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Augmented Reality


Latest significant advancements in augmented reality. Reporting on the far-reaching impacts of improvements in AR on society and humanity.

IBM’s Virtual Mirror Brings Augmented Reality to Makeup Counters (video)

Mega-corp IBM has teamed up with Israel-based EZface to create a "virtual mirror" that allows you to see what makeup looks like on your face without ever opening a compact. Inside your favorite retail...

Blaise Aguera Demos Amazing Dynamic and Augmented Reality Maps (Video)

Expect more from your maps. Blaise Aguera y Arcas, the mind behind Sea Dragon's revolutionary approach to photo images, is ready to update maps for the 21st century. Now working for Bing, Aguera gave a...

Robots, Augmented Reality and More – The Building of the Future

Amazing! Someone took all the stunning technological advancements of the past decade and actually made a building that looks like it belongs in the 21st Century. "El Faro", the lighthouse, is an interactive visitors...

Augmented Reality Makes Walls Transparent (Video)

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are going to bring you Superman's X-ray vision. Using multiple cameras and new video transformation software, the CMU team can let you see through a wall in a specialized...

Iphone App Lets You See What People Are Tweeting Inside Building

If you're not satisfied with projecting videos onto a building, or turning it into a giant pinball machine, maybe you'd like to be able to read its mind. Japanese company Qosmo, along with Terada...

Vuzix Displays Stereo Augmented Reality Glasses at CES 2010

One of the really great parts of attending CES was getting to actually try out some of the cool new gadgets that are set to hit the market this year. Vuzix is offering the...

Augmented Reality To Help Military Mechanics Fix Vehicles (Video)

The days when you can fix your own car may be coming to an end. New vehicles have complex onboard computerized systems densely packed under the hood. Mechanics face an ever climbing learning curve...

iPhone Helicopter from Parrot is Amazing (Video)

Gather up any presents you may have received this winter, return them to the store, and take the cash. The ultimate gadget has just arrived. Parrot, a French company better known for making...

Vuzix Makes Head Mounted Display Easy with iWear CamAR

Augmented Reality may be the artistic medium of the future. We've already seen AR in large corporate displays, video games, smart phone applications, and at tourist sites. Producing a realistic AR simulation requires a...

Augmented Reality Does Time Travel Tourism

Great scott! Augmented reality is taking tourists and thrusting them back in time to experience the sights (and sometimes sounds) of the ancient world. Using a camera and video screen, AR blends live and...

Haptic Ring Lets You Feel Objects in Augmented Reality (Video)

The first thing that we often give children to hold is a stuffed animal so it makes sense that the first virtual object that you touch will be a teddy bear. At the Digital...
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SixthSense Augmented Reality Device Goes Open Source

Have you ever looked at an object in a display window and wondered how much it cost? Or have you seen someone you've met before but can't remember their name? It's time you got...

Turn The Side of a Building Into an Arcade with Pinwall (Video)

What do you get when you combine massive video projectors and lots of time? A pinball machine you can play on the side of a building. Urban Screen, the German company that brought the...

Augmented Reality Ghosts Coming to Nintendo DSi (video)

There is a powerful presence that surrounds us but often goes unseen. A realm filled with our loved ones who no longer function in this world. Here the occult and the bizarre are common...

Glasses To Project Images Directly Into Retina Terminator Style

Brother Industries, Ltd. has just announced that next year it plans to produce Retinal Imaging Display (RID) glasses that augment regular vision.  Just as in the popular Terminator movies, these glasses could project supplemental...

Augmented Reality Could Be Coming to Your Contact Lens

When you drive your car your dashboard instruments display the speed, amount of fuel left, and distance traveled. You can use Google Maps on your smart phone to find restaurants, post offices, or other...

Augmented Reality Is All Around You – Cool New Pics and Vids

Like mushrooms after a rainy day, Augmented Reality (AR) is appearing everywhere. AR technology, which allows recorded and synthetic images to be blended and viewed in real time, is established in smart phones, marketing...

Forget Paint, Turn The Side of Your Building into a Video Screen

Bored by your office's cold clammy exterior? Then you need to get a hold of the guys at Urbanscreen. This German company uses enormous projectors and a lot of design skill to transform cityscapes...

Avatar Movie Obsessed With Making Unreal Real

Once you've directed the highest grossing movie ever you can afford taking your time with future projects. James Cameron has waited more than 14 years to get his latest creation, AVATAR, into theaters. The...

Augmented Reality is Full of Zombies

Terrified that invisibles zombies will attack you in your home? Sure, we all are. Now, thanks to the insightful people at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta (SCAD), you can use...

Clothing Gets Computerized

Sure those name brand threads may look good, but when was the last time they allowed you to become a walking sound and light show? The Soundie, part hoodie and part electric keyboard, is...

Where No Augmented Reality Has Gone Before!

Last week,  Singularity Hub gave you the low-down on Total Immersion's Augmented Reality. Well, hold on to your phasers Star Trek fans, because AR has come to the starship Enterprise! That's right, Paramount has...

Reality – Now With Augmentation

Somewhere between the harshness of reality and the fantasy of virtual reality lies the domain of Augmented Reality (AR). The...

Augmented Human Reality Unveiled by MIT Researchers

Imagine looking at a someone and instantly being fed a visual and auditory stream of information about them, such as their email address, education, marital status, interests,  ethnicity, and so on.  Imagine using hand...

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