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E3 Show Offers Evidence Augmented Reality Will Kill QR Codes

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This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) didn’t introduce much revolutionary new gaming technology, but it did demonstrate that Augmented Reality (AR) apps are about to go mainstream - and they may spell doom for QR codes. For the unitiated, AR is the embellishment of reality through virtual additions, or...
E3 Show Offers Evidence Augmented Reality Will Kill QR Codes

Amazon’s Flow App Brings Barcode Scanning & Augmented Reality To Android Users

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Amazon Flow, the barcode scanning/augmented reality app from Amazon subsidiary A9.com, has arrived on Android today, following its November 2011 iOS debut. To refresh your memory, the app lets shoppers scan things like CDs, DVDs, books, toys, video games, and more using their smartphone’s camera in order to display product...
Amazon’s Flow App Brings Barcode Scanning & Augmented Reality To Android Users

The Guardian partners with Blippar to run its first augmented reality app

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The Guardian is partnering with the augmented reality app Blippar to feature interactive ads and content in its print edition, the British newspaper announced today. As we reported, Blippar is specialized in helping brands such as Cadbury, Guinness and Sony add an augmented reality layer to their content. Besides brands,...
The Guardian partners with Blippar to run its first augmented reality app

Tech Meets Geo-Tech: Russia’s Search Giant Yandex Takes $1M, 25% Stake In Seismotech

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Yandex may be seen as the anti-Google by pursuing a strategy for growing its search-portal business in Russia and adjacent countries rather than aggressively expanding worldwide, but it is using another route to extend its reach: through investments. It was one of the early backers of Face.com, the facial recognition...
Tech Meets Geo-Tech: Russia’s Search Giant Yandex Takes $1M, 25% Stake In Seismotech

IBM Is Turning Watson Into A "Supercharged" Siri

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IBM is working to turn its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer into the newest mobile device personal assistant.  Dubbed "Watson 2.0," the system would be a voice-activated "supercharged" version of Siri, at least that's how Bernie Meyerson, VP of Innovation at IBM, described it to Bloomberg this week. We all know Watson is...
IBM Is Turning Watson Into A "Supercharged" Siri

Google+ App For iOS Updated With New Automatic Photo Features, Hashtags And In-Stream Google Offer Posts

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Google unleashed a slew of updates to its Google+ social networking service at I/O earlier in May, and now a bunch of those new features are making their way to the iOS app for Google+. The update follows the Android version, which arrived last week, and brings tons of new...
Google+ App For iOS Updated With New Automatic Photo Features, Hashtags And In-Stream Google Offer Posts
The road less traveled: How Google does Streetview for the world's oceans
Intellectual Properly: Google wins limited patent on using images to switch users

Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 10 May 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:N.O.V.A. 3Gameloft's N.O.V.A. series started as a homage to Xbox's Halo franchise. Now in its third incarnation, the graphics have been pumped up even more for its first-person shooter action,...
Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

QR Codes: Ugly, Overused and Doomed

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I've never understood the hype about QR codes. They appeared one day, and then suddenly every advertiser made them a priority, plastering them all over everything in print. It has always seemed like undue obsession with something that, ultimately, is not that useful to very many people -- and that's...
QR Codes: Ugly, Overused and Doomed
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Introducing Next Generation Mobile Experiences

Just how good is Google Drive’s image recognition?

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Of all the exciting things Google announced at the I/O developer conference this week, one of the sleeper hits was Drive for iOS. “Sleeper” might be too strong a word — attach “for iOS” to anything and it’s going to get attention — but it’s hard for any announcement to...
Just how good is Google Drive’s image recognition?

Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition

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Cardign (pronounced like the sweater) is a new app for iPhone launching today from a Toronto-based startup. The app has a neat little trick, since it uses facial recognition via pictures snapped with the iPhone’s camera to retrieve a user’s contact details. Cardign founder Jean-Luc David believes that it’s a...
Cardign Launches A New Way To Network With The iPhone Via Image Recognition
International Buying Machines? Nah, But IBM Is Developing An Augmented Reality Shopping App

Google Buys Toronto University Startup For Better Voice, Image Recognition

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What do you think of that, Siri? DNNresearch Inc, a 2012 startup from the University of Toronto, has confirmed that Google has acquired it to help the search giant perform better context-based recognition of voices and imagery. DNNresearch's expertise is in neural networks and computerized learning, based on the...
Google Buys Toronto University Startup For Better Voice, Image Recognition

Exclusive: Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform

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Augmented reality is being hailed the next big thing on mobile devices, for everything from gaming to checking out house prices; point a smartphone running Yelp at a city street and the Monocle feature gives you reviews and ratings for the businesses there.Google Goggles can do much the same thing...
Exclusive: Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform

Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users?

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Google released version 1.1 of Google Drive for iOS Monday. Now iPhone and iPad users can edit Google Docs natively on their devices for the first time. With 5GB of free storage, integration with other Google services, and powerful text and image recognition when searching for files, Google Drive is...
Google Drive Versus Evernote: Which Is Better For iOS Users?

Report: Google purchasing face recognition firm Viewdle

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According to the Russian arm of Forbes Magazine, Google is close to a deal to purchase pattern and facial recognition firm Viewdle for more than $30 million dollars. The deal nets Google a large patent portfolio, focused on image recognition and augmented reality technology such as that used to automatically...
Report: Google purchasing face recognition firm Viewdle

Intel creates $100 million fund for perceptual computing

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Perceptual computing focuses on next-generation user interfaces such as touch, gesture, voice, emotion sensing and image recognition. [Read more]...
Intel creates $100 million fund for perceptual computing

Turn by Turn Augmented Vision Coming Soon with Wikitude Drive

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Augmented reality (AR) developers Mobilizy, makers of the Wikitude World Browser, are close to releasing their latest creation, Wikitude Drive, an app that combines AR technology with turn-by-turn driving directions. The app works by taking live video of the road captured by a smartphone mounted on the dashboard or windshield...
Turn by Turn Augmented Vision Coming Soon with Wikitude Drive

Virginia based company sues Microsoft over Kinect tech

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Virginia-based Intelligent Verfication Systems. LLC is suing Microsoft over its Kinect Xbox 360 peripheral. The company believes Microsoft and software developer Majesco Entertainment stand in violation of a 2006 patent involving "Animated Toy Utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Facial Image Recognition." The Virginia company claims to have contacted Microsoft in June...
Virginia based company sues Microsoft over Kinect tech
Review: CamFind for iPhone lets you search for anything with your camera

This man wants to kill QR codes. Can he do it?

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Herbert Bay, co-founder and CEO of KooabaHerbert Bay doesn’t like QR codes very much. He’s not alone of course: the glitchy glyphs, which are generally used as a clumsy way to link physical media to the web, are regarded by many as the ugliest thing seen in black and white...
This man wants to kill QR codes. Can he do it?
Curalate introduces analytics for visual social media on Pinterest and Instagram

IBM debuts new mainframe computer as it eyes a more mobile Watson

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Those looking for a juxtaposition of IBM's past and future needn't look much further than two bits of news out of the company this week. The first comes with IBM's announcement of its new zEnterprise EC12 25 mainframe server -- a class of computer that may be a thing...
IBM debuts new mainframe computer as it eyes a more mobile Watson

Baidu Reportedly Developing Baidu Eye, Its Version of Google Glass

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Baidu, the search giant often referred to as the “Google of China,” is reportedly developing its own version of Google Glass, according to a article in Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). We’ve contacted Baidu for comment. Testing of a prototype has reportedly already begun. According to the Sina Tech...
Baidu Reportedly Developing Baidu Eye, Its Version of Google Glass

LookTel, An App For The Blind

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Now here's a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. LookTel is an object identifier - you point it at something and it tells you what it is. You can teach it to recognize new objects and by aiming it at a product, the program can tell what it is...
LookTel, An App For The Blind

Google Goggles to Translate Text in Photos

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At the Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed off a new prototype of Google Goggles — Google’s experimental Android visual search application — that can translate text captured in photos.The prototype uses Google’s machine translation technology and image recognition capabilities to create an additional layer of useful...
Google Goggles to Translate Text in Photos
Futuristic startup super charges your possessions into digital life

AR browser Junaio relaunches with a new look, feel and API, supporting HTML5 and JavaScript

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We first covered Junaio back in 2009, the Layar competitor that brought its 3D augmented reality tech to iPhones. A lot has happened in the period since, for example last year it upgraded things to marry augmented reality with image recognition, meaning not only could you scan QR codes and...
AR browser Junaio relaunches with a new look, feel and API, supporting HTML5 and JavaScript
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