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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).

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Nokia Image Space adds Augmented Reality for S60

Nokia Image Space adds Augmented Reality for S60

Augmented Reality isn't just for the iPhone or Android; Nokia Beta Labs have updated their Image Space app to include internet data overlaid onto a real-world view through a cellphone's camera.  Nokia Image Space allows you to upload photos to a large, collaborative gallery which maps them geographically; when there are enough images of a landmark, the system automatically creates a 3D view which can be browsed from the desktop.  With this new update, you can now encounter photos - whether yours or others - when you approach the geographical location they were shot.

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Scope augmented reality game is too good for kids [Video]

Scope augmented reality game is too good for kids [Video]

This might look like the eye-level view from a Rovio gone rogue and trying to wipe out your family, but it's actually a concept shot from the new Scope augmented reality game.  The handiwork of Frantz Lasorne, Scope mixes together some of the common elements we've seen in previous AR systems - computer-recognizable glyphs, heads-up displays overlaid across a live view of the surrounding area - and makes it all about shooting toys.

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Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Symbian Foundation concept UI blends augmented reality & social networks [Video]

Like an ex-partner suddenly hitting the gym and prompting some relationship regrets (yes, we're shallow here in the tech world), Symbian Foundation have caught our eye with a new demo video of what they're suggesting might be a nifty future UI for the platform.  Part of Lee Williams' keynote at SEE 2009 last month, the video shows a device with lashings of augmented reality and location-based services, together with social networking integration.

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Augmented Reality app for iPhone 3GS makes it to App Store [Video]

Augmented Reality app for iPhone 3GS makes it to App Store [Video]

With augmented reality (AR) taking off as smartphone hardware ramps up to support the sort of real-time processing they demand, it's about time the first such app for the iPhone made it through to Apple's App Store.  Seemingly meeting the Cupertino approval council's grade where others have reportedly failed, Metro Paris Subway is the handiwork of a French team of developers and overlays information about Paris businesses over a live view of the surroundings as seen by the iPhone's camera.

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Augmented Reality magic video

Augmented Reality magic video

We've talked about augmented reality (AR) here on SlashGear before, but we've never seen it incorporated into magic.  Performer Marco Tempest has created a unique act in which classic card tricks are integrated with real-time AR; in this demonstration video, he shows both what's happening normally and what's brought to the performance by the computer.

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