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Apple reportedly buys augmented reality company Metaio

The German firm, which helped clients build augmented-reality apps, appears to have transferred its shares to Apple.

By May 28, 2015


AR prototype makes any surface a touch interface

Augmented reality software designer Metaio has created a system that uses thermal imaging to create a touch interface on any object.

By May 27, 2014


Nod: One ring to control all devices

Can a Bluetooth ring be a magic wand for every device in your home? That's the ambitious plan. An early look at Nod.

By April 29, 2014


Wearables with augmented reality are mind-blowing -- and an ethical nightmare

A panel of industry experts at CES 2014 discusses the ethical quandaries and shared responsibilities with the augmented reality and head-mounted wearables that will change our lives as dramatically as the smartphone.

By January 8, 2014


The problem with augmented reality: Tablets and targets

Augmented reality is showing up in all kinds of applications. But there are a few arenas where it still doesn't quite work.

By May 9, 2012


Toyota pushes Corolla with virtual singer app

Virtual star Hatsune Miku provides an "augmented reality experience" for prospective Toyota buyers.

By September 21, 2011


Junaio iPad 2 augmented-reality app shows off its wares in teaser video

Start-up Metaio says it's working on an iPad 2 version of its Junaio augmented-reality browser, and has published a video showing the prototype in action.

By March 16, 2011


At Demo, virtual dressing rooms promise big sales

Swivel, from FaceCake Marketing Technologies, and Webcam Social Shopper, from Zugara, are latest to offer online clothing retailers ways for customers to "try on" clothing from their own homes.

By February 28, 2011


Spot hot properties with augmented-reality app

AR browser Junaio can now overlay property information on a smartphone's camera view. For instance, you can point at a building and see offices for rent.

By May 20, 2010


Picture the possibilities with 3D Lego animations

Lego's Digital Box display units use 3D augmented reality to illustrate what finished Lego kits will look like. The AR displays will be set up in Lego stores worldwide.

By April 23, 2010