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What is the difference between AR and VR?

Augmented reality and virtual reality are two ways of changing the way we view the world through the use of technology. Sometimes people think that AR and VR are the same. In this article, we will explain the difference between the two technologies due to the increased use of them. 



Augmented Reality:

Known as “an improved version of the reality created using technology to add digital information to a picture of something” and briefly writes “AR”. Augmented reality technology is used in applications for smartphones and tablets through the camera, enabling you to show a real world view in front of you, then putting a layer of information, including text and / or images, over that view or views.

Live entertainment applications such as ” Pokémon GO ”  or tourism can be used, such as the Layer application, which allows you to display interesting information about the places you visit by opening the application when you visit a site and reading the information that appears in Layer over your presentation or photo and you can also find ATMs, see real estate for sale, find restaurants, and more. You can discover new sites you did not know existed.

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Virtual reality:

Known as “using computer technology to create a simulated environment” and symbolized by the letters “VR”. The VR concept presents a reality quite different from the reality before you. VR may be artificial, such as a moving scene, or a physical place that has been photographed and included in a virtual reality application. You can VR of moving and searching in every direction – up and down, aside and behind you, as if you were physically there. You can view virtual reality from a specific device like Oculus, Homido or use your phone and enhanced reality apps like Google Cardboard or Daydream View. Using virtual reality applications, you can explore places you cannot visit or have never visited before, such as the surface of Mars, the top of a mountain. Everest, or deep sub-sea areas

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This article is original from Semicolon Software Solutions: https://semicolon-ltd.com/what-is-the-difference-between-ar-and-vr/

  • Jun 5, 2019 8:28:04 AM

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