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AR App Gun

Posted by augmentedplanet under iphone

App GunIf 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) which tap the screen. Of course games will need to be designed specifically for the AR gun to ensure that the fingers tap in the right places. In the video below you can see the gun in action.

I’m not sure about this one, I worry about my expensive phone flying through the air in the heat of an AR battle. It will be interesting to see if developers begin to build compatible games.
From what I understand the gun will be priced around £15-$20 ($25-$30) mark.

The AR Gun in action

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Sky 3D behind the scenes

Posted by Lester Madden under Gadgets

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

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