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MWC – Metaio – Augmented Reality continues to amaze

We’ve seen AR before. Displaying images over the a live image that your phone is seeing. It’s all very cool. However, things have moved on a little since then and Metaio look to be pushing things on pretty quickly. Already they have companies like IKEA using their solution, …

Augmented Reality – Helping to fix your motor

Imagine the scene. You work for Volkswagen. You work on the Service section. You’re not the guy who sits in the showroom with the badge that says “Service” on it. Oh no, you’re not that guy. He’s the guy that gets to sell “Service Plans” and sells £17 …

Was I too quick? Is virtual reality actually the next big thing?

Just yesterday I asked whether mobile phones had stopped evolving. With an endless tirade of slab-style phones I really couldn’t see what could happen next. Where could phones go from here? Well, a lot of you are interested in wearable tech. A watch that you can speak into …

Portable 3D screen on the cheap – vrAse

Right. That’s it. I’ve pretty much had it with these Kickstarter projects. Is it me or is each one getting slightly more bizarre and dangerously close to “quack, quack, look I’m a duck” crazy? That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the promotional images below for …

GlassUp glasses. It’s not just Google any more

Google Glass, yes we have to mention them in this article. It’s basically a pair of glasses you stick on your face and, visa a magical miniature screen, you get helpful bits of information fed into your vision as you go about your daily life. But wait, there’s …

Nokia Here Maps updated to include Livesight

Aren’t Nokia great? They continue to push out great updates to there Here apps, that really benefit the whole Windows Phone ecosystem. The latest in their long line of apps and updates is Here Maps. Which is available to all Windows Phone 8 users. Nokia Maps is now …

Nokia City Lense app now available for Lumia phones

Nokia City Lens is another of those Lumia specific apps, this time round it is a augmented reality type thing, where you can hold your camera up and it will show what is around you. City Lens has been around for a few weeks in beta form and …

Helicopter. Smartphone. Video camera. Want.

I have no reason to, but for some reason I suddenly want one of these. Put simply it’s a helicopter that you control .. with your phone. The Parrot AR Drone is quite expensive (£259.99) but, when combined with the iPhone or Android app you get to use …

Augmented Reality – You need this in your life

Yesterday I bumped into a guy called Chris from UR-AR. He brought some bits of paper and his iPhone with him and started talking about Augmented Reality. “Yeah”, I thought, “I’ve seen it before, Layar and all that”. But no, I hadn’t seen it all. Things have really …