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  • desaparecido76 8:59 pm on December 7, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: amazing, gps, , ,   

    Augmented Reality and Visual Search 

    I’ve been playing around with some augmented reality applications on my iPhone lately. I recommend Layar or Wikitude that are both free. Layar has a search application: I submit a query and then look through the iPhone camera.Layar: Augmented Reality

    If I’m in Toronto and searching for apartments for rent – I just look through my camera using Layar. If I am backpacking through the Rocky Mountains I can open Wikitude. Using GPS and the compass it can tell me the locate different peaks when I look through the camera.

    Google also just realised a visual search for android devices – which uses some of the same concepts:

    Imagine when we can build this technology into glasses. As you walk down the street you will be able to customize layers of technology with reality. siiick

    • drtyneedels 3:00 am on December 8, 2009 Permalink

      they are doing some really cool stuff with AR these days. Cant wait for my googleAR eye inplant

    • perpetuallyphil 1:59 am on December 10, 2009 Permalink

      ummmm, is no one else scared about this?!!!!! we spend enough of our time in front of screens today, do we really need them all the time? yikes.
      i seriously have this internal battle with myself about this. when will we have time to talk and interact face to face (not facebook to facebook) or to ask for directions and meet a stranger? what if i was gonna meet my wife when i needed to ask about a good local place to eat, but i passed her by on the street corner cause i google googled and yelp told me where all the hipsters eat….? i am just saying…. if my friend community shrinks as my virtual community rises, i might have to go live in a cave. i like people. there i said it. 🙂

    • desaparecido76 2:02 pm on December 10, 2009 Permalink

      I’m definitely scared. I recently had a dream that google at me. (no joke!!) I just don’t how to fight it.

  • oneshowatatime 5:57 pm on March 10, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: ad, amazing, ge, , , , , windmill   

    Amazing GE Windmill Ad 

    Check this out: http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/03/09

    Then you can try it yourself (requires webcam): http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/#/augmented_reality

    • homad 9:28 pm on March 10, 2009 Permalink

      Awesome. Glad to see that tech already hitting the hands of the masses…. I saw this tech a few months ago in relation to how great (and cheap) this tech is for motion capturing…they made a tiny hand held piece of paper with the maze drawn on it and moved it underneath a camera to in turn move one of those marble mazes.

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