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GlassUp, Another Augmented Reality Startup, Would Also Like Some of Google’s Milkshake.

Yet another player is joining Meta, Japan’s Telepathy One, China’s (allegedly real) Baidu Eye, and big Google’s Glass at the face-mounted AR table. GlassUp, the newest kid in town, claims precedent on the concept. Google just shrugs an[...]
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NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days

To celebrate the release of the Hatsune Miku collaborated Xperia smartphone “Xperia feat. HATSUNE MIKU SO-04E” from NTT docomo, for a limited time, Metro Hat (one of the buildings at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo), has been trans[...]
NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days
NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days

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Google Glass, Meta Wants Your Milkshake! …Do Consumers Want Either of Them?

Google Glass fever and upstart Meta’s rapidly financed US $100,000 Kickstarter campaign indicate #1. impending altered reality market maturity, or #2. everything new remixes the old, but still the geeks sing “Ohhhhh look, shiny!” Googl[...]
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Eidos Masks: Giving Humans Superpowers (of perception)

The Eidos masks are really, really cool. New toys like Google Glass are neat, but augmented reality (AR) has been around forever. Going back to WWII-era active gun sights, forward to the heads-up displays of modern aircraft & autom[...]
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NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

NTT is developing technology that faithfully reproduces pictures and sound from distant locations, creating a natural sense of distance and position, as if both people are in the same room. “Regarding the picture, this system inc[...]
NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

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See and feel virtual water with this immersive crossmodal perception system from Solidray

Solidray, which is involved in virtual reality production, has released an immersive crossmodal system incorporating visual and tactile feedback, enabling the user to see and feel flowing water in a virtual space. “When you put o[...]
See and feel virtual water with this immersive crossmodal perception system from Solidray

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Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

The Riken Brain Science Institute is developing a substitutional reality (SR) system that makes reality and fiction indistinguishable. The subject wears a head-mounted display (HMD), inside of which he views footage projected inside th[...]
Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

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iPhone App Makes Map Navigation Easier to Visualize

Crossfader has developed Version 1.4 of AR-MAPS, an iPhone app that supports augmented reality (AR) on maps. AR is one of visualization solutions. This map application represents the ground on the bottom half of the screen, showing a m[...]
iPhone App Makes Map Navigation Easier to Visualize

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[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

On October 11, NTT Docomo will start the Utsushite Honyaku service, which instantly translates foreign-language restaurant menus when you point a smartphone’s camera at them. Utsushite Honyaku is a commercial version of a service[...]
[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

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Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a Cooking simulator that will help you cook a perfect meal every time

This cooking simulator, being developed by a research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, features a force feedback fry pan and spatula to accurately recreate the sense of cooking. This simulator calculates the heat transfer fr[...]
Tokyo Institute of Technology developed  a Cooking simulator that will help you cook a perfect meal every time

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Olympus announces the MEG4.0 its latest wearable display prototype

Olympus have been working on wearable displays since the past year and have shown several prototypes already, however, the company today announce yet a new concept/prototype with the MEG4.0 a tiny wearable display that can be fitted on[...]
Olympus announces the MEG4.0 its latest wearable display prototype
Olympus announces the MEG4.0 its latest wearable display prototype

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Casio’s PicapiCamera iPhone app is the world’s first to use visible light communication technology

PicapiCamera, developed by Casio, is the world’s first iPhone app which uses visible light communication technology. To send and receive data via the app, the message to be sent is encoded using red, green and blue flashing light[...]
Casio’s PicapiCamera iPhone app is the world’s first to use visible light communication technology

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Kokusai Kogyo developped AR app that visualizes water height in the event of a tsunami

Kokusai Kogyo is developing a disaster prevention AR application the can visualize the depth of water in the event of a tsunami or flooding. With this prototype, the water level five meters ahead is superimposed on the view from the ca[...]
Kokusai Kogyo developped AR app that visualizes water height in the event of a tsunami

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[Computex 2012] Intel Booth – Photo Tour

Yep, despite the change that AkihabaraNews had to endure since September 2011, we are still covering some major event, and this time while I could not fly to Taiwan, Ike, our European based editor decided to fly to Taiwan for Akihabara[...]
[Computex 2012] Intel Booth –  Photo Tour
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NEC GAZIRU : World-class image recognition service for smartphones

NEC has developed an image recognition service for smartphones, called GAZIRU, and as of June will begin offering this service to commercial customers. By comparing images captured by the smartphone with saved image data, it displays t[...]
NEC GAZIRU : World-class image recognition service for smartphones

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Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

NTT Docomo are currently developing a 3D Live Communication System and have presented it as a possible next step beyond regular video calls. During the conversation, words take the form of images in the virtual space shared by the user[...]
Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

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Brother unveils upgraded AirScouter head-mounted display

Brother released back in 2010 its first AirScouter head mounted display glasses that will help anyone wearing them to get visual data always handy or create a unique AR experience. Today however, Brother announced an upgraded version o[...]
Brother unveils upgraded AirScouter head-mounted display

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Keio Univeristy demos Interactive plants that react and convey emotions

A research group at Keio University are creating interactive plants, enabling them to display emotions and communicate with people. “The purpose of this system is to make living plants seem even more alive, and give them a greate[...]
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NTT demonstrate Videoconferencing system that shows who’s talking to whom

MM-Space, being developed by a lab at NTT, is a system designed to make users of video conferencing systems involving several people feel as if they are talking to each other in the same room. This system records the faces and voices o[...]
NTT demonstrate Videoconferencing system that shows who’s talking to whom

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Keio U announces Interactive Poster That Loves Being Kissed

By sensing the distance between the user and the display, this photo of a person reacts when kissed. This system is currently under development by a research group at Keio University and they are also considering how to utilize this sy[...]
Keio U announces Interactive Poster That Loves Being Kissed

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Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

The Ubi-Camera takes photos composed by framing them with your hands. This prototype miniature camera is being developed by a research group at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences. “When you draw a picture or take a[...]
Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

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Visible-Light Communication Projector Adds Information To The Projected Image

At the University of Tokyo, the Naemura Group is researching interactive ways of presentating information, using a projector that communicates through visible light. A visible-light communication projector can add information to the pr[...]
Visible-Light Communication Projector Adds Information To The Projected Image

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