We know what you’re thinking, because we initially thought it too, but this isn’t your average AR. With the help of chip designer ARM, a number of developers are building a new type of augmented reality that is altogether more powerful than the usual sprite-on-a-surfaceroutine. Instead of requiring well-lit, artificial and often indoor surfaces and markers, this new technology sucks every ounce of juice from a smartphone’s processor in order to recognize, track and augment real-world 3D objects like people and buildings. It’s still at an early stage and far from being practical, but the exclusive videos after the break ought to prove that this approach has potential. In fact, it’s probably what augmented reality ought to have been in the first place. Read on for more.
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