November 4, 2013: Weekest Links

November 4, 2013

Remember remember the fourth of November. 

I remember this from that one night in college.

Metaio | Junaio Recap

  • Augmented Reality: Ikea Catalogue and beyond [Econsultancy]
  • New Webinar: Learn all about the new features in the Metaio Creator 3.0 [video]
  • CastAR: A future in Augmented Reality and Videogames [blog]
  • InsideAR 2013: The Future of Wearable Computing [blog]
  • AR Dirt Podcast: InsideAR Recap [AR Dirt]

There are things that are happening

  • Google gesture patent would let Glass wearers “heart” real-world objects [engadget]
  • Virtual Reality: All you need to know about input devices for the bright new future of gaming [Gamasutra]
  • The rise of Augmented Reality in gaming [IQ Intel Blog]
  • Peering into the future of Augmented Reality Gaming [Gamasutra]

Events

  • Trak Lord will present at this year’s Visual Media Alliance in San Francisco, “How to: Augment Reality into a Real Thing”, November 6 [event site]
  • Brendan Scully will participate in a panel on AR at the 7th GeoWeb Summit, November 7 in New York City [50% discount]
  • All the InsideAR presentations from Day 1 and Day 2 are available on Metaio’s YouTube page [youtube.com/metaioAR]

Pick of the week: Pixelstick – Light Painting Evolved

For those of you who don’t know about light painting, it’s basically twirling around gigantic light-saber type things to slow-capture large digital impressions on reality. Maybe not computer vision, but extremely creative and visually stimulating. Enjoy the video- more on their Kickstarter page.


Weekest Links On The Road

August 5, 2013

I’m reasonably certain you could train a parrot to use Google Glass to consistently talk to itself. 

Newt is about to give that woman the bird.

New Gingrich goes to the Zoo with Google Glass [Newt Gingrich]

Metaio | Junaio Recap

  • IKEA Catalog Has Augmented Reality (Part II) [blog]
  • IKEA’s new AR App superimposes furniture into your empty room [Digital Trends]
  • Snipp powers newest issue of Student Talk Interactive [press release]
  • Elecnor-Deimos releases Argos AR & VR with Metaio SDK [blog]
  • National Bank of Kuwait gives 360 degree augmented reality yacht tour [Luxury Daily]
  • Only a short time remains to register for the Junaio developer competition! [blog]

Microsoft patents gaming augmented reality glasses

There are things that are happening

  • Augmented Reality: Microsoft Holography Patent [Wired: Beyond the Beyond]
  • Disney’s crazy invention lets you feel phantom floating objects in the air [Co.Design]
  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality market will reach $1.06 Billion by 2018 [press release]
  • Mercedes-Benz integrating Google Glass Into its cars [Fox News]
  • O.K., Glass: Confessions of a Google Explorer, by Gary Shteyngart [New Yorker]
  • The joy of glogging [Computerworld]
  • Google Glass Redesigned [Mashable]
  • SIGGRAPH 2013: 3-D Printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & 4k [Bright Side of News]
  • Towards a blended reality: Interview with Augmented Reality pioneer Thad Sterner [ZDNet]

Events

  • WWWhat’s New offers 50% discount for InsideAR contest winners [wwwhatsnew]
  • Mobilbranch.de gives away five 50% vouchers for InsideAR to readers [mobilebranche.de]
  • Global Augmented Reality Summit, Shanghai, September 10-11 [Event]
  • ISMAR, Adelaide Australia, October 1-4 [Event]

Pick of the week: Disney AIREAL

Look at this phone / Isn’t it neat? 

Wouldn’t you think / my sensors complete? 

I would, except for the whole not-having-a-haptic-airgun issue.


Weekest Links 514 – 5/20

May 20, 2013

Don’t be a glasshole

AVK Terwey Zoo Monster Augmented Reality project with Junaio

Zoo Monster: An Augmented Reality Project with Junaio, by Certified Developers AVK Terwey [video]

Metaio | Junaio

  • Vote for the Metaio SDK, the Mitsubishi Enterprise MeView, The IKEA Catalog and the AREngine in the 2013 Augmented World Expo Auggies Competition! [Vote]
  • Developers: Sign up for this week’s webinar, Augmented Reality Content Creation [sign up]
  • Even more stuff for developers: Submit your intent to compete in the first-ever Metaio International Developers Contest, with grand prizes including software licenses and a trip to Munich to present at the 2013 InsideAR [contests]
  • Intelligent Computing meets Augmented Reality: Brutus guides you through Ohio State University [article]

There are things that are happening

  • 7 Standout Google Glass apps you can download right now [Mashable]
  • Forget Google Glass: Recon debuts Android-friendly glasses at I/O [CNET]
  • Epson tries its hand at high-tech glasses [USA Today]
  • Meta 1 augmented reality headset launches on Kickstarter [Slashgear]
  • How two Valve Engineers walked away with the company’s augmented reality glasses [The Verge]

Events

  • We like to party- are you in the Silicon Valley area on June 3? Come to an Augmented Evening with Metaio (tickets are limited) [registration]
  • Join the Ninth annual AR standards meeting at Columbia University, May 29-30 [event site]
  • Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]
  • Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]

pick of the week: Google Glass from the eyes of the toddler

“Lego stuff…and blocks and stuff….”


Weekest Links 5/5 – 5/13

May 13, 2013

There’s…something on the…week! 

clandestine anomaly capture

Back “Clandestine Anomaly” on Kickstarter

We always like to highlight incredible work built on our software, which is why we’re thrilled to tell you about this awesome project from Winnipeg-based Zenfri, “Clandestine Anomaly”. This will be the first mobile game that utilizes vision-based augmented reality, GPS, and actual real-world elements. Check out their video on Kickstarter and help support the launch of this amazing augmented reality game!

Metaio | Junaio

  • Seeing things differently: are brands missing the boat with Augmented Reality? [The Drum]
  • Developer Sander Veenhof merges 3-D printing with Augmented Reality in the Ultimarker [blog]
  • Ever play Jenga? Ever play Jenga….on Augmented Reality? [JengAR video]
  • Cronovizor: The AR Time Viewing Machine (powered by Junaio) [video]
  • Nimlok utilizes Metaio software to visualize custom exhibits in 3-D [whitepaper]
  • Toshiba & Concepteers Augment Living Rooms [blog]
  • re:publica 2013: Europe’s biggest digital conference [blog]
  • Working for Metaio: Alexander Oser [blog]
  • In the hotseat: Augmented Reality user experience design Q&A [NGRAIN blog]
  • Augmented Reality in education [blog]

There are things that are happening

  • APX Labs mods Epson Moverio BT-100, adds camera mic and motion sensors for improved AR [Endgadget]
  • Google Glass: this isn’t and never will be a consumer device [VentureBeat]
  • Yahoo experimenting with Google Glass, says CEO Mayer [CNET]
  • Google Glass Augmented Reality Apps are a possibility [Ubergizmo]

Events

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Use code AWE3META to get a special discount, courtesy of Metaio. Come see Metaio deliver unmatched insight on the industry along with the latest and greatest of AR demos, including the brand-new AREngine! [registration]

Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]

Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]

Pick of the week: Oculus VR used to simulate death by guillotine

Just a little off the top. S’il vous plaît.


Weekest Links 4/29 – 5/4

May 6, 2013

We live in an augmented world.

Metaio is very happy to announce the start of the Metaio International Augmented Reality Developer Contests, with 4 separate categories open for competition. Design incredible content; launch the best AR Game yet; build an app that solves a real-world problem; or try your hand at Junaio and publish the most “popular” channel.

Grand prize is a trip to Munich this fall for the annual InsideAR augmented reality conference where you will present your entry to some of the world’s most renowned technology visionaries and professionals. Good luck, and submit your intent to compete today!

http://dev.metaio.com/contests

There are things that are happening

Events

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Use code AWE3META to get a special discount, courtesy of Metaio. Come see Metaio deliver unmatched insight on the industry along with the latest and greatest of AR demos, including the brand-new AREngine! [registration]

Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]

Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]

Pick of the week: “White Men Wearing Google Glass” Tumblr.

I’m not entirely sure what this really says about the future of wearable computing, but it’s certainly a talking point. It also highly amusing to see techworld celebrities like Pete Cashmore (below) and Joshua Topolsky sporting the famous glasses in glamour-shot-like glory. I can’t decide whether we’re going to look back on these with awe or ridicule. Think Game Boy vs. 80′s cellphone. Mix in that it’s turning into a fashion statement and there’s a high probability it will be the latter. I’m hoping for the best.

http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/


Weekest Links 4/22 – 4/28

April 30, 2013

AR you going to San Francisco?

Metaio’s Matthias Greiner gets excited about AR at FMX 2013

Metaio | Junaio recap

  • Taking the temperature of European Technology [Financial News]
  • Avangate accelerates cloud commerce across any channel [press release]
  • Vuzix’s Augmetned Reality glasses feature all-digital design [press release]
  • Metaio is hiring for Munich, San Francisco, and now Dallas! [jobs]

There are things that are happening

  • In Google’s Ingress augmented reality game, a ceasefire at MIT and a memorial to slain police office Sean Collier [Boston.com]
  • Smart Glasses will fail without Augmented Reality [Information Age]
  • Sci-Fi greats take a whack at Google Glass [Bruce Sterling] [William Gibson]
  • Google Glass could spur wearable tech boom [Washington Post]
  • Epson talks taking on Google Glass with MOVERIO BT-100 display glasses [Slashgear]
  • A Google Glass rival emerges from an upstart in Japan [GigaOM]
  • Google Earth integrates Leap Motion controllers [Wired: Beyond the Beyond]
  • Google Glass for everybody a year-ish away [CNET]
  • Google patent deals with Virtual Reality GPS Navigation [engadget]

Webinars

Upcoming webinar: Advanced Session for Metaio SDK – Unity

Ready for a deep-dive into developing incredible Augmented Reality experiences with the Metaio SDK while working in a Unity environment? Don’t miss this week’s development webinar.
[Sign Up!]

Events

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Use code AWE3META to get a special discount, courtesy of Metaio. Come see Metaio deliver unmatched insight on the industry along with the latest and greatest of AR demos, including the brand-new AREngine! [registration]

Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]

Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]

Pick of the week: the future of wearable technology | PBS off book

Interesting short film on the future of things like Google Glass, brought to you by some of the foremost scientists and engineers.


Weekest Links 4/15/13 – 4/21/13

April 22, 2013

Everybody’s working for the weekest. 

Metaio opens Dallas office to ramp augmented reality hardware research

Metaio opens office in Dallas, TX to ramp augmented reality hardware R&D [press release]

Metaio | Junaio recap

  • Metaio predicts augmented reality chips in devices by end of 2013 [GigaOM]
  • Junaio transforms China Cultural Monthly [blog]
  • Check out Metaio’s all-new industrial augmented reality solutions and software page [website]
  • New report names Metaio as “top firm to watch for AR” [report]
  • Metaio is hiring for Munich, San Francisco, and now Dallas! [careers]

There are things that are happening

  • A settlement between Google and the European Union takes shape [The Economist]
  • Augmented Reality: Google Glass Contractual Restrictions [Wired]
  • Editor’s Letter: Google Glass Gone Wild [Endgadget]
  • New Augmented Reality system developed by Fujitsu Labs [QRCodePress]
  • 8 Best Augmented Reality headsets in the world [TechRadar]
  • The Not-s0-hidden agenda behind Google Gladd [SeekingAlpha]

Webinars


Upcoming webinar: Fundamentals of Metaio SDK- Unity Plugin [Sign Up!]

Events

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Use code AWE3META to get a special discount, courtesy of Metaio [registration]

Meet Metaio at the Augmented Reality Summit, June 20th in London [event site]

Interested in speaking, sponsoring or attending InsideAR, the most exciting event in the augmented reality industry? Contact us! [event site]

Pick of the week: Oblivion

You’ve probably already seen the trailer, but we’re just tickled to see yet another Tom Cruise movie that features egregious exposure of CGI Augmented Reality.


Weekest Links 4/08/13 – 4/14/13

April 15, 2013

I don’t want to Week, I just want to bang on the drum all day.

PS Vita Invizimals Augmented Reality

Sony announces Invizimals will ship with Augmented Reality on the PS Vita

Metaio | Junaio recap

  • Pixories brings your memories alive [blog]
  • Start your coin collection with Junaio [blog]
  • Metaio is hiring all over the place- check out our available positions on our website [careers]
  • Metaio’s interns love their experiences- check out this testimony [blog]

There are things that are happening

  • Augmented Reality Poised to Disrupt an Extremely Competitive Chip Sector [Seeking Alpha]
  • Would you let China Augment Your Reality? [Washington Post]
  • Caterina Fake’s Augmented Reality: Content before Gizmos [Forbes]
  • Why the sudden rush to bring Google Glass to market? [Forbes]
  • Will Augmented Reality drive Apple Stock? [Daily Finance]
  • Vuzix leads the drive for Augmented Reality standards and compelling content [press release]

Webinars

Upcoming webinar: Advanced Session for the Metaio SDK – Android [Sign Up!]

Events

InsideAR, the most exciting augmented reality event in the world, will be October 10-11 this year. Not familiar? Check out some photos from last year!  [event site]

Ever wonder what Metaio gets up to On The Road? [photo album]

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Get in with Early Bird discounts before it’s too late! [registration] (If you read this after April 9, use code AWE3META to get a special discount)

Want to meet Metaio? Make sure to check out our Events page as we update it through the year [events site]

Pick of the week: the internet of 1995

Recorded nearly 10 years ago, right here in San Francisco. Fascinating as it is cringe-worthy.


The Return of “Weekest Links”

April 9, 2013

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. 

Yeti Augmented Reality at GDC 2013

Yeti CGI showcasing Augmented Reality game prototype built with Metaio SDK  at the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference

Hello again! Though we haven’t had a Weekest links since (shhh) November 2012, Spring can be a fresh start for everyone. We’ll renew our regular Monday schedule starting next week and on- until then, check out the list below and don’t forget to subscribe!

Metaio | Junaio recap

  • Metaio shows off awesome Augmented Reality at GDC 2013, TweakTown [video]
  • Metaio Augmented Reality Interview @ the ARM booth, 2013 Game Developer’s Conference, featuring @traklord [video]
  • ARM exhibits Metaio Augmented Reality Product at GDC 2013, featuring @twitt_AR [video]
  • A Sneak Peak at HP Support’s Augmented Reality App (powered by the Metaio SDK) [video]
  • “Augmented Reality: What do businesses need to know?”, NetworkWorld [article
  • 10 Augmented Reality technologies you should know about [slideshow]
  • SmarTech Publishing Report Says Google Glass Heralds a New Era For The Augmented Reality Business [press release]
  • Metaio to participate in annual European Satellite Navigation Competition [press release]
  • Our former intern Sebastian tells us how awesome we are [blog post]
  • Slanted Magazine, a fully augmented edition powered by Junaio [blog post]

Webinars

Even though we have extensive documentation for all of our augmented reality software, we thought it was important to give developers, both experienced and new to our platform, the ability to get in-depth explanations on certain topics in the form of weekly webinars. You can sign up for the next Webinar, an advanced SDK session for iOS developers, right here on our dev portal (http://dev.metaio.com), along with recorded versions of all the other sessions, with topics like Content Creation, Intro to SDK, Intro to Junaio, Intro to Creator and more.

Events

Next week is Aumenta.me 2013, the annual meeting point in Spain for the exchange of ideas, experiences, projects and developments of Augmented Reality in Education. Taking place April 20th in Valencia, Spain, it will showcase the best educational AR experiences, including workshops and seminar sessions. Learn more here: [event site]

Dates announced for InsideAR 2013, the most exciting augmented reality conference in the world [event site]

If you missed them, photos from the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona [album]

Registration is open for the Augmented World Expo, June 4-5 (formerly ARE). Get in with Early Bird discounts before it’s too late! [registration] (If you read this after April 9, use code AWE3META to get a special discount)

Join us at the annual AR Summit in London, June 20th [event site]

To follow Metaio on the road, make sure to check out our Events page as we update it through the year [events site]

Pick of the week: April Fools

Out of all the 4/01/13 shenanigans, these were some of our favorites:

  • Guardian launches Augmented Reality specs to offer immersive liberal insight [article]
  • Google launches GMail Blue [video]
  • Nokia turns up the heat with its first microwave oven [article]
  • Improv Everywhere: Reverse Times Square

Not entirely sure what’s happening here, but it sure seems “augmented”….


Weekest Links 11/20 – 11/26

November 27, 2012

We separate the chaff from the week. 

 

metaio | junaio recap

Latest Junaio Newsletter – more channels, more projects and more exciting mobile augmented reality updates [article]

Prototyping with Metaio Engineer 5.0 and the FARO Camera Arm [blog]

Certified Developer AVK Terwey has got a pretty cool new Junaio channel for Gitterstar involving some Soccer [link]

Junaio Augmented Reality exhibition and developer Sander Veenhof use Graffiti as a marker [article]

Augmented Reality Portal, by developer LiveViewStudio [video]

 

there are things that are happening

Augmented Reality Lawyer Brian Wassom writes of the looming issues of pornography, perspective and anonymity with regard to augmented reality eyewear [blog]

Microsoft appears to be working on a Google Glass type project of its own, according to new patent [article]

Four perspectives on Augmented Reality and its future [article]

 

there’s a juNYAN cat, and god help us, it’s live. 

meAR. 

-Trak


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