"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

Friday, July 30, 2010

See a streak on facebook.

 No, not *that* kind of streak. I mean, this isn't that kind of blog. The Dell Streak, a 5 inch screen Android smartphone, now has a facebook app that can let you see what one of these would look like, in your hot little hands. Since I have to see things, (and share them with you), here's the vid:

It's a simple ARTag, with basic ar. And it's on Facebook (Hey, speaking of good ol' FB, why not 'like' us on our Facebook Page, and get your updates, as they happen? ( /shameless plug))

So, what's the big deal about a 5 inch screen? Check out this Engadget review for more.And, this Cnet Phone Reviews video :

It's definitely a big <phone/tablet>?, But I don't think the AR element is used to it's full potential. Certainly not the kind of effort I'd expect from Dell. Maybe they're just testing the AR waters. Anyways,  it's there, it's free, and now you know.

Go, and see.


  1. With all due respect to Dell, they don't have a long history of being bleeding edge innovators -- they're more known for leveraging existing technologies that have been pioneered by other vendors (such as Nokia in the wireless device space).

    It would be interesting to see if Dell is going to use this to try to change the 'tech follower' image.

  2. I myself would like to see AR moving away from it's "gimmicky" status, used for "golly gee willikers" effect,(much like the attachment of the word "cyber" to anything to make it sound futuristic), and see more of what we try to cover here at c0dehex, that is AR that can be used in creative, practical ways: including,(but beyond),just advertising.

    I believe AR is the next step in our digital evolution, taking us away from the wired Internet, and providing the information potential in our day to day existence of being human. Like television did, but with more active engagement. Do i believe AR is the "cure all". Absolutely not. But with better information, we can (hopefully) make better decisions.

    We are physical creatures with amazing potential, and I believe it's more organic to *find* that potential in forward motion, not sitting still.