HP reveals new NFC mouse

NFC mouse by HP

NFC Mouse from HP to be launched in November Acclaimed hardware and software corporation Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced plans to develop the world’s first NFC-enabled mouse. The company has shown interest in NFC and other interactive technology and has been working on introducing these into new products. The new, wireless mouse will be a first for the company, which claims the device will be compatible with any NFC-enabled device, whether it be a smart phone, tablet, or PC. The NFC mouse is expected to go on sale in November of…

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Apple debuts iPhone 5

iphone 5

iPhone 5 officially announced by Apple Apple has officially announced its iPhone 5. For months, rumors have raged throughout the Internet regarding the mobile device and its capabilities. Many of these rumors hinted at the device would be equipped with NFC technology. These rumors were largely based on information concerning the Passbook application, which is to be a significant feature of the iOS 6 operating system, as well as leaked photographs showing the construction of the mobile device. Apple has revealed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in…

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Sprint to offer Samsung’s Galaxy S III this year

Galaxy S III NFC Technology

Galaxy S III’s NFC capabilities highlighted by Sprint Telecommunications giant Sprint has announced that it will begin carrying Samsung’s new Galaxy S III later this month. Though Sprint will not be the only company offering the Galaxy S III, it will be the first to include Google’s Wallet mobile payment platform with the phone. The Galaxy S III is equipped with an NFC chip that allows it to make mobile transactions, a feature that has been gaining interest amongst consumers for some time. The Galaxy S III boasts of several…

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Do-it-yourself augmented reality glasses shed some light on Google’s Project Glass

Homemade augmented reality glasses! Last week, Google unveiled its augmented reality glasses product called Project Glass. The company has been working on developing the glasses for more than two years and claims to have overcome some of the significant challenges inherent with the technology. Project Glass is not the only augmented reality glasses initiative currently in development, but Google believes it will be the most successful among consumers. Many in the technology community were initially enthusiastic about Project Glass, but some have questioned how difficult it could be to make…

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Tokyo Shoseki launches line of augmented reality textbooks for New Horizon brand

Augmented reality education   Japanese publishing firm Tokyo Shoseki is taking a bold approach to education with a new line of augmented reality textbooks. The books are part of the company’s English course called New Horizon. The series is meant to help adults study the English language and the company believes that augmented reality will make the process more intuitive and effective. There has been some experimentation with the use of mobile technology in Japan, such as using iPads in classrooms, but Tokyo Shoseki believes that a simple smart phone…

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Google shows off Project Glass – augmented reality glasses for a new generation

Future of augmented reality right in front of your face!   Technology giant Google has been working on a pair of augmented reality eyeglasses recently. The company was initially shy about sharing information on the projects, but has been more forthcoming in the past few weeks. The world of augmented reality is growing more popular, especially with tech-savvy consumers who are looking forward to the future. This growing popularity has spurred companies like Google to develop new augmented reality systems. Google has focused its work on a head-mounted device that…

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Google files for patent for mobile ad sensitive to light, sound, and temperature

Google mobile ads

Google has been making several moves to prepare for the predicted spike in mobile marketing this year and to continue to deliver highly effective mobile advertising options, such as its recent patenting of mobile ads that are temperature, noise, and light sensitive. This effort has been made to help Google to better deliver its ads based on the specific environment of a smartphone user, when combined with his or her behavioral profile. Its filing was granted through US patent 8,138,930 and allows a mobile device such as a smartphone to…

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Hillcrest Labs launches new Freespace MotionEngine for mobile device manufacturers

Hillcrest Labs freespace augmented reality

Hillcrest Labs, a leading developing of motion processing software, has announced the launch of its latest motion control technology called Freespace. The technology is available to manufacturers of smart phones and other mobile devices. Hillcrest claims that the new technology will improve a mobile device’s motion sensors, allowing these devices to better facilitate augmented reality. Manufacturers using Hillcrest’s new technology will be able to produce mobile devices that are capable of handling the demands of high-level augmented reality software, making them more appealing to consumers interested in interactive technology. The…

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Lumus unveils new QE-31 augmented reality glasses, offers hands-on demo at technology conferences

Augmented Reality Glasses Example

Augmented reality glasses seem to be the rage amongst technology companies these days. Lumus, makers of high-tech eyewear, have been working on an augmented reality system housed within a pair of glasses for some time. During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show held in January, the company showed off an early version of its new glasses. Now, the company has unveiled an upgraded model called QE-31, which is billed as a major improvement upon previous designs. The new model consists of a durable frame that serves as a mount for the…

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Microsoft files patent for new augmented reality project

Augmented Reality Glasses

Microsoft is the latest addition to technology companies working on developing head-mounted augmented reality devices. The company has recently filed a patent for a new AR headset. The company has been very selective about the information it is sharing regarding its new project, but the device may be used for next generation gaming platforms. Early this year, news arose of Microsoft working on the Xbox 720, the successor to the massively successful Xbox 360. Given the company’s latest patent filing, the possibility of a new Xbox console may not be…

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Sony begins global smartphone marketing campaign

Xperia sola smart phone

This week, Sony will be launching its marketing campaign worldwide in order to introduce its Xperia smartphones to consumers for the first time. The massive global campaign from Sony Mobile Communications is the start of its return into the mobile phone marketplace and underscores the connected entertainment experience with Sony that is enhanced by these new devices. The campaign itself has been entitled “Made of Imagination” and will begin on Saturday, March 24, starting with a 60 second commercial that was directed by Wes Anderson; who was nominated for an…

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