Aurasma augments the real world with real-time web updates

Barcelona, Spain: Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform, has announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC 12) a new feature that enables the real world to be merged with live, dynamic web updates. This announcement follows hot on the heels of Aurasma’s launch of its 3D engine at CES 12, since rolled out by commercial partners including Bandai – one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers. The new feature, powered by HTML5, allows partners to deliver live web updates augmented into the real world. When viewed with Aurasma, print, products…

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Qualcomm partners with Vodafone to help the intellectually disabled in Spain

*The latest from Qualcomm in Spain Qualcomm, a leading developer of augmented reality technology, has announced a partnership with Vodafone Spain Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to increase mobile communication in communities around the world, and the APROCOR Foundation, an organization that works to improve the quality of life for the intellectually disabled in Spain. The partnership’s goal is to create a new platform that would help the intellectually disabled function better in the workplace. Qualcomm believes that augmented reality could be the key to the project’s success. The project…

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BLIPPAR LAUNCHES “BLIPP TO BUY” OFFERING FOR BRAND AND MEDIA OWNERS

*Video demonstrates how Blippar and augmented reality works. New service enables m-commerce through augmented reality technology – Follows successful trials with major brands including Tesco, Aer Lingus, Clinique and IPC Media 27th February 2012: Blippar is announcing the launch of a major new service, called Blipp to Buy, for brands and media owners that want to use its image recognition platform. Blipp to Buy is a whole new way for brands to diversify their revenue streams and capitalize on the potential of mobile commerce via image recognition and augmented reality…

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Guiding Light mobile application can help people find their way with the use of augmented reality

In an effort to make augmented reality slightly more practical, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab have developed a new application that uses the technology to help people find their way around buildings. The Media Lab’s Jae-Woo Chung created the application, called “Guiding Light,” as well as an accompanying badge that can be worn or posted on a surface. The badge contains magnetic sensors that the application can pick up on using the camera of a smart phone. Through the eyes of a smart phone, the badge…

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Ravensburger’s new augmented reality maze to debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City

Augmented Reality Games

Ravensburger, makers of high quality puzzle games, has announced the launching of a new line of interactive puzzles that uses augmented reality to put players into the game itself. The first of these new games is called Electronic Labyrinth, which will be available for iOS mobile devices. The game seeks to provide a unique experience to consumers by allowing them to traverse the virtual world. Ravensburger has plans to release a number of augmented reality games and believes that technology to be the future of gaming entertainment. The company will…

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