Weekest Links – Beginning of June

June 2, 2014

I’m sooo fancy.

Auggie Award

The Metaio team wins the Auggie Award for Best AR Campaign at AWE 2014

Metaio | Junaio Recap

Thomas Alt (CEO, Metaio) Big Visions for the Interactive World – at AWE 2014:

Metaio’s Thermal Touch is an augmented reality interface designed for the future of wearable displays [psfk]

Thermal Touch, The AR Prototype, Will Fill Up The Google Glass Experience! [Load The Game]

Augmented Reality Assists in Medical Learning [Augmented Blog]

USC Annenberg Professor Robert Hernandez Will Be Speaking at AWE 2014 [Junaio Blog]

Thermal Touch can turn any surface into a tablet [Geek.com]

Metaio’s ‘Thermal Touch’ Technology Turns Everything Into A Touchscreen [Digital Trends]

‘Thermal Touch’ Tech Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Screen [PC Magazine]

Metaio unveils thermal imaging R&D for future use in wearable augmented reality headsets [Augmented Blog]

With ‘Thermal Touch’ tech, the world is your touchscreen [VentureBeat]

Metaio’s Thermal Touch And The Future Of Augmented Reality User Interfaces [TechCrunch]

Metaio unveils Thermal Touch technology for making user interfaces out of thin air [Gigaom]

Metaio is combining infrared and augmented reality technology to turn any surface into a touchscreen [TheNextWeb]

Metaio Thermal Touch uses hot fingers to make anything AR [SlashGear]

Smartglass interface turns any surface into a touchscreen using AR and fingertip heat [Engadget]

New Thermal Technology Turns the Entire World into a Touchscreen [Gizmodo]

InsideAR Goes Global: Metaio to Host Augmented Reality Conferences in Munich, Tokyo and Beijing [Augmented Blog]

Google Acquires Augmented Reality Translation Company Quest Visual [Augmented Blog]

Augmented Reality News

Leap Motion’s Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses In Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality [Singularity HUD]

Futuristic Helmets Use Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality [Discovery News]

Google Glasses Could Ding Big Retails Sears, JC Penny and More [The Street]

Forget vacuum cleaners, Dyson prototyped a Google Glass-like AR headset [TheNextWeb]

This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life [Engadget]

Hands on with Meta Pro, the futuristic augmented reality glasses [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Sight for sore eyes: Augmented reality without the discomfort [Space Daily]

How augmented reality wants to help you shop [Network World]

Augmented reality: Where’s the venture capital? [VentureBeat]

Augmented Reality Moves to the Enterprise [Mobile Enterprise]

Google glass for war: The US Military funded smart helmet that can beam information to soldiers on the battlefield [DailyMail.co.uk]

Could augmented reality save the traditional wristwatch? [BBC News]

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Metaio Suite Introduction [Register Here]

InsideAR Tokyo [Register Here]

Pick of the Week

There’s been plenty of press around Metaio’s latest ‘Thermal Touch’ prototype. Anyone who visited the Metaio booth at AWE 2014 got to see it in action. If you were unable to attend AWE 2014 and want to learn more, be sure to look for the prototype at future Metaio events (such as insideAR), check out the articles above, and the video below.


Weekest Links – Late-Mid May

May 19, 2014

Ain’t it fun living in the AR world

 

Courtesy of VR-Zone

Courtesy of VR-Zone

Metaio | Junaio Recap

3D Geospatial Geneva Showcase [Augmented Blog]

Global Augmented Reality Toys Competition Launched [Creative Guerrilla Marketing]

Vote for Metaio in the 2014 AWE Auggies [Augmented Blog]

Augmented Reality News

Leap Motion grows up with applications in augmented reality and physical therapy [Gigaom]

Google acquires Quest Visual to integrate its Word Lens augmented reality technology into Google Translate [TheNextWeb]

What designers need to make wearable tech exciting again [TheNextWeb]

How Augmented Would You Like Your Reality? Part 1 [EE Times]

How Augmented Would You Like Your Reality? Part 2 [EE Times]

Fuji Film breaths life to pictures with Augmented Reality [VR-Zone]

Play Pool Like In A Video Game With This Cool Augmented Reality Setup [Gizmodo]

4 years in, augmented reality in smartphones has yet to catch on [Computerworld]

I Am An Augmented Reality Creator [Alaska Public Media]

Hack the Park! Hackathon (Last day to apply) [huis voor beeld cultuur]

Upcoming Events

Augmented World Expo 2014: Come see Metaio in Santa Clara! [AWE homepage]

#MetaioWearsVuzix – Europe Giveaway [Register Here]

Webinar: No webinar this week, sorry folks! [Motivation]

Pick of the Week

It’s no secret that voice commands can sometimes be finicky. Minuum Keyboard provides a solution with their head movement-powered typing keyboard made for Google Glass. Check out the video below for a demonstration and this article for more information.


Weekest Links – Early May

May 5, 2014

AR showers bring May flowers~

Trak

Courtesy of Youtube

Metaio | Junaio Recap

Global AR Toys Competition Launched [Ubergizmo]

City Visions – An Augmented Reality Developer Challenge [Augmented Blog]

Epson Moverio BT-200 – Interview with Trak Lord of Metaio [Youtube]

Connectar – A New Junaio Certified Developer [Junaio Blog]

Metaio’s Service applications for warehouse workers on BBC Click [Augmented Blog]

BBC Click 26-04-2014 [Youtube]

Augmented Reality News

New mobile app uses augmented reality to enhance learning experiences at historic sites [Phys.org]

Can Virtual Reality unlock brands for consumers? [Cream Global]

Google Glass may be powered by solar energy [Hydrogen Fuel News]

Will Wearable Technology Be A Detriment To Productivity? [Mobile Commerce Press]

Are you experienced? Facebook, Google and Apple pile in to virtual reality [AdNews]

TV3 Barcelona debuts hybrid virtual set [NewscastStudio]

Research and Markets: Global Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Market 2013-2018: Accelerometer, Gyroscope & Haptics for Camera, Controller, Gloves and HMDs [Business Wire]

Augmented reality spectacles at a cost of 1€, thanks to a 3D printer [Basque Research]

PS4 Augmented Reality Features Teased With New Videos [Gameranx]

Upcoming Events

Webinar this week: Which Metaio Tool Should You Use? [Signup Here]

Pick of the Week

If you’ve ever wanted to make music with sand, you should have gone to this year’s Moogfest to check out the Sand Noise Device. SND uses the sandscape to generate a music system unique to it’s environment. Check out their website, this article, and the video below for more details.


Weekest Links – End of April

April 28, 2014

Image Courtesy of Mobile Commerce Press

Metaio | Junaio Recap

AR Gravestones Bring Life to Cemeteries [Junaio Blog]

Vote for the Metaio Workshop in the SXSW V2V 2014 Panel Picker! [Augmented Blog]

Augmented Reality News

BMW Vision Future Luxury concept car has augmented reality HUD [Stuff]

Is Wearable Technology a Fad? [Mobile Commerce Press]

Land Rover’s robo-SUVs will take away the tedious and just leave the fun [TechRadar]

Researchmoz: Wearable Technology Vendors and Solutions [WhaTech]

Augmented reality glasses competitions is on the rise [Mobile Commerce Press]

Lead Generation Tips – Use New Tech to Pose Fun Ideas [Business 2 Community]

Virtual Reality Omni Treadmill From Virtuix Wins Investors to Expand [Venture Capital Dispatch]

Google Glass: What’s Great and 4 Big Things Standing in Its Way [Wall St. Cheat Sheet]

Upcoming Events

Metaio CTO Peter Meier will be speaking at DLD Conference [DLD Conference]

Metaio and Epson’s SXSW V2V Workshop “Creating Enterprise Apps for AR Smart Glasses [SXSW Panel Picker]

Pick of the Week

Sony’s been working on some augmented realty technology for the PS4. The demo shows two interactive augmented reality water bowls. Read more about it here.


Vote for the Metaio Workshop in the SXSW V2V 2014 Panel Picker!

April 28, 2014

Metaio and Epson want to present a workshop for SXSW V2V and we need your help to make it happen!

The panel, led by Metaio’s Trak Lord and Epson’s Eric Mizufuka, will explore how smart glasses can be optimized for augmented reality by giving an overview of business opportunities in using smart glasses in training, logistics, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and architecture. They will explore how developers can optimize GUI for smart glass experiences and show a live demo of the Mitsubishi Electric meViewAR app on the Moverio BT-200 glasses (seen below).

Please vote for the workshop and we’ll see you at SXSW V2V!

 


Weekest Links: Mid-April

April 21, 2014

Augmented Easter Eggs, Augmented Easter Eggs everywhere

samsung-earphone-diagram-from-patent-application

Image courtesy of EE Times

Metaio | Junaio Recap

Bringing history and the future to life with augmented reality [Phys.org]

Technical insight into the 2014 DLD Museum Tour: An Augmented Reality exhibit for the Bavarian National Museum [Augmented Blog]1

Happy Easter to all of you! [Junaio Blog]

Argyle Social shuts down, Metaio bids farewell to an amazing service [Augmented Blog]

Leviathan – A Whale of a Tale [iQ]

Into the Wild: Metaio goes Re:publica [Augmented Blog]

How to Leverage AR and Multimodal Interaction in Your Mobile Projects [SAP Community Network]

Red Cell White Cell – An AR Book [Junaio Blog]

Update: Audi eKurzinfo now available for Q3, RSQ3 and A3 g-tron [Augmented Blog]

AR Technology of the Week: Augmented Reality SDK for Virtual Shopping by Metaio [Smart Reality]

Land Rover – Augmented Cars in a New Way [Augmented Blog]

Shopping on the run: The new Decathlon brochure uses Augmented Reality [Junaio Blog]

3 Reasons to Work for Metaio – Impressions for a “Newbie” [Augmented Blog]

Augmented Reality News

Ghostman Augmented Reality System Lets You Learn from a Teacher’s Perspective [Technabob]

BMW vision future luxury integrates augmented reality display [Designboom]

How a Mobile Device Can Save Your Life: Augmented Reality Surgery [iQ]

Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware [CNET]

Mashing-Up Augmented Reality and Cutting-Edge Technology [Manufacturing.net]

Samsung Patent Leaks Point to Google Glass Competitor [EE Times]

Toyota Has A Tron Bike [Popular Science]

Leviathan: The Future of Storytelling [The Creators Project]

Land Rover’s ‘invisible bonnet’ technology [The Telegraph]

Upcoming Events

Metaio at Re:publica 14 [Re:publica]

Pick of the WeeK

With the Augmented World Expo coming just around the corner, everyone is getting geared up to see all the new augmented reality technologies. If you’re interested in seeing where augmented reality will go in the future check out AWE: NY’s The Future of Augmented Reality Panel. Steve Feiner, Ken Perlin, John Havens, and Trak Lord provide some very insightful commentary about augmented reality its future.


Argyle Social shuts down, Metaio bids farewell to amazing service

April 16, 2014

So long, old friend. 

This afternoon we received some unfortunate news: the social media marketing tool, Argyle Social, will be shutting down their service on May 31st. Metaio has used Argyle for over three years and we can’t express how disheartened we are.

When we began using we had an audience of less than 10,000, as a quiet though long-established augmented reality software company. We evaluated more than 10 different tools and services to help us grow our audience, and out of all them Argyle was the one that stood out.

Their intuitive dashboard interface gave us a bird’s-eye-view of all the social media properties and information we wanted without being cluttered by layers of data and analytics. We were able to incorporate Argyle internationally with our teams in Munich, New York, and San Francisco that allowed us to work effectively, and in real-time. Since then we’ve more than tripled our audience organically- and we owe a lot of that credit to Argyle.

Argyle Social

As a team, Argyle was quick, adaptive, and a pleasure to work with. Social media is an ever-changing animal and the small team at Argyle was able to grow and change with it. They were always reliably in communication with us and extended their services beyond their software. Supportive through the end, Argyle’s team works even now to lessen the blow this situation has on us and their other customers.

The very nature of the tech industry that allows companies like Argyle to come to life and grow can also be their downfall. Surviving in the tech industry can be difficult and it is saddening that Argyle, despite being an incredible solution and tool, will no longer be with us.

Thanks again for the last three years, Argyle. It will be difficult to fill your shoes.

We wish you all the best with your future endeavors,

- Metaio


Weekest Links – Early April

April 7, 2014

April showers bring AR flowers

Courtesy of Google Maps

Only the most adventurous explorers experience augmented reality

Metaio | Junaio Recap

Come on baby, light my fire: Light switches in a new dimension [Augmented Blog]

Meet Metaio at the Laval Virtual Conference, April 9th – 11th [Augmented Blog]

Microsoft Allegedly Acquiring Augmented Reality IP [Augmented Blog]

Artscape – See the World Through the Eyes of Artists [Junaio Blog]

Augmented Reality News in the World

Augmented Reality will turns us all Superman [GamesBeat]

How eCommerce, Augmented & Virtual Reality will Redefine the Retail Experience [Business 2 Community]

Legal issues may define the future of wearable technology [Mobile Commerce News]

Tell me a story: augmented reality technology in museums [The Guardian]

Vuzix: Undervalued Augmented and Virtual Reality Play; New Products To Drive Growth In ’14 [Seeking Alpha]

Raytheon Uses Augmented Reality To Speed Missile Design [InformationWeek]

Sulon Cortex Blends Virtual Reality with Augmented Reality [Tom's Hardware]

Tim Sweeney: Virtual reality will be bigger than smartphones [Kit Guru]

PS4 dev: Virtual reality and augmented reality “the future of gaming” [Gamespot]

Augmented Reality – A Compelling Mobile Embedded Vision Opportunity [Electronic Engineering Journal]

Did Facebook Buy Virtual Reality too Soon? [New York Times]

Upcoming Events

AugmentaMe EDU 2014 [Ciberespiral blog]

Metaio at Laval Virtual Conference – Come visit us at stand D19! [Laval Virtual]

#MetaioWearsEpson Giveaway – Ends Wednesday at 11:59 pm PST [Register Here]

Webinar – Metaio and the Epson Moverio BT-200 [Register Here]

Pick of the Week

With April Fools’ it comes as no surprise that tech companies around the world would come up with obscure news and events for their products. From unfair game modes to personalized weather vents on planes, April Fools’ always gets interesting. But this year, Google grabbed everyone’s attention with their Google Maps Pokemon Challenge. 150 Pokemon were hidden through the Google Maps world and would-be Pokemon Masters around the world spent hours capturing Pokemon. But alas, with only 150 of  the 719 existing species available for capture, a true Pokemon Master will only exist in the Pokemon games. Maybe next year. . . .

I wanna be..the very best


Weekest Links: First Week of April

March 31, 2014

We have to March into April first

Peter Meier 2

Peter Meier discusses the future of AR in light of the recent Facebook-Oculus purchase.

Metaio | Junaio Recap

#MetaioWearsEpson Sweepstakes! [Augmented Blog]

Virtual Technologies are on the move & Mark Zuckerberg dreams of Augmented Reality [Augmented Blog]

AVK Terway augments Tamaris’ Spring/Summer Collection [Junaio Blog]

Movin’ Klee: A Paul Klee ARt Installation [Augmented Blog]

SLAM: It’s about tracking and mapping your world [Augmented Blog]

Augmented Reality News

One of America’s Largest Hospitals Brings Google Glass to the ER [Fast Company]

Turning the Snake Game into a Location-Based Exergame that Encourages Walking [Youtube]

John Carmack speaks up about Facebook buying Oculus VR [Polygon]

This cool pad and pen lets you sketch in 3D using augmented reality [SPLOID]

Jeri Ellsworth talks castAR’s accidental beginnings and its augmented reality future [Engadget]

Tomorrow’s Cargo Ships Will Use Augmented Reality to Sail the Seas [WIRED]

How Real is Real Time Marketing [Gartner Blog]

From science-fiction to reality — augmented reality that is [Deseret News]

Seebright Headset Creates Smartphone-Powered Virtual Reality [Tom's Guide]

USC is Offering a Google Glass Course for Journalism [Mashable]

Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion [The Verge]

Augmented Reality Is About to Turn Football Into a Real-Life Videogame [WIRED]

Upcoming Events

AWE is just around the corner, will you be attending? [Augmented World Expo]

No webinar this week folks, apologies. Did we mention our giveaway?

Pick of the Week

Even with all the buzz surrounding Facebook’s purchasing Oculus VR and Sony’s Project Morpheus, we can’t help to be excited about the Yelpulus Rift. We’re well on our way to producing some amazing applications for this state of the art device. Look out Oculus and Sony, Yelp’s got your number and they’re coming for you!


#MetaioWearsEpson Sweepstakes!

March 27, 2014

FYI: This contest is open to residents of the United States of America only. We will be hosting more sweepstakes and contests worldwide soon and if you sign up for a developer account you’ll be first to know about any upcoming events.

Ever wanted to try out your own augmented reality glasses? Well, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Epson in bringing you the #MetaioWearsEpson Sweepstakes! You could win your very own pair of Moverio BT-200 glasses!

The Moverio BT-200 is the successor to the BT-100 with a smaller, more comfortable frame. Dual screen displays, a front facing camera, and motion sensors allow for a more immersive augmented reality experience. A separate control unit allows you to control the display without relying on vocal input. For more details check out the Moverio BT-200 information page.

Metaio’s software works hand in hand with the Moverio BT-200 because the glasses were built with augmented reality in mind. The Android OS allows for simplified integration of apps (both new and pre-existing) for commercial and industrial uses. Metaio has already taken advantage of this interface and built the first ever guided maintenance app for Mitsubishi Electric. Check out the video here.

All you have to do is fill out this form to enter. Simple enough right? To improve your chances you can participate on Facebook OR Twitter using the #MetaioWearsEpson hashtag. Be sure to read the rules.

Want to know more? Check out the contest rules and registration page and if you have any questions email contests[at]metaio.com. If you’ve already entered be sure to sign up for the upcoming webinar on April 10th, where we’ll announce the winner of the #MetaioWearsEpson sweepstakes!

But really, if you win can we share? I'll take Mondays and Wednesdays.

Don’t you wish you had a pair?


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,693 other followers