augmented reality

Someone Built AdBlock For The Real World 

AdBlock’s been around the internet for ages, but it only extends to the edges of your browser window. What if a device existed that could block logos and brand names from the world around you?


Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen?

The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Never mind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonised. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador.


Microsoft Project HoloLens Hands-On: Incredible, Amazing, Very Much In Beta

I just put Microsoft’s new holographic glasses on my face. It’s one of the most amazing and tantalising experiences I’ve ever had with a piece of technology.


I Fought A Dragon In A Head-Mounted Holodeck

VR is coming, for real this time, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. Me, I want to put every dumb-looking headset I see onto my face. Today it was the Sulon Cortex, a big ol’ camera-toting headset that claims it will turn your living room into the holodeck. It can’t quite pull it off, but it tries its damnedest.


These Augmented Reality Glasses Are James Bond-Worthy

Ever heard of Ralph Osterhout? He’s known as the real-life “Q”. He created underwater vehicles featured in two James Bond movies. He’s the guy who shrunk down night vision goggles to a size soldiers could afford to wear. He invented some of the most popular toys of the ’90s, including the Yak Bak, the TalkBoy F/X+ and the gadget-filled Power Penz. And now, his Osterhout Design Group is back with a new Google Glass competitor.


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.


Google's Reality-Bending Tablet Turned My Target Into An Icy Playground

Imagine you’re part of a big brand like Target. How do you convince customers you’re cool? If you’re not waiting around for one of your employees to become a viral teen hearthrob, how about thrusting them into a virtual reality world? In the latest example of VR advertising, Google and Target have teamed up to let shoppers explore a winter wonderland as they stride down the aisles.


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.