Augmented reality, or AR, is a view of the physical, real-world environment augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound or graphics. It stands in opposition to virtual reality, which replaces the real world with a simulated one.
Fashion designers are looking to three-dimensional technology to raise the bar for runway spectacle and give customers a more detailed way to see their wares.
September 7, 2011 10:40am |
Gorgeous, light-filled, and able to generate twice as much energy as it requires, the Living Light house is the ultimate in freestanding homes
16 | September 7, 2011 7:58am |
When will biometrics, 3D printing, or computer-brain interfaces be in widespread use by designers, engineers, and consumers alike? A new report by Gartner predicts what emerging tech will become...
1 | August 15, 2011 10:56am |
Using Augmented Reality, a new app allows designers and would be designers to see what their creations would look like on actual ground with real sky above.
August 12, 2011 7:39pm |
One of the most sophisticated demos of augmented reality to date transforms a drab model cityscape into a colorful, bustling metropolis
14 | August 10, 2011 12:52pm |
Carnegie-Mellon University researchers warn that we all may be recognizable on the street by anyone with a smartphone and Internet connection. Is this a good thing?
2 | August 3, 2011 8:34pm |
Today's 20-something Internet innovators may be old-timers when it comes to anticipating what lies ahead in the digital economy. Generation Dora may be the ultimate digital explorers.
3 | July 6, 2011 8:26am |
The U.S. Army will hold desert trials next week to evaluate smartphones and tablet computers for use on the battlefield.
3 | June 3, 2011 7:05am |
A global leader in design innovation, Frog's chief creative officer talks to SmartPlanet about gesture-based computing, why Microsoft's Kinect is the most exciting technology since the mouse, and...
2 | March 30, 2011 2:00am |
New display technology may modernize the good old-fashioned retail shopping experience, making it more interactive.
January 17, 2011 2:01pm |
A new iPhone app called Word Lens can translate street signs and restaurant menus in real time, on the go, using augmented reality.
1 | December 17, 2010 7:49am |
GE and venture capital firms invest $55 million in smart grid technology, from grid storage to utility security to energy management software and EV infrastructure.
November 16, 2010 8:11am |
After nearly ten years of development, Raytheon's powerful, wearable robotic exoskeleton is nearly ready to grant superpowers to soldiers and factory workers alike.
3 | September 29, 2010 12:20pm |
Britain's Royal Mail issued this week what it calls the "world's first intelligent stamp," which links to online content using mobile image recognition technology.
17 | September 3, 2010 7:06am |
Memory-boosting brain stimulus; lessons for EV startups; India bus stations; augmented reality; urban density vs. location.
August 27, 2010 12:54pm |
Bill Gates and charter schools; augmented reality toys; Gulf oil spill: drop in the bucket?; rare metal rush; Britain airport ban.
July 1, 2010 12:42pm |
SAP demos an avatar that may attend company meetings.
4 | June 4, 2010 12:01am |
Museums start to put interactive tools in everyone's hands, well beyond their four walls.
June 1, 2010 5:59pm |
Intel's holographic, augmented reality digital touchscreen display could change the way you shop...forever.
6 | May 18, 2010 11:27am |
A massive billboard in the Netherlands uses augmented reality to raise awareness of the growing threat of aggression and violence toward public servants.
3 | May 10, 2010 11:46am |