We all agree that you can do a lot with augmented reality these days. You can have a creepy virtual date, or take part in a fictional conspiracy game. But if you are looking for something just plain cute and clever, we now have Sharky the Beaver, an adorable augmented reality 3D character app for the Sphero orb.
The buzz around Google Glass is that it could revolutionize mobile computing. But how will the company drive the device into the hands of trendsetting early adopters? A new augmented reality game for Android devices could provide a clue.
Most e-tailers let you act like a couch potato, browsing for your purchases online without ever leaving your living room. A Chinese supermarket chain has a different idea, however, and plans to open 1,000 virtual supermarkets where you will "browse" an otherwise empty physical store, choosing items on your phone.
This augmented reality shirt is simultaneously interesting and disturbing. If you want to scare the crap out of your friends, you can make one of your own here.
One of the nagging deficiencies of the emerging field of augmented reality is the feeling that you're dealing with highly interactive, but nevertheless unrealistic, 2D characters. Sony is hoping to remedy this reality gap with a new twist called "LiveAction AR," which — you guessed it — stars a Japanese schoolgirl.
With Halloween coming up soon, now is the time to come up with your next geeky approach transforming yourself. To that end, you may want to consider using a bit of augmented reality, thanks to a new virtual mask called the Zaphat.
Google Glass is only the very first, very clunky stab at a future where our entire reality is augmented by electronics. We're already working on contact lenses with built-in displays, and it really is just a matter of time until such technology becomes the norm. This concept video explores that future, only it takes a slightly sinister turn.
Because of the many different applications associated with augmented reality, many people are still unaware of the innovations possible within the growing platform. But a new, simple to use app may change all that.
A couple of years ago we introduced you to Japan's first successful holographic singing idol Hatsune Miku. Since then its popularity has only grown, so much so that one fan even decided to hack together an augmented reality date with the blue-haired celebrity.
While parents might not approve of their kids reading comic books all day, at least you can argue that they're getting some reading done compared to watching cartoons. That feint silver lining is put to rest by the latest in comic book tech, which harnesses your smartphone to actually read the story to you.