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Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android released

Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android released

Qualcomm's augmented reality photo frames were perhaps the most memorable demo from the company's IQ 2010 event last month, and as promised they're releasing the necessary SDK for developers to do something similar themselves.  The Qualcomm Augmented Reality SDK for Android uses vision rather than GPS to anchor on-screen graphics to real-world objects, as with the company's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots game.

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QderoPateo Articulated Naturality Web Elevates Augmented Reality to a New Level

QderoPateo Articulated Naturality Web Elevates Augmented Reality to a New Level

Some of the best applications out there for our favorite smartphones are based on the idea of Augmented Reality (AR). Utilizing the technology to get real-time information, just by looking at the world through your smartphone, is a cool idea, with plenty of people utilizing the technology to make new things even more interesting. But some companies can't leave well enough alone, and want to make things even better. For example, QderoPateo Communications (QPC) has been hard at work on their Articulated Naturality experience, and now it looks like they've gone full-tilt, bringing Articulated Naturality Web to the forefront, and showing off everything it can do.

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

Olympus PEN E-PL1 gets augmented reality demo [Video]

You might remember the augmented reality business cards we wrote about all the way back in July 2009; well, Olympus has taken the same idea and turned it into a pretty neat interactive demo for their PEN E-PL1 micro-four-thirds camera.  Using a paper cut-out of the E-PL1 and your computer's webcam, the demo can show a life-sized 3D representation of the camera with clickable features, working still and video capture, and instant upload of content you create to Facebook and YouTube.

Video demo after the cut

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Road SMS Augmented Reality messaging app video demo

Road SMS Augmented Reality messaging app video demo

Samsung has taken it upon itself to rescue avid Android texters from the dangers of sturdy street furniture with Road SMS, a free download that overlays a QWERTY keyboard on top of a live feed from the camera.  We've been putting it through its paces over at Android Community - together with flagging up some of the issues - but you can get a sneak peak of our hands-on (or, as the photo shows, our hands-through) video after the cut.

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QderoPateo Ouidoo platform blends augmented reality, China Mobile and a US carrier

QderoPateo Ouidoo platform blends augmented reality, China Mobile and a US carrier

Augmented Reality (AR) is making gradual inroads into smartphones, but a collaborative US/Chinese startup reckons the process needs to be accelerated.  QderoPateo are looking to bring "Articulated Naturality" - which would include AR as part of "Ambient Intelligence"  - to market, and have designed not only an OS but their own custom chipset and a hardware device that uses it, the QderoPateo Ouidoo.  While we've seen enough cellular startups launch and then wither, the company have apparently secured "several million" in funding, a manufacturing partner, and deals with China Mobile and an unnamed US carrier.

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Parrot AR.Drone WiFi helicopter gets augmented reality iPhone control

Parrot AR.Drone WiFi helicopter gets augmented reality iPhone control

We primarily know Parrot as a purveyor of all things Bluetooth, but now the French company is segueing into remote controlled devices.  The Parrot AR.Drone is a quadricopter - i.e. a four-propellor helicopter - that's packed with WiFi for remote-control from an iPhone or iPod touch, two video cameras (one for auto-pilot, another for streaming birds-eye footage back to the pilot) and various sensors and gyroscopes.  Parrot are also releasing an SDK so that developers can create games and other software such as augmented reality (AR).

Multiple video demos after the cut

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