vrhackathon2014

Yeah, I know, who would schedule something on Memorial Day weekend? Hardcore VR hackers, that’s who! So if you have family plans, then you are not fully dedicated to the cause.  Ok, that was harsh, but still, you do not want to miss out on this year’s VR Hackathon.  Last year was pretty fun…I should know…I… Read More


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(Note, I’m posting this now, but its not done. But what I do want is feedback. Good list? Bad list? you have a better top 10? Tell me.) I finally got my Note 4 and start loading apps on the Samsung Gear VR and here is my top ten favorites.  Normally I do not include… Read More


google Cardboard VR glasses front

… I’ve been here for years.. Song?  Anybody?  That’s right!  LL Cool J, ah a trip in the way back machine.  However, we are not going to talk about ’91 rap, instead we are going to talk about what VR was in ’91 when ‘Mama said knock you out,’ was released, then again in ’98… Read More


Last week at Google I/O, they sprang a cardboard phone holder that basically turn your smartphone into a VR HMD display device.  Its extremely  cleaver, and was quite the hit.  So much so, there is a strong demand for these guys even a week later.  Now we are hearing rumors that a plastic version of… Read More


Did anyone watch the Google IO conference broadcast, or better yet, was there?  Hope you are enjoying your watches.  But more importantly, are you enjoying your cardboard HMD?  I have to admit, that caught me by surprise, but very cool!  But the point of the VR glasses is to demonstrate Google’s VR Build Kit. I… Read More


Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for a long time, but it has yet to really find a local role in a major vender.  That has changed.  IKEA has a new app that work on both iOS and Android that will allow you check out various IKEA furniture as it would look in your place.… Read More


McDonald's AR app

Here’s an interesting AR app that launched today in Australia. The TrackMyMacca’s app takes Australians ‘behind the scenes’ of their food, showing them where their food has come from. I find this to be a great concept in adding transparency to any supply chain, but feel that the information for US McDonald’s woud have an… Read More


Metaio Creator

This just popped up in my email.  More public service announcement more then anything.   Check it out.  If you are building AR apps, you will want to know bout this. Create Augmented Reality experiences in minutes The Metaio Creator is the only augmented reality content management tool available. If you use augmented reality content… Read More


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I was made aware of this post on VentureBeat yesterday, PAR Works ushers in the maturity of augmented reality, and immediately got captivated by the title. As a person in the field, I have seen how augmented reality has been out in the mainstream for a few years and the AR experiences now don’t seem… Read More


The specific use case is limited.  You can created an realtime interactive topo by moving sand around within a sandbox. However, if you extend this technology, this is where it gets interesting.  Say for example, you place two beams next to each other, then ‘fuse’ those beams in AR.  You can now do stress tests… Read More


I just received my Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone. This is the first PlayStation certified Android smartphone, hence it is also known as the PlayStation phone. I won the phone from a party Qualcomm had during the Game Developers Conference 2011 for their new Snapdragon platform. I haven’t won anything like this before so I… Read More


Here is a pretty cool demonstration done by Laan Labs that takes the video and depth mapping information from a Microsoft Kinect and uses that data to create a 3D model for an augmented reality mobile application seen through the iPad 2. Basically how this works is you shoot something, like yourself, in front of… Read More


Just saw this across the twitters, bookmarked it, then forgot to post it up.  ah well.  I have not tried it but watched the video and yea, it looks like a much improved way to get your content into an AR app.  If anyone has tried this, give me a ping and I’ll post up… Read More


Still recovering from an augmented reality that happened last week. The video footage below shows elements from the Augmented Reality Event (ARE) 2011 in Santa Clara, CA on May 17-18. This was the 2nd annual event of the largest conference dedicated to the business of augmented reality. Start-ups, developers, mobile and hardware companies along with… Read More


!Warning, this is a rant! With the growing interest in augmented reality, I continue to notice where presenters, bloggers, researchers, and other have misinformed their audience about the subject. To use the most generic of references, “Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or an indirect view of a physical, real-world environment… Read More


Talk about taking forever; but Layar is finally out. If you do not know; Layar was one of the first Augmented Reality Apps out there but not for iphone.  And funny enough, never saw it on Cydia.  Well no matter; its in the App store.  Most likely for 4.0++ but I have not had a… Read More


2010 was a great year for the more innovative technologies that interest me and 2011 is looking to be even better. It is a few hours until midnight and before I dash out for New Year Eve, I felt a look at the 2011 tech crystal ball was in order. Here are my top three… Read More


Most of the points in the Forrester report is for the mostly spot on, and this is coming from someone who created Virtual Reality Apps back in the beginning and knows what overhype looks like. I think a good definition of what Augmented Reality for mobile is; should be considered. Back in mid 2009 I… Read More


The augmented-reality (AR) “Digital Box” application for Lego made by augmented reality company Metaio came out in Lego stores world wide earlier this year. I got the chance to play with this for the first time at a Lego store at Northpark Mall in Dallas, Texas. See video here Augmented Reality Legos. Hold up selected boxes… Read More


Saw this poster for the Black Eyed Peas and it didn’t work. As an augmented reality developer and fan of BEP, I had to fix this. Here is the video I made of Augmenting the Black Eyed Peas Time. Android apps used in this example are Google Goggles and Junaio from Metaio. [ silymarin 70mg pills… Read More