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Sony Sets Its Sights on Augmented Reality

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Sony has demonstrated a new augmented reality system called Smart AR that can be built into the company's future gaming devices. Augmented reality involves mapping virtual objects onto a view of the real world, usually as seen through the screen of a smart phone. The technology has so far been used to create a handful of dazzling smart-phone apps, but has yet to take off in a big way. However, many believe that mobile gaming could prove to be an ideal platform for the technology. With Smart AR, certain real-world objects could become part of a game when viewed through a device such as the PlayStation Portable.

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