Posts tagged with ‘augmented reality

Android and augmented reality make this TARDIS bigger on the inside

Well that’s pretty much one of my favorite uses of augmented reality ever.


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Google makes an augmented reality MMO to play in real life

As if Google doesn’t already rule your virtual life, they’ve now make an augmented reality game that turns your everyday life into an MMO. It’s called Ingress, and right now it’s only on Android and only available by invite, but it uses your phone to overlay quests, information and other junk about the world around you. 

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TED talk of the day: Augmented reality card magic

The suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar. Marco Tempest straps on augmented reality goggles and does a card trick like you’ve never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals.

Badass augmented reality alien chestburster shirt is badass

This shirt, from Fingerfunk, uses an iOS and Android augmented reality app to make a 3D chestburster pop from the shirt. It’s clothing of the future.

More info on the app and shirt here

The most awesome augmented reality mushroom cloud on a turntable you’ll see today

The name of the short is “Chooser”, the song is “Broken Box” by Queens of the Stone Age.

Guy shows off his new Japanese augmented reality girlfriend

The character chosen to show off this augmented reality girlfriend tech is [Hatsune Miku], a voice synthesizer personified as a doll-eyed anime avatar. [Miku] is an immensely popular character in Japan, with thousands of people going to her concerts, so choosing her for this augmented reality girlfriend project was an obvious choice.

The build details for this hack are a little sparse, confounded by the horrible Google Translate results of the blog linked in the YouTube description. From what we can gather from the video and this twitter account, the build is based on an ASUS Xtion Kinect clone and a nice pair of video goggles.


E3 2012: Sony brings augmented reality children’s books to the PS3 with Wonderbooks

By reading Wonderbooks in front of a PS3 connected TV with the Sony Eye camera, kids and adults can add some augmented reality to reading. The first title is a Harry Potter book called ‘Book of Spells’, where you can also use the PS Move controller as a magic wand.

Augmented reality contacts are going to be here before you know it

Augmented reality is showing up all over these days, on mobile phones and mobile gaming devices like the Nintendo 3DS. And at some point in the future, you might be wearing AR contact lenses so you can watch porn, movies and surf websites right against your retina instead of stupid external screens.

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National Geographic brings augmented reality history to life

At a mall in Hungary, National Geographic set up a “live” augmented reality system in which visitors could stand on a yellow NG square and watch themselves on a giant screen interacting with dinosaurs, leopards and astronauts. 


Tearing apart and putting molecules back together with augmented reality

In this demonstration, Art Olsen of the Scripps Research Institute demonstrates how chemists could use augmented reality to learn more about how molecules interact with each other, as in this case, where he’s got an enzyme from HIV and a drug molecule.


Augmented reality pool table makes a game of pool trippier and a bit more fantastic

The pool table in the above video is equipped with Cuelight, an interactive system that uses augmented reality to turn a boring pool table into a reactive video experience. I’m still a fan of just regular classic green felt, but the water-covered sexy lady is nice, even if it’s a bit skanky.


OutRun, the augmented reality version that you can really drive

When it was in arcades, OutRun was one of the hottest things around. I was never particularly a fan, but a lot of people were. But what if you could take an OutRun arcade cabinet and drive it around the real world?

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Augmented Reality Cinema is an app that overlays famous movie scenes that happened in your current location

Say you’re in London or New York or Los Angeles or Pandora or somewhere else cool where movies are set. With the Augmented Reality Cinema app (coming soon), you can hold up your phone, it sees your location and plays a famous movie scene shot exactly where you’re standing. Wait, they actually film things in real locations still? Interesting.


Sony SmartAR delivers mind-blowing markerless augmented reality

Augmented reality is pretty cool technology, but currently if you want to make the best use of it, your AR device requires identifying some sort of AR tag in the real world to know where to project its magic. But with Sony’s SmartAR system, the machine detects the nearest flat surface and does the AR without any sort of marker.

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Nintendo 3DS augmented reality tattoo is awesome, real

Last week I finally snagged a Nintendo 3DS and after playing the augmented reality games, the first thing I thought was “Oh shit, that AR card would make a killer tattoo.” And so this weekend, I got the 3DS AR tattoo and it’s fucking awesome.

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