Porn in AR

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Ever since AR started to be popular, the question of using pornography on it has been in the air. After all, it seems obvious to use AR for those proposes. Well, last week, the first formal step of embracing porn in AR was made by Layar, by enhancing the Playboy Magazine, Netherlands edition. You can…

ENTER 2013 Conference recap

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As I mentioned earlier, we were invited to gave a little presentation of our experience in AR on the ENTER 2013 conference, celebrated on the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. For those of you unaware of it, the ENTER conference is focused on IT on tourism, hence all presentations and keynotes are given with that…

Enter 2013

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We have been invited to give a little talk on the Enter 2013 conference, which will take place on Innsbruck, Austria. We’ll be talking about our experience with our platform (Cities Icons). Of course, we’ll summarize the experience later for you, our wonderful readers 🙂 In case you are not aware of this beautiful Austrian…

Translating machines -> apps

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Ever since computers where invented, a translation machine has been the dream of many, after all voice is the main way to communicate between humans, humans have created languages. Even if we humans can achieve to speak several ones, its really hard to speak them all for nothing else than practical reasons. However, most of…

20 years of SMS

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On December 3rd 1992 Neil Papworth sent the first SMS. Many of us have read and heard the history, so I’m not going to reap it here. SMS did indeed changed the world! What has been overlooked by many tech sites is that there’s an interview to Papworth about this event. The interview was made…

Ingress: Google’s AR data mining

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In case you’re not aware of it, there’s a new game in town called Ingress, brought to you by Google. Playing is under invitation only, so like many people I haven’t had a chance to play with it. All I know about it, is what I’ve read on the web. The game has become quite…

To geocache or not to geocache, that is the question

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Geocaching (no, not the hunting game) has always been tricky, meaning it doesn’t come with its disadvantages, like everything. But let’s start by the beginning. What’s geocaching (on the mobile device world)? Well the word says it all, is putting/saving onto local storage (whatever the device) geographical related information. For example, the location (coordinates) of…

Indoor geolocation current limitations

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When you show someone geolocated AR (augmented reality), generally the first natural practical application they suggest is to use it indoors, in order to enhanced the visit to a mall or airport. This sounds great but currently its not possible, at least not that easily. Let me explain… The basics Let’s expand on a subject…

MIGS 2012, the future unknown

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Several years ago the province of Quebec Canada made a big bet: Give tax credits to game companies in order for them to establish on this side of the Atlantic. Today such a plan sounds obvious, but before the game companies were seen as a game (nothing serious). The bet paid off and now the…

AR Magic

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One of Arthur C. Clarke laws was: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Currently mobile AR fits within that definition. Imagine then, when a magician turns to AR to do his tricks. Things becomes even weirder! Well, that’s the case of Marco Tempest, I can say a lot, but lets let the video…

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