AR

Japanese kids can get boo-boos treated by augmented reality anime characters in Bandai-d form

These Bandai band-aids come with an app that lets Super Sentai or PreCure characters wish away the pain. Aww!

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Anime-style magic circles summon vocabulary for you in this language-learning app from Japan【Vid】

Free app Spell Master turns you into a linguistic sorcerer.

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A totally new Pokémon GO experience using both sights and sounds opens in Tokyo

Would you like to be, in Roppongi, in a Pokémon GO AR Garden, in the shade?

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Nintendo fans make amazing Luigi’s Mansion AR game by tinkering with Nintendo Labo【Video】

If Nintendo won’t make a sequel, you can make one yourself, and turn your home into a haunted house, for just a few bucks.

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YouTuber takes horror to the next level by recreating Sadako’s spooky TV screen exit in AR【Video】

There are many practical uses for the Apple ARKit, and scaring the living daylights out of your children is most certainly one of them. 

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Anime girls will keep you company as you eat your instant ramen with new AR promotion

So cute you could slurp them right up?

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Mikuture, the Hatsune Miku app that brings our favorite CG idol into all the pictures【Photos】

The Vocaloid star has been secretly hiding in your smart phone, just waiting for the right application to let her loose.

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Want to see this impressively huge AR Titan? No problem, just fire up your personal drone

The hit anime Attack on Titan has really captured Japan’s imagination. For some reason, the idea of giant naked people eating regular sized humans really resonates with the Japanese psyche. So, it logically followed that various entities have attempted to recreate the scale of the series’ titular Titans in real life. Through Universal Studios’ impressive statues to, of course, a porn set and beyond, a lot of attempts have come close to capturing the pants-wetting terror of seeing a Titan in real life.

But none have come as close to a true-to-scale Titan as this private (!!!) augmented reality (AR) hobbyist who has managed to project a massive AR Titan dancing giddily in the Japanese countryside. And all you’ll need to see it for yourself is a multi-thousand dollar personal drone. You know, no big deal.

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Sony shows off PlayStation 4 augmented reality with rubber ducks, dinosaurs, and Hatsune Miku

As we’ve said before, the PlayStation 4’s PlayStation Camera is a woefully underused device. Gamers who enjoy streaming footage of the games they play often use their cameras to capture their own expressions and add real-time commentary, and upcoming virtual reality headset Project Morpheus will make use of the unit to provide additional head tracking, but otherwise it gets relatively little love.

Fortunately, Sony Japan looks to be working on content that will inspire a few more PlayStation 4 owners to plug in their cameras. In two videos released last week, Sony staff show off their experiments with augmented reality, which combines real-world footage with computer-generated images that respond to a number of stimuli. These may only be tech demos, but the sight of a miniature T-rex hiding in the darkness, a man decanting water (complete with rubber duck!) between two virtual boxes, and even a short performance from a tiny Hatsune Miku on the living room rug left us thirsty for more.

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