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Wearable computers and hidden projectors

Wearable computers and hidden projectors

By Dan Sung

“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... Read more

The history of augmented reality

The history of augmented reality

By Dan Sung

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.... Read more

Augmented reality in action - advertising and retail

Augmented reality in action - advertising and retail

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

10 augmented reality tricks to try right now

10 augmented reality tricks to try right now

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Achieving the AR dream through games

Achieving the AR dream through games

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

What is Augmented Reality?

What is Augmented Reality?

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint

Welcome to AR Week on Pocket-lint

By Dan Sung

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... Read more

Sony Vaio L series hands-on

Sony Vaio L series hands-on

By Dan Sung

Sony has announced its new Vaio L series all-in-one multimedia PC, which the company hopes will become the centre of your family's multimedia world.The facts of the matter are that PCs more than ever are the centre for family life, so there is the need... Read more

Sony Vaio S series hands-on

Sony Vaio S series hands-on

By Dan Sung

As ever, it's the more office orientated models that make the better Sony Vaios, and the Sony Vaio S series was no exception when Pocket-lint got hands on at the London launch.Sitting next to the eye-piercing C series, the brushed aluminium body of the... Read more

Sony Vaio C series hands-on

Sony Vaio C series hands-on

By Dan Sung

Unique design is something which Sony Vaio prides itself on and the laptop maker has certainly kept up part of its mission with the launch of the Sony Vaio C Series in London.As ever, Pocket-lint was at hand with trusty camera and SD card ready to fill,... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Tank Hero review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Tank Hero review (Android)

By Dan Sung

You've mastered Angry Birds, you've Flick Kicked until you can score no more and now it's time to look for a new casual game to eat up your time, your life and make journeys pass in the blink of an eye. Welcome Android users. This is your lucky day because... Read more

Real life spy gadgets

Real life spy gadgets

By Dan Sung

Ejecter seats, super magnetic watches, guns you can make from a cigarette case and a cuff link - sadly none of these exist in the lives of real spies but Pocket-lint spoke to surveillance expert and ex-SAS member, Dave Thomas to find out what does. “All... Read more

Red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo hands-on

Red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo hands-on

By Dan Sung

For those who prefer a smartphone of colour, Vodafone has grabbed an exclusive for its customers with the red Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. It's expected to arrive on virtual shelves in the coming weeks but before you have to make the agonising decision,... Read more

White Google Nexus S hands-on

White Google Nexus S hands-on

By Dan Sung

The world loves a shiny white smartphone and it seems that both Google and Vodafone are aware of this as together they bring the exclusive that is the white Google Nexus S Android phone.Rocking the Gingerbread version the open source mobile OS, the pretty... Read more

HTC Incredible S vs HTC Incredible

HTC Incredible S vs HTC Incredible

By Dan Sung

The HTC Incredible, or Droid Incredible as it’s known in the States, has been a hugely popular handset. Available only on the Verizon network, it picked up rave review after rave review when it arrived in 2010. One year on and HTC has decided that something... Read more

HTC Desire S vs HTC Desire

HTC Desire S vs HTC Desire

By Dan Sung

What a difference a year makes. Or does it? That’s the question we need to ask ourselves as we take a closer look at the HTC Desire S. Launched at Mobile World Congress 2011, the update 12 months on from the hugely successful HTC Desire was welcomed... Read more

HTC Desire S vs iPhone 4

HTC Desire S vs iPhone 4

By Dan Sung

It's been a while since the Desire took the world by storm but thankfully HTC is well aware of that. In repsonse, the Taiwanese company refreshed its line of smartphones at Mobile World Conference 2011 and that included a few bumps for one of 2010's top... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo vs LG Optimus One

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo vs LG Optimus One

By Dan Sung

With top of the range hot rod smartphones popping up all over the place, the prices of these mobiles are absolutely rocketing and the fact of the matter is that not everyone has £500 to burn - even slowly over the course of 24 months. Thankfully, help... Read more

HTC Flyer vs Apple iPad

HTC Flyer vs Apple iPad

By Dan Sung

With such an astounding pedigree in the smartphone space over the last few years, the gadget-loving world has been waiting with bated breath to see what HTC would come up with in the way of a tablet. So, now that the HTC Flyer has arrived, what better... Read more

LG Optimus Pad vs Motorola Xoom

LG Optimus Pad vs Motorola Xoom

By Dan Sung

After a bit of a false start at CES 2011, the Android tablets are now out in force and each of them promising Google's exciting Honeycomb OS. With seemingly none of the manufacturers adding their own UIs on top of the software, the gadgets' hardware itself... Read more

Motorola Xoom vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

Motorola Xoom vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V

By Dan Sung

The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has made one hell of an impact at launch in Barcelona but there was another device from the Korean manufacturer out at MWC 2011 making plenty of waves of its own. If you haven’t already, then come and meet the Samsung... Read more

iPhone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S II

iPhone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S II

By Dan Sung

Samsung has launched its flagship smartphone in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy S II (2) (GT I9100) as the curtain has gone up on the Mobile World Congress 2011 trade show in Barcelona. We’re not going to hide this from the start. It sounds seriously... Read more

7 days living without...a smartphone

7 days living without...a smartphone

By Dan Sung

MWC 2011 is around the corner and with it another flush of the very smartest of smartphones just waiting to wow the world. This year looks set to herald the dawn of the dual-core handset, putting mobiles very nearly on a level footing with a lot of laptops... Read more

Fluency 2 - the next evolution of SwiftKey

Fluency 2 - the next evolution of SwiftKey

By Dan Sung

TouchType will be demoing the next generation of its SwiftKey Android keyboard software in Barcelona at MWC 2011. Pocket-lint has had wind of this for a little while. What we know now as fact is that the app, possibly under the name Fluency 2 to reflect... Read more

Pure Evoke Mio receives colour injection

Pure Evoke Mio receives colour injection

By Dan Sung

The highly regarded Pure Evoke Mio radio has just hit town once again, this time with your kitchen in mind. The DAB specialist has introduced five colour choices pretty much guaranteed to suit every home between them.Each is finished in a leatherette... Read more

Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad

Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad

By Dan Sung

The big event in San Francisco has hit and finally we know all about the HP TouchPad and all its webOS 3.0 glory. As usual on Pocket-lint, we can’t resist looking at a spec sheet without opening up our files and pulling out a gadget with which it’s... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P300 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Nikon Coolpix P300 vs Canon PowerShot S95

By Dan Sung

It seems everyone’s getting in on the high end compact camera sector these days and a good thing too. The launch of the Nikon Coolpix P300 makes it the latest player to enter the game and it’s got some very interesting tricks up its sleeve. The question... Read more

The ultimate snowboarder's suitcase

The ultimate snowboarder's suitcase

By Dan Sung

This is the ultimate snowboarder's suitcase. We're not talking about a bag to carry your snowboard in but the travel case full of the very best clothes and kit you could possibly choose. Naturally, the sky's the limit as far as budget goes here, so we've... Read more

Kodak ESP C310 inkjet printer hands on

Kodak ESP C310 inkjet printer hands on

By Dan Sung

Are you a mum in a photo active family? Are you mid-income with high aspirations for your children whom you wish to be successful and creative? If that’s sounds like you, then you should be buying a Kodak ESP C-series inkjet printer and, according to... Read more

Kodak: Printing at home is still too expensive

Kodak: Printing at home is still too expensive

By Dan Sung

How expensive do you think it is to print a photo at home? While prices are coming down, far too many of us believe that printing from home is something that only the rich can afford.“There’s been a shift from home printing into retail printing -... Read more

Bringing the ski slopes to you

Bringing the ski slopes to you

By Dan Sung

Welcome back to Snow Week on Pocket-lint. While all our fantastic articles on winter sports - how to plan them and making sure you've got the best gear to enjoy them - are a fantastic read, it can be a little depressing if you've neither the money nor... Read more

Sony PSP vs Sony NGP (PSP2)

Sony PSP vs Sony NGP (PSP2)

By Dan Sung

The announcement of the Sony Playstation NGP or PSP2, as some are referring to it, looks to have set a hyperactive cat amongst some, until now, rather lethargic pigeons. The world was still a little sleepy from CES 2011 and then, wham, we’ve got the... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Premier Inn review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Premier Inn review (iPhone)

By Dan Sung

Picture the scene. It’s late. Your eyelids are getting heavy. The pitter-patter of the rain on your windscreen starts to swim into the sound of talk radio as you watch the white lines on the motorway disappear under your car one after the other.You... Read more

The noisiest jobs in the world - is one of them yours?

The noisiest jobs in the world - is one of them yours?

By Dan Sung

Everyone knows that certain occupations require exposure to loud noises but just because you’re not told to wear ear protection where you work, that doesn’t mean you're safe.Damage to your hearing can happen in two main ways. The first is by sudden... Read more

Best selling iPad apps of all time

Best selling iPad apps of all time

By Dan Sung

Apps are big business nowadays. If you need evidence, you only have to look at the fact that Apple recently reached the staggering ten billion app download milestone. We've already taken you through the most downloaded iPhone apps ever, so we figured... Read more

INTERVIEW: Neon Play's Paper Glider - the 10 billionth App Store download

INTERVIEW: Neon Play's Paper Glider - the 10 billionth App Store download

By Dan Sung

Oli Christie might not have won the National Lottery on Saturday night but at about the same he hit a jackpot of his own. Having just put his kids to bed the MD of Cirencester based app development firm Neon Play went down stairs to find a missed call... Read more

Best selling iPhone apps of all time

Best selling iPhone apps of all time

By Dan Sung

There are app lists and there are app lists. This one, however, is neither of those. This one is the app list. It's the app list because it represents not just what Pocket-lint thinks are good apps - although incidentally, it's well worth keeping you... Read more

Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone

Lovefilm and Amazon to bring movies to your phone

By Dan Sung

With so many dealings with each other in the past, it's of little surprise that Amazon has finally decided to buy up UK based movie rental service Lovefilm. The companies have been intertwined ever since Lovefilm acquired Amazon's European DVD rental... Read more

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

By Dan Sung

Jimmy Wales looks exactly like his picture. Any of Wikipedia’s 400 million readers would recognise the site’s founder as he sits across a coffee table from Pocket-lint on a wet afternoon in a ground floor office space in East London. There’s the... Read more

iOS 4.3 - all the details from the developer drop

iOS 4.3 - all the details from the developer drop

By Dan Sung

iOS 4.3 has arrived for those on the developer side of the iPhone platform but that doesn?t mean that the rest of us can?t get a few sneaky looks of what we can expect when it turns up on our handsets in the not too distant future. March is the expect... Read more

iPhone 4 Verizon vs iPhone 4 AT&T

iPhone 4 Verizon vs iPhone 4 AT&T

By Dan Sung

Finally AT&T has some competition in the US as the iPhone hits Verizon. Just because there are two networks carrying Apple’s darling though, that doesn’t mean that it’s quite the same deal with both companies. Yes, there’s that small matter of... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Mint.com (Internet, iPhone & Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Mint.com (Internet, iPhone & Android)

By Dan Sung

Today we’re going to excite you and deflate you in equal measure. Then we’re going to give you another tickle of hope and call it a day. When we started App of the Day all the way back in two thousand and something or other, we began with a mission... Read more

Fujifilm FinePix X100 hands on

Fujifilm FinePix X100 hands on

By Dan Sung

UPDATE: We've had a second chance to get some more pictures of the camera at CES in Las Vegas (7 January) so we've added them in with this set so you can see more of the camera up close. Unfortunately the camera still isn't a working model and Fujifilm... Read more

Dell Streak 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G

Dell Streak 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G

By Dan Sung

The two hot 7-inch tablets at CES 2011 have to be the Dell Streak 7 and the new and improved Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G. But the question for us at Pocket-lint, as ever, is which one of them is better? Which one is the mini-tab that you should be spending... Read more

Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad

Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad

By Dan Sung

The Motorola Xoom is here with all its Android 3.0 Honeycomb fun and, yes, it looks sexy. That’s right, we said sexy. If you want an idea of just how sexy we think it is, then take a look at Rik’s sexy hands all over it. Of course, now that we’ve... Read more

Android 3.0 Honeycomb: all the details...

Android 3.0 Honeycomb: all the details...

By Dan Sung

While the majority of Google phone users still wait for their Gingerbread update, CES 2011 has brought us a sneak preview of Android 3.0 aka Android Honeycomb. Rather than handsets, this time it?s all about the tablet and, in fact, larger devices in general,... Read more

Olympus XZ-1 vs Panasonic LX5

Olympus XZ-1 vs Panasonic LX5

By Dan Sung

The launch of the Olympus XZ-1 high end point and shoot camera at CES 2011 brings yet another contender into what has become a very exciting genre of device for both enthusiasts and beginners alike. We’ve already had our review team give the Panasonic... Read more

Olympus XZ-1 vs Canon PowerShot S95

Olympus XZ-1 vs Canon PowerShot S95

By Dan Sung

The launch of the Olympus XZ-1 camera at CES 2011 brings yet another contender into what has become a very exciting genre of device for both enthusiasts and beginners alike. We’ve already had our review team give the Canon PowerShot S95 the one, twice,... Read more

Toshiba ready to sell glasses-free 3D TVs

Toshiba ready to sell glasses-free 3D TVs

By Dan Sung

The world knew that CES 2011 was going to have a heavy 3D bent, but to go glasses-free so soon is the big news from Toshiba.The self-proclaimed leader of innovation has put its money where its mouth is at its press conference in Vegas by saying that there'll... Read more

LG shows off glasses-free 3D mobile phone screen

LG shows off glasses-free 3D mobile phone screen

By Dan Sung

LG is puffing up its chest at CES 2011 by showing off a 3D screen for mobile phones that doesn't need you to wear glasses. The 4.3-inch, 480x800px (WVGA) display is a touchscreen LCD panel solution on top of which sits the clever part that does the autostereoscopic... Read more