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.
Ah, puzzles. There's no better way to waste a whole bunch of time trying to reconstruct a questionably artistic picture that you should have just bought in one piece in the first place. To the relief of frustrated people everywhere, there is now a new algorithm that can solve absurdly difficult 10,000 piece puzzles in under 24 hours.
Shopping with a credit card is the weapon of choice for many shopping fanatics, but despite tech advances, around the world cash remains king. To address this gap one company has come up with a novel solution for accessing cash with a smartphone.
In years past we have been dazzled by the experience of virtual reality, and in recent years augmented reality has offered the promise of digitally enhanced meatspace. But a new twist offers an immersive experience that might be called sublimated reality.
Until Kinect and Tobii get miniaturized enough to fit into a laptop that won't crush your femurs into calcium supplements, a startup called Flutter offers a simple way to control music and movie playback with hand gestures using even a webcam as terrible as the one in a netbook.
All you budding graphic designers, today's going to be like another birthday for you (unless today is your b-day). Adobe just announced that the revamped and even easier to use Photoshop CS6 is available for trial as a public beta.
The problem with American pop stars is they have the almost predictable ability to go through that awkward train-wreck phase. Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku — who sells out concerts in hours — will never go through that phase. Hatsune will remain perfect, on time and in-step because she is a virtual creation.
Not everybody can be hyperpolyglot and master dozens of languages in short periods of time. Soon you won't have to make much effort because Microsoft is developing a software that can translate your voice into another language. Hello Star Trek Universal Translator!
Though the world's best poker players might claim they can call a bluff ten out of ten times, research suggested experienced investigators only get it right 65 percent of the time. So researches at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York went ahead and wrote some software that supposedly identifies lies 82.5 percent of the time.
Being visually impaired can sometimes mean using special means to obtain specific items that are labeled for a largely sighted world of consumers. The LookTel Recognizer for iPhone aims to change that dynamic forever.