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37 Augmented Reality Innovations

From Fully Immersive Video Games to Perspective-Altering Glasses

— August 13, 2011 — Tech
The concept of augmented reality may not be new, but it still seems to baffle the minds of the general public. In a sentence, AR occurs when one's perception of the "real" world is augmented by computer-generated images or data pulled from the Web.

Imagine arriving at an old monument during a vacation -- you pull out your iPhone and direct the camera at the ruinous statue, and you're instantly rewarded with pages of history about the effigy and its original subject. That's augmented reality, and in recent years, the technology has evolved in surprising new directions. Glasses that identify friends and strangers, digital childrens' books and virtual wardrobes are all products that we can expect to purchase in the coming months and years.

It must be noted, however, that most consumers maintain a level of caution when discussing augmented reality products and services. Admittedly, there's something eerie about being perpetually "plugged in," but personally, I welcome our robotic overlords. How about you?
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Augmented Reality Worlds
Augmented Reality Worlds
Keiichi Matsuda Shows Us the Future in 'Augmented City'
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Augmented Reality Easter Apps
Augmented Reality Easter Apps
The Junaio AR Browser for iPhone Reveals Mysterious Sightings
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Global Augmented Reality Art
Global Augmented Reality Art
The Sander Veenhof ‘Biggar' Reaches All Nations Simulaten
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Augmented Reality Instruments
Augmented Reality Instruments
Kinect-Controlled Theremin Reworks a Classic Electronic Music-Maker
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Augmented Reality Food Apps
Augmented Reality Food Apps
Tag Candy Lets Users Taste Fireworks and Airplanes
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Augmented Reality Alien Apps
Augmented Reality Alien Apps
AR Invaders Lets You Defend Your Town From an Alien Invasion
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Augmented Reality Movies
Augmented Reality Movies
'The Witness' from 13th Street Universal Puts You in the Movie
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Augmented Reality Literature
Augmented Reality Literature
'The Search for WondLa' Brings the 'Daily Prophet' to Life
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Augmented Reality Carvertisements
Augmented Reality Carvertisements
The 2011 Scion tC Game is as Real as it Gets
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Augmented Helipads
Augmented Helipads
Doritos Creates Humongous Augmented Reality Pad
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Augmented Reality Driving Apps
Augmented Reality Driving Apps
The Imaginyze App Helps You Drive Safer
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Augmented Reality Postage
Augmented Reality Postage
Royal Mail Intelligent Stamp Hits UK With Video
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Augmented Reality Headphones
Augmented Reality Headphones
The Skullcandy Virtual Room is Sophisticated Online Shopping
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Augmented Reality Swimsuits
Augmented Reality Swimsuits
The ImediaC Swimsuit App Lets You Try Before You Buy
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Augmented Reality Books
Augmented Reality Books
Dorling Kindersley Launches Kid's Publications with High-Tech Features
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Webcam-Ready Valentines
Webcam-Ready Valentines
Hallmark Introduces Augmented Reality Greeting Cards
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Augmented Reality Deaths
Augmented Reality Deaths
The WWF Tiger T-Shirt Brings Awareness to the Hunted Siberian Tiger
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Augmented Reality Coupon Apps
Augmented Reality Coupon Apps
Valpak Deals App Finds Nearby Discounts With Location Finder
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Augmented Reality Army Glasses
Augmented Reality Army Glasses
The DARPA Hologram Goggles Make Calling in Air Strikes Easier
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Augmented Reality Watch Apps
Augmented Reality Watch Apps
The Nuevo Watches App Lets You Try it Before You Buy It
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Virtual Visit Campaigns
Virtual Visit Campaigns
The Lynx Augmented Reality Angels Interactive Ad is Astonishing
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Augmented Reality T-Shirts
Augmented Reality T-Shirts
T-Post 'Rock, Paper Scissors' Shirt Rocks
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Augmented Reality Contacts
Augmented Reality Contacts
Solar Powered LEDs for Your Eyeballs
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Augmented Reality iPhone Weapons
Augmented Reality iPhone Weapons
You Will Have a Blast With this Trigger-Happy App Gun
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Augmented Reality Driving Apps
Augmented Reality Driving Apps
The Volkswagen Norway App Guides You Your Way
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Virtual Makeup Mirrors
Virtual Makeup Mirrors
Shiseido Makeup Mirror Lets You Try on Cosmetics With Augmented Reality
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Augmented Reality Changerooms
Augmented Reality Changerooms
TOPSHOP Kinect Allows the Users to Try Clothes On Sans Change Rooms
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3D Tech Tatts
3D Tech Tatts
'cranberryzero' Gets Himself a Unique Augmented Reality Tattoo
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Augmented Reality Apps
Augmented Reality Apps
The Parrot Ar. Drone is Mindblowing
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Violent Interactive Billboards
Violent Interactive Billboards
An Augmented Reality Billboard for Raising Awareness
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Augmented Reality Television Apps
Augmented Reality Television Apps
The Metamirror Takes TV to the Next Level
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Augmented Reality Dressing Rooms
Augmented Reality Dressing Rooms
The KinectShop Aims to Revolutionize the Retail Experience
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Augmented Reality Fairytales
Augmented Reality Fairytales
QR Code Storybooks Are the Way of the Future
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Augmented Reality Jewelry Counters
Augmented Reality Jewelry Counters
Virtually Try On the Tacori 18k925 Collection
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Augmented Reality Sneakers
Augmented Reality Sneakers
Adidas Originals AR Game Pack Kicks Have AR Codes on the Tongue
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Augmented Reality Tattoos
Augmented Reality Tattoos
Insane Holographic Skin Art by ThinkAnApp is Nerdalicious
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Augmented Reality Retailers
Augmented Reality Retailers
Airwalk Invisible Store can Only be Seen Through Smartphones
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