19 Dec '11, 9am

Augmented reality enters the real world

Augmented reality enters the real world

Reuters Thursday, Dec 01, 2011 LONDON/PARIS - Augmented reality (AR), used for deadly effect by the movie character The Terminator, is poised to move into the mainstream as large companies build the technology into devices, according to a pioneer in the sector. AR overlays text, graphics and sound on images viewed on smartphone or tablet screens, on PCs or through dedicated glasses. The latter has been a feature of science fiction books and movies for decades. The boom in smartphones led by Apple's iPhone, which has location capabilities, cameras and sufficient processing power, has enabled people to try out the technology for themselves. Layar, a Netherlands-based AR company, has seen its software downloaded to millions of devices, mostly for applications using location technology to provide place-specific data such as upcoming events, directions or other details about a ...

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