augmented reality

Google looks to bring fashion sense to Project Glass

Google's exciting Project Glass augmented reality device is slowly but surely gaining more and more interest from the public, while also getting closer to actually being able to be purchased. I'm sure many of you would jump at the opportunity to wear these smart glasses, myself included, but Google's next step is to give Project Glass some style.

Google announces Project Glass developer hackathon

Google's Project Glass is one of the more exciting things I'm looking forward to seeing in 2013. Back at Google I/O we got our first solid look at the new wearable technology, as well as the opportunity to pre-order one ourselves. While news on Google Glass has been slow as of late, later this month and early February Google will be holding a hackathon where we'll get to experience Project Glass first hand.

Google’s Niantic Project revealed: Mysterious new viral campaign

Those folks from Google are up to something weird here with what they are calling the "Niantic Project" and this appears to only be the beginning. Google’s Niantic Labs recently launched the Android app Field Trip. Which is being marketed and described as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Today we've got wind of something new called the +Niantic Project and a few videos below will get you started.

Google reportedly buying facial recognition firm Viewdle

Google is apparently close to inking yet another deal to buy up the popular Augmented reality and facial recognition company Viewdle. Google's been on a roll as of late, but this is a pretty unique acquisition given the possibilities. Viewdle is a Ukrainian company that specializes in AR and facial recognition technology and software that automatically tags faces in photos.

Project Glass gets closer to reality, Google welcomes “Glass Explorers”

Google's Project Glass is still a long, long ways from reaching my hands and face sadly. Today however we are now one step closer to getting to try out, enjoy, and possibly learn more about Google Glass. You should all know plenty about Google's futuristic Augmented Reality eye-wear already, but hopefully we'll be learning more soon. Sergey Brin himself sent out info on Glass, and we have the details.

Patent details Project Glass control with rings and tattoos

So Project Glass might not live up to the rather lofty expectations set by the preview video. But there's no denying that it's an awesome idea, and even if it flops like a one-winged seagull every geek who's ever seen The Terminator wants to try it out. In addition to patents for the basic concept, Google has added some interesting control ideas, spotted by Patentbolt. The basic idea is that visible patterns or objects on a users' hands could be used to access the user interface in the heads-up display.

AR app lets the Avengers assemble… in Wal-Mart

Fantastic feats of strength and bravery. Epic showdowns between good and evil. Skin-tight catsuits. These are not things you'll see in your typical Wal-Mart (with the possible exception of that last one). But if you download the SuperHero AR app from the Google Play Store you might just see all of this, at least through the camera of your Android smartphone.

Project Glass Battlefield concept brings augmented reality to gaming

Project Glass has inspired its fair share of constructive conversation, not to mention parody. But the latest video to play off of Google's augmented reality project takes the cake and the checkpoint. YouTube user ThereIsACanal used the ideas presented in Google's now-famous concept video and extrapolated to see what "Battlefield 5" could look like when taken into the real world. The results aren't exactly a cinematic masterpiece, but the video does a great job at illustrating the possibilities inherent in augmented reality gaming.

Marvel shows off new line of Infinite augmented reality comics

By all accounts, traditional comic book stores are doing even worse than bookstores in the digital age ,which is to say, not very well at all. But a new initiative by comic giant Marvel aims to breathe some life into retail comics via the very medium that's threatening them. Their new Marvel Infinite Comics line brings a new dimension (literally) to some of the best-known superheroes in the world, via the now-familiar method of augmented reality. Marvel showed off the new comics with launch partner Aurasma as SXSW in Austin, Texas.
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