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Augmented Planet Event – The Agenda

This year’s Augmented Planet event, the event that showcases innovation in augmented reality is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. With the agenda now published (see below), I have to admit, there are a lot of cool presentations that are making my mouth water. Augmented Planet takes place over 2 days in [...]

September 16th, 2012 by augmentedplanet

Whats going on

It certainly has been a while since my last blog here. Most of you know that I blog almost daily at www.augmentedplanet.com about trends in augmented reality. My last blog here was to say Wrox Press had published my Augmented Reality for Smartphones book. It’s actually doing really well with sales. Not that it will [...]

March 20th, 2012 by Lester Madden

I’m back and the book is out

It’s been awhile since my last blog. Finishing the Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones book took a lot out of me. For a while it was difficult to even look at a computer screen let alone find the energy to type something. The good news however is my batteries have been fully recharged courtesy of [...]

July 11th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

AR App Gun

If you are looking for that little extra realism with your augmented reality games, AppToyz, a UK games company could have the answer. The AppToyz solution is a gun shaped holder for your mobile phone. There is no electronics in the device, instead the trigger controls two rubberised fingers (for want of a better word) [...]

February 2nd, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Sky 3D behind the scenes

I haven’t taken the 3D TV plunge yet. Sorely tempted but I am going to wait and see what happens with systems that don’t require glasses. If you are curious about how 3D TV works, Sky have put together this behind the scenes video Buzz This Post Digg This Post Ping This Post Post to [...]

February 2nd, 2011 by Lester Madden

junaio Redefining Interactive TV

I have to admit that that it’s not very often someone throws me a complete and utter curve ball and I see something that I never even considered before. After a while you start to think you have seen it all, but the junaio browser wins the January prize for the most innovative use of [...]

January 24th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Readers Choice Awards 2010 Winners

Announcing the 2010 winners Every year at Augmented Planet we ask you, the augmented reality community to vote for your favourite augmented reality applications of the year. For 2010 we focused the awards on augmented reality for mobile devices. Before we get to the winners, congratulations to all the nominees who were entered. The winners [...]

January 7th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Second International AR Standards Meeting

If you are attending Mobile World Congress next month, and you have an interest in augmented reality, you should make plans to attend the augmented reality international standards meeting  taking place on 17th – 19th Feb in Barcelona. This is a must attend if you are in the augmented reality space. In the information below [...]

January 6th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Germany’s First Augmented Reality Music Video

Followers of the blog will have seen a few media agencies blend augmented reality with promoting bands. AUGMEDIA in Germany are the latest agency to dabble and have produced Germany’s first augmented reality music video for the band, Saint Aside. Being the latest in the AR music genre, AUGMEDIA have done a good job with [...]

January 4th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Kafkara for Android

Some of the first mobile augmented reality applications I can remember (excluding browsers) were applications that let you add hats, beards, moustaches and other assorted paraphernalia to photos. Defacing your mother-in-law as she snored through a football match you were trying to enjoy was strangely therapeutic. Their augmentedness was always questionable however. Kafkara is application [...]

January 4th, 2011 by augmentedplanet

Mosimo Camera – What If Camera

Android owners have a super cool application call Mosimo Camera on the horizon. Mosimo Camera developed by Japanese start-up AITIA enables the user to add computer generated effects to the video/camera window. Effects can be themed, eg snow, music or birthdays and applied to the video feed. The application also has sophisticated facial tracking functionality [...]

December 19th, 2010 by augmentedplanet

Augmented Reality at the Science Museum

GR/DD has developed an innovative interactive augmented reality exhibit for the London Science Museum to enable visitors to understand the science behind climate change.  The exhibit located in the science gallery present the visitor with a way in which they can manipulate a scene to alter the amount of carbon that was being released into [...]

December 19th, 2010 by augmentedplanet

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