AR Weekly Digest #72

1. Coke’s Interactive Mini Bottles for the 2014 World Cup Coca-Cola will unveil 18 special edition mini-bottles in Brazil on Wednesday to commemorate the country’s hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June. The bottles feature designs inspired by the flags of previous host countries like Argentina and Japan, and future hosts including Brazil and Qatar. They…

AR Weekly Digest #71

1. Samsung Patents Finger Keyboard It seams that Samsung has been secretly working on some kind of  “Galaxy Glass” smart glasses. While it is still a rumour, new patents supporting this idea continue appearing. This time the augmented reality finger keyboard appeared in a patent filed by Samsung last August at the World Intellectual Property…

AR Weekly Digest #70

1. IBM to Improve Customer Shopping Experience at Tesco IBM is working with Tesco, one of the world’s leading retailers, on a first-of-a-kind collaboration to help it arrange products on store shelves according to display plans, which will create a better shopping experience for its customers. IBM researchers in Haifa, Israel, have developed an Android app based on…

AR Weekly Digest #69

1. Children Book Gets Augmented Reality There is a sad tendency that modern children read less than previous generations. They are very involved in gadgets instead. Is there a way to return them interest to books? A team of just two developers has created  iBO Live’s augmented reality interactive book hoping to achieve this goal. The French…

AR Weekly Digest #68

1. Korean Researchers Develop Powerful Head-Mounted Display  Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are launching their answer to Google Glass – a head mounted display (HMD) named K-Glass. The hands-free wearable features a 65nm augmented reality chip which KAIST claims is 76 per cent more energy efficient than “other devices”. It delivers…

AR Weekly Digest #67

1. Amazon Adds Flow’s Augmented Reality for Faster Buying Shoppers used Flow, a standalone app from Amazon’s A9 unit, to search for, and purchase, items by simply taking a photo or scanning a bar code. Now, they can do it straight from the Amazon app. by pointing the phone with an app at the product. Items can be scanned this way…

AR Weekly Digest #66

1. SeeSpace InAiR: The World’s 1st Augmented Television A new venture in television created by a San Francisco-based startup combines web content with television programming in a way that makes information-rich viewing experiences nearly seamless. SeeSpace is creating InAiR Augmented TV system, a way to simultaneously watch TV and research info via one device and on one…

AR Weekly Digest #65

 1. Aberdeen Bus Company Launches Augmented Reality Experience for Passengers To attract more people to take the bus, the public transit system in Aberdeen, Scotland placed augmented reality technology at the backs of the First Aberdeen bus seats and allows passengers to view interactive content when they scan the trigger with their smart devices. A choice of…

AR Weekly Digest #64

1. Google Glass Takes NHL Viewing Experience to a New Level Technology continues to change the way hockey fans watch the sport. Going to an NHL is already a great experience for many with jumbotrons and HD displays providing replays in high detail as soon as the happen on the ice. But now it’s about to…

AR Weekly Digest #63

1. Augmented Reality Makeup Technology from ModiFace The company known for facial-recognition, ModiFace, presented its 3D Augmented Reality Makeup and Anti-Aging Mirror at 2014 CES conference. The mirror can help women try different makeup products in real-time. It’s intended to used in malls, beauty clinics and plastic surgeons’ practices. The interesting part is that the system generates a variety…

AR Weekly Digest #62

1. PEPSI Cans Feature Augmented Reality App Pepsi is activating nearly 20 million cans in the Northeast United States with augmented reality as part of a bigger digital marketing campaign around the Super Bowl in 2015. Cooperating with Blippar Pepsi placed NFL logo on regular Pepsi, Pepsi Next and Pepsi Max cans and 20-ounce bottles. To activate the campaign, consumers…

AR Weekly Digest #61

This week there was a funny tendency – two the most discussed topics related to augmented reality were dinosaurs and AR glasses. Let’s have a look at them: 1. Meta Pro Augmented Reality Glasses Open for Pre-Order Google Glass may not offer the augmented reality experience the company initially promised, but other companies, for example Meta, seam…