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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Lego cutting edge!

Hey there, it seems that Lego again proves itself as a cool company all children love. Designed for young wannabe engineer kids, this new show-off booth for the nearest toys’r’us or similar will keep your offsprings in the store and probably away from those old school virtual reality xbox 360s of this world! Check out the video below. It uses […]

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What is Augmented Reality?

For those of you, who didn’t see too many AR concept videos or drawings and like to get a fresh artist impression, take a look at the video from the eyetap research crew. Their demonstration shows how augmented reality could work once all of us have small powerful devices in our pockets combined with glasses that can overlay graphics to […]

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The Cube is back!

A neat game concept comes from Julian Oliver. An AR-Cube will be seen as a room with stairs and doors, placing a player figure inside. Once you leave one door you will enter another room, which you can see by flipping the actual cube to a different side. This kafkaesque maze has a beautiful optic and an intuitive interaction – […]

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Nerdy gamers get squirrelly!

Hey there, augmented reality flooding the market. Although, we are still lacking an easier interaction plus video output systems, more and more companies jump on the bandwagon and try to sell old concepts of possibly boring card games or tamagotchi styled puppets to the crowds. All geeky Otakus will love it, I will wait for further improvements. But, enough shit […]

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Pimp up your beloved ones

Samsung announced their latest model in the L series, called L310W. Of course, I’m not here to write ads for them, but they integrated a small feature (you would probably never use or switch off because it’s annoying all the time): beauty shot! It will automatically detect faces and put virtual powder on their pimpled skins. Again, this is evidence […]

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Get your cellphone with location-based AR services

Students from my alma mater put together a promising prototype to show how augmented reality works in conjunction with the Android API (you know, that google cellphone thing). Their location-based tool might let you augment your handheld-video-view with city annotations, road marks, waypoints and lets you find your favorite apple store or to pinpoint your pals in the city’s districts. […]

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Chasing spacecrafts with your car

The CARCADE guys did a pretty cool demo of an augmented reality game. The concept: while driving your car down the road you will see a spacecraft in the streets (when the tech is ready eventually projected to your car window) and steer it. The coolest part: the skyline of the city will collide with it (i.e. computer vision and […]

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