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The 20 Best Augmented-Reality Apps

The 20 Best Augmented-Reality Apps
Augmented reality has long sounded like a wild futuristic concept, but the technology has actually been around for years. It becomes more robust and seamless with each passing decade, providing an astonishing means of superimposing computer-generated images atop a user’s view of reality, thus creating a composite view rooted in both real and virtual worlds. Although AR apps run the gamut, from interactive map overlays and virtual showrooms to massive multiplayer skirmishes, each piece of software hones in on smartphone GPS and camera functionality to create a more immersive experience. The available selection of augmented reality apps is diverse, encompassing both premium and freemium offerings from a variety of big and no-name developers, but sometimes choosing which apps are worth your smartphone or tablet’s precious memory is tougher than using the apps themselves. Here are our top picks for the best augmented reality apps available, whether you’re searching for iOS or Android apps.

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9 Amazing Augmented Reality Apps for Teaching and Learning Augmented reality (AR) has evolved in recent years and its application in classrooms is limitless. Educators don’t need to feel overwhelmed when trying to introduce AR in their classroom because there are many great apps that don’t require a lot of knowledge in the field. There are useful apps for every subject and there are also apps that when a teacher is ready they can create their own AR targets. Augmented reality in education: teaching tool or passing trend? What some may call an 'unsurprising' 71% of 16 to 24-years-olds own smartphones, so why aren't teachers utilising these in the classroom or campus? Is the use of these devices going to detract from the learning process or contribute to future workplace skills? Should teachers be using techniques such as augmented reality (AR) to engage students and develop their skills for the modern world? Well, I say 'yes'.

Microsoft HoloLens Closing The Gap Between Augmented and Virtual Reality Microsoft has a long tradition of spicing up relatively dull product announcements with compelling tech demos, and the Windows 10 announcement was no exception. The software giant used the opportunity to create a fair amount of buzz about the HoloLens, a futuristic headset that offers a glimpse into the future of Augmented Reality (AR). However, Microsoft also has a tradition of spectacular hardware flops, which peaked under the Ballmer regime. The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?" And, with today's update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now was already the most natural-sounding one.) If you can't get enough of talking to your phone (or your Android Wear watch), we put together a long list of OK, Google commands to help you get more done with just your voice. OK, Google There are two ways to say a command.

8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot Infographic Educational Technology Infographics 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot Infographic 8 Tips for a Google Expeditions Pilot Infographic Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools.

Applications of Augmented Reality What would an NFL football game be without the yellow 1st down line painted on the field? Emmy award winning Sportvision from Mountain View, California introduced "1st and Ten" in 1998 and the game has never been the same. Fans watching from home know when a team gets a first down before fans in the stadium. How To Use Augmented Reality In Education When you were a kid, did you watch RoboCop and totally love the heads-up display? What about the fascinating visuals in Minority Report or Iron Man? They’re basically a form of augmented reality (AR for short). Augmented reality is not something limited to just Hollywood blockbusters though. There are a bunch of ways people are using augmented reality in education, believe it or not. Before you get your feathers all ruffled, though, let’s clear something up.

Holo be thy name: is HoloLens the future of augmented reality? At the Windows 10 event last week, Microsoft unveiled a surprising new product – HoloLens. This augmented reality (AR) headset promises to transform the way we interact with computers, with the software giant boldly claiming: “this is the next generation of computing; this is the next PC.” HoloLens is a head mounted display designed to overlay images onto the real world. While the concept of augmented realityAR is nothing new, implementations of this on wearable devices have failed to excite us – until now.

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