Meet your own personal Android-controlled UAV: the Parrot AR Drone 2.0

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by 2 years ago

Our regular readers know that we recently reported that the army might soon start controlling UAVs using modified Android smartphones. If you have any doubts that it could be done, let me show you what a regular civilian can do with around just $330. You won’t be able to actually bomb you neighbor’s house (unfortunately), but it does help to prove the versatility of smartphones these days. Named the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, this “flying thingy” is the only quadrocopter that you can control with your smartphone or tablet, so there’s that. But what makes the AR Drone 2.0 even cooler is…

Google Glasses are closer to reality than ever [Video!]

by 2 years ago

Google have released a fabulous video to get us pumped up and excited for Project Glass: Google’s augmented reality glasses. To be honest, it’s worked on me. I want a pair of these right now! Augmented reality is the concept of altering or overlaying what we see. If these glasses are one day released to the public, we could all be comfortably reading the news as we walk to work, or watching a video without having to tilt our heads down. It’s an amazing concept, and one that Google hope to formally demonstrate by the end of the year. As…

The future is now: Epson releases Moverio BT-100 the world’s first wearable Android augmented reality display

by 2 years ago

Let’s be serious – we have only recently begun considering the fact that our glasses could also be our primary communication device, ala Google Glasses. Good luck trying to explain that to someone over 65. But in all reality, augmented reality technologies are set to take off in a big way over the next 10 years. Imagine waking up, throwing on a pair of glasses, grabbing the coffee, sitting down, lighting up a smoke, and your news just starts flowing in without the need for any external, physical input. While we still have a ways to go in terms of…

Marvel reveals augmented reality app, dubs it ‘Marvel AR’

by 2 years ago

Marvel comic books are scheduled to make their complete appearance on mobile devices in June 2012, when Marvel will start offering those who purchase any super hero comic book (priced at $3.99) an exact digital-copy of the same book, available on both Android and iOS devices. Slightly late to the tablet show, Marvel has plans for a major impact (they call it the Marvel ReEvolution), with Marvel execs recently announcing that they will soon release an augmented reality app called Marvel AR. The (highly interesting) app was announced a couple of days back, at South by Southwest Interactive, the same…