Augmented reality is the ultimate tryertising technology. From the comfort of your own home you can try the latest TV to see how it will look on your living room wall or try out the …

Augmented Planet 2012 – The AR Developer Event
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 10:25 | 4 Comments
Augmented Planet 2012 – The AR Developer Event

The UKs largest augmented reality conference is back!. Now in our 4th year, Augmented Planet 2012 is the UKs largest augmented reality conference dedicated to building augmented reality applications.
Augmented Planet 2012 will take place in …

Military Grade Augmented Reality Contact Lenses
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 21:07 | One Comment
Military Grade Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

While the world is still get getting excited about augmented reality glasses, the US military have recognised that the human eye can’t focus on objects that are in the distance and objects that are up …

Augmented Planet New Augmented Reality Community Forums
Monday, 25 Jun, 2012 – 19:37 | No Comment
Augmented Planet New Augmented Reality Community Forums

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new augmented reality forums to give you the opportunity  to have your say, discuss topical issues, tell the world about your AR application and generally …

Augmented Reality: Ninjas With Technology
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2012 – 11:34 | No Comment
Augmented Reality: Ninjas With Technology

You might remember the earlier augmented reality street fighter fusion video we posted a few months back, if not take a look here: Since watching the original video I have been asking myself: is there  …

Augmented Reality Gaming With Lasers
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2012 – 11:00 | No Comment
Augmented Reality Gaming With Lasers

Most mobile augmented reality games require you to stand in the middle of the room and use the camera on your mobile device to scan for hidden enemies. You know the type; kill the invading …

Layar Creator – Code Free Augmented Reality
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 21:02 | No Comment
Layar Creator – Code Free Augmented Reality

When it comes to creating augmented reality experiences, thanks to numerous companies fighting to put augmented reality into the hands of the masses, AR is no long the domain of the developer. But with the …

Augmented Reality Glasses – Over Hyped?
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 19:33 | 5 Comments
Augmented Reality Glasses – Over Hyped?

Last week I was at AR Summit in London running a panel session on augmented reality and the opportunities for developers. Of course no discussion on AR would be complete without touching on Googles AR …

Wikitude Gaming SDK and Games
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 21:16 | No Comment
Wikitude Gaming SDK and Games

When you think about augmented reality browsers, gaming is probably not something that springs immediately to mind. Sure other augmented reality browser platforms have dipped their toes in to gaming but these have mostly been …

Experience The Movies With Aurasma And Universal
Monday, 23 Apr, 2012 – 12:38 | One Comment
Experience The Movies With Aurasma And Universal

Universal Pictures and Aurasma have teamed up to create an amazing augmented reality experience that brings 3 of their most iconic characters to life.
With the Universal 100 application available free from the Apple App Store …

Augmented Reality Glasses: The ultimate Christmas gadget?
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 12:45 | 8 Comments
Augmented Reality Glasses: The ultimate Christmas gadget?

The New Times in the UK ran an interesting piece in their newspaper recently proclaiming that AR glasses will be here by the end of the year. Even better they went on to say that …

Augmented Reality Street Fighter
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 16:27 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Street Fighter

Trawling though my inbox I came across this fun video sent to me by Young Lee.   It’s a pretty sweet viral video showing some hi-tech gangsters training courtesy of augmented realty.
If the Karate Kid had …

DroidAR Tools for Android
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 15:17 | One Comment
DroidAR Tools for Android

I know I blog a lot about iOS and often neglect our Android readers, so it’s always good to hear from Android developers who ask ‘how about me’. Good stuff.
This morning I posted about the …

Developing Augmented Reality Applications is Obvious
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 12:49 | No Comment
Developing Augmented Reality Applications is Obvious

After writing a book last year on developing content for augmented reality browsers using Layar, junaio and Wikitude, I’m pleased to say that I will shortly be starting a more ambitious book project focused on …

Augmented Reality Tools Now Free From metaio
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 18:07 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Tools Now Free From metaio

No doubt about it, everyone wants to capture the augmented reality developer and have them building applications using their tools. Even a casual search around Google will dig up a plethora of SDKs all demanding …