Augmented Reality

Wikipedia explains Augmented Reality like this.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, copy, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.[1] By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.[2][3] Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world.

Here are some cool examples of this technology in action.

Augmented Reality




Live Augmented Reality for National Geographic Channel / UPC from Appshaker Ltd on Vimeo.

I found it interesting that this app shows a picture of an iPhone, but the app is only for the Android devices?

Want to try a cool one of these yourself? Download he Free Blippar App and then scan this image and watch it come to life!

blippar

Control Your Car From Your iPhone

Connect2Car: Control your car from a mobile phone. Cell phone integration with Automobiles.
http://youtu.be/i5tpuaLQ0C4

Control Your Car From Your iPhone

  • Start/Stop your car from Anywhere
  • Warm your car up in cold weather or get it cooled in the hot summer, range doesn’t matter anymore, its unlimited. Your cell phone is right in your pockets, so is your car control
  • Lock or Unlock your doors
  • Real time GPS location tracking
  • Remote Vehicle Shutdown

And much more Details Here

iPhone 5S Video Test

First Test Video of the new iPhone 5S, the footage in this video is exactly as it came out of the camera! Amazing! I shoot a lot of video with different kinds of camera and the iPhone 5S Video always impresses! The only time I use my Sony HD any more is if I am shooting something where I need to take advantage of the better optical zoom.

iPhone 5S Video Test

Making SIRI Smarter

When I created this video, there was a lot of empty space on the left side so I thought I would fill it with various pop ups of screens showing some of the things you can ask SIRI. Some viewers have said they found that confusing so please keep this in mind when viewing the tutorial and I will do better next time.

Making SIRI Smarter