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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR WEEK: Our pick of the best

It’s AR Week on Pocket-lint which means that we’ll be running you through all the latest apps, features and news from the world of augmented reality. Each day we’ve been giving the AR lowdown in our 6pm App of the Day section, but obviously that only leaves room for a total of five apps for your smartphone.
We wouldn’t want you to walk away light, so here we bring you ten of the best of those that didn’t quite make the grade, but are all …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

What we think will be announced, innit

Cor blimey, is it that time already? It seems like yesterday that Apple announced the first iPad, but it was indeed a year ago. And the wonderful world of tech has been speculating on iPad 2 ever since.
So, before the madness descends upon us once more, here’s Team Pocket-lint’s ten pennies-worth…
Stuart Miles (editor/owner)
It will be the same, but different. What I mean by that is that it will feature the same operating system and the same screen and possibly an extremely similar case design.?
The …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR WEEK: Try before you buy

Ever wondered what those earrings you’ve seen online would look like dangling from your lugs? Nope, us neither – but we imagine Mrs. Pocket-lint has.
And now there’s a solution, the augmented reality virtual mirror from web based retailer BoutiqueAccessories.
Not only can you try on earrings, but other jewellery options too like necklaces, bracelets, and Prince Alberts. Okay, so we made the last one up, but we suppose you could always improvise with the earring option.
It’s AR at its simplest, just using your webcam and your …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR WEEK: AR through your fingers as well as your eyes

Consider a world with a perfect data connection. You can get mobile broadband wherever you go at speed enough to stream video in HD quality without a hitch. Now throw in flawlessly designed hardware, seamlessly integrated into your every-day clothing and your pocket devices. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Much of augmented reality hinges on us approaching infrastructure this good before we can really see it becoming a big fixture in our every-day lives in a meaningful way, but there is another …

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[3 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

AR WEEK: Understanding the technology

So, we’re all now experts in what AR is and how it came about. Today in AR Week is where we get into the nitty gritty a little further. What we’re going to take a look at is how augmented reality actually works and, from that, you should get a pretty good idea of why we are where we are with AR applications and what it’s going to take to get this branch of technology up to that next level.
To make sense of the process, we’ll …