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Augmented Reality – Coming to a cell phone near you…

Tue, Sep 8, 2009

Gadgets, Geek Information

The buzz these days on a lot of the tech blogs is something called augmented reality:

Taken from Wikipedia:

Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with-, or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality.

You have witnessed AR before; that yellow line that lights up the first down line while watching a football game is a form of AR.

But how is it coming to your cell phone?

Check out this cool video:

Picture this:

You are traveling and have no idea where to find the train. You hold your cell phone up and point it up the street and immediately see that 3 blocks ahead is a subway station.

Not too shabby, eh?

iPhone already has some apps out there. I know that I have seen similar apps that let you hold your phone up to the sky at night and distinguish constellations.

Now if we would start seeing some for the Palm Pre…

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