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Google Project Glass: the best parodies and response videos

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Google’s Project Glass lack focus according to many. Google announced Project Glass as a future product that could layer information over someone’s “real world” like Terminator…

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin walks around with Project Glass prototype; are you interested? [POLL]

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Google wants to put the world’s information in front of you – directly  in front of you. Earlier this week, the company confirmed that it is developing an augmented reality platform that would be b…

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Android Apps

Third Eye mixes augmented reality and gaming using Viewdle facial recognition

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Augmented reality was supposed to be the big trend of 2010. Real-world social gaming isn’t expected to be as widely adopted, but it is supposed to be more popular. Viewdle is banking on increased attenti…

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Android App Reviews

Broadcastr shares audio stories tied to location; it’s like Story Corps for Android

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One of my favorite things about NPR is Story Corps, an oral history program that allows people to tell personal stories that they can share with the world. Broadcastr is similar because it shares audio tales tie…

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Android Apps

Layar 5.0 adds sharing to Augmented Reality

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The Layar Augmented Reality browser has been around for as long as the smartphone, and it’s still committed to getting better. Layar has announced version 5.0 of their popular app, which adds some cool n…

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Android App Reviews

Viewdle takes photos, recognizes friends, and auto-tags them for Facebook [Video]

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Facebook and flickr have taken the photo album online, so we’ve reached a point where someone can tag a friend and see all of the photos of that person with one click. An upcoming Android app known as Viewdl…

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Tools

SnaPanda by Edulang: a dictionary app with a twist

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Augmented reality apps usually display real-time information on top of what you see through the camera of your Android device. A fairly new dictionary app by Edulang uses a similar concept; it lets you point yo…

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Android Apps

Navigon MobileNavigator now available in the U.S. with turn-by-turn navigation and augmented reality

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Navigon is a Germany-based manufacturer of GPS hardware and software, and its turn-by-turn Android app MobileNavigator has been providing disorientated Europeans with driving directions for the better p…

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“Bed Intruder” star endorses Android app that tracks sex offenders

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He’s climbing through your window and snatching your people up, trying to… I’m sure you know the rest by now. Antoine Dobson rose to online fame after his appearance on a local news broadcas…

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Lifestyle

VouchAR brings live store discounts to Augmented Reality

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Walking down the street with no clue about which boutique to browse or which restaurant to step in for a quick bite? Maybe you ought to fire up VouchAR and discover which establishment will save you a few quid. Vou…

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Commmunication

Samsung wants idiots to text while walking [OPINION]

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From the “Why the heck did they think of that?” files comes RoadSMS, Samsung’s latest app that’s going to lead to a lot of stupid people doing stupid things. Ok, maybe that’s a little h…

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Recognizr matches faces to database and shows social networking links

Lifestyle

Recognizr matches faces to database and shows social networking links

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Place your phone’s camera over someone’s face and it brings up links to their social network profiles? Yes, it’s possible in TAT’s Recognizr prototype. When a user focuses their device’s camera…

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Layar Android app will support 3D viewing in November

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Layar Android app will support 3D viewing in November

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The recent influx of augmented reality applications hitting the Android Market has developers scrambling to promote and differentiate their app from competing works. There’s only so many ways to alt…

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Augmented Traffic Views Android app available in Canada, US, UK

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Augmented Traffic Views Android app available in Canada, US, UK

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Augmented Traffic Views, the Android app that provides a new way of looking at urban traffic zones, is available to people in some cities. Traffic View users can now receive traffic updates, turn notification…

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Android’s future includes two DWA (Driving While Augmented) apps

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Android’s future includes two DWA (Driving While Augmented) apps

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Two recent videos have shown off upcoming Android apps designed to bring augmented reality to the roadways. Augmented Traffic Views taps into the stoplight camera system in the Toronto metro area to provide t…

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