It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they’ve promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become—a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances…
Let’s face it, there’s a lot of cool tech in the cockpit. But beyond making the flying experience a lot more like Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, the practical implications of augmented reality technology from head-mounted wearables are enormous. They promise to elevate the amount of useful real-time information available…
Yes, I look like a complete tool – more so than normal. And that’s just one of the many issues with faceputers. But for those of us that buy cars to drive and not as overpriced fashion statements, Mini’s augmented reality goggles are the fighter jet-style, head-up display of our dreams. I used them and now I need a…
You know how it goes. You’re shopping for your next Ferrari, playing with the online configurator, but you can’t be sure if the matte Girgio Corsa wheels will really look good with the Rosso Corso paint on the F12. Life’s tough, but augmented reality has the answer.
Google Glass may be dead, but Mini is picking up the awkward, mildly creepy faceputer torch and running with it. It's called Mini Augmented Vision and they'll give you x-ray vision.
I'm willing to bet that in the near future, we will live in a world without mirrors. Yes, it sounds absurd. But hear me out.
Microsoft showed off a new faceputer today, and while I could quibble about the real-world usability of strapping a honking piece of plastic to your head or the misuse of the word "hologram", I'm way more intrigued with the possibility of someone telling me how I'm screwing up my suspension rebuild in real-time.
When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.
I think this has happened to everyone at least once: You get into a new car, and you don't know what some crazy-looking switch, dial or button actually does. But Audi has a brilliant solution to this problem that involves your smartphone, augmented reality, and ditching the owner's manual for good.