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Augmented reality is the technology that allows us to overlay digital information on the real-life environment instead of replacing them with created artificial ones. AR can add sounds, graphics, or videos to an existing world. This technology is not that futuristic, though. In fact, it is available in places we may not even notice, like in Snapchat filters or apps like Pokemon Go.
The wristband uses a technology called electromyography to read nerve impulses from the brain. Thus, the wristband understands what the user wants to do and reproduces one’s actions in virtual reality.
According to Kuo's forecast, a new “helmet-type” headset with augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality capabilities will be released next year. It will weigh about 100-200 grams, feature Sony's OLED micro-displays, and work independently of the iPhone.
The new feature comes in handy right before holidays, especially now during lockdown when people may not think that going to a physical store is safe and a good idea.
Google and Disney released a new free mobile app for Android users only called The Mandalorian AR Experience, bringing the main characters of the series of the same name to real life using AR.
At its recent Search On event, Google unveiled a bunch of search-related innovations and ways the company is using artificial intelligence to help people understand the world around them and make Search results better.