Tag: augmented reality

by Dana Coester

I sat down with futurist Robert Scoble at the Augmented World Expo in May to talk about what’s next for journalism. Scoble, former tech evangelist for Microsoft and currently startup liaison for Rackspace, is renowned for the “Scoble effect” — which in geek celebrity terms may be the tech equivalent of the Oprah effect. He’s also [...] more »

by Tim Sohn

Publishers in the United States have been slow to embrace augmented reality (AR), technology that lets people hold smartphones or tablets up to their newspapers and magazines and view exclusive video and other editorial and advertising content. Brands, on the other hand, have been quick to jump on the augmented reality bandwagon, according to a [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. New York Times, Wall Street Journal shed pay walls for Hurricane Sandy (CNET) 2. Google and the future of augmented reality (The Atlantic) 3. Al Jazeera creates interactive video transcripts of debates (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Financial Times’ digital subs pass 300,000 (paidContent) 5. The [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Opponent of major e-book settlement fights back with cartoon (PaidContent) 2. What’s the Point of Publishers in a Digital Age? (Digital Book World) 3. Publishers back African literacy effort with e-books (NYT) 4. Nook Simple Touch users irate that it [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

My favorite technology — augmented reality, or AR — lets anybody feel like Harry Potter, except that you make magic with a computer or mobile device instead of a wand. I call it “real life, only better” because it takes a live scene and puts useful or entertaining images, video, graphics — whatever — on [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

This week on MediaShift, we’re running a special series exploring the relationship between kids and media. In that vein, the following video from our partners at PBS Parents looks into augmented reality and what that means for kids. In this episode of The Parent Show, Angela Santomero (the creator of “Blue’s Clues” and “Super Why?”), [...] more »

by Jessica Clark

Google’s Teaching Theater at the SXSWi Trade Show AUSTIN, TX — By Day 3 of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, I find that the future’s so bright, it kind of gives me a migraine. Inside the Austin Convention Center, where most of the conference was staged, pillars are baroquely barnacled with multiple generations of [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

You point your wireless device — cell phone, iPad, whatever — at a graphic on a box of unassembled furniture and then the instructions, complete with 3-D diagrams, instantly appear on-screen. Point at a piece of paper and it’s suddenly a game board shared by friends across the room or across the world. This is [...] more »

by Nick Mendoza

Do you remember August 21, 2009? Moviegoers in more than 100 IMAX 3-D theaters worldwide watched 16 minutes of footage from a new James Cameron movie. That same day, Ubisoft debuted a trailer for a videogame based on the film, and Mattel unveiled action figures inspired by the film’s characters. A day earlier, the teaser [...] more »