Augmented Reality archive

  • APP OF THE DAY: Cliff Diving review (PS Vita)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Cliff Diving review (PS Vita)

    By 21 February 2012

    So it's nearly here. Tomorrow sees the UK and US launch of the Sony PlayStation Vita and the long wait is almost over. We've already looked at an official game or two, but now it's time to focus on one of the many apps Sony plans to offer in its store,...

  • Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who
    Apps

    Character Options AppGear to bring AR gaming to Doctor Who

    By 25 January 2012

    Character Options, the company behind many licensed toys including the Doctor Who and Wembley Stadium Character Building brick sets, Angry Birds catapult and Android plush, is to bring WowWee's AppGear to the UK, a new range of augmented reality games...

  • Dewar's offers AR tipple with poet Rabbie for Burns Night
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    Dewar's offers AR tipple with poet Rabbie for Burns Night

    By 25 January 2012

    Dewar's World of Whisky is celebrating tonight's Burns Night by offering visitors to its Aberfeldy Distillery a tech-laden tipple with Rabbie Burns himself. It has turned a painting of the poet into an Aurasma AR trigger which comes alive and recites...

  • Nokia City Lens adds Augmented Reality to Local Scout on Windows Phone 7
    Phones

    Nokia City Lens adds Augmented Reality to Local Scout on Windows Phone 7

    By 16 January 2012

    If you've already got a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, or know someone that uses it, you'll no doubt already know about the really handy app by Microsoft called Local Scout. Nokia knows about it too, but feels it can do a better job than the people that...

  • Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive
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    Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive

    By 16 January 2012

    Qualcomm has demoed a new augmented reality toy with Sesame Street that allows you to re-create Bert and Ernie's living room or bathroom despite the rooms not even existing. The new technology, demoed by the company at CES in Las Vegas, follows on from...

  • The Augmented Reality adverts that are leaping off the page
    Cars

    The Augmented Reality adverts that are leaping off the page

    By 12 January 2012

    Qualcomm, alongside augmented reality experts Vuforia, has demoed a series of new AR adverts at CES that continue to show what is possible with the technology and how it plans to change advertising not in the distance future, but right now. New examples...

  • Aurasma 3D engine lets you augment your own reality
    Apps

    Aurasma 3D engine lets you augment your own reality

    By 9 January 2012

    Aurasma is to announce a new customisable 3D engine to developers which will allow them to build complex augmented reality experience for smartphone users.  The new app will allow you to use built in tools to add new characters and animations to the...

  • Vuzix teams up with Nokia for Terminator style AR glasses
    Online

    Vuzix teams up with Nokia for Terminator style AR glasses

    By 6 January 2012

    Vuzix, the video eyewear specialist who was behind the funky Wrap 1200 specs that we saw at IFA last year, has announced the Smart Glasses tech that it will be showing off at CES next week. The tech means Terminator-style Augmented Reality glasses which...

  • Cambridge students take on London's Tech City with innovative apps
    Apps

    Cambridge students take on London's Tech City with innovative apps

    By 8 December 2011

    Right now, the UK is going through a bit of a tech renaissance. Innovation is pouring out the doors of trendy offices in Old Street, and the digital roundabout has become a hub for small startups and designers. But London isn't the only place that cutting...

  • Augmented reality contact lenses almost here: focus on emails and gaming
    Online

    Augmented reality contact lenses almost here: focus on emails and gaming

    By 22 November 2011

    A leap in augmented reality could be just around the corner as developments in nano-projection have enabled scientists at the University of Washington to say that such tech would be not only feasible, but also safe. After testing on rabbits, the researchers...

  • Intel AR fitting room tries on Japan for size
    Online

    Intel AR fitting room tries on Japan for size

    By 7 October 2011

    When we heard that Intel would be a big presence at the Japanese company dominated showcase that is CEATEC, we wondered just what the chip giant may be showing off. Ultrabooks were obviously high on the agenda; with all existing models (from Acer, Asus,...

  • Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on
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    Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on

    By 5 October 2011

    The cars set up by Pioneer to show off its AR Head Up Display over in Tokyo at CEATEC may have been a bit basic, but there was nothing straightforward about the augmented reality navigation systems onboard. The Pioneer AR HUD, Pocket-lint was told by...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Aurasma Lite review - (Spurs fans download now)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Aurasma Lite review - (Spurs fans download now)

    By 30 September 2011

    If you’re reading this before 4:45pm GMT on Sunday 2 October 2011, you’re a Spurs fan and you happen to own either an Android or Apple smartphone, then you’re in luck. Pocket-lint’s App of the Day is not something exclusive to you, but you’re...

  • Augmented reality glasses as rudimentary as they were 15 years ago
    Gadgets

    Augmented reality glasses as rudimentary as they were 15 years ago

    By 15 September 2011

    Augmented reality glasses still have a long way to go. That’s the feeling of Michael Gervautz, an industry veteran of 15 years and the man heading up Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality Department in Europe. Michael Gervautz says that he has yet to see a...

  • iPhone and iPad to get Qualcomm augmented reality boost
    Phones

    iPhone and iPad to get Qualcomm augmented reality boost

    By 15 September 2011

    The iPhone and iPad are about to see an influx of augmented reality apps, following the announcement that Qualcomm will open up its AR SDK to iOS developers so that it can submit its wares to the Apple App Store. The new service, which goes live at the...

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut
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    Vuzix Wrap 1200 specs get IFA debut

    By 1 September 2011

    Sony is the only one making video glasses. Vuzix who’ve been doing it for some time and supply video glasses to the military have also announced new video eyewear at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Wrap 1200 offers a 16:9 widescreen display equivalent...

  • Augmented reality sizes up your new Sony TV
    Home Cinema

    Augmented reality sizes up your new Sony TV

    By 23 August 2011

    We've seen some awesome uses of augmented reality; see Qualcomm's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. And we've seen some naff usage too; see BoutiqueAccessories' jewellery mirror. Sony's new TV Size Guide tool definitely fits in the awesome category, even if it's...

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D video eyewear coming to UK
    Online

    Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D video eyewear coming to UK

    By 11 August 2011

    Vuzix, the company that manufactures video eyewear with individual screens in each lens, has announced a new, improved model, the Wrap 1200, that offers 3D, 16:9 widescreen and an equivalent display screensize of 75-inches (as if you were sitting 10 feet...

  • iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS
    Apps

    iPhone Augmented Reality set for a boost from Qualcomm AR SDK for iOS

    By 28 July 2011

    Qualcomm has announced that its Augmented Reality SDK for iOS is now available free as a public beta program. The move follows the release of Qualcomm's Android-based SDK at the end of last year, which allowed developers to knock up AR apps for devices...

  • Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off
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    Qualcomm: Augmented Reality glasses a long way off

    By 23 June 2011

    When it comes to mobile Augmented Reality technology, Qualcomm is the top dog. The San Diego company has the biggest AR R&D unit in the world and the message from its recent Uplinq conference in California was clear - it thinks that AR is going to play...

  • Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps
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    Qualcomm's best Augmented reality apps

    By 4 March 2011

    In October 2010, Qualcomm launched an Augmented Reality Application Developer Challenge that asked development teams what AR apps they could make by the beginning of 2011, using the company’s new AR SDK. From the pool of submitted applications, three...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Sky Siege 3D review (iPhone)

    By 4 March 2011

    It's AR Week on Pocket-lint, and that means five days of the latest apps, features and news from the world of Augmented Reality. There are plenty of AR apps on offer, but we've picked some of the best ones around for you to get stuck into. Today's choice?...

  • Augmented reality in action - social networking
    Phones

    Augmented reality in action - social networking

    By 4 March 2011

    We’ve spent the last few days on AR Week at Pocket-lint not just looking at the lengths we go can go with augmented reality but what we can get it to do for us. We’ve picked the brains of the top minds in the field in a series of interviews but each...

  • 10 augmented reality videos that need to be seen
    Phones

    10 augmented reality videos that need to be seen

    By 4 March 2011

    Throughout AR Week on Pocket-lint, we’ve spoken of and heard about some staggering ideas for augmented reality and just how it could affect out lives now and in the future. As ever though, seeing is believing and if you don’t have time to read all...

  • How real time mobile AR is becoming possible
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    How real time mobile AR is becoming possible

    By 4 March 2011

    Augmented reality works best at your desktop. There’s a good reason for this. Most of the AR trickery you will have seen is where you hold up a black and white printed square marker so that your computer's webcam can see it. The software application...