augmented reality


Definition of augmented reality

: an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera) also : the technology used to create augmented reality

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Apple got together with the New Museum in New York City to curate an extensive array of augmented reality art installations across Central Park. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "What Is Bytedance Searching For?—Data Sheet," 13 Aug. 2019 But driverless cars are not smartphones or augmented reality glasses. Shira Ovide, Houston Chronicle, "Apple’s silence hurts effort on driverless cars," 28 June 2019 Learning about augmented reality in the years before apps like Pokémon Go familiarized the public with the technology was, in Ruffner’s telling, proved a creative catalyst. Lila Thulin, Smithsonian, "This Artist Imagines How Nature Evolves Following an Environmental Apocalypse," 19 July 2019 In turn, the app was a mass market augmented reality hit. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Video Games Are One of The Biggest Tech Incubators Available," 16 July 2019 The game’s blend of simple mechanics and next-level augmented reality sparked a months-long stretch of virality, followed by years of low-key dominance. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," 25 June 2019 But smartphones are ubiquitous, and augmented reality (AR) is already here, most notably in popular games like Pokémon Go and the Microsoft Hololens AR interactive crime drama Fragments. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Augmented reality changes how people interact and communicate, study finds," 29 May 2019 Try This: With the Little Italy San Diego augmented reality app, available from iTunes and GooglePlay, users can hold their device up to a modern-day location and view a vintage photo of the site. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Little Italy: Storied past and dynamic present make for a must-visit destination," 30 June 2019 Niantic is the same company that developed the popular Pokemon Go augmented reality game several years ago. Thom Craver, CBS News, "Harry Potter augmented reality game arrives a day early," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of augmented reality

1992, in the meaning defined above

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