So this past weekend I went to Seattle to participate in the first ever Holographic Hackathon. This event sponsored mainly by Microsoft gave a select number of lucky individuals the opportunity to work with the Microsoft HoloLens device. As an organizer of hackathons for the past few years I was beyond excited to… Read More


At its Build Developer Conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft provided some new details on its HoloLens virtual reality device it announced back in January. HoloLens is a head-mounted, holographic computer with a depth camera that provides a mixed-reality experience for a range of applications. I briefly covered the HoloLens in a previous post and was… Read More

google Cardboard VR glasses front

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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

So I had some time on my hands with Qualcomm’s new SDK for their Vuforia augmented reality platform and thought this would be a good app to build since I am asked about the Oculus Rift headset when I show it around. [ viagra on line order | levitra versus cialis | viagra samples |… Read More


I expect to see examples of the Leap Motion with augmented reality, and the team at Metaio hasn’t disappointed me. They posted this video of an augmented reality character controlled with a Leap Motion. Simple, but cool. [ poker viagra | combine cialis and levitra | which is better viagra cialis | cialis daily |… Read More


Metaio, a German based augmented reality software company, has stepped into the world of hardware with the announcement today the world’s first augmented reality hardware chipset. Called “AR Engine”, this development comes with an agreement from ST-Ericsson that will lead the integration of the chipset in ST-Ericsson’s new mobile platforms. With this new level of computing… Read More


Over the past few years I have been engaging a lot more with various entities in Denmark. One such group that has recently caught my attention is the Danish library system. Now I remember coming across this report years back about the city of Aarhus Main Library’s Transformation Lab. Recently Dave Arendash and I were… Read More


So I am visiting the Netherlands and got a chance to check out this augmented reality Facebook application called Free Ride. It launched last week and was developed for YoungWorks by my friends at The Young Generation. My Dutch isn’t the greatest, actually I don’t know any, so expect a follow up interview explaining more about… 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


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


Using what looks like an Asus motion sensor and a pair of Vuzix video glasses, a Japanese hacker has created an augmented reality application that allows one to interact with Hatsune Miku, a Japanese virtual pop icon. [ buy cialis without a prescription | canadian viagra | viagra selling points in pakistan | generic cialis… Read More


I am here at the Augmented Reality Event 2012 in Santa Clara and saw this rather cool demo from Daqri, a southern California augmented reality dev shop. This augmented reality application that runs on the iPad and I will call an AR body browser, allows users the ability to turn on and off various layers… Read More


Yesterday Google went public with its plans to offer augmented-reality glasses, which it’s calling Project Glass. In the concept video they released, the glasses interacts with what you’re seeing and saying, provides many features of a smartphone including a planner, navigation system, camera and more. They made a previous announcement that these glasses would be available… Read More

Mixed Reality Gaming

Charting unknown territory is definitely nothing new for the Danes. Danish companies such as Vestas, Lego, and Unity3D are conquering their industries in a way that would make their viking ancestors proud. Now entering this group is Playingmondo, a platform for creating and interacting with location based experiences. For those not familiar with location-based services,… Read More


I’m sure you have seen them; exercise machines with TV monitors placed on them so you can watch TV while exercising. And that is fine enough, but I do not like gyms that much and watching TV disconnects me from my workout. What I really want is to play a game while doing my workout..… 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

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