Nov06

Augmented reality glasses ‘translate foreign menus as you read’

Glasses that can automatically translate foreign menus into the wearer’s own language have been unveiled in Japan. The next-generation spectacles were revealed at a gadget fair on the outskirts of Tokyo and could be available in time for the city’s hosting of the Olympics in 2020. By using augmented reality the glasses can project text in the wearer’s native tongue over unfamiliar signs and menus, potentially proving...

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Nov06

Spaceglasses promise mobile augmented reality

The startup, Meta, is developing so-called augmented-reality glasses that combine the power of a laptop and smartphone in a pair of stylish specs that map virtual objects into the physical world, controlled by your hands, similar to the movie portrayals of app control via gestures in “Iron Man” and “Avatar.” Meta, which came out of Columbia University rather than the Homebrew Computer Club, is trying to usher...

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Nov06

De Kerckhove: “La realtà virtuale è assorbita dentro la realtà aumentata”

Fino a che punto usiamo la tecnologia e oltre quale limite ne diventiamo schiavi? Connessi costantemente, come sta cambiando il nostro ruolo nella realtà fisica, dove i gadget elettronici sono ormai talmente vicini a noi da essere parte integrante del nostro corpo? Derrick De Kerckhove è uno degli uomini più wired che esistano: italiano di adozione e allievo di Marshall McLuhan, con il quale ha lavorato, è uno degli studiosi di...

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