Microsoft HoloLens Hands-On: Incredible, Amazing, Prototype-y as Hell

I just put Microsoft's new holographic glasses on my face. It's one of the most amazing and tantalizing experiences I've ever had with a piece of technology. » 1/21/15 6:57pm 1/21/15 6:57pm

How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality

Don't you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won't tell you how it works? When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly what was going on. Here's what I found. » 11/19/14 3:06pm 11/19/14 3:06pm

Project Tango Hands-On: Computer Vision Is So Much Cooler Than You Think

Google's Project Tango tablet can see in 3D, but I didn't really understand why I, human person, would actually care about the technology beyond an abstract appreciation of the ideas behind it. Until I strapped one to my face, with an Oculus Rift-like head mask. » 6/26/14 6:54pm 6/26/14 6:54pm

Nintendo Is Rolling Out a New AR App for Japan

Later this month, Nintendo will start selling pre-paid cards for downloadable 3DS games that come with AR cards for Issho ni Photo: Super Mario ("Photos Together with Super Mario"). » 4/01/13 5:30am 4/01/13 5:30am

Does the World Need this 3DS Product? Probably Not.

Japan's CyberGadget » 11/09/12 5:00am 11/09/12 5:00am is rolling out a "3DS dedicated" AR card holder. Sure, it only costs ¥500, and it can hold 120 AR cards, but I'm honestly thinking of one good reason why this product needed to be made. I'm also trying to think of the last time I used AR cards with my 3DS.

3DS Owners Getting Two AR Apps for Pokémon Black 2 & White 2

More news from last night's Nintendo Direct announcement event: While Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 are DS games, playable via the 3DS' backwards compatibility, there will be some apps released (in Japan, as of now) to enhance the 3DS experience. » 4/21/12 2:00pm 4/21/12 2:00pm

Take a Gander at the Augmented Reality Effects Possible on Sony…

I've only gotten to play with the PlayStation Vita's augmented reality functions for a few minutes, but the portable system's relatively powerful processor and high-resolution screen does a good job of selling the "magic" overlay effect. Does it look as good as this demonstration reel from Sony? Not quite—in real… » 11/22/11 3:00pm 11/22/11 3:00pm

The iPhone, Not the 3DS, Brings These Kiddy Cards to Life

Bandai's Carddas series of kiddy card games is going AR. Its newest One Piece and Kamen Rider cards are AR enabled and can be played with an iPhone. » 6/17/11 6:00am 6/17/11 6:00am

Here Are Four Pokemon For Your Free PokeDex 3D App

This week Nintendo released Pokedex 3D, a 3D Pokemon viewing application that you can download for free on the 3DS' eShop. They also were handing out Pokemon Augmented Reality Markers at their booth. » 6/10/11 7:00pm 6/10/11 7:00pm

Sony Gives Us a Little Taste of the NGP in Action

Sony uploaded a few videos today showing off some of the games from the newly detailed NGP lineup. In addition to three game-centric videos, there's also a featurette about Sony's history creating augmented reality games, which ends with a brief overview of the AR features for the NGP. » 6/02/11 5:20pm 6/02/11 5:20pm

Sony's AR Tech Is Smart (Smart Enough for NGP?)

The holy shit moment of the Nintendo 3DS is its Augmented Reality capability. By using cards (or tattoos), the 3DS can project augmented reality. Sony is working on its own AR tech. It's truly impressive. » 5/20/11 4:00am 5/20/11 4:00am

Damn, That's A Big Virtual Mario

Nintendo will soon be releasing "large" Augmented Reality (AR) cards for the 3DS handheld. Which is fine, but we prefer ones that are "ridiculously enormous". » 3/14/11 4:30am 3/14/11 4:30am