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[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Try before you buy…kind of

We’ve seen some awesome uses of augmented reality; see Qualcomm’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots. And we’ve seen some naff usage too; see BoutiqueAccessories’ jewellery mirror.
Sony’s new TV Size Guide tool definitely fits in the awesome category, even if it’s just because for a moment we can see what the electronics giant’s latest top of the range telly would look like adorning our living room wall.
The process is simple, simply print off an AR marker, pin it to you wall and take a picture of it …

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[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Just beat it

Drumming on a table, for some, could be construed as a rather bad habit and something to be avoided in polite society – much like picking your nose… and eating it.
However, like eating your own bogies, practitioners of table tapping clearly garner much pleasure from the habit; so it is with this in mind that we take a look at TableDrum – the 21st century Audio Augmented Reality app.
TableDrum

Format
iOS
Price
69p
Where
iTunes

First things first – this app is jolly good fun and it also works, for the most …

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[3 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Is it time for you to upgrade?

BlackBerry OS 7 has finally arrived and with it a raft of pretty looking phones to boast all of its modern joys. “Yippee,” most cry but is that, or should that indeed, be the call of all? Should people who’ve not long invested in the original BlackBerry Torch, the 9800, be cursing their luck that they didn’t wait a little longer? Should those hard of pocket be considering heading for the cheaper option? And just what is the difference between the 9810 and the …

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

New tools for iPhone developers

Qualcomm has announced that its Augmented Reality SDK for iOS is now available free as a public beta program.
The move follows the release of Qualcomm’s Android-based SDK at the end of last year, which allowed developers to knock up AR apps for devices where the company has a big interest through its Snapdragon processors.
But now Qualcomm is opening up the software to iPhone and iPad developers. The mobile chip giant is a big player, and invests some serious time and effort, when it comes to Augmented …

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[23 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

EXCLUSIVE: Not on the AR expert’s radar yet

When it comes to mobile Augmented Reality technology, Qualcomm is the top dog. The San Diego company has the biggest AR R&D unit in the world and the message from its recent Uplinq conference in California was clear – it thinks that AR is going to play a significant role in shaping the mobile media horizon.
But not with Terminator style AR glasses unfortunately – with Qualcomm’s senior director of business development Jay Wright telling Pocket-lint that it’s not something the chipset expert is …

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[23 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Shoot ’em up indoors

Back in January at Toy Fair 2011, Pocket-lint got its hands on a funky new toy with a tech twist – an Augmented Reality based shoot ’em up, which we’re happy to say is now finally going on sale in the UK.
The appBlaster is a toy gun, which slots in your iPhone or iPod touch, in order for you to fend off invading aliens using a free app called Alien Attack.
Basically, your iDevice’s screen becomes your viewfinder and the aliens will attack you in the comfort of …

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[16 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Can’t see it ourselves…

Last year, we couldn’t move without bumping into one 3D display or another. From CES to IFA to the Display Taiwan exhibition, every Tom, Jack and Harry had a 3D stereoscopic monitor of some sort, glasses or glasses-less. However, a new trend has emerged with a technology set to wow more that the ability to render 3D images; transparent displays.
And, a company you’ve probably never heard of, Chunghwa Picture Tubes or otherwise known as CPT, has managed to produce the largest truly transparent display Pocket-lint has seen …

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[2 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Tapjoy’s not happy

Application giants like Tapjoy, Flurry and AdMob have seen profits threatened by Apple’s decision to implement a ban on pay-per-install in-app advertising.?
The applications work by encouraging users to install other apps via in-app incentives, with developers of the original then taking a share of the new profits. The problem is that Apple sees this as unfairly manipulating chart rankings in its app store.?
Last month, Apple began turning away pay-per-install apps and updates to great criticism from within the application industry. A Tapjoy survey of 496 developers found two …

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[1 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Smartphone app gets green light

Warner Bros have announced a clever augmented reality app which will see an interactive national poster campaign, newspaper articles and even magazine cover wraps.
Those who download the app, which is available both on Android and iOS, will find that they can use it to unlock audio samples, as well as visual animations and features locked in Green Lantern images.
The augmented reality technology used in the app is powered by Zappar, which creates ‘hot spots’ in posters that can then be tapped on. Odeon has cleverly incorporated …

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[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR browser to come loaded with LG Optimus 3D

LG has announced what it is claiming to be “the world’s first three dimensional AR browser”, which it has created with Wikitude for the LG Optimus 3D.
LG claims that taking Augmented Reality 3D means a richer experience for the user as they’ll be more interaction with the surroundings than with traditional 2D setups.
“AR technology has been praised for its potential to replace the ‘abstract’ realities of standard mobile browsers with ‘actual’ reality streamed through the camera of the smartphone,” said Dr. Jong-seok …