Augmented Reality archive

  • Sony Eyepet on PSP hands-on
    Gaming

    Sony Eyepet on PSP hands-on

    By 29 November 2010

    Sony has turned to augmented reality to get you excited about its handheld console - the PSP - hoping it will be enough to sway would-be buyers of the Nintendo DS and its popular Nintendogs games. EyePet, first debuted on the PS3 in 2009, has now made...

  • Vuzix Wrap 920AR 3D augmented reality glasses hands-on
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    Vuzix Wrap 920AR 3D augmented reality glasses hands-on

    By 27 October 2010

    It is worth noting that, before we start, this specific iteration of Vuzix's Wrap 920 glasses is not intended for consumer use. Yes, they are available to anyone, but at £1499 a pop, it's unlikely that you'll be that interested. Instead the Wrap 920AR...

  • Vuzix claims that see-through augmented reality glasses are "12 months away"
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    Vuzix claims that see-through augmented reality glasses are "12 months away"

    By 27 October 2010

    Although Vuzix has just launched its £1499 3D augmented reality glasses, its Wrap 920AR headset, primarily for the development community and software professionals, this is only the latest salvo by the company in its AR roadmap. Indeed, the company already...

  • VIDEO: CWJobs and Symbian co-founder David Wood create World's first AR CV
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    VIDEO: CWJobs and Symbian co-founder David Wood create World's first AR CV

    By 13 October 2010

    IT recruitment specialist CWJobs.co.uk has teamed with David Wood, the co-founder of Symbian, to create what it believes to be the World's first augmented reality CV. The company has also launched a competition for two IT jobseekers to win the chance...

  • VIDEO: Unlogo - advertising's worst enemy
    Phones

    VIDEO: Unlogo - advertising's worst enemy

    By 8 October 2010

    Pocket-lint is not anti-capitalist in any way. (Nor are we capitalist, or politically inclined in any way at all - why can't we all just get along?) So it wasn't Jeff Crouse's anti-corporate message that appealed to us about the Unlogo project, but the...

  • Royal Mail posts world's first intelligent stamp
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    Royal Mail posts world's first intelligent stamp

    By 3 September 2010

    Yeah, yeah, yeah - we know what you're thinking. "Stamps and trains, I better put on my anorak for this one". But there is a cool tech angle, we promise. Stick with it. For Royal Mail has released the world's first intelligent stamps in its Great British...

  • VIDEO: Rock Band of the future - augmented reality style
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Rock Band of the future - augmented reality style

    By 31 August 2010

    Musician and ex-pro Guitar Hero player (no, really) Freddie Wong has given us a glimpse of what he believes will be the future for Rock Band and such games. And why not? Combining augmented reality (graphical overlay) onto real instruments may be some...

  • Hands-on: Augmented reality Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
    Phones

    Hands-on: Augmented reality Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

    By 3 July 2010

    If any one thing could be called the star feature at Qualcomm's Uplinq developers' conference, in San Diego, USA, it was augmented reality (AR). The chipset manufacturer was keen to hawk around its Android-based development tools, and, considering the...

  • Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee
    Gadgets

    Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

    By 24 June 2010

    We first saw Parrot's fantastically futuristic looking augmented reality gaming experience, the AR.Drone, at CES back in January. And now, the boys' toy has been given an official launch date. On 18 August you'll be able to pick up one of these iPhone...

  • Virtually try on Tissot's T-Touch watches at Selfridges
    Gadgets

    Virtually try on Tissot's T-Touch watches at Selfridges

    By 14 May 2010

    Take a walk down Oxford Street this weekend and you might just see a crowd of people standing by Selfridges' window wearing paper watches. But don't worry, you haven't missed out on the latest fashion fad, you'll have stumbled across Tissot's augmented...

  • Google Goggles can now translate
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    Google Goggles can now translate

    By 7 May 2010

    Google has announced that one of Android's flagship apps, Google Goggles, has been given an upgrade that offers auto-translation facilities to users. All you need to do to use it is point your phone's camera at the phrase in question, draw a box around...

  • VIDEO: Lego rolls out augmented reality boxes
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    VIDEO: Lego rolls out augmented reality boxes

    By 19 April 2010

    Lego has been tinkering with augmented reality over the last few months, and the first results are starting to make their way into Lego stores across the world - powered by technology from Metaio, who also worked on Vuzix's AR devices. In the video above,...

  • Augmented Reality check - does AR stand a chance?
    Phones

    Augmented Reality check - does AR stand a chance?

    By 11 April 2010

    Sometimes we have to project out and then come back to the present to validate our assumptions. You have to make a forecast not just in terms of technology, but also consumer behaviour, commercial ecosystem, and other factors and then evaluate what the...

  • Visions of personal mobility: 2015
    Phones

    Visions of personal mobility: 2015

    By 2 April 2010

    The changes in the ways we manage and enjoy our lifestyle will be many and seem somewhat rapid to casual bystanders over the next 5 years. But to the digital residents and immigrants of today it will all seem very natural and logical, thanks to many factors....

  • The touchy feely future of the user-interface
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    The touchy feely future of the user-interface

    By 31 March 2010

    The user interface is big business right now. In truth, it always was, but it's taken the mass popularisation of the iPhone to bring it the public agenda. Until then, a good interface was one which you didn't notice. If no one mentioned it, then it was...

  • 2015 according to the futurologists
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    2015 according to the futurologists

    By 29 March 2010

    Welcome back to Future Week on Pocket-lint. We thought we'd leave our final piece of Day 1 to the experts to have their say on what life will be like in 2015. We took five different future gazers and strategists with different specialities and fields...

  • Will Augmented Reality change the way we see the future?
    Phones

    Will Augmented Reality change the way we see the future?

    By 29 March 2010

    One of the biggest buzz words in technology at the moment is the idea of Augmented Reality or AR as it's become known to its friends. Smartphone users will know it through apps like Google Goggles or Street View on the G1, both of which involve waving...

  • GM adding augmented reality to cars
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    GM adding augmented reality to cars

    By 18 March 2010

    US car manufacturer General Motors is working on adding augmented reality systems to car windscreens, helping drivers pay attention to particular objects on the road. The "enhanced vision system", as it's called, is based on a combination of sensors both...

  • Augmented Reality for Yellow Pages app
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    Augmented Reality for Yellow Pages app

    By 15 March 2010

    Yell has issued an update to its iPhone application which adds Augmented Reality. If you're unfamiliar with the term, then imagine an overlay on life that marks points of interest, shops and businesses. Using the iPhone's camera, GPS and compass, Yell...

  • VIDEO: Augmented Identity mobile app unveiled
    Apps

    VIDEO: Augmented Identity mobile app unveiled

    By 24 February 2010

    The latest little treat to spurt out Swedish software house The Astonishing Tribe might concern those of you who were first in the queue to upgrade your Facebook privacy settings. It's a mobile app called Recognizr, which allows the user to point their...

  • VIDEO: Tiger Beer's augmented reality iPhone app for Chinese New Year
    Phones

    VIDEO: Tiger Beer's augmented reality iPhone app for Chinese New Year

    By 12 February 2010

    With Chinese New Year due to kick off on Sunday 14 February, Tiger Beer is offering a free app to help revelers celebrate. At the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the app points users to the best events, restaurants and bars in eight UK cities...

  • VIDEO: Augmented reality magazine debuts on t-shirt
    Gadgets

    VIDEO: Augmented reality magazine debuts on t-shirt

    By 21 January 2010

    A Swedish magazine called T-post has just launched, and is calling itself the "first wearable magazine". Why? Because it's in the form of a t-shirt. Every 6 weeks, subscribers get a t-shirt in the post. The news story - one per issue - is on the inside,...

  • Vuzix adds augmented reality to Wrap 920 glasses
    Gadgets

    Vuzix adds augmented reality to Wrap 920 glasses

    By 7 January 2010

    While the TV companies are offering high-end, wallet-hungry solutions to 3D TV delivery, Vuzix has rolled out yet another pair of Wraps that's been playing the game for years - this time, though, they're adding augmented reality too. The Vuzix Wrap 920AR...

  • VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked
    Phones

    VIDEO: Nude It iPhone app promises to let you see people nekked

    By 6 January 2010

    Careful where you point that thing, as the Nude It app for iPhone promises to turn your iPhone into a handheld device that shows people bare naked. Described as a "funny Augmented Reality application for the iPhone that lets you see through clothes",...

  • 10 technologies for the next decade
    Gaming

    10 technologies for the next decade

    By 30 December 2009

    Having experienced the technological wonders of the last 10 years, what have gadget and technology fans got to look forward to over the next 10. What will be big in 2020? Here are 10 buzz areas that you'll be talking about for quite some time, changing...