Category Archives: Augmented Reality

Museums Turn to 3D – FormFonts offers to Help Smithsonian

Like everything else, Museums are being disrupted by the Interwebs. The idea of getting into a car on a Saturday morning and driving 30 miles (or more) to walk around inside a very large quiet building.. just to look at … Continue reading

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GeoMagnetic Location Awareness – IndoorAtlas

by Fred Abler I’ve long suspected I may have a kind of magnetic sixth sense. I seem to ‘feel space’ more acutely than others. And at the key moments in my life, I am overcome by a feeling I can … Continue reading

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colAR – Kiwi Tech transforms coloring pages into AR

At FormFonts 3D we take coloring pages seriously. So today, I’d like to introduce you to colAR, a new software from New Zealand that turns a colored-in coloring page… into a 3D animated scene.  A few years ago, Marc discovered … Continue reading

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More from Google: 3D Warehouse Changes

by Alex Schreyer On the heels of the announcement that SketchUp has been sold to Trimble comes another announcement from Google, this time related to Google Earth. As described in various press releases and posts, Google will – among other changes … Continue reading

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Living 3D – Hover’s Tactical Tech

by Fred Abler Previously when wars ended, military tech put on civilian clothes and went in search of a consumer market. But given the 21st century invention of ‘perpetual war’, this technology transfer cycle is now far less obvious. We … Continue reading

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Interactive 3D Sandbox – Kinect Hack

by Fred Abler It’s hard to recall how much fun we used to have in sandboxes as kids. It all came back to me this weekend while visiting Marc and his family in San Diego, CA. Marc’s son Raef is … Continue reading

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Electric BrowserMobiles

by Fred Abler The progressive state of Nevada just issued Google’s driverless vehicles its first “drivers” licence. That’s right, a machine got a learner’s permit. Google’s autonomous cars can now drive themselves on any Nevada  roadway – as long as … Continue reading

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Holo’ Tek – Glasses Free 3D for Tablets

by Fred Abler You have to love StarTrek if only for the tech… phasers, transporters, tri-quarters, replicators, holodecks… You name it, Star Trek’nology was some cool kit! In one of my favorite tech segments, Captain Picard orders “Earl Grey- HOT!!”, … Continue reading

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Towards a ‘Sixth Sense’

by Fred Abler I admit to a weakness for GeoPorn. I am not ashamed. I subscribe to all the cable channels : Discovery, NatGeo, Science Channels (both 1 and 2), The BBC, and the Travel Channel. My all-time favorite shows … Continue reading

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