AR Weekly Digest #60

1. Adornably Launches Augmented Reality App to Help You Shop for Furniture One of the most difficult aspects of buying a new piece of furniture is trying to envision how the new couch or table will look in your home or office. Adornably, the e-commerce and technology company has recently launched an augmented reality app…

AR Weekly Digest #59

1. Training Tool Merges Virtual and Real Worlds A new training system allows shore-based sailors to train in simulated combat scenarios they could face in the real world. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrated the Fleet Integrated Synthetic Training/Testing Facility (FIST2FAC) in Orlando on Dec. 2-5 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. FIST2FAC allows…

AR Weekly Digest #58

1. Samsung and the British Museum Brings Augmented Reality to Children British Museum and Samsung have extended an agreement for cooperation in the field of education. About  20 years ago it started with a computer class called Digital Discovery Centre, this time an application called A Gift for Athena with with elements of augmented reality…

AR Weekly Digest #57

1. Google launches Glass Development Kit preview At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 19, Google released its new Glass Development Kit (GDK), a set of tools that allow developers to create experiences without relying on the cloud. It will finally allow developers to make real, native apps for Google Glass. While there…

AR Weekly Digest #56

1. Augmented Reality Enterprise Solutions for the Maritime Industry from TWNKLS Last week Twnkls, augmented reality is a full-service Augmented Reality agency based in Netherlands, has presented some innovative demos for the maritime industry at the Europost conference in Ahoy Rotterdam. Product demos the company showcased at the conference highlighted the ways augmented reality can be useful in…

AR Weekly Digest #55

1. iPhone App Turns Your Windshield into Navigation Screen GPS navigators are great when it comes to navigating unfamiliar cities, but it can be difficult for drivers to focus on the road when they are trying to read directions on a device at the same time. Now, however, Hudway, a free iPhone app (coming for Android by February of next year),…

AR Weekly Digest #54

1. Samsung Patents Smartphone-Connected Glasses Samsung Electronics Co. has filed a design patent for wearable computer glasses that are connected to a smartphone. Reports say that the device will be attached using a micro-USB connection. This connection could probably overcome the issue with battery life and make glasses lighter than Google’s version. Similarly to Galaxy Gear…

AR Weekly Digest #53

1. Smart Augmented Reality System Makes Vehicles Transparent The problem of being stuck behind a truck on a narrow road for many miles is nearly over. Researchers from the University of Porto in Portugal, led by professor Michel Ferreria, are developing a system integrated into a car which can help drivers see what is going in…

AR Weekly Digest #52

1. CastAR exceeds $400,000 target in under two days CastAR is augmented reality holographic projection technology from former Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson. If you follow the news of AR world you may know this device is has been being developed for quite some time. Now development approached to a point, where various…

AR Weekly Digest #51

1. Optinvent Ora – AR Glasses with the Largest FOV Optinvent SA is a leading maker of cutting edge AR Eyewear. The company is recognized in the industry with over 20 years of experience in the field. Now Optinvent is working on ORA-S – a true AR digital eyewear platform that integrates the patented Clear-Vu…

AR Weekly Digest #50 (by Augmented Pixels)

1. InsideAR in October One of the most important Augmented Reality conferences worldwide InsideAR hosted by metaio will take place on October 10-11, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The 2013 InsideAR will bring together visionary speakers and great demonstrations including: the first AR browser on Google Glass, Daimler showing their AR navigation project on the windshield of a Mercedes-Benz, and…

AR Weekly Digest #49

1. Intelligent Headset Augments The World Around With 3D Sounds Who told you that augmented reality can be created only with visional images. Meet a new product from Intelligent Headset, which aims to immerse you into the world of AR filled with sound and space. The hardware in the headphones presented combines 3D audio, GPS, and head…