links for 2009-09-11

  • Economist on Augmented Reality: "AR starts with reality itself and then augments it… It all sounds rather distant and futuristic. The idea of AR has, in fact, been around for a few years without making much progress… Several AR applications are already available. Wikitude, an AR travel-guide application developed for Google’s Android G1 handset, has already been downloaded by 125,000 people. Layar is a general-purpose AR browser that also runs on Android-powered phones. Nearest Tube, an AR application for Apple’s iPhone 3GS handset, can direct you in London to the nearest Underground station. Nokia’s “mobile augmented reality applications” (MARA) software is being tested by staff at the world’s largest handset-maker, with a public launch imminent."
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