augmented reality

How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating A New Alternate Reality

Don’t you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won’t tell you how it works? When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $US542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly what was going on. Here’s what I found.


Is Google Glass Dying?

Google Glass was supposed to be the eyewear of the future, but that future sounds pretty grim — at least if you read Reuters‘ latest report on the cyborg-like eyewear.


Mirror Prank Shocks People With Horrifying Demonic Reflections

October 31 has come and gone and it’s now time to start thinking about turkey and stuffing and shopping, but not before mentioning this wonderful Halloween prank by Pepsi that had moviegoers seeing more than just their faces reflected in these special haunted bathroom mirrors.


Looksery Changes Your Face In Real Time For Flattering Video Selfies

My eyes are brown. My face is round. But I don’t have to show you that. Looksery can give me beautiful baby blues and a chiseled jaw with just a few taps.


Pantomime Could Be Your iPad Window Into Virtual Worlds

Remember the amazing app that made your iPad practically invisible? The man who made it is back, and now he intends to tackle virtual reality with a new company — and app — called Pantomime.


The Daqri Smart Helmet Wants To Put Augmented Reality To Work

Augmented reality is coming. Whether it’s a dedicated screen strapped to your face or a just a pair of glasses, computer-enhanced vision will have a place in our tech future. But exactly what package it will arrive in is up for grabs.


These New Glasses Could Make Augmented Reality Practical

Augmented reality is awesome, but you don’t want to wear bulky glasses that use lenses, beam splitters and reflectors that make the magic happen. A PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill has developed a sleek pair of augmented reality glasses that are actually light and compact.


Epson's New Smart Glasses Provide Pilots With Smart HUDs

The Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II are two of the most advanced warplanes ever designed and come replete with bleeding-edge, motion-tracking, X-ray-vision-enabled helmets. But why should Air Force pilots have all the fun?


Augmented Reality Climbing Walls Turn Mountaineering Into A Game

There are lots of reasons to tackle a climbing wall at your local gym: it’s great exercise, it can improve your hand-eye coordination, and it helps instill useful mountaineering skills should you ever find yourself trapped on a cliff. But researchers at Aalto University in Finland want to take them one step further through the use of Kinect sensors and projectors that turn climbing walls into interactive games.


An Augmented Reality Windshield Tells You How To Take A Racing Line

Land Rover’s windshield experiments have already been pretty impressive — remember the concept that would make your car’s bonnet appear transparent to make it easier to avoid potholes? But what if you’re on a silky-smooth race track, looking to perfect your performance?


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