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Tag: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually

Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually
Any man who has ever ended up shopping at the mall with his wife/girlfriend is very familiar with the guy chair. The lone chair sitting there so the guys outside the dressing room holding a purse for their lady have a place to sit while they wait for the inevitable truth, often hours later, that the lady in question didn’t like anything they tried on.

Flavor-Changing Meta Cookie: Willy Wonka Gets Real

Flavor-Changing Meta Cookie: Willy Wonka Gets Real
Stealing a page right out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this strange looking headgear turns a single cookie into one of seven different flavors. Scientist Tajuki Narumi and a team from the University of Tokyo created this unusual contraption called the “Meta Cookie“.
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Real Life Auto: Your Life to Become a Series of Mini Games?

Real Life Auto: Your Life to Become a Series of Mini Games?
Rockstar’s hit formula for video games is CMU professor Jesse Schell’s vision of the future: a quantified life, where every activity is a game, with rewards and challenges. Wake up in the morning and as soon as you brush your teeth, and you earn points, courtesy of the toothpaste company!

Digital Cosmetic Mirror Lets You Try on Makeup Virtually: Life Imitating Rpg

Digital Cosmetic Mirror Lets You Try on Makeup Virtually: Life Imitating Rpg
Now this is something that a lot of women would like to have in their own homes: Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido installed a digital cosmetic mirror at the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku that lets customers test make up without actually trying it on, thanks to the magic of augmented reality.

Augmented Reality Tattoo Can Fly Off!

Augmented Reality Tattoo Can Fly Off!
All this talk about augmented reality is cool, but this is a really cool application of this technology. The design basically involved tattooing a simple barcode onto someone’s arm. What happens next? Well, check out the video below – when a camera views the barcode, it’s transformed into a flying dragon.

Only Gadgets Can Read the n Building’S Qr Code Facade

Only Gadgets Can Read the n Building’S Qr Code Facade
Are machine-readable codes the the future of advertising? Teradadesign and Qosmo worked together on the facade of the N building, a commercial building in one of Tokyo’s shopping districts. The team felt that the ads or billboards usually attached to commercial buildings “undermines the structures’ identity.”

Augmented Hyper(Reality): Pop-Up Ads Take Over Your Walls

Augmented Hyper(Reality): Pop-Up Ads Take Over Your Walls
When I first watched Keiichi Matsuda’s Augmented (hyper)Reality video, I wasn’t sure if I should be awed or frightened by his vision of the world that lies in front of us. Matsuda’s stunning video clip was created as part of his Masters’ program at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and envisions a future in which augmented reality has embedded itself into our everyday lives, transforming the way we interact with our living and working spaces.

Surfacescape Redefines Tabletop Gaming

Surfacescape Redefines Tabletop Gaming
Anything that starts out of a suggestion from Penny-Arcade’s Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins – aka Gabe & Tycho – is bound to be geeky, and this one is no exception. The duo visited the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and ended up chatting with a bunch of students that were using a Surface, Microsoft’s multitouch wonder computer.

Dishpointer Augmented Reality iPhone 3gs App Helps You Find Satellites With Ease

Dishpointer Augmented Reality iPhone 3gs App Helps You Find Satellites With Ease
Ever try to install a satellite dish? Speaking from personal experience, I can say that finding the right line-of-sight from the dish to the skies can be a real pain in the a$$. Now there’s a new app coming for the iPhone 3GS that could make satellite dish positioning just a bit easier.

These Guys Want to Turn Your City Into a Zombie-Infested Wasteland

These Guys Want to Turn Your City Into a Zombie-Infested Wasteland
Would you survive a zombie attack? If the tech catches up to the idea, ARhrrrr might help you find out just how well-equipped you’d be. ARhrrrr is an Augmented Reality Game, currently in concept form, that aims to tirn smart phones into a window on the zombie apocalypse.

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands

Mini Augmented Reality Ads Hit Newstands
This amazing new advertisement for MINI uses augmented reality (AR) technology to create a truly interactive media piece out of a 2-dimensional magazine ad. Using AR tracking technology, as you hold the ad up to your computer’s webcam, you’ll see a 3-D model of a MINI Cabrio convertible that moves as you turn the sheet of paper around.

Bandai Tuttuki Bako: Stick Your Finger in the Hole

Bandai Tuttuki Bako: Stick Your Finger in the Hole
This new interactive toy from Japan involves sticking your finger in a hole on the side of the box to interact with a virtual environment. Really. I’m not kidding. Bandai’s new Tuttuki Bako handheld interactive plaything requires you to twiddle your finger around inside the orifice to play with a variety of virtual characters on an LCD screen on the front of the device.

Portal Technology in the Real World

Portal Technology in the Real World
Inspired by the mind-bending transportation technology in last year’s sleeper hit game Portal, this video clip uses digital augmented reality technology to produce a similar effect in the real world. Created by EmmanuelMFr of France’s Total Immersion, the illusions in the video really are reminiscent of those in the game.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.

Change Your Clothes, Virtually.
This amazing tech demo shows off an augmented reality system which can digitally swap out textures on clothing. While it sounds pretty simple, the ability to exactly mimic the behavior and appearance of cloth is extremely difficult to pull off.

Hp Mscape: Augmented Reality Gaming Handheld

Hp Mscape: Augmented Reality Gaming Handheld
HP today revealed a prototype for a new handheld video game system which would take cues from your real-world environment and embed them into the game play. The Mscape concept allows you to use the portable gaming device as a “lens” to the world around you, superimposing interactive elements into the scene in real time.

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed
Microsoft today announced the launch of a new product line known as Surface. The tabletop system is designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop. We’ve seen earlier research prototypes of this technology under the moniker PlayAnywhere, but now Microsoft is commercializing it.
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