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Build Your Own Life HUD With a Smartphone and Some Cardboard

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A cardboard box, sliced to pieces, taped together, fastened to a pair of work goggles, and capped off with an HTC Magic: this is what DIY augmented reality looks like, right now.

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Which isn't to say I won't totally do this when I have a few spare minutes, because when you get to thinking about it, this is pretty great: our host in the video doesn't show off anything more than Google Street View. But imagine using this hobo helmet with camera-based apps like Wikitude or Layar, or replacing the Magic with an iPhone and loading up the new version of Yelp? Excellent. [Twitter via Slashgear]

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Would those Vuzix glasses work with Layar? #diylifehud