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  • Metaio at the Wearable Technology Conference, San Francisco

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    Adrian Plata
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    We’re driving fast in my car and we just want to have fun. Earlier this month, the Wearable Technologies Conference broke ground on its first event in San Francisco at Fort Mason. As the leading provider of augmented reality software for wearable technology, Metaio joined dozens of industry-leading wearable technology companies to show off some of […]
  • Paranoid time travellers in AR

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    toby
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hi everybody, I’m back from my vacation and it’s time to kick off with some summer updates! Guess I missed the biggest world cup party in Munich ever (congratz to the German team!), but that’s okay. I could watch the game in France with some Dutch beer (d’oh). :-) Quite some news happening to blog about, also steering towards big upcoming events (ISMAR 2014 in Munich, yeah!)… but for today I’d like to stick to a small update on a neat kickstarter pledge I’ve found, entitled “Modern Polaxis – A Modern Augmented Reality Comic”. Sutu, the…
  • Glass Explore and Explorer

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    Ori Inbar
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Google I/O kicked off today with not much fanfare around Glass. From a pure awareness stand point, Glass is the best thing that happened to Augmented Reality since the iPhone. And as a champion of the Augmented Reality industry from way back in 2007 – I am an avid supporter. But Glass Explorers* make me angry (*users of the Google Glass prototype.) I am not angry at Explorers because they love to walk on the street with Glass so that passerbys stop and ask them about it (although passerbys just want to take selfies with Glass) I am not angry at Explorers because they love getting…
  • Game Masters StoryBundle

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    Thomas K. Carpenter
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    I have great news for those of you who love fiction involving games.  One of my good friends and all-around amazing author, Anthea Lawson/Anthea Sharp, has collected a bunch of gaming related novels and the wonderful people at StoryBundle have put it up on an exclusive basis. Here’s what Anthea has to say about it: Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real… Welcome to the Game Masters Bundle–eight stories of gamer-themed fiction that explore the intersection of pixels and reality. Each of these tales takes a gamer-centric look at the…
  • YDreams’ technology enhancing visitor experience @ Bradesco Museum

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    Maria Palma
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    YDreams intervention at the Historical Bradesco Museum aimed at enhancing the visitor experience using interactive technologies. The museum is located at Bradesco Headquarters in Cidade de Deus, Osasco, Brazil. Watch video below!
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  • Paranoid time travellers in AR

    toby
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hi everybody, I’m back from my vacation and it’s time to kick off with some summer updates! Guess I missed the biggest world cup party in Munich ever (congratz to the German team!), but that’s okay. I could watch the game in France with some Dutch beer (d’oh). :-) Quite some news happening to blog about, also steering towards big upcoming events (ISMAR 2014 in Munich, yeah!)… but for today I’d like to stick to a small update on a neat kickstarter pledge I’ve found, entitled “Modern Polaxis – A Modern Augmented Reality Comic”. Sutu, the…
  • World Cup Fun!

    toby
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:28 am
    Hi everybody, people around the world are watching the soccer world cup again! So, let’s also enjoy a bit of augmentations of the game through some summer AR game fun! SoccAR The German team from dobesgames has developed an iOS app, where you can play soccer on your table – AR-style. Good if you don’t have tippkick figurines or anything you can use for a ball. Just put up the green and augment the rest. Either place objects as players or use your bare fingers. This can definitely get you through a boring game or the half time break! Head kicks for couch potatoes Sony…
  • Cartoon Creatures infesting an Animated Reality

    toby
    27 May 2014 | 5:10 am
    I’ve found a pretty cute video by Hombre_McSteez, titled Aug(De)Mented Reality, that I wanted to share, although I have to be careful not to post too many non-high-technical “fake” AR in the future. But with so many extra points in cuteness and effort, it’s worth a look and might inspire you to create some cell stop motion animation AR app toolkit! Enjoy the odd creature infested cartoon universe!
  • Sex, Technology, and Obsession

    toby
    22 May 2014 | 7:58 am
    Finally! A catchy headline! Today, I’d like to motivate you guys to take a look at another kickstarter project. It is a story about sex, technology and obsession! Well, it is a movie in form of a satire. But I like the concept very much and I think we need more cool visionary near-life sci-fi movies and demonstrations to get everybody inspired and get the creativity flowing how our favorite tech stuff could work in everyday life. Maye we can make this another highlight like Keiichi’s Domestic Robocop among others! This one comes from Creative Control and describes itself as A NEAR…
  • 3DXCITE Conference at one glance!

    toby
    19 May 2014 | 2:33 am
    Hi everybody, we had a great week and a great conference! Two days packed with demos and new solutions presented to the whole visualization world. To quickly wrap up and give a first impression of the show I edited a small (phone-cam’ed – sorry) video of some of the demos, that touch augmented reality. Official material will pop up later, but here you can have a sneak peak! What I especially liked was the tracked projection mapping demo for a clay model of a car, that uses the Werklicht projector hardware and a tracked wand to draw on the physical model with virtual colors. A…
 
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  • Metaio at the Wearable Technology Conference, San Francisco

    Adrian Plata
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    We’re driving fast in my car and we just want to have fun. Earlier this month, the Wearable Technologies Conference broke ground on its first event in San Francisco at Fort Mason. As the leading provider of augmented reality software for wearable technology, Metaio joined dozens of industry-leading wearable technology companies to show off some of […]
  • Weekest Links – Late July

    Adrian Plata
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Head in the clouds, Got no weight on my shoulders   Metaio | Junaio Recap ‘Bunnies in Newspapers,’ and Augmented Reality’s Functional Future – with Trak Lord of Metaio (Podcast #52) [Techmergence] It’s all an illusion: How augmented reality is changing the future of retail [Retail Dive] Doing Magic with Augmented Reality . . . […]
  • Doing Magic with Augmented Reality… for real!

    Anett Gläsel-Maslov
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    A guestpost by Andreea Raducan If you could do magic, what would be your favorite trick? Well, some might say: “let’s make money!” So too did Simon Pierro  with his “How to get rich…!” magic trick, which he is now sharing with everyone in an amazing video proving that it is truly possible! What is the […]
  • Weekest Links – Mid July

    Adrian Plata
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There was little doubt in our minds that Germany would win yesterday. Congrats to the German National Team for a victory well deserved! Now in other news. . . . Metaio | Junaio Recap Google’s Augmented Reality Game INGRESS now available for iOS [Augmented Blog] Navigate Tokyo with the help of augmented reality penguins! [RocketNews24] From kids to […]
  • Google’s Augmented Reality Game INGRESS now available for iOS

    Anett Gläsel-Maslov
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Long expected, finally available!  Launched in 2012, more than 4 million people in over 200 countries have already played Ingress on Android-based devices. Today, Google’s Niantic Labs has released the iOS version of the Alternate Reality game that lets gamers explore more than 300 million portals worldwide. In the game you decide to either join the resistance or […]
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  • Glass Explore and Explorer

    Ori Inbar
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Google I/O kicked off today with not much fanfare around Glass. From a pure awareness stand point, Glass is the best thing that happened to Augmented Reality since the iPhone. And as a champion of the Augmented Reality industry from way back in 2007 – I am an avid supporter. But Glass Explorers* make me angry (*users of the Google Glass prototype.) I am not angry at Explorers because they love to walk on the street with Glass so that passerbys stop and ask them about it (although passerbys just want to take selfies with Glass) I am not angry at Explorers because they love getting…
  • Guest Post: Presence – The Powerful Sensation Making Virtual Reality Ready for Primetime

    nataleegibson
    19 May 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Evolving the Human Machine Interface Part III The concept of Presence in Virtual Reality (VR) has been gaining popularity over the past year, particularly within the gaming community. With consumer VR devices in development from Oculus, Sony, and more than likely Microsoft, Presence has become the metric by which we evaluate all VR experiences. But Presence is difficult to describe to someone who has never tried VR. “It’s like I was actually there. It made me feel like what I was seeing was actually happening to me, as though I was experiencing it for real,” is how one colleague…
  • Guest Post: Harnessing the Power of Human Vision

    nataleegibson
    14 May 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Harnessing the Power of Human Vision By Mike Nichols, VP Content and Applications at SoftKinetic For some time now, we’ve been in the midst of a transition away from computing on a single screen. Advances in technology, combined with the accessibility of the touch-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) have enabled mobile computing to explode. This trend will undoubtedly continue to evolve as we segue into more wearable Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. While AR and VR may provide substantially different experiences to their flat screen contemporaries, both AR and…
  • Guest Post: Evolving the Human Machine Interface

    nataleegibson
    2 May 2014 | 4:35 pm
    How the World Is Finally Ready For Virtual and Augmented Reality By Mike Nichols, VP, Content and Applications at SoftKinetic The year is 1979 and Richard Bolt, a student at MIT, demonstrates a program that enables the control of a graphic interface by combining both speech and gesture recognition. As the video of his thesis below demonstrates, Richard points at a projected screen image and issues a variety of verbal commands like “put that there”, to control the placement of images within a graphical interface in what he calls a “natural user modality”. “Put-That-There”:…
  • 4 years at ARNY: Augmented Reality meetup celebrates 1500 members, 200 demos, new startups.

    Ori Inbar
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:57 am
    I founded the Augmented Reality New York meetup (ARNY) exactly 4 years ago as a labor of love, and it developed a life of it’s own: attracting nearly 1500 members, introducing 200 Augmented Reality demos, helping advance AR in NYC, creating partnerships, helping AR enthusiasts find jobs, and spurring some fantastic AR startups. How did we celebrate last night’s ARNY? With a fantastic collections of speakers and demos from all over the world: Israel, Canada, Columbia and New York City. Huge shout out for our wonderful host Mark Skwarek at NYU Poly! 1) Brendan Scully - Metaio -…
 
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  • Game Masters StoryBundle

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    I have great news for those of you who love fiction involving games.  One of my good friends and all-around amazing author, Anthea Lawson/Anthea Sharp, has collected a bunch of gaming related novels and the wonderful people at StoryBundle have put it up on an exclusive basis. Here’s what Anthea has to say about it: Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real… Welcome to the Game Masters Bundle–eight stories of gamer-themed fiction that explore the intersection of pixels and reality. Each of these tales takes a gamer-centric look at the…
  • New Release — Voyage of Alexandria

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Greetings Travelers! My pen has been racing across the parchment as the steam-trams thunder through Otherland Station like ornate mechanical elephants.  Upon their graceful backs, I took another journey to that far-flung place, ancient Alexandria, bringing back tales of Heron the Inventor.  My gear is damp and salt-crusted, but the journey was worth it.  I hope the tale will inspire you as much as it did me.  The sixth novel of the Alexandrian Saga, Voyage of Alexandria, is available for your consumption through your favorite book acquisition contraption.  As a special nod to my dear…
  • The First Run: A Sorri Lyrax Story

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    22 May 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Greetings, travelers. On my last visit to Otherland Station, I observed the story of a girl named Sorri Lyrax living in a far-flung future in which humans can travel the stars as easily as we cross the street.  I recorded everything that happened and place it here for your education.  A warning for those with a delicate heart, this is a tale of action and survival.  Be warned.           The First Run: A Sorri Lyrax Delivery Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight Episode Nine Episode Ten Episode Eleven…
  • The Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza Deals

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    As you can see from the post following this one, a group of wildly talented authors, including me (humble of me, right?), have banded together to give readers a week of spectacular deals on steampunk fiction.  We’re calling it The Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza. For the week of April 21st to 26th, everyone’s books will be at least 50% off normal price.  I’ll be offering my book, Fires of Alexandria, for $0.99 during the deal.  The deals listed in the following post are only shown for Amazon, but my book will be reduced price across multiple sites.  If you’re…
  • Interview – Wendy Callahan

    Thomas K. Carpenter
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    On April 21st, we’ll be unleashing the Indie Steampunk Lit Extravaganza on the world.  One of the authors, Wendy Callahan, has agreed to sit down and answer my questions about her writing and the event. Q: Why steampunk?A: I love that the steampunk aesthetic leaves so much room to explore, and experiment. As a history buff, it’s fun to take one of my favorite eras – the Victorian Age/industrial revolution – and play with what might have been. Rules and I don’t get along very well with each other, but literary freedom is one of my best pals. Q: What makes your…
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  • YDreams’ technology enhancing visitor experience @ Bradesco Museum

    Maria Palma
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    YDreams intervention at the Historical Bradesco Museum aimed at enhancing the visitor experience using interactive technologies. The museum is located at Bradesco Headquarters in Cidade de Deus, Osasco, Brazil. Watch video below!
  • “Senna Emotion” on the road again

    Maria Palma
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Brazilian TV reporter does a step by step guided tour (in Portuguese) of YDreams’ interactive “Senna Emotion” exhibition @ Shopping Iguatemi Florianópolis:
  • YDreams & Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory!

    Maria Palma
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    YDreams & Coca-Cola pairing up again for the beverage maker’s “Happiness Factory” (Fábrica da Felicidade) in Brazil. Check out the video below:
  • The Coca-Cola Trophy Tour for World Cup 2014

    Maria Palma
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Before the 2014 World Cup was in full swing, YDreams developed numerous interactive experiences for the Coca Cola Trophy Tour in Brazil! Interactive experiences included a game of Digital Fuss-ball and the chance to put yourself in the shoes of a footballer and simulate free throws, play goalie or see who sprints the fastest across the pitch! Video below!
  • The 2014 World Cup the Ziphius Way

    Maria Palma
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:02 am
    The team pitted Portuguese Ziphius against Brazilian Ziphius in a fun game in the pool
 
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  • ModiFace – Virtual plastic surgery app lets users alter selfies

    Kiran Voleti
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    This is it! Our next generation virtual makeover application that has SO many features packed and a very cool new interface. Try on photo-realistic cosmetics, hairstyles, instant looks, accessories, remove blemishes and so much more! You can take a photo with your camera, upload from your Album or Facebook, or choose a model to try on nearly 2,000 unique products and hairstyles. You can now try eye shadows, eye liners, mascara, lipstick, lip liner, blush, false lashes, bronzers, foundation, and hairstyles with just a few touches of the screen! Here are the most exciting features of Virtual…
  • Guideo – Discover your favourite cities with our Guideo Augmented Reality Tours

    Kiran Voleti
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Discover your favourite cities with our Guideo Augmented Reality Tours. You can learn about their history and curious stories while enjoying incredible recreations which use the cities themselves as the backdrop. Travel back in time! See mythological characters! See the unique events of cities through the eyes of the people! Available for iPad Mini, iPad 2 or higher, IPhone 4S or higher. Internet connection, GPS and iOS 6.1 or later required. Guideo has a series of tools so you can enjoy and get the most out of the tours: 2D maps so you can find your position at all times. Augmented Reality…
  • Augmented Reality Interview with “Dino Sofos” of Cloud Digital

    Kiran Voleti
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    “Dino Sofos” is a MD & Sound Designer at Cloud Digital Bio of Dino Sofos: Sound Designer, Mixer, Music Composer and Digital Services Producer at Cloud Digital Productions. Previously Audio Post Mixer at Channel 4 TV, Red Bee Media (Production Center) & Concrete (London & Metropolis Post). Currently head of Audio Post at Berwick Post & Cloud Digital. Specialties: Media Services Production, Sound Design, Sound Editing & Mixing for Promos, Corporate & Event Films, Trailers, Documentaries, Commercials & Feature Films. Original Music Composition &…
  • Soft Walls Augmented Reality

    Kiran Voleti
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    “Soft Walls” is a public exhibit at Sea Point promenade by photographer Sydelle Willow Smith and is part of the ART54 project. Layar Certified Partner, Digital Narrative has added Augmented Reality to the exhibition. It’s easy to interact. Download the free Layar app at get.layar.com, scan the photo panels and discover additional content, meet the artist and join in on the social conversation. The series of images seeks to deal with the relationships between migrated African nationals and South Africans; revealing the subtle ways in which individuals make sense of their…
  • Jaguar reveals new ‘virtual windscreen concept’

    Kiran Voleti
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    New head-up display concept shows optimum racing, braking guidance and tracks fastest lap times. See this stunning new technology in action.
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  • Augmented Reality Increases Visits To Aquarium

    Matthew Szymczyk
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    We always like to share Augmented Reality data we come across and this is another results-driven use of AR.  From Geek.com: “It is not particularly easy to locate the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo anymore. This 35-year-old facility noticed a significant drop in attendance over the last couple years, and the biggest reason for this, according to the Aquarium, was the volume of distractions that made it difficult to just stumble upon the facility and spend a day there. To solve this problem, an augmented reality (AR) app was built to help would-be Aquarium visitors locate the facility by…
  • Compilation Video of Zugara Virtual Dressing Room Technology for Omnichannel Retail

    Matthew Szymczyk
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
      We’ve recently created a video showcasing different examples of our Virtual Dressing Room Technology for Omnichannel Retail.  In the video there are variety of use cases for how our virtual dressing room software has been deployed for the web, events and in-store retail.  WSS for Web features examples of our successful Barbie’s Dream Closet campaign.  WSS for Kiosks features recent event uses including PayPal and Nokia.  And finally, we have some examples of VSS for in-store retail that shows recent deployments with Samsung and Nordstrom at NRF 2014 and Samsung UK and…
  • Online Shoppers Prefer Buying On PC’s Over Mobile Devices

    Matthew Szymczyk
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    A recent Wall Street Journal article features results from a UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study (PDF) that shows some interesting data on why people choose PC over mobile for their online shopping.  Given the current challenges with mobile commerce, it’s not surprising to see the top 2 selections as selected by survey participants.  43% selected “can’t get a clear or large enough image of the product” and 34% selected “product information cannot be easily viewed”. Some other surprising data from the study involves how shoppers are using PC’s and…
  • Kinect Game Platform For Experiential Marketing

    Matthew Szymczyk
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    Avoid and Capture Game Event Example – Verizon Zugara now has our popular Avoid and Capture game platform available with Kinect for experiential marketing.  The Avoid and Capture game platform combines the best features of motion capture, gesture interaction and augmented reality for a unique and fun gameplay experience. Avoid and Capture gameplay includes a fast-paced “avoid” bad items and “capture” good items engine that challenges players to use motions and gestures to build their score.  An example of Avoid and Capture gameplay is featured below: Avoid and…
  • How Does The Kinect 2 Compare To The Kinect 1?

    Matthew Szymczyk
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    Microsoft recently announced that the Kinect 2 will be available for developers July 15th and a general market release later this year.  Zugara has been part of the Kinect 2 beta program since late 2013 and we can attest to the significant improvements available for the next generation Kinect 2 camera.  The biggest notable difference? The higher resolution capability of the Kinect 2 camera.  Though the Kinect 1 device is a vast improvement over regular webcams, the Kinect 1 is restricted by it’s lower resolution output.  The comparison image below represents the visual input…
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  • Trinity Magnum- The VR Controller

    Bridget Wilson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Trinity VR has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its VR Controller, Trinity Magnum. The goal of the company is to create a product for the gamers which will help them to play the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hattrick Wear Lets You View the Augmented World

    Olivia Young
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you wanted to lay your hands on Google Glass but the steep price has made it impossible for you to get this wearable device, you might want to check out this augmented reality headset known as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Try On Trainers Virtually with Lacoste AR App

    Christopher Jackson
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Lacoste, the international brand has now made its entry in the world of augmented reality. It has launched an AR app which will allow shoppers to virtually try on trainers from their new range. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are you Ready to Play a 3D Printed Baseball Game?

    Bridget Wilson
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Ever since its innovation, 3D printing has come a long way. With each passing day this technology is being used in different areas. Right from jewelry, to prosthetics, 3D printing is making its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lux-Ar Launches Lux AR App to Boost Real Estate Service

    Bridget Wilson
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    The use of augmented reality is increasing with each passing day as different businesses are launching their own AR apps to reach out to their consumers. The latest to launch an augmented reality... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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