What a difference two years makes. In 2009 my colleague Tim Bradshaw wrote about the advertising industry’s early experiments with augmented reality and the FT printed an AR image on its pages to give readers a practical demonstration.
We printed another augmented reality image on Tuesday, and the difference between the two projects has been like moving from black and white silent film to colour television. Read more
The start-up Jumio has emerged from stealth mode to take a swipe at credit cards, with a payment method that uses a webcam or a phone’s camera. Netswipe involves holding up a credit card to a camera, where its details and authenticity are recognised by Jumio’s software. The code on the back of the card is then entered by PC mouse-clicking or smartphone touchscreen-tapping an on-screen keypad. Read more
Is it a mouse? Is it a calculator? Actually, Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite is both, plus a numeric keypad as well. Targetted at travelling business professionals that miss a full-size keyboard and separate numeric keypad on their laptops, the Canon mouse comes in black or white and will sell for around $60 when it becomes available in the US in August. Read more