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Augmented Reality Apps
Using a screen to play a game or learn something isn't only one-dimensional anymore. With augmented and virtual reality apps, you can experience digital worlds in a new way. While virtual reality (or VR) requires a headset and plops you into an immersive world, augmented reality (or AR) is different: The screen acts as a way to enhance or add elements to the real world. Pokémon GO is certainly the most popular example of how it works, but it's far from the only one. Basically, your device's camera blends an image of your actual surroundings with a digital image so they merge into one reality. Aside from providing entertainment, AR can help kids and adults learn science, simulate experiences, or bring books to life. Check out these apps to get a sense of the possibilities!