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Google Acquires Word Lens Creator Quest Visual

Google Acquires Word Lens Creator Quest Visual

By Chris Crum May 16, 2014

Google has acquired Quest Visual, the company behind the app Word Lens, which lets you point your smartphone at words in the real world and have them translated via augmented reality. I doubt I’m the first to make the connection, …

Check Out The PS4's AR Gaming Capabilities Check Out The PS4's AR Gaming Capabilities

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The PlayStation 4 will have a new PlayStation Eye camera available alongside it at launch. Sony hasn’t really advertised it much outside of the PlayStation 4 reveal in February though. During E3, however, it did create a small video to …

The Future Of Google Glass Is 911 Calls The Future Of Google Glass Is 911 Calls
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Google Glass is now in the hands of developers, and they’re already doing some pretty amazing (and scary) things with the technology. What will it look like a year from now, however, when it’s in the hands of consumers? What …

Google Glass Ban: Will It Actually Happen? Google Glass Ban: Will It Actually Happen?
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A Google Glass ban has been on the minds of some people as stories begin to emerge of establishments saying they will bar customers from wearing Google’s new tech inside. Those are just stories from a small number of businesses …

How Much Would You Pay For Google Glass? How Much Would You Pay For Google Glass?
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In its current state, Google Glass is incredibly expensive. Those who signed up for the Google Glass Explorers program last year had to fork over $1,500 to get a crack at the device. The price will come down when it’s …

Reddit Makes Its Way To Google Glass Reddit Makes Its Way To Google Glass

Google Glass seems like it was built for Reddit. Google’s wearable computers are perfect for capturing the spontaneous moments in life, and then sharing those moments with the fine folks of Reddit. Members of the Google Glass Explorers program can …

Pre-Order Project Glass? You Get Early Access Pre-Order Project Glass? You Get Early Access
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One of the coolest moments from Google I/O last year was when Google officially unveiled Project Glass. The demo, which consisted of people jumping out of a blimp while wearing the glasses, probably inspired a number of pre-orders for the …

The Niantic Project Is A Game Called Ingress The Niantic Project Is A Game Called Ingress

Now it’s official. The Niantic Project is simply an alternate reality game, and Google has now revealed this to be a game called Ingress. Here’s the new video: Here’s the official site, where you can request an invite. The app …

Niantic Project Guy's Apartment Gets Broken Into Niantic Project Guy's Apartment Gets Broken Into

I’m not going to rehash all of the backstory to this here. If you don’t know about The Niantic Project, just read this, this and this. If you’ve been following along, you may be interested to know that another video …

Google's Niantic Project Is A Game Google's Niantic Project Is A Game

Google’s Niantic Project (which we first reported on here) is now starting to generate a little more attention. On Wednesday, we published “Google, This Is Getting Pretty Weird [The Niantic Project]” looking at some of the latest pieces of the …

What Is Google Up To This Time? What Is Google Up To This Time?
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Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Field Trip App for Android. The company described it as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Here’s a refresher: Basically, it shows you stuff that it …

AOL Debuts Impressive New AR App AOL Debuts Impressive New AR App
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Microsoft and Nokia are holding a big event today to show off the future of the Windows Phone platform. We’re expecting to see some new hardware from Nokia’s impressive Lumia line. The mobile device manufacturer has also been busy on …

Here's How You Date  A Japanese Virtual Pop Star Here's How You Date A Japanese Virtual Pop Star
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Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess …

Kickstarter Project For Social Video-Sharing Glasses Kickstarter Project For Social Video-Sharing Glasses

Can’t wait for the Google Glass headsets to arrive? A company called Vergence Labs has some eyewear that just might tide you over until Google Glass is finally out of beta. The company has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise …

Google Glass Not Yet Augmented Reality Google Glass Not Yet Augmented Reality

We’ve all seen the parodies. More than we can count, at this point. Still, all the attention Google’s Glass project has gotten can be interpreted as giddy excitement for the cyborg-vision we’ve all wanted since childhood. It’s sad, then, to …

Anybody Can Make AR Applications Now Anybody Can Make AR Applications Now

A big theme in the development scene these days is how we can make creation via code easier and more fluid for the average user. Not everybody has the time, patience or education to learn a programming language, let alone …

Google Glasses: Which Parts Are Unrealistic? Google Glasses: Which Parts Are Unrealistic?
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Google got a lot of people thinking when it unveiled Project Glass and its promo video showing how Google glasses of the future could work. It was cool. Plain and simple. Of course as they often aren’t, things aren’t really …