Augmented Reality archive

  • The future of augmented reality
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    The future of augmented reality

    By 4 March 2011

    While our top priority on AR Week on Pocket-lint was to speak to our five leading experts in the field of augment reality to find out what's going on at the cutting edge, we couldn’t but help ask them to become part soothsayer as well. At the end of...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Car Finder review (iPhone)

    By 3 March 2011

    This week on Pocket-lint, it's all about AR, or augmented reality to give it its full name. All week we'll be bringing you the latest AR news and that includes a definite hint of AR to all of our Apps of the Day. Read on to find out about our pick of...

  • Augmented reality in action - property and real estate
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    Augmented reality in action - property and real estate

    By 3 March 2011

    Estate agents are not well liked, and before we get your hopes up, developments in augmented reality are not going to make them go away. There is a good chance though that AR might reduce the time you have to spend dealing with them or, more importantly,...

  • Five biggest barriers for augmented reality
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    Five biggest barriers for augmented reality

    By 3 March 2011

    We’ve spoken to the top minds in augmented reality throughout AR Week on Pocket-lint and, when we asked them what was holding this exciting technology back from the big time, we noticed a certain pattern to their answers. So, if you’ve always wondered...

  • Augmented reality: a long way off?
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    Augmented reality: a long way off?

    By 3 March 2011

    Professor Steve Feiner teaches a class on AR each spring at Columbia University, New York. Every year, at the beginning of the course - a course which has the words “augmented reality” in the title, he asks his students how many of them have actually...

  • The devices we need to take augmented reality further
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    The devices we need to take augmented reality further

    By 3 March 2011

    Welcome again to AR Week here on Pocket-lint. If you haven’t already had your mind blown as to the future that augmented reality can bring us, then you’ve got a little catch up reading to do but, don’t worry, there’s a wealth of articles from...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Worksnug Pro review (iPhone)

    By 2 March 2011

    This week on Pocket-lint is AR week and that can only mean one thing when it comes to App of the Day. We'll be running you through some of the best Augmented Reality-tinted apps around so that you can get in on the act. Today's choice cut from the world...

  • Augmented reality in action - travel and tourism
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    Augmented reality in action - travel and tourism

    By 2 March 2011

    Go in to the Android Market or the iTunes App Store, search under "augmented reality" and you’ll find that at least half the results come under travel and tourism. These industries have been very quick to pick up on this emerging technology but why...

  • Top 10 augmented reality apps
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    Top 10 augmented reality apps

    By 2 March 2011

    It's AR Week on Pocket-lint which means that we'll be running you through all the latest apps, features and news from the world of augmented reality. Each day we've been giving the AR lowdown in our 6pm App of the Day section, but obviously that only...

  • VIDEO: Augmented Reality jewellery mirror
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    VIDEO: Augmented Reality jewellery mirror

    By 2 March 2011

    Ever wondered what those earrings you've seen online would look like dangling from your lugs? Nope, us neither - but we imagine Mrs. Pocket-lint has. And now there's a solution, the augmented reality virtual mirror from web based retailer BoutiqueAccessories....

  • X-Ray Vision on your mobile phone
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    X-Ray Vision on your mobile phone

    By 2 March 2011

    Consider a world with a perfect data connection. You can get mobile broadband wherever you go at speed enough to stream video in HD quality without a hitch. Now throw in flawlessly designed hardware, seamlessly integrated into your every-day clothing...

  • How does augmented reality work?
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    How does augmented reality work?

    By 2 March 2011

    So, we’re all now experts in what AR is and how it came about. Today in AR Week is where we get into the nitty gritty a little further. What we’re going to take a look at is how augmented reality actually works and, from that, you should get a pretty...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Tagwhat review (iPhone/Android)

    By 1 March 2011

    As part of our Augmented Reality week, we'll be filling you in on the best AR apps around. Some are useful, some are interesting and some are just plain silly, but still great fun. Tagwhat is one of the more useful ones and even claims to be "the world's...

  • Augmented reality in action - maintenance and repair
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    Augmented reality in action - maintenance and repair

    By 1 March 2011

    Picture the scene. It’s late. You’re driving down the motorway on a snowy Christmas Eve when disaster strikes and that ratting somewhere in your engine reaches breaking point. Your car slows to a stop and with it your dream of getting home in time...

  • Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies
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    Top 10 uses of augmented reality in the movies

    By 1 March 2011

    Augmented reality is all around us and it’s been helping Hollywood storytellers tell their adventures for a very long time and will probably continue to do so in the future. While we've spent much of AR Week on Pocket-lint so far explaining what it...

  • Wearable computers and hidden projectors
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    Wearable computers and hidden projectors

    By 1 March 2011

    “The problem of registering virtual images with the user’s view of the physical world is the main focus of AR research.” So says Professor Bruce Thomas head of the Wearable Computer Labs at the University of South Australia and leading expert in...

  • The history of augmented reality
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    The history of augmented reality

    By 1 March 2011

    The term "augmented reality" has been around since 1990 but that doesn’t mean that it was never there before. The moment that man made gadgets that could relate to their environment and supply their users with information based on that, AR was there....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Heads Up Navigator review (iPhone)

    By 28 February 2011

    This week we've gone a bit AR mad, so all of our Apps of the Day have got a whiff of Augmented Reality about them. Whether it's mapping, games or Wi-Fi locators - we've got them all. This map-based offering is one of the best we've seen and one that we...

  • Augmented reality in action - advertising and retail
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    Augmented reality in action - advertising and retail

    By 28 February 2011

    By 2015, global revenues from augmented reality applications and services are expected to reach $1.5 billion. That’s a lot of money for something often branded as a gimmick. AR’s been around for over 20 years in one form or another but it took the...

  • 10 augmented reality tricks to try right now
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    10 augmented reality tricks to try right now

    By 28 February 2011

    Augmented reality is all very well on paper but, if you really want to know what it's about, the best thing to do is see it with your own eyes. Fortunately, some web apps, the odd bit of software, Adobe Flash, your webcam and your office printer are all...

  • Achieving the AR dream through games
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    Achieving the AR dream through games

    By 28 February 2011

    In a laboratory in Atlanta there is a group of people whose job it is to play games. In fact, there’s a good part of Georgia Tech University that’s been largely converted for the purpose, but you’d be wrong if you thought that the Augmented Environment...

  • What is Augmented Reality?
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    What is Augmented Reality?

    By 28 February 2011

    You already know what augmented reality is. You just might not know it's called that, and when you've seen it as its best, you probably haven’t even noticed it at all. Put at its simplest, augmented reailty, or AR to its friends, is the art of super-imposing...

  • Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint
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    Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint

    By 27 February 2011

    Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint. Over the next few days we'll be enhancing your vision of the world of technology with one of the most cutting edge areas in development at the moment - the field of augmented reality. We’ll bring you right up to speed...

  • VIDEO: Word Lens - the instant iPhone translator
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    VIDEO: Word Lens - the instant iPhone translator

    By 17 December 2010

    There's no arguing that this demo video of Quest Visual's new realtime iPhone translating app, Word Lens, isn't startling. But whilst the technology is impressive, we do urge a bit of caution - we've tried the app ourselves and it didn't work nearly as...

  • VIDEO: Have yourself a very merry AR Christmas... With magic!
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    VIDEO: Have yourself a very merry AR Christmas... With magic!

    By 7 December 2010

    What do you get if you cross magic, Christmas, YouTube and augmented reality? Well, this cute video is a start... AR specialist company Metaio has joined forces with German magician Simon Pierro to create an augmented reality magic show that was shot...