augmented reality

noun

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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This may seem relatively pedestrian compared to, say, the exciting worlds of robotics or augmented reality. James Vincent, The Verge, "Apple’s new AI chief might actually be the right person to fix Siri," 11 July 2018 The new microscope system adds augmented reality to the hospital’s capabilities. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "UConn Health Is First U.S. Hospital With Augmented Reality Surgical Microscope," 12 July 2018 Li’s research helped Apple produce its animojis — the cartoon creature avatars that use augmented reality sensors in the iPhone X's camera to move in tandem with a user's face. David Pierson, latimes.com, "Lawsuit accuses Los Angeles start-up Pinscreen of misrepresenting its technology," 21 June 2018 Fortunately, a number of third party apps offer more variety with animated text, additional typefaces, and augmented reality effects. refinery29.com, "6 Apps That Will Make Your Instagram Stories Stand Out," 15 June 2018 Apple’s augmented reality efforts compete with Google ARCore, formerly known as Project Tango. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Apple shows animated Lego sets to promote augmented reality updates," 4 June 2018 Qualcomm is rolling out a dedicated chip targeting virtual reality/augmented reality headsets in hopes of driving the nascent market into the mainstream. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Qualcomm aims to spark virtual reality market with stand-alone AR/VR chip," 29 May 2018 Facebook launched some new features — smaller stuff like goofy augmented reality face masks for Instagram, and bigger stuff, like a new dating service and the Oculus Go headset. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Despite all of the Cambridge Analytica drama, Facebook’s F8 still felt like F8," 2 May 2018 This new exhibit, opening Saturday, features 20 exotic dinosaur species, including full-size skeletons, life-size video projections, games, augmented reality viewers and more. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Old 97's head west for Concerts in Garden appearance," 21 June 2018

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1992, in the meaning defined above

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