AR goes live TV

Frankly, AR is nothing too new in live television. The good old blue screen is already a basic form of AR. But truely, it’s getting better with free camera movements and without the need for blue or green screens in the back (although the host still has to squint outside the camera to see the composed image on an additional […]

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cool cats don’t have to buy goggles

Alright, another fun application and a virtual wardrobe! Ray-Ban built a neat application you can download from their website: “virtual mirror”. This youtube video shows the idea ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvQVSHGam5A ). To help the tracking you have to pinpoint some 8 features of your face and then the latest models of Ray-Ban shades jump to your eyes. Tracking is not too […]

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USE! YOUR! IMAGINATION!

Well, this his highly necessary, since the prototype of maximum-hype-company tonchidot is not really there yet. So far everybody has seen the Super Mario soundtracked video on youtube, where they use an iPhone to tag the real world in an AR style. But tracking is poor and the prototype with the nice idea does not give any clues how far […]

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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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