augmented reality

CMOAR Virtual Reality headset launches on Kickstarter

And on we go with the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon, with moar and moar (sorry, couldn’t help it) outfits jumping on and giving the world what it thinks should be the best VR headset. CMOAR (“see more”, geddit?) just got their VR headset accepted at Kickstarter and at time of writing, it’s fully crowd-funded. Let’s see what they got.

Niantic gears up for bigger AR game in Engame: 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.

Father.io is an upcoming augmented reality shooting game

Augmented reality (AR) is getting a big kick in the gaming backside with new developer Proxy42 planning an AR first person shooting game called “Father.io”. The idea of AR is to blend real-life environments into virtual applications – in this case, virtual gaming situations. The idea is not at all new, but it hasn’t lost its novel appeal.

Ingress AR game adding ‘Missions’ as side-quests for players

Ingress is a very different type of mobile game in that it doesn’t have angry or flappy birds, bad piggies, or even your novel retro 8-bit graphics – and yet it has managed to capture a modest but staunchly loyal fan and player base. Ingress is an augmented reality (AR) game where doing things in the real world – like travelling to places – gains you points and experience in the mobile game.

Daqri’s Android-powered hardhat leverages AR features

Daqri, a California-based startup, is putting a lot of the company’s efforts onto producing a very unique hard hat. A very different kind of an Android wearable device, Daqri’s hard hat is a re-imagining of what is usually an ordinary construction safety tool into a very helpful and information-rich device.

ORA-1 is a potential Google Glass killer, runs on Android

As wearable technologies continue to find their time more and more in the spotlight, outfits like Optinvent find more and more reasons to be bullish about their products. This specific thingamabob is the ORA-1 wearable “smart glass” gadget, done in the tradition of what Google started with Google Glass – only, this one is more scalable as it runs mostly on Android OS.

Motorcycle helmets get smarter with Skully AR-1

As you cruise down the highway on your motorcycle, haven’t you ever wished that you could check out maps and important information without having to pull over to the side of the road and read an actual map or check your smartphone? Well, “the world’s smartest motorcycle helmet”, the Skully AR-1 is about to become a reality, bringing you a heads-up display (HUD), GPS navigation and a rearview camera to help you become more aware of your surroundings.

Layar augmented reality app arrives for Google Glass

Layar has arrived for Google Glass. The app, simply called Layar for Glass is available by way of the Layar website. The release means another augmented reality view for Glass users and in the case of Layar, that will mean using the command; "Ok Glass, scan this" to get started.
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