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Augmented Reality Sandbox makes mudpies with Kinect

Augmented Reality Sandbox makes mudpies with Kinect

AR isn't just about flashing Google Project Glass alerts up in your line of sight, it's also about getting your hands dirty with some mediated reality thanks to an Augmented Reality Sandbox project by UC Davis. The handiwork of researchers at the W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, the digital sandbox uses a projector and Microsoft Kinect sensor to track the contours of the sand and overlay a real-time topographic map complete with virtual water flow.

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From Cyborgs to Project Glass: the Augmented Reality Story

From Cyborgs to Project Glass: the Augmented Reality Story

Google's Project Glass has been through the usual story arc - rumors, a mind-blowing concept demo, rabid excitement, practicality doubts and then simmering mistrust - in a concentrated three month period, but the back story to augmented reality is in its fifth decade. The desire to integrate virtual graphics with the real-world in a seamless way can be traced back to the days when computers could do little more than trace a few wireframes on a display; it's been a work-in-progress ever since. If Google's vision left you reeling, the path AR has taken - and where it might go next - could blow your mind.

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Total Immersion takes augmented reality games to new heights

Total Immersion takes augmented reality games to new heights

Total Immersion, a company dedicated to the niche but growing world of augmented reality technology, has created a new proof-of-concept racing game demo that puts you in the driver's seat. Among the advanced technology is the ability to use a webcam to implant a player's face in the game, complete with a racing helmet behind the wheel. And speaking of the wheel, gamers don't need a special controller; they can just hold up anything shaped like a steering wheel.

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ST1080 head mounted augmented reality display gets priced

ST1080 head mounted augmented reality display gets priced

There are a number of head mounted displays on the market today that try and look like sunglasses and offer you a simulated larger screen for your video watching. We have talked about the offerings from Vuzix in the past with the firm showing off the Wrap 1200VR a couple months back. A new competitor on the market is from a company called Silicon Micro Display (SMD) and the glasses are the ST1080.

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Ford 2012 Escape promoted with augmented reality experience

Ford 2012 Escape promoted with augmented reality experience

When you want to see what a product looks like in the space you live in, on your doorstep, in your yard, or in this case, on the baseball field, you use augmented reality - and that's just what Ford has done in collaboration with the folks at GoldRun to promote their new 2012 Ford Escape. What they did was promote the vehicle with what they so plainly called "the Campain," one in which users were invited to participate in either an L.A. Adventure or a Nationwide hunt. Users on the L.A. Adventure took part in a 3-day scavenger hunt through downtown Los Angeles during Blog World Expo 2011, capturing unique AR objects as they went, secret messages and content included, prizes in the wings!

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Qualcomm DVD augmented reality hands-on [Video]

Qualcomm DVD augmented reality hands-on [Video]

Qualcomm's pretty keen on its "Digital 6th Sense" idea, and having played with the company's latest DVD augmented reality app we're starting to see why. Capable of recognizing DVD covers and overlaying live streams of preview clips on top of them on your smartphone's display, the app isn't just AR for the sake of it but an example of how modern chipsets like Snapdragon are capable of some seriously impressive real-time crunching. Check out our hands-on after the cut.

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Vuzix STAR 1200 augmented reality headset hands-on [Video]

Vuzix STAR 1200 augmented reality headset hands-on [Video]

Vuzix has demonstrated its latest augmented reality (AR) glasses for the first time, the Vuzix STAR 1200 (See-Through Augmented Reality), intended to drive development of personal head-up displays. Shown to SlashGear at ShowStoppers during IFA 2011 today, the STAR headset is a development of the WRAP 920AR we tested all the way back at CES 2010; however, the STAR system uses a pair of transparent 852 x 480 displays that allow you to see the real world with computer graphics overlaid on top.

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Droid Bionic Augmented Reality scavenger hunt ARena App released

Droid Bionic Augmented Reality scavenger hunt ARena App released

The Droid Bionic is set to launch on September 8 and in the days leading up to the release, eager fans will get a chance to win their own Droid Bionic by participating in a scavenger hunt. The event was just initiated yesterday on DroidDoes.com and @DroidLanding, but today the augmented reality app required to follow the clues has been released. It's called ARena and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

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