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Tag: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Ghost Hunt Games Bring the Ghouls to Life

Augmented Reality Ghost Hunt Games Bring the Ghouls to Life
I’m sure every town or city in the world has their own stories to tell about a certain abandoned house or building in the area that is purportedly haunted. I’m a big baby when it comes to ghosts, so I try to avoid these locations as much as possible.

Hasbro Nerf Lazer Tag System Uses iPhone and iPod: No Bazooka Mount for iPad?

Hasbro Nerf Lazer Tag System Uses iPhone and iPod: No Bazooka Mount for iPad?
Hasbro will soon launch an augmented reality laser tag blasters for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Sorry Android users, you’ll have to wait a while; Hasbro will release the complementary Android apps after they’re done with the iOS versions.
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3D Mirror: Release Your Inner Beast

3D Mirror: Release Your Inner Beast
People have always had a fascination with the extraordinary: unicorns, fairy tales, dwarves, princesses, and magic mirrors. And somehow, the latter is slowly becoming a reality, although they’re not really magical in that sense.

iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays

iOptik Dual-Focus Contact Lenses Could Revolutionize Head-Mounted Displays
These new high-tech contact lenses were developed by the Innovega Technology Manufacturing Lab, and they permit users to focus simultaneously on objects that are close up and far away, which could dramatically improve the ability to use tiny portable displays while still interacting with your real-world surroundings.

Contact Lens With LED: You’ve Got Something in Your Eye, Sir.

Contact Lens With LED: You’ve Got Something in Your Eye, Sir.
It’s one thing to stick an LED in a prosthetic eye, but to place it in a contact lens and then place the lens in your still working eye? Gross. Also not as impressive. But YouTuber/tinkerer/proto-Adam Jensen Ben Krasnow did it nonetheless.

Touchable 3D Display System: Augmented Virtuality

Touchable 3D Display System: Augmented Virtuality
Gaming devices like the PlayStation EyeToy, Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft’s Kinect and the upcoming PS Vita are all presenting ways of bringing virtual characters into real world environments. But a research group at Keio University is working on a more uncanny technology.

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?

Augmented Reality Mirror on the Wall, Can You Make Me the Fairest of Them All?
Sometimes, I wake up in the morning feeling like crap and the trip to the bathroom that follows gives rise to even more crappy feelings. A new zit forming at the tip of my nose! A new wrinkle on my forehead or near my eye (even though I’m still in my twenties)!

Vuzix STAR 1200 Augmented Reality Glasses: Terminator Vision Ready to Go

Vuzix STAR 1200 Augmented Reality Glasses: Terminator Vision Ready to Go
I like augmented reality a lot better than 3D, and hopefully these augmented reality capable glasses will become common place pretty soon. Vuzix‘s STAR stands for See-Through-Augmented-Reality and describes these glasses perfectly since they’ve got transparent displays, kind of like the head’s up display you see in some high-end cars.

3DS Augmented Reality Tattoo: Forever on His Forearm

3DS Augmented Reality Tattoo: Forever on His Forearm
A guy going by the name CBZ decided promptly when he got himself a Nintendo 3DS last week that the first thing he needed to do was to run out and get himself an augmented reality tattoo.

Augment Reality T-Shirt: Wearable 3DS AR Card

Augment Reality T-Shirt: Wearable 3DS AR Card
This should have been a pre-order bonus for the Nintendo 3DS. In case you didn’t know by now, there’s really nothing on the bundled AR cards that makes them special except for this soon to be iconic graphic printed on them, which means this shirt – and anything else you can put the drawing on – works as an AR card as well.

Nintendo 3DS AR Cards Let You Play With Your Friend’s Junk

Nintendo 3DS AR Cards Let You Play With Your Friend’s Junk
…or anywhere else for that matter, but then it wouldn’t be as fun would it? Here’s a quick primer for those not familiar with the 3DS: to showcase the capabilities of the new handheld, the Nintendo 3DS has a variety of mini-games that are played using 6 augmented reality (AR) cards that are bundled with the device.

AppToyz Gun Accessory for iPhone: Video Game System Rite of Passage

AppToyz Gun Accessory for iPhone: Video Game System Rite of Passage
Video game systems usually get a barrage of third-party accessories – some of them useful and some of them just plain stupid. Gun-shaped add-ons are a staple of a lot of consoles. So is this the validation that the iPhone and the iPod Touch have been waiting for?

Kinect Hack Turns You Into a Superhero

Kinect Hack Turns You Into a Superhero
When I first saw the Kinect demo for Forza I was extremely turned off. But almost every day, hackers are revealing the true potential of Microsoft’s device. You see, I think the greatest thing about the Kinect isn’t that it lets you control games with movements or gestures.

Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards

Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards
How’d you like to be able to see your insides courtesy of your Microsoft Kinect. Sorry, you can’t. But thanks to this hack, you might be able to use the Kinect to see a virtual model of your guts using the Xbox 360’s wonder-gadget.

Kinect Lightsaber Hack: First Kinect Star Wars Game (Sorta.)

Kinect Lightsaber Hack: First Kinect Star Wars Game (Sorta.)
The hacking possibilities for the Xbox 360 Kinect peripheral seem to keep growing every day. The latest hack to hit the inter-pipes: the Kinect lightsaber. Yankeyan used the OpenKinect drivers, along with image processing, tracking and rendering by OpenCV to create this great real-time lightsaber effect on his PC.

Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner: Augmented Reality Shooter

Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner: Augmented Reality Shooter
THQ will be releasing a Star Wars-themed first person shooter for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. I’m not sure if it’s one of the game modes or if there’s an option that can be toggled, but Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner has a neat twist that could make it an impulse buy for some.
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