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Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8

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If Intel has its way, touch will be just one of the ways to control Windows 8 ultrabooks. The chipmaker is looking to add voice commands and Kinect-like gestures for what it calls "perceptual computing." On Tuesday, Intel announced a partnership with Nuance Communications to put a locally hosted voice...
Voice & Gesture Control: Beyond Touch With Windows 8
How Amazon's cloud competitors are trying to find cracks in AWS's armor

Searching for the Location Gold Mine

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Investments into the next generation of location and augmented reality applications these days are as big as the buzz surrounding them. But while we’re seeing amazing apps and demonstrations, we’re still not seeing compelling revenue models. On Wednesday, April 28, a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, investors and technologists...
Searching for the Location Gold Mine

Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

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From cracking the human genome to advancing medical research through computer games, British social entrepreneurs have a proud history of using technology to make the world a better place. Last year, we launched the Global Impact Awards to support nonprofits using technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems....
Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

Silicon Micro Display rolls out $799 ST1080 wearable display

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It may still be some time before you can take Google's ambitious wearable computing project for a spin, but there's certainly no shortage of head-mounted displays out there for those looking to blaze a trail of their own. You can now add Silicon Micro Display's new ST1080 glasses to...
Silicon Micro Display rolls out $799 ST1080 wearable display

Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

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Much like flying cars and jet packs, wearable computing is one of those aspirational fields of technology where the current state of the art doesn't deliver the sort of experience that people have imagined for decades. An experimental project that is reportedly under development in Google's labs could raise...
Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

Hidden sensors in Google Glass could enable AR apps

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One of the bigger digs against Glass so far, has been its rather limited feature set. In particular, there seemed to be no way to build full augmented reality applications for the wearable. (And it's not like Google has exactly been forthcoming about many of its specs.) But all...
Hidden sensors in Google Glass could enable AR apps

Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

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Global Impact Awards’ hunt for U.K.’s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today From cracking the human genome to advancing medical research through computer games, British social entrepreneurs have a proud history of using technology to make the world a better place. Last year, we launched the Global Impact Awards to...
Global Impact Awards' hunt for U.K.'s most innovative social entrepreneurs starts today

AR App Development: Metaio Releases Unifeye Mobile SDK

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At today's Mobile World Congress, augmented reality company Metaio unveiled its Unifeye Mobile SDK and Android demo at Sony Ericcson's Creation Day. The company is offering developers a chance to experiment with feature tracking, 3D animation rendering and real-time interaction. In other words, the world of augmented reality applications is...
AR App Development: Metaio Releases Unifeye Mobile SDK

Video: Microsoft Research ‘Holoflector’ augmented reality mirror

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This afternoon at the Microsoft TechForum event in Redmond, the company’s researchers showed a series of prototypes and demos in areas including advanced displays and augmented-reality applications. One of the research projects, dubbed Holoflector, includes a large, translucent mirror with an LCD panel about three feet behind it, and...
Video: Microsoft Research ‘Holoflector’ augmented reality mirror

Stalk a Stranger. Point Your Phone At Their Face.

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Smartphone users might be aware of increase of Augmented Reality applications available on their phones, a technology that merges a real life visual environment with computer generated imagery. In a shift from the traditional Augmented Reality application, Swedish based mobile software firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) has realised a new...
Stalk a Stranger. Point Your Phone At Their Face.

Titanium 1.0 Launches: Build Native Apps for Desktop, Mobile & iPad

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Today Appcelerator is launching version 1.0 of their Titanium app-building system which allows developers to build mobile and desktop applications using standard web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS. In addition to supporting desktop platforms like PC, Mac, and Linux, the new version of Titanium now supports both iPhone and...
Titanium 1.0 Launches: Build Native Apps for Desktop, Mobile & iPad

Video: cool augmented reality applications from Metaio: http://bit.ly/bFuXI0 they built the Lego kiosks, very cool stuff.

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Video: cool augmented reality applications from Metaio: http://bit.ly/bFuXI0 they built the Lego kiosks, very cool stuff.

Layar Launches Stiktu, An AR App To Graffiti The Real World

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Layar, the startup which is one of the few to really power ahead with Augmented Reality applications, recently revealed it’s well-thought out business model after a long period of scaling the app’s usage. Their Creator tool allows offline print publishers to upload advertising imagery so that any Layar user can...
Layar Launches Stiktu, An AR App To Graffiti The Real World

Mind Candy on the hunt for more acquisitions

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London-based game outfit Mind Candy, the maker of an insanely popular virtual world for kids, made a significant move on Monday — buying another British studio, Origami Blue. It’s the first acquisition for hotly-tipped Mind Candy, and an interesting one too. Origami Blue was formed by refugees from Disney’s Black...
Mind Candy on the hunt for more acquisitions

Kinect Fusion tool coming to Kinect for Windows SDK, will help devs create 3D models

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Microsoft has kept its internally-developed Kinect Fusion tool all to itself, but now the firm has announced hot off the heels of Build 2012 that it's working on baking the software into the Kinect for Windows SDK. Concocted by Ballmer and Co.'s Cambridge, UK research lab, the tool can...
Kinect Fusion tool coming to Kinect for Windows SDK, will help devs create 3D models

Google Is Building Secret Hardware Testing Labs All Over Its Campus (GOOG)

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In case you needed any more evidence that Google is getting into the hardware business in a big way, the company is building at least two new labs to test hardware at its Mountain View headquarters, plus a 120,000 square foot "Experience Center" that will be used to show...
Google Is Building Secret Hardware Testing Labs All Over Its Campus (GOOG)

Now Silverlight Does Augmented Reality Too

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Last year, the ARToolkit, a fundamental building block for creating augmented reality applications, was ported to Flash in the form of the FLARToolkit. This was a watershed moment for AR, as it became exponentially easier for Flash developers to create their own augmented reality experiences. Before then, AR had been...
Now Silverlight Does Augmented Reality Too

Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report

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We're pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb's latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and web technology that places data on top of a user's view...
Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report
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