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Mobile's Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality

Sep 18, 2009, 16:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)

"Augmented reality, or the ability to overlay information on real-world views seen through a smartphone camera lens, is poised to become the next hot trend in mobile apps.

"Until recently augmented reality (AR) was mainly relegated to college and other research labs. That's changing, as AR is starting to show up in mobile applications with the release of new smartphones, including the iPhone 3GS and Android handsets, equipped to support the technology.

""We're entering a whole new era of augmented reality because now smartphones have compasses, sensors, GPS, accelerometers and powerful processors," Eric Klopfer, an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who conducts AR research, told InternetNews.com."

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