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Microsoft Snags Real-Time Augmented Reality Patent

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Over the past couple of months, augmented reality glasses have become all the rage at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Although as of now, Google one of the only companies to formally debut their device (Project Glass). Now it seems that Microsoft's Research department looks to enter the game as well.

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Google Working On Augmented Reality Goggles

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The Google Goggles app on Android phones is pretty neat, being able to recognize objects in the real world and provide you with relevant information, but it doesn't exactly happen in real time. Google wants to change that by entering the realm of true augmented reality.

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Junaio 3.0 augmented reality mobile browser adds “Scan the World” feature

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Junaio 3.0 is kind of like Google Goggles, but with augmented reality and a set database of information. AR is the big deal for this option, but the new "Scan the World" feature adds to the mix by letting you, well, scan the world. Not unlike Google Goggles, you simply point your smartphone camera at the item of interest and the browser will recognize what you see. From there, it can bring up the relevant info or engage you in an augmented reality experience, as long as its in the Junaio database.

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OutRun AR brings arcade racing experience to real world

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The cabinet is outfitted with a series of cameras and then the computer algorithm interprets the road that it sees in front of it, rendering that with the same 8-bit gaming graphics as the classic racing game. If there's a right turn coming up on the golf cart path, you'll see a right turn in the game in real time. You also still get the pretty blonde in your virtual passenger seat.

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Nintendo 3DS AR Cards? There’s an Android App for That

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When the Nintendo 3DS hits our shores this weekend, you'll find that the retail box includes six augmented reality (AR) cards. These paper cards can be used to interact with the different AR games that are available on the system, but it sucks to have to carry them around with you. So, why not load them on your phone instead?

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Tissot launches augmented reality app for virtual watch shopping

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Do you want to buy a new watch but you can't be bothered to go to a physical store to try them on? Tissot just may have the answer for you in the form of their new augmented reality app. You can watch the video below to get a better sense of how it works, but you basically print out a paper watch that will give your webcam a point of reference. After launching the app you can browse through the Tissot watch collection. Each time you click on one, it will magically "appear" on your wrist.

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Ouidoo Scene device takes augmented reality mobile

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Forget about 3D for a moment, a company called QderoPateo could have something even more exciting. The firm is set to demonstrate the new Ouidoo Scene device at the "Above the Clouds" event planned for this Friday. What makes this smartphone-like device so special? It has been designed from the ground up to handle augmented reality. Being showcased just in time for the Shanghai World Expo, the Ouidoo Scene is said to be "beyond" a typical smartphone.

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