augmented reality

  • Zazzle Launches AR Technology To Let You See How Art Looks On Your Wall Before You Buy

    Zazzle Launches AR Technology To Let You See How Art Looks On Your Wall Before You Buy

    It’s been a while since we’ve written about DIY online shop, Zazzle. But the company has grown to be one of the largest customization companies out there, with 20 million unique visitors a month. And today the company is pressing forward with developing its own innovative new ways to help users more accurately customize and visualize their products. To do so, Zazzle is today… Read More

  • Wearable Augmented Reality System To Guide New Workers Remotely (Video)

    Wearable Augmented Reality System To Guide New Workers Remotely (Video)

    Augmented reality has one more use case: a team of researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed an AR guidance system that can help inexperienced or new workers navigate difficult situations remotely. The way it works is that the system (currently in prototype stage) makes it possible to share the first-person perspective of… Read More

  • Metaio Adds Gravity To Their Augmented Reality Platform

    Metaio Adds Gravity To Their Augmented Reality Platform

    German augmented reality firm Metaio showcased some updates to their core technologies today at this year’s ISMAR conference in Basel, Switzerland. The company is documenting this update with out-takes from some highly technical white papers and also, thankfully, with a few video demonstrations (for the algorithm-ly challenged out there – like me). The basic gist of this update… Read More

  • Augmented Reality App Maker CrowdOptic Scores $500,000 In New Funding

    Augmented Reality App Maker CrowdOptic Scores $500,000 In New Funding

    CrowdOptic, a maker of an augmented reality app and mobile analytics solutions for the enterprise, has raised $500,000 in new funding today in a round led by Bowman Capital. According to CEO Jon Fisher, CrowdOptic will use the new capital to accelerate development of products in the area of mobile-powered technology for live events as well as expand the security features of its platform. Read More

  • Total Immersion Launches D’Fusion Augmented Reality SDK Update And A New iOS Game (Video)

    Total Immersion Launches D’Fusion Augmented Reality SDK Update And A New iOS Game (Video)

    Augmented Reality company Total Immersion released a free, Augmented Reality SDK today called D’Fusion. The updated kit is specially designed for multi-platform developers of games, apps and marketing solutions. To mark the occasion (and demonstrate the tech) Total Immersion are also launching a free iOS game in the app store called Skinvaders. The game, which takes advantage of… Read More

  • 5 Product Innovations From CEATEC 2011 In Japan (Video Gallery)

    5 Product Innovations From CEATEC 2011 In Japan (Video Gallery)

    Truth be told, I wasn’t very impressed with what electronics makers showed at the CEATEC 2011 tech exhibition – especially because a lot of the new products were “leaked” to the Japanese press before the event started. However, here are a total of five of the coolest innovations Japanese companies showed at CEATEC 2011 in video form, delivered from our friends at Diginfo… Read More

  • Head Mounted Displays, DIY Augmented Reality And More At InsideAR

    Head Mounted Displays, DIY Augmented Reality And More At InsideAR

    I was able to attend Metaio’s InsideAR 2011 conference last week in Munich and check out many new and updated Augmented Reality concepts at the event. Several concepts I saw at the trade show portion resonated with where consumer AR is headed and some were merely for entertainment. But pretty much everything I saw tried, in some way, to push the envelope of technical possibility. I saw… Read More

  • Junaio 3.0 Mobile AR Browser Update. Now Scans Barcodes Too.

    Junaio 3.0 Mobile AR Browser Update. Now Scans Barcodes Too.

    Junaio, the mobile Augmented Reality browser created by German AR firm Metaio, has been updated this morning: Version 3.0 now supports scanning barcodes. Some of you are probably thinking “Whoop-dee-doo, every app can scan barcodes nowadays.” And you’re right; it’s not really a big deal in that sense. When you consider Junaio’s capability at advanced image… Read More

  • Metaio’s Augmented City Demo May Answer The Question Of AR’s Utility

    Metaio’s Augmented City Demo May Answer The Question Of AR’s Utility

    Augmented Reality veterans Metaio are announcing some more details about their upcoming insideAR conference scheduled to take place in Munich, Germany on September 26 – 27. While the speaker list for the event has been available since July, the greater theme for the conference is being updated via press release today. That theme is: “From a Vision to a Roadmap”. To help… Read More

  • Images Of The Vuzix STAR 1200 Augmented Reality Glasses

    The week of May 16th, Vuzix — makers of military and consumer grade Augmented Reality eyewear — announced their newest line of AR glasses as the STAR 1200. As their press release states, STAR stands for See-Through-Augmented-Reality and describes the killer feature of this new concept — transparent displays. Rather than viewing small, mounted video screens in the eyewear… Read More

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