Augmented reality app from IBM and NY Times tries to make history fun

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Using virtual reality to immerse people in history has become increasingly common in recent months, but a new collaboration between IBM and the New York Times instead relies on augmented reality.

The Outthink Hidden app allows users to visit 150 locations around the U.S. to discover AR statues of leaders in science and technology. 

Many locations feature an empty pedestal affixed with a QR code. When that QR code is triggered by the app, an AR statue appears, which can be moved around 360 degrees. Each virtual statue will also offer access to biography information, as well as images and audio content.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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