Augmented Reality archive

  • VIDEO: Stella Artois offers augmented reality Le Bar Guide iPhone app
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    VIDEO: Stella Artois offers augmented reality Le Bar Guide iPhone app

    By 3 December 2009

    While we've recently brought you news of an iPhone app that will help you moderate your drinking, here's one that will help you find more places in which to do it. A new augmented reality iPhone app created by developer Acrossair, Le Bar Guide lets users...

  • VIDEO: Stella Artois offers augmented reality Christmas card
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    VIDEO: Stella Artois offers augmented reality Christmas card

    By 30 November 2009

    Stella Artois has launched a Christmas "Send a Card, Save a Tree" campaign that lets consumers send a free, branded, beer-themed augmented reality Christmas eCard. The save-a-tree bit comes in with Stella Artois "securing the future of a rainforest tree"...

  • VIDEO: WorkSnug workplace-finding iPhone app launches
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    VIDEO: WorkSnug workplace-finding iPhone app launches

    By 23 November 2009

    Those clued up on the 2009 tech scene will grasp this concept straight away as it's just so very "now". Using augmented reality, the new WorkSnug iPhone app, created in conjunction with Plantronics, lets iPhone owners see at a glance suitable perching...

  • VIDEO: John Mayer offers augmented reality music vid
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    VIDEO: John Mayer offers augmented reality music vid

    By 21 October 2009

    American artist John Mayer has launched an augmented reality music video to accompany the song Heartbreak Warfare. As with similar PC-based augmented reality offerings fans hold an image - either as a print-out or on a mobile phone screen - up to a webcam...

  • VIDEO: Layar comes to iPhone 3GS
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    VIDEO: Layar comes to iPhone 3GS

    By 16 October 2009

    Layar, the augmented reality browser which lets you search Google Local for locations in your area and then overlay them on an image captured by your camera, has now been made available for the iPhone 3GS. Long a favourite of Android users, the app displays...

  • VIDEO: London gets WorkSnug iPhone app
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    VIDEO: London gets WorkSnug iPhone app

    By 23 September 2009

    A company called WorkSnug has announced an iPhone application that uses augmented reality to help you find quiet places where you can log on to a Wi-Fi signal and work in London. The app overlays locations onto the world around you using the iPhone 3GS's...

  • VIDEO: Layar's 3D augmented reality brings Pac-man to real life
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    VIDEO: Layar's 3D augmented reality brings Pac-man to real life

    By 22 September 2009

    Developer Layar has announced the addition of 3D capabilities to its augmented reality browser platform. "The addition of 3D enables Layar developers to create more realistic and immersive augmented reality experiences for mobile devices", says the company....

  • VIDEO: Google Earth goes "live"
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    VIDEO: Google Earth goes "live"

    By 14 September 2009

    Clever folk at the Georgia Institute of Technology are presenting results of a recent project - "Augmenting Aerial Earth Maps with Dynamic Information". With the title managing to make it sound quite dull - which is nothing compared to how snoozily the...

  • Nokia prepping augmented reality solutions
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    Nokia prepping augmented reality solutions

    By 2 September 2009

    "Augmented reality", a way of bringing digital content to life in the "real world" is a bit of a buzz tech at the moment, and Nokia is currently working on various versions of the tech. Shown off at the Nokia World event in Germany, Nokia's augmented...

  • Augmented reality contact lenses planned
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    Augmented reality contact lenses planned

    By 2 September 2009

    A team of scientists at the University of Washington has developed and produced multiple prototypes of a contact lens that has an LED mounted on it. The unit is powered wirelessly by RF electrical signals, and represents the start of research that could...

  • London Bus iPhone app updated
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    London Bus iPhone app updated

    By 27 August 2009

    The London Bus iPhone application, which promises to tell you where your nearest bus or tube stop is, has been updated to add augmented reality overlays for the iPhone 3GS. When you turn it on, you can wave the camera around and it'll overlay the direction...

  • Lastminute's nru application now available
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    Lastminute's nru application now available

    By 14 August 2009

    Lastminute's "nru" application, which the company promised some time ago was coming soon to the iPhone, has arrived. It's been available for Android since January, but now there are more handsets with compasses available, it's rolling out elsewhere. Marko...

  • VIDEO: TwittARound augmented reality iPhone app
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    VIDEO: TwittARound augmented reality iPhone app

    By 21 July 2009

    Here is a demo of the first beta version of TwittARound - an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3GS. TwittARound shows live tweets around a user's location on the horizon. Because of video "see-through" effect, users can see where the tweet...

  • VIDEO: Augmented reality business card revealed
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    VIDEO: Augmented reality business card revealed

    By 20 July 2009

    If recent launches are anything to go by, this "augmented reality" we're hearing about is going to be big. Here London-based software developer James Alliban takes a business card and with a graphic printed on the card and a webcam, creates an augmented...

  • Lastminute to launch augmented reality app for iPhone 3GS
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    Lastminute to launch augmented reality app for iPhone 3GS

    By 8 July 2009

    Lastminute.com will launch an augmented reality application for the iPhone 3GS in the next couple of weeks Pocket-lint has learnt, that will allow people to find bars, restaurants and cinemas in their current location from their phone. The application,...

  • VIDEO: Transformers 3D webcam demo
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    VIDEO: Transformers 3D webcam demo

    By 17 June 2009

    To promote the new Transformers flick, "Revenge of the Fallen", Paramount has released a "ground-breaking" augmented reality webcam app. Using face-tracking tech, the app lets Transformers fans use their webcam to picture themselves with the original...

  • VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon
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    VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon

    By 17 June 2009

    Designed for Wimbledon 2009, the "Seer" app features "location-aware visualisation technology" that means watching the video is probably the best way to introduce this new, beta application from IBM for Android-based phones. IBM says the "augmented reality"...

  • Radio 1 trials augmented reality technology
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    Radio 1 trials augmented reality technology

    By 6 May 2008

    Radio 1 is trialling some new technology for Radio 1's Big Weekend to say thank you to listeners who applied for tickets but were unsuccessful. "Band in Your Hand" gives these listeners an exclusive performance direct into their hand. People who were...