All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Augmented Reality’

The Niantic Project Is A Game Called Ingress (Here’s A Look)

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 is in the Google Play store. Here are some screen shots: All Things D has an interview with John Hanke, …

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Niantic Project Guy’s Apartment Gets Broken Into [Video]

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 has been released: Hat tip: Brandon Badger of Niantic Labs (Google).

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Google’s Niantic Project Appears To Be More Game Than Viral Campaign

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 mystery. The article is generating some discussion in the comments section, as well as on reddit. For more background read …

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The Niantic Project: What Is Google Up To This Time?

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 thinks you’ll be interested in when you’re near something that fits the bill. The Atlantic ran a pretty interesting piece …

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AOL’s Entrance Rolls Augmented Reality And Entertainment Into One Impressive Package

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 the software side of things lately. They recently announced Nokia Music, a free streaming service, but a new partnership with …

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Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star

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 it’s understandable that someone could take a particular liking to the character. But this, my friends, is forever alone level …

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Kickstarter Project Hopes to Create 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 $50,000 for what they claim are the world’s first electric-powered sunglasses. The basic pair of sunglasses the startup touts turns …

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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 learn that the current sets of Glass glasses that have been shown off by Sergey Brin and Sebastian Thrun are …

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Metaio Brings Augmented Reality Development To The Average User

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 the two or three that are required to create an app or software program. There have been some strides lately …

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Google Glasses: Which Parts Are Unrealistic?

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 that simple. It was a concept video, and few truly know what Google’s glasses in their current state can really …

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Google Glasses: 2Pac Is Only One Reason You Should Be Excited

A couple weeks ago, Google captured the imaginations of many with a slick promo video for Project Glass, a futuristic pair of Google glasses that put the capabilities of a smartphone directly into your field of vision. Though Google has been very clear about the video being more concept than reality, in terms of what the glasses can actually do …

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Project Glass Engineer Presentation Makes Google Contact Lenses Seem Likely

Remember Solve For X – that Google-hosted event earlier this year, where smart people gathered to discuss technology and solutions for real world problems? One of the presentations was from Babak Parviz. That presentation was about building microystems on the eye. While fascinating in its own right, it is even more fascinating now that we’ve seen Google’s promo for Project …

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