Tag Archives: augmented reality

  • Lumen Augmented Reality Projector is Essentially a Magic Flashlight (Video)

    Lumen Augmented Reality Projector is Essentially a Magic Flashlight (Video)

    We’re all familiar with the old cliche about any sufficiently advanced technology being indistinguishable from magic, but we’ve reached a point where nothing but that cliche will do in attempting to describe a new “augmented reality projector” called Lumen. Lumen essentially takes augmented reality, previously the domain of smartphone screens and VR sets, into the actual […]

  • ‘Jurassic World Alive’ Augmented Reality Game (Video)

    ‘Jurassic World Alive’ Augmented Reality Game (Video)

    I don’t know if we’re past the point of needing to describe every major augmented reality game based on a major media franchise as potentially being “the next Pokémon GO,” but the comparison seems pretty apt for a game that appears to be essentially Pokémon GO but with dinosaurs. It’s called Jurassic World Alive. Here’s the developer on what the […]

  • Euclideon: Tech Company Unveils “World’s First Holographic Table” (Video)

    Euclideon: Tech Company Unveils “World’s First Holographic Table” (Video)

    An Australian company called Euclideon has unveiled what it is calling the “world’s first holographic table,” but let me go ahead and clear something up right now – unlike the holographic projectors you’ve seen in countless scifi movies, this table requires motion-tracking glasses to work. That disclaimer aside, I will begrudgingly admit that this still […]

  • ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Augmented Reality Game (Video)

    ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Augmented Reality Game (Video)

    If the future really is going to be an augmented reality nightmare, the very least we can hope for is that we get to smash some Goombas in the bargain. A developer by the name of Abhishek Singh has given us a look at that possibility, by creating a Super Mario Bros. augmented reality game […]

  • Google Lens: Give Your Smartphone “Everything Recognition”

    Google Lens: Give Your Smartphone “Everything Recognition”

    The march of augmented reality technology marches one step closer to Samus Aran-style visors for every man, woman, and child with the unveiling of Google Lens. Basically, the idea behind Lens is very similar to the dear, departed Google Glass, but instead works with your smartphone camera as an addition to the Google Assistant and […]

  • Pokédrone: Catch ‘Em All Remotely via Drone (Video)

    Pokédrone: Catch ‘Em All Remotely via Drone (Video)

    Even just in the last week, Pokémon Go has done wonders for getting normally-sedentary video game enthusiasts to get off their asses and walk around a little, in the interest of finding and catching Pokémon but with the side benefit of giving them some much-needed exercise. But on the subject of much-needed exercise…who needs it? […]

  • ‘Pokémon Go’ is a Massive Smash Hit for Nintendo

    ‘Pokémon Go’ is a Massive Smash Hit for Nintendo

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a Snorlax all weekend, it’s a cinch you’ve already heard about Pokémon Go – if you’re not completely addicted to it already. But reports are now coming in that the augmented reality game is surpassing any and all expectations Nintendo had for it, which may be why players have experienced […]

  • Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    For several years, tech fans have been aware of Google‘s Project Tango, which gives mobile devices abilities to sense depth and motion that were previously impossible. But it’s taken until now for a smartphone company to actually use the technology for a consumer product.  It’s the Lenovo Phab2 Pro smartphone, coming to a future near […]

  • ‘Hyper-Reality’ Short Film Shows the Horror of Augmented Reality (Video)

    ‘Hyper-Reality’ Short Film Shows the Horror of Augmented Reality (Video)

    When we talk about augmented reality on this site, it’s usually under the pretext that such technology will be fun and helpful once it becomes widespread. But what if augmented reality was just overwhelming and terrifying instead? It’s hard to shake such an idea after you see Hyper-Reality, a new short film by Keiichi Matsuda. […]

  • Christoph Niemann’s Augmented-Reality Covers for ‘The New Yorker’ (Video)

    Christoph Niemann’s Augmented-Reality Covers for ‘The New Yorker’ (Video)

    This week’s cover of The New Yorker, for those in the new, isn’t just a regular cover. It’s one of Christoph Niemann’s augmented-reality covers—on both the front and back of the magazine—which can bring viewers on “a new kind of joy ride,” according to the magazine. Basically, Christoph Niemann’s augmented-reality covers work like this: You […]