Google's fantasy Glass concept has been made real, and all you have to do is hack your eyeballs.
The time-traveling blue police box known as the Tardis is such a fixture of Doctor Who fandom that building one's own Tardis replica has become increasingly common in recent years. But the interior of the fictional machine, which is bigger than its exterior, has been impossible to duplicate, until now.
Here at DVICE we've followed many an augmented reality trend. We've explored creepy AR dates with Japanese schoolgirls and pop stars and gloves that allow users to manipulate 3D projects. The latest development is an augmented reality in a transparent train window, allowing the user to play with the scenery as they travel.
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.