We’ll have to wait a bit longer for augmented reality-based apps to be available on the iPhone and Android platforms (word is that after Apple releases its 3.1 software update in September, we’ll see a flood of AR apps in the App Store). In the meantime, we’re gathering our wish lists for apps that bridge the gap between our digital social lives and our real-life ones.
You’re Twittering? Me too!
That’s the concept behind Michael Zollner’s TwittARound app that allows you to see live tweets pop up on your iPhone based on location. The app brings the real world into our digital reverie, enabling you to see both where the tweets ae coming from and how far away the person is that’s tweeting it. It could be a useful conversation starter, but mostly Twittaround just seems stalkerish.
Enjoy as you recognize how you can return to when you thought everything was possible.
NEW YORK Until recently, augmented reality existed mainly in movies like The Minority Report and computer science labs at universities, where technologists grappled with comically clunky headgear.
Now, however, several new Web and mobile applications are changing minds and helping to bring AR into the mainstream.
In essence, AR holds the promise of marrying the digital and physical worlds by taking complex data and overlaying it with views of the real world via Webcam technology and multiple screens.
“The last thing I can [recall] getting this much hype is Second Life,” said Matt Szymczyk, CEO of Zugara, a Los Angeles-area digital agency. “But I think there will be more practical uses to this.”
Anticipation for James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi adventure Avatar has been at a fevered pitch for seemingly forever, and cinephiles and geeks everywhere now have less than five months to see if it lives up to the hype (it’s scheduled to open December 18, 2009). But for the Comic-Con audience, where the toys are almost as important as the movie they’re tied to, Mattel set hearts aflutter with its announcement of its line of Avatar action figures that are expected to hit store shelves in October. And, get this: The toys offer augmented reality. (The good news just keeps coming).
getting off airplane from DC, my foot caught in metal bar
while dodging from falling stuff foot stays, and my knee moves
meniscus tear – pain in the knee
swelling, pain, can’t straighten my leg, i’m hobbling through work last week
cane and crutches, and heat, ice, heat, ice, leg is blue and black
i take pain killers that don’t work
medical care in the US, doctor does the mcmurry test
my knee says, snap, crackle and pop
finally, pain killers that do work
only issue? i have apathy for all around me today and i don’t enjoy the feeling
r.i.c.e – works for a while – rest – ice – compression – elevation
my day job interferes and the pain limits interaction
going to take a few days for rest, ice, compression, elevation
no surgery for this one, maybe 20 years from now when i need the hip
get both done for the same price, who knows it could happen with the new healthcare plans proposed recently
normal, active life in the horizon and i’m going to do what i have to
so i can return to normal
Great presentation with a very cool interface
Thank you Gerd Leonhard for this video and content
Don Tapscott- the Wikinomics guy – is just a great speaker, with seemingly endless knowledge, and one of the people that constantly inspire me in my own work (check out the new Futerati.com for all the others…) This video has so many great pieces of wisdomin it that youll just need to watch the entire 62 minutes! The new keynote “Rebuilding the World” by Don Tapscott from Sander Duivestein on Vimeo.
i don’t watch much traditional tv anymore
that sentence alone lets you know i love to read
i do watch some shows on hulu
my son has turned me onto a new show he loves
it’s growing on me
royal pains – about a concierge physician – who goes with his brother to the hamptons
why is it growing on me
i needed to learn how to veg out
i need to take time every week and not think for a few
the humor and setups in each episode
each show has hank needing a special tool
each show has him building or working with one
show six – he needs a microscope – “get me duct tape, a paper towel tube and a jeweler’s loop”
show five – he needs to do brain surgery – “get me a drill, duct tape and hot water”
it feels like they speed up the action for these two minute scenes of “extremely resourceful” for Dr. MacGyver
these are my favorite portion of each episode
take a look and see http://www.hulu.com/royal-pains