Daily Archives: March 10, 2013

Oculus Rift at SXSW: is virtual reality the Holy Grail of gaming?

Oculus Rift at SXSW: is virtual reality the Holy Grail of gaming?
At a panel entitled “Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming,” Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski joined Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, Words with Friends co-creator Paul Bettner, and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey to answer these very …
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3D Printer Makes a ‘Ship in a Bottle’

This short video shows how an Objet Connex Multi-Material 3D Printer is used to create a classic ‘ship in a bottle’ model. The Objet Connex system is able to jet two distinct materials (clear transparent and flexible black) within the same print session and then selectively place each material according to the 3D CAD design. Objet Connex is the only 3D printing technology of its kind in the world able to combine different material properties within a single, consistent prototype or model. For more information on Objet Connex – objet.com

Layar, worlds first mobile Augmented Reality browser

Layar, worlds first mobile Augmented Reality browser

Watch the new Layar 2011 video at www.youtube.com ——————————————– www.layar.com ——————————————– The first mobile Augmented Reality browser premiers in the Netherlands Five Dutch content providers to participate in the worlds first AR browser AMSTERDAM, Tuesday June 16th, 2009. Mobile innovation company SPRXmobile launches Layar, worlds first mobile Augmented Reality browser, which displays real time digital information on top of reality (of) in the camera screen of the mobile phone. While looking through the phones camera lens, a user can see houses for sale, popular bars and shops, jobs, healthcare providers and ATMs. The first country to launch Layar is The Netherlands. Launching partners are local market leaders ING (bank), funda (realty website), Hyves (social network), Tempo-team (temp agency) and Zekur.nl (healthcare provider). How it works Layar is derived from location based services and works on mobile phones that include a camera, GPS and a compass. Layar is first avaliable for handsets with the Android operating system (the G1 and HTC Magic). It works as follows Starting up the Layar application automatically activates the camera. The embedded GPS automatically knows the location of the phone and the compass determines in which direction the phone is facing. Each partner provides a set of location coordinates with relevant information which forms a digital layer. By tapping the side of the screen the
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Google Glass: the scientists behind Google's augmented reality glasses

Google Glass: the scientists behind Google's augmented reality glasses
If Thrun's work on Google's augmented reality glasses and driverless cars defies imagination, then Nursebot and the rest of his research point towards even more eye-popping inventions. Thrun's focus on how robots sense and navigate their surroundings …
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