CES 2019 round-up: Consumer AR moves closer

| January 19, 2019

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Today, Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that many of us can experience through our smartphones in thousands of apps enabled by Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. However, wearable AR through devices like Microsoft HoloLens is currently having more success as an application for business. While consumer adoption of wearable AR (hereafter just referred to as AR) has yet to truly take-off.

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