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What Can Developers Learn from Pokémon Go?

It’s stating the obvious a little but the one thing that Pokémon Go did that set the app apart from its competitors was to offer something new. Innovation is a rare and wonderful thing and, while the uptake of a new concept isn’t guaranteed, a novel idea has a better chance in the market than […]

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James May’s Science Stories app — is this the future for museum guides?

James May from Top Gear is, I think we can all agree, a Top Chap. I very much enjoy his sensible analysis and infectious enthusiasm on Top Gear — but he’s also done a lot of other shows on a multitude of subjects (e.g. James May On The Moon, James May On The Edge of […]

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UWar: Urban augmented reality warfare — time to get your T-Shirt on…

I just came across UWar. It’s a mobilised game seeking to deliver upon the promise of connected augmented reality war games. The concept is simple: You wear a special T-Shirt that contains your personal QR code on the front and back. You then use the mobile app to track and find other players. You can […]

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Uplinq: Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK working on iPhone/iPad

If you happen to use Qualcomm’s rather cool Augumented Reality SDK to construct an application working on the company’s SnapDragon devices, chances are you may also want to extend distribution to iOS for both the iPhone and iPad. Well, now you can. Jay Wright, Qualcomm’s top Augumented Reality chap, showed some examples of applications running […]

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Uplinq: Augmented reality washing machine instructions are here!

It’s about time! Finally it’s possible to have those cryptic (at least, to me anyway) buttons on the washing machine decoded thanks to Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK. The company’s Augmented Reality top chap, Jay Wright, demonstrated the washing machine proof-of-concept application at this afternoon’s press conference at Uplinq. I managed to snap a quick 22-second […]

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Uplinq: A rather cool augmented reality photo frame demo

Here’s a little tech demonstration I came across at the Qualcomm Museum. It’s showcasing quite a few different technologies: – Peer-to-peer networking – Augmented reality – Remote control The demonstration shows how you could control the contents of a digital photo frame (or, in this case, a series of frames on the wall) just by […]