Augmented Reality Hits a Snag: Layar iPhone App Pulled from App Store

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Back in September we voiced concerns that media hype from around the globe might be putting too much pressure on companies specializing in augmented reality technology. Our fear? That they'd push out inferior products to take advantage of consumer and media hype.

Our concerns were valid, as a recent report from ReadWriteWeb notes that the popular augmented reality iPhone app "Layar" has been pulled from the App Store by its development team. Pixels and Policy reports.

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Augmented Reality Hits the Consumer Market

Augmented reality may be finding a consumer purpose sooner than we predicted.

Between rumblings from independent developer David J. Hinson about a new iPhone augmented reality app and big announcements from Starbucks and Papa John's, the future of augmented reality might be pizzas and cheap gasoline.

Pixels and Policy investigates the rise of consumer Augmented Reality.

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Astronauts Turn to Augmented Reality on the Space Station

Ever tried reading the instruction manual to a space station sewage system while in zero gravity? According to the crew of the International Space Station, it's hard. Damn hard. So hard, in fact, that astronauts turned to the European Space Agency for augmented reality helmets that display repair instructions and data right on the machinery.

Read on for a full breakdown of augmented reality helmets, iPhone temperature sensors, and how ESA made a space helmet out of garage scraps.

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