AR

Niantic gears up for bigger AR game in Endgame: Proving Grounds

Google’s Niantic is upping the stakes in alternate reality (AR) gaming with a new part of its Endgame series coming out. “Endgame: Proving Grounds” will be based on the same basic AR concepts, game players going to real-world places to get items and finish objectives that have consequences within the game. But the stakes are higher, and Niantic is determined to make AR a big thing in gaming, as opposed to the niche market that it is right now.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition brings sand, snow and jungle camouflage

Parrot has announced a refresh for the AR.Drone 2.0. Those looking back will remember this model was originally announced in the early part of 2013, though, since that point we have seen several updates. The month of July brought an extended battery and improved app and the month of August brought the Power Edition model. Well, as of today there is now the AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 gets extended battery and improved app

This week the Parrot AR.Drone just got even better. The Android and iOS controlled quadricopter by Parrot and the entire platform just got improved with tons of new features for their app, as well as an extended high density battery for longer flight. We recently got our hands-on the Parrot AR.Drone and flight time was one of our biggest complaints.

Touch Vision uses a Nexus S and Augmented Reality to control TV screens

Using our smartphones or other methods for controlling TV and computer screens is nothing new. We've been doing it for a while with various methods but today we have something completely new, unique, and different. The guys from Teehan+Lax have designed a neat little application using augmented reality to control what is displayed on TV screens using their trusty Google Nexus S.