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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Got to hand it to Sony

There’s no denying that all eyes are on the Sony PlayStation Vita at present. Most look on with eager anticipation, but some are more cynical.
While it managed to shift over 70 million units worldwide, there’s a common, if not entirely founded belief that its forebear, the PSP, was a flop. Its proprietary game discs, UMDs, were as welcome as WMDs, and as soon as the smartphone became more widespread, offering cheaper and plentiful gaming alternatives, many have labelled it an expensive also-ran.
Even the latest in …

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[8 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

CEATEC 2011: Weird tech on show from chip giant

When we heard that Intel would be a big presence at the Japanese company dominated showcase that is CEATEC, we wondered just what the chip giant may be showing off.
Ultrabooks were obviously high on the agenda; with all existing models (from Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba) on show.
But, apart from those, it’s clear that the US company fully embraced the wacky side of Japanese tech with a number of fun demos taking place. We’ve already told you about the brilliant Cyberdyne HAL …

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[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

CEATEC 2011: Augmented reality system on show

The cars set up by Pioneer to show off its AR Head Up Display over in Tokyo at CEATEC may have been a bit basic, but there was nothing straightforward about the augmented reality navigation systems onboard.
The Pioneer AR HUD, Pocket-lint was told by a company rep at the expo, is designed to sit where your sun visor does now (we’re not sure what you’re meant to do on a sunny day) and is basically a clear visor that looks out towards your windscreen …

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[30 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Virtual reality mobile browser

If you’re reading this before 4:45pm GMT on Sunday 2 October 2011, you’re a Spurs fan and you happen to own either an Android or Apple smartphone, then you’re in luck. Pocket-lint’s App of the Day today is not something exclusive to you, but you’re going to get some very nice half time entertainment if you remember to download it before the home leg of the North London Derby.
Should you not be a member of the group above, then, fear not, it’s still worth a download. So, …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR tech has long way to go

Augmented reality glasses still have a long way to go. That’s the feeling of Michael Gervautz, an industry veteran of 15 years and the man heading up Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality Department in Europe.
Michael Gervautz says that he has yet to see a decent set of AR glasses that will get anywhere near replicating what we all want from the technology, and that even the latest models hitting the market are as rudimentary as those he was using when he first started working in the …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Expands skirmish to UK

Apple has regained the right to crown its iPhone 4 the “worlds thinnest smartphone” after the Advertising Standards Authority ruled its thickest point was thinner than that of the Galaxy S II’s thickest.?
The iPhone 4 measures 9.3mm thick, whilst Samsung’s flagship handset is 8.71mm at its thinnest point. The problem is that the Galaxy S II has “prominent bulges at the top of the device”. This, according to a report from the Guardian, was enough for Apple to remove the title from the Samsung phone.?
The ASA explained …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

SDK comes out of Beta

The iPhone and iPad are about to see an influx of augmented reality apps, following the announcement that Qualcomm will open up its AR SDK to iOS developers so that it can submit its wares to the Apple App Store.
The new service, which goes live at the end of September, has been available on Android for some time but has only just come to Apple devices in Beta form.
“We will have a commercial version of our AR SDK by the end of the month,” Qualcomm’s Michael …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

Qualcomm demos new tech

Qualcomm has demoed a new gesture system at its Innovation Qualcomm event in Istanbul. It allows the user to control an interface without even having to touch the phone or tablet’s screen, and could spell the end of the touchscreen as we know it.
In move that anyone who has complained about smudges on their phone or tablet would be proud of, the system, which was briefly demoed by CEO Paul Jacobs on stage at the event, uses ultrasound picked up by the device’s microphone to work out …

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[2 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

IFA 2011: Just like we told you

Sony is the only one making video glasses. Vuzix who’ve been doing it for some time and supply video glasses to the military have also announced new video eyewear at IFA in Berlin, Germany.
The new Wrap 1200 offers a 16:9 widescreen display equivalent to a 75ft screen viewed from 10 feet for 2D and 3D content.
As previously, the Wrap 1200 can connect to an iPod touch, iPod nano, and all mobile phones with video out (iPhone, Android, Nokia, etc.) into a complete big screen …

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[2 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

IFA 2011: New features and new design

Navigon, who was recently bought by Garmin, has announced it will be updating its Android and iPhone apps as well as announcing a new Windows Phone 7 app at IFA, in Berlin.
The new versions will bring a new “effortless and intuitive” user interface, and bring with them the promise of a host of new features as well.
Current Android and iPhone users are eligible for free upgrades to the new versions. In addition, Navigon is making its successful navigation app available for Windows Phone 7 …