New Dedicated AR Chips Could Keep Your Reality Augmented For Ever and…

Augment reality has always been cool, but it's never been too practical for extended use. Crazy processor demands chew up battery power and deliver a workable experience, but not one that can last. Metaio aims to but an end to that with the first ever dedicated augmented-reality chip, and it's coming as soon as the… » 2/21/13 1:54pm 2/21/13 1:54pm

This Augmented Reality Dashboard May Save You From Painfully Real…

Currently, my dashboard is used for three things: speedometer checks, radio, and arhythmic hand drumming. Pioneer would like to change that, thank you very much, with a souped-up in-dash augmented reality system that shows you where lanes are, recognizes cars and traffic lights, and even knows the identity of some of… » 5/09/11 9:20pm 5/09/11 9:20pm

The Castle of Shadows, a 15th Century Virtual Reality Room

In 1420, Venetian engineer Giovanni Fontana proposed an elaborate mechanical room he dubbed the Castellum Umbrarum, or "castle of shadows." Sound awesome? It is. In a recent paper, French professor Philippe Codognet described it as "a room with walls made of folded translucent parchments lighted from behind, creating… » 2/22/11 3:20pm 2/22/11 3:20pm