Tag Archives: Augmented Reality

We Nearly Fell For LEGO’s Pretty Damn Brilliant April Fool Day’s Joke

We are wary of the news that came out on any April 1st of any year. This year is no exception. In fact, we even contemplating not to post anything on this day for fear that our naivety gets the better of us. So far, we are safe. Phew!. And then we came across a tweet by LEGO on a “revolutionary” app called Find My Brick and we totally lose it because, we want it to be real. Continue reading We Nearly Fell For LEGO’s Pretty Damn Brilliant April Fool Day’s Joke

Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Is Like A Smartphone You Wear Over Your Eyes

Apparently, smart glasses is still a thing. To be more precise, smart glasses for consumers is still a thing. I can see smart guesses with AR integration can help in manufacturing and similar industries, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t quite see it. Regardless of what I think, Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses is here. Vuzix has announced the availability of the consumer version of the Blade AR Smart Glasses and it is not cheap, commanding a grand $999.99. Continue reading Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Is Like A Smartphone You Wear Over Your Eyes

Nissan Invisible-To-Visible Tech Gives You See-thru Vision When Driving

If you think “transparent” hood and “transparent” A pillar were crazy concepts, wait till you see what Nissan has installed for the future of motoring. The Japanese automaker has taken to the CES 2019 to present a futuristic concept technology called Invisible-to-Visible (I2V). So what exactly is I2V? In simple terms, it is a technology that lets you see beyond what your vision cannot see, like for examples, seeing a car ahead of you around the bend, or a motorcycle speeding to the join the highway but blocked by a semi truck. With I2V, you will be able to ‘see’ those vehicles or people as virtual objects on a special eyewear you wear when you drive. Continue reading Nissan Invisible-To-Visible Tech Gives You See-thru Vision When Driving

LEGO Extends Playability Of Its LEGO Sets With Augmented Reality

Kids get bored with toys fairly quickly. That is an inevitable fact that LEGO prefer not to happen and hence, the LEGO AR Playgrounds iOS App. AR here is, of course, augmented reality. Leveraging on Apple’s ARKit technology to detect a real physical LEGO set, bringing it to life with special effects, animations, and interactive games. I foresee kids will get all ga-ga over this because, the entire thing will be played in a familiar place like the living or room while incorporating their very own LEGO set they own. I know I will for sure, except that I am not a huge fan of Ninjago. Continue reading LEGO Extends Playability Of Its LEGO Sets With Augmented Reality

Bose Now Has A Pair Of Sunglasses And It Is The World’s First To Tout Audio AR

Well, what do you know? Audio equipment maker Bose has just introduced a pair of sunglasses this week. You heard that right. Sunglasses, from Bose. Naturally, this being Bose, you’d expect audio of some form to be in the mix. The Bose Frames, as it is called, indeed have that. Not only does it pump out audio through its proprietary open-ear design, it also has audio augmented reality built into it. The open-ear speaker is located discreetly on each temple, in front the ear. Continue reading Bose Now Has A Pair Of Sunglasses And It Is The World’s First To Tout Audio AR

Future Porsche Cars May Have HUD-style Augmented Reality Windscreen

When it comes to innovative car tech, Jaguar Land Rover leads the pack. We have seen how the group’s research on transparent pillar and transparent hood, and how it plans to leverage on augmented reality to overlay real-time information on the entire windscreen. Speaking of the latter, Porsche apparently has the same idea too, albeit a few years late. Continue reading Future Porsche Cars May Have HUD-style Augmented Reality Windscreen

Augmented Reality In Facebook Messenger Is A New Age Of Advertising

Well, I bet you didn’t see this coming. Facebook is finally leveraging on Facebook Messenger to let businesses to reach out to consumers. Messenger has not been pulling in revenue for Facebook, which does make sense for a business entity (but make sense for consumers). But not anymore. At the social media company’s F8 Developer Conference, Facebook has made known that it will leverage on Augmented Reality in Messenger Continue reading Augmented Reality In Facebook Messenger Is A New Age Of Advertising

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

After years in the making, the much anticipated mixed reality device, Magic Leap One, is finally going to be available soon – in 2018, but only to developers first. I guess at least it is a start. The setup include a somewhat steampunk-ish goggles (the headset), a controller called, well, ‘control’, and a small, waist-worn hardware unit (the brain). The goggles will be customizable to the wearer’s face and it would likely support prescription lenses for the benefit of those who have myopia. In addition, it will get four built-in microphones, high-end but really tiny speakers at the temples for recreating spatial sound, and an array of cameras for tracking in real-time. Continue reading Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Goggles Is Set To Available Sometime In 2018

Amazon’s Leverages On AR To Let You Virtually Place Products In Your Home

Times have really change. These days, when we buy things like appliances, we want to make sure they look good with the rest of the kitchen. You can try your best to imagine how they will look, or you can do what I used to do: photoshop the item into an image of your living, kitchen or whatever, or you could look to Amazon iOS Shopping app. Amazon has leverage on Apple’s ARKit to include augmented reality inside the app, so don’t need to do either. Continue reading Amazon’s Leverages On AR To Let You Virtually Place Products In Your Home

Your Dream Of Wielding A Lightsaber As A Jedi Is Finally Coming True!

Since the 70s, Star Wars has captured the imagination of sci-fi buffs the world over. Among the tech depicted, though fictional, that has fans enthralled would be the Lightsaber. How nice if Lightsaber is real? The prospect of wielding the futuristic energy blade-equipped sword and wishing the worst on your enemy is strangely satisfying. It was every Star Wars fans’ wet dream come true which will never become a reality. But that’s until now. Thanks to Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges Augmented Reality video game, your dream of wielding a Lightsaber is finally a dream no more. Granted, you won’t share the same experience as Luke Skywalker since what you will be experiencing will be wholly based on augmented reality, but hey, it is way better than not having any. Continue reading Your Dream Of Wielding A Lightsaber As A Jedi Is Finally Coming True!