Devices that deeply involve one’s senses and may create an altered mental state: immersive media; immersive 3-D environments. Heads-up Displays, Kinect, Video Mapping, iPads, slates, tables, handhelds, and smart phones all have great reality mixing potential.

The Laster SeeThru is lightweight (just under 2 oz.) wireless augmented reality (AR) eyewear. When you wear the SeeThru, information about your surroundings pops up without disrupting your normal field of vision. The information you see changes depending on what you are seeing. For instance, if you’re looking at a […]


Innovega Visualizing The Digital World.
Innovega’s wearable transparent heads-up display, enabled by iOptik contact lens technology, delivers mega-pixel content with a panoramic field-of-view. This high-performance and stylish eyewear is perfectly suited for the enjoyment of immersive personal media. The first part of the video is a CGI compilation provided by CONNECT, San Diego and the […]

iOptik – a glimpse into the future

Google is working on a set of HUD, (heads-up display), glasses, they are now in prototype phase and will enable users to tap into Google’s cloud services through augmented reality. Here 9to5Google Explains… We detailed the first information about the Google [x] Glasses project in December. They are in late […]

Google X HUD

Another quick hack using the Kinect beta SDK and my new Windows Phone (which is great!). What you see is a simple game engine utilizing the pseudo-holographic effect from my other videos. A Kinect “sees” the position of the viewer and the 3D engine adjusts the image accordingly to give […]

Windows Phone and Kinect to create HOLOGRAPHIC game engine

Ah, lasers. Those wonderful, super intense beams of light that we've seen used in headlights, projectors, and naturally, death rays. Like us, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen figure there's nothing lasers can't d...

Researchers use lasers to supercool semiconductor membranes, blow your mind

Pico projectors are an easy way to increase the screen real estate of your mobile phone, but what if you'd rather not carry one around in your pocket or bulk up your phone's slim profile with a slip on solution? Well, a team of intrepid researchers ma...

Researchers turn your smartphone into a virtual projector

Well that didn't take long. Shortly after getting our grubby mitts on the AT&T variant of Samsung's Galaxy Note at CES, the jumbo phone has made its way into the loving arms of Uncle Sam at the FCC. Naturally, it's not advertised as such, but test...

Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T passes through the FCC

We love just about anything involving lasers or robotics here at Engadget, so naturally, we're intrigued by Sriranjan Rasakatla's Way-Go flashlight that combines the two. It's comprised of a laser pico projector, GPS module, altitude and heading refer...

Way-Go flashlight uses lasers to light your path, GPS to ...

There's a huge problem with working out that has yet to be solved: when, precisely, do our workout clothes become too worn to wear anymore? Apple knows we can't be wasting endless minutes looking for holes and tears in our shirts and pants, so it's ju...

Apple patents clothes that track how you wear them, tell ...

Remember those wicked holographic augmented reality glasses that DARPA was so hot to build? They’re almost here. Hiding out at Vuzix’s CES booth we found a functional prototype for its Smart Glasses industrial class monocular display — a special lens attached to a proprietary display driver that produces a bright, […]

Vuzix augmented reality Smart Glasses prototype hands-on (video) | Tablet ...

An omnidirectional treadmill, or ODT, is a device that allows a person to perform locomotive motion in any direction. The ability to move in any direction is how these treadmills differ from their basic counterparts (that permit only unidirectional locomotion). Omnidirectional treadmills are employed in immersive virtual environment implementations to […]

Immersive Treadmill

Mr. Beam created a unique physical 3D video mapping experience by turning a white living room into a spacious 360° projection area. This technique allowed us to take control of all colors, patterns and textures of the furniture, wallpapers and carpet. All done with 2 projectors… Check It Out!

Mr. Beam

Rohan Marley and the Marley Clan have starting a new electric line of eco-friendly headphones, earbuds, docking stations, speakers and boom boxes under the brand name The House of Marley, and they are set to hit retail stores in the second quarter of 2011. The audio products are made from […]

The House of Marley

Microsoft’s Kinent: Opening the door to Natural Computing.    The Kinect  is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform, and may later be supported by PCs via Windows 8. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 console, it enables […]

Kincet Hacks

Kitchen Appliances Win Electrolux Design Lab 2010 In third place Elements Modular Kitchen, an adaptive modular shelving unit that combines cooking, refrigerating, air conditioning and lighting into one wall-mounted appliance. Designer Matthew Gilbride envisions the installation of multiple units in entirely customizable arrangements, appointing refrigerator and stove-top space with the press […]

Electrolux Design Lab 2010

An exercise into the extreme conditions of TIGHT SPACE, now a global phenomenon, in the context of high-intensity living in hyper-urbanized environments. An experiment in putting all the essential and unexpected activities into this compact space without compromise. On smart use of resources, be it space, time or materials. On […]

Domestic Transformer