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.
Last week we showed you a system that paired a glove with an iPad to offer controllable augmented reality objects. Now we've discovered a similar, but totally unique take on the same dynamic created by Canon called the Mixed Reality System.
Some of the most exciting developments in technology are coming from innovations in interface design and control mechanisms. Now a new system uses a bit of augmented reality inspiration to offer a new way of manipulating 3D projects.
Sony revealed a ton of new and exciting games at its E3 press conference (many of which we've already known about), but it also introduced a new non-gaming experience — an augmented reality storybook that lets users interact with their books like never before with the PlayStation Eye and PlayStation Move.
One of the coolest scenes in the new Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol film involves Tom Cruise manipulating a map superimposed on the car's windshield. It looked like science fiction but Pioneer just made it a reality.
After weeks of hype, teasing and a few public appearances here and there, Google's finally come clean on just how much augmentation its Project Glass HUD glasses will provide. The truth: Project Glass is going to disappoint (initially).
The most exciting piece of technology without an "i" in its name this year is undoubtedly Google's funky Project Glass AR glasses. Previously spotted on Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Sebastian Thrun, head of Google X sat down with Charlie Rose to give us common folk a look at the future.
The battle to dominate your eyes is about to get ugly. Eyewear experts Oakley announced that it's working on glasses with built-in smartphone features. Sounds like ploy to turn attention away from Google's Project Glass AR glasses to us.
Back at CES, we met a company called Innovega, who was busy working on some special contact lenses that could enable previously impossible virtual and augmented reality devices. The BBC is reporting that DARPA has just placed an order for prototypes, and Innovega says you'll be able to buy yours by the end of 2014.