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Handsfree Blackberry Wristwatch February 4, 2010

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The InPulse wristwatch from Allerta delivers Blackberry messages and other info to your wrist, so you don’t have to access the phone when its not hand:

inPulse is the perfect BlackBerry smartphone accessory – it’s a watch which connects wirelessly to your phone by BlueTooth®, alerting you instantly to incoming emails, SMS and calls. inPulse extends the functionality of your BlackBerry smartphone, so when you’re in a pinch you can check your inPulse instead of fumbling around with your phone.

What is Augmented Reality? Virus Killer 360 and NY Subway January 18, 2010

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Acrossair's 'New York Nearest Subway' app

Acrossair's 'New York Nearest Subway' app

An interesting category of digital innovation is “augmented reality” (AR) which combines data about the user’s surroundings or task, usually as an overlay on top of a realtime video image. The company Acrossair is making AR apps for the iPhone. Here are links to two, a game and a subway navigation aid for NYC.

The company says this about the game: “This is the first immersive 360 degree augmented reality game of its kind and we hope it will create a new genre of game play. You can see the viruses around you and you click them to fire your surface to air vaccine to destroy them. Just move them the phone around to see when all the viruses are around you. When the screen goes red it shows you being attacked and losing health. Advanced levels have various combinations of viruses that multiply on implosion and ones that have anti-vaccine force fields to protect them.”

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