Remember Tamagotchi, the virtual pet that was all the rage in the late 1990s? If anyone ever told you it would become a mini-camera, would you believe it? Well, you better do, because Tamagotchi Pix is exactly this: a miniature camera that lets your kid (or you, I won’t judge) take a photo with your virtual pet.
Since we can’t really visit many places nowadays, there are solutions that let us experience them at least virtually. And now, you can even do it through Instagram. The platform has added exhibitions from the Smithsonian Museum and two other museums to its AR effects lineup, so you can “visit” exhibitions from your phone.
This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen, and I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1st, but French artist, designer and programmer, Cyril Diagne has figured out how to use augmented reality to literally copy and paste the world around you straight into a Photoshop document. Yeah, for real. And he’s even released the source code on GitHub!
Diagne announced his creation to the world via Twitter this week, and it really looks like some kind of After Effects fakery. If he hadn’t released the source code, then you probably wouldn’t even believe it was real at all. But it shows him clearly snapping objects around him, which are then cut out from their backgrounds and then pasted right into the current Photoshop document.
This is a very cool piece of tech. Swedish developer Peder Norrby has done something pretty amazing with the iPhone X. He’s created a 3D optical illusion completely “in-camera”… well, in-phone, really, although it does use the phone’s front camera to achieve the effect. It’s very cool and doesn’t require any special viewing glasses. It holds all kinds of potential for the future as 3D cameras and 3D scanning start to become more advanced.
We’ve been reporting on GoPro’s advance into the virtual reality market in the past. First with their acquisition of Kolor, the 360 content editing software and then again when the popular action camera manufacturer announced they were working on a drone and a a 6 six camera spherical mount which was geared towards the VR/AR crowd.
It certainly looks like they’re making some exciting progress. Today, GoPro released of a pretty sweet 360 panoramic video featuring champion FMX rider, Ronnie Renner dune jumping in Idaho, to show off what they’re capable off thanks to those aforementioned announcements.[Read More…]