Wearable augmented reality field is heating up

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New challenger approaches for Google’s augmented reality glasses Google has been the dominating name in the augmented reality eyewear field for the better part of a year. The company’s Project Glass is not short of competition, but many of the wearable augmented reality systems being developed by its competitors are not likely to hit the market before Glass does. That is, of course, with the exception of Telepathy One, a new augmented reality system developed by Japanese entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi. Telepathy One may actually be the first wearable augmented reality…

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Augmented reality developer Metaio releases new development tools for free

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Metaio, a German augmented reality developer, has recently released a sleuth of new software development kits (SDK) that will help users build their own augmented reality experience. The company has emerged as a formidable force in the augmented reality industry in recent years and believes that now is the time for more people to begin adopting the technology. Augmented reality can be a costly technology, however, as the software required to operate it is fairly advanced. Metaio’s new SDK’s are a first for the industry as they are completely free…

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Gamescom: Sony unveils three new augmented reality games during gaming convention.

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One of the gaming world’s most prestigious events has arrived. Gamescom began early this week in Cologne, Germany, and drew in thousands of avid gamers from around the world. This year, developers have been hard at work creating the next generation of games and have succeeded in generating a massive amount of hype around their new products. At the convention, developers will be unveiling new information regarding their games as well as exclusive demonstrations of gameplay footage that has never been seen anywhere else. Sony is eager to show off…

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String Labs launches new AR platform, hopes to take AR to the next level

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String Labs, a promising technology startup specializing in augmented reality, has launched their flagship AR product dubbed String. The company claims that it is the most powerful and efficient AR product available for the iOS platform. Perhaps one of the most promising aspects of the projects is its capability to interface with the Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect has been a subject of interest for developers of AR technology for its sophisticated motion capture abilities. The company is also releasing an SDK for any developer willing to expand and tweak the…

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