Augmented reality magic used by Disney through pico projector

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The technology is being used to help to broaden the experience of games and storybooks. Though the idea of augmented reality is nothing new for Disney – in fact, it has been using it quite regularly in Disneyworld, such as in the ghosts in the Haunted Mansion that will “follow you home” at the end, or the occasional Innoventions exhibit in Epcot – the magic of this tech will soon be brought home for children of all ages to enjoy. Disney has announced that it will be incorporating AR into…

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Mind Pirate takes aim at augmented reality games

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Augmented reality and gaming continue to mingle The arena of wearable augmented reality systems is beginning to grow more crowded as companies like Mind Pirate enter the fray. Mind Pirate is a relatively young technology startup that has high ambitions when it comes to augmented reality. The company believes that the technology could be a perfect tool for a new generation of games and that the ideal platform for these games could be Google’s Glass. The Glass augmented reality glasses have been receiving a great deal of attention, but not…

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Augmented reality may be a powerful tool for gaming and entertainment

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Report highlights augmented reality in gaming and entertainment Augmented reality has been widely used for the purposes of entertainment in the past. While the technology is gaining ground in other fields, it remains a powerful force in the entertainment sector, especially where gaming is involved. Mind Commerce, a leading market research and consulting firm, has released a new report concerning the state of augmented reality in the game and entertainment industries. The report highlights the trends that exist in these sectors and how augmented reality is being used to engage…

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Microsoft hints at Xbox 720 during CES

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Microsoft makes an appearance at this year’s CES This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with innovations that promise to change the future of entertainment, communication, and connectivity. Notably absent from CES this year was Microsoft, who had used the event in the past to showcase some of its future products. While Microsoft did not have its own booth at the event, CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Technology Strategy Officer Eric Rudder were in attendance to show off what may be the future for the company’s gaming enterprise. CEO…

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Augmented reality 3D technology patent application made by Disney games console

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The massive corporation has logged the filing for a patent for gaming technologies. Disney has now logged an application for a patent for a 3D augmented reality game console which confirms their recent slip that revealed that it was working on this type of technology in the first place. They had not intended to reveal that they were coming up with their own game console. If the company had intended to deny the project in the first place, there will likely be few who would believe it now that they…

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Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

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PendAR working to pioneer augmented reality gaming Augmented reality games are becoming a craze as more developers show interest in the technology. These interactive games are not being pioneered by giant developers like Sony or Microsoft, however, small developers, sometimes comprised of a single person, are leading the charge in augmented reality games. PendAR is one such developer. The company, which specializes in augmented reality, has brought the technology to one of the world’s most popular mobile games: Angry Birds. Angry Birds gets a 3D upgrade Angry Birds has provided…

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Xbox 720 may bring augmented reality to consoles

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Xbox 720 may have augmented reality capabilities Rumors are circulating regarding the release of Microsoft’s highly anticipated Xbox 720, the next iteration of the company’s acclaimed gaming console. Though the console does not have an official name yet, some are speculating that the Xbox 720 could be released as early as 2013. Whatever the actual release date for the console is, it is expected to usher in a new era of gaming due to Microsoft’s ambitious plans with augmented reality. Patent application showcases information concerning new console The U.S. Patent…

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Sony reveals more information about the Wonderbook

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New Wonderbook information revealed Sony has been hard at work incorporating augmented reality into its products. At this year’s E3, Sony unveiled its first major foray into augmented reality with the Wonderbook: Book of Spells product. The Wonderbook is based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter mythos and utilizes augmented reality to bring magic to life. Developers from Sony’s London Studios have revealed new information concerning the Wonderbook and the technology it will be using to capture the adoration of consumers. Video shows off development of Wonderbook The London Studio has…

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Augmented reality game launched by Alife Studios and WowWee

Elite CommandAR aims to provide gamers with an interactive experience Alife Studios, a subsidiary of Artificial Life Inc., has announced its partnership with WowWee Group Limited, a developer of high-tech robotics, to launch a new mobile application called “Elite CommandAR.” As the name of the application suggests, it makes use of augmented reality to provide consumers access to engaging digital experiences. The application is designed to interface with a physical toy that has been designed by WowWee. The application is available for both iOS and Android mobile devices. Application to…

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Augmented reality gaming grabs attention at E3 2012

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Gamers and developers begin to take notice of interactive technology This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) showed that the world of gaming is changing at a rapid pace. Mobile technology is beginning to play a bigger role in the lives of consumers and mobile platforms, such as the iPad and various Android devices, have become a favorite for a new generation of gamers. E3 showed that many game developers are beginning to take augmented reality more seriously, with some incorporating the technology into their operations. The event may have signaled…

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Augmented reality merges with motion control to make games more interactive

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Game industry shows more support for augmented reality Augmented reality has benefited from the rapid development of mobile technology. Though augmented reality dates back to the early 1960’s, it was not until very recently that the technology began drawing a great deal of attention from both consumers and businesses. In previous years, the hardware necessary to run augmented reality experiences was not sophisticated enough to make widespread adoption viable. Today, however, mobile technology has reached a point where the demands of augmented reality are nothing to be concerned with. This…

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