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The Future Looks Bright for Augmented Reality

By Pritham Marupaka

With the advent of social networks, smartphones and increasingly powerful web services, our digital existence has grown immensely in recent years. From shopping to attending a conference call, technology enables us to connect with the people and resources we need in a matter of seconds. Though we’re more connected than ever before, there has always been a line between our virtual presence and our real existence. Augmented reality (AR) technology aims to blur that line, if not erase it completely.

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According to the market research site AppData, the three most popular mobile applications at the time of this article's publication are: "Candy Crush," "Farm Heroes" and "Pet Rescue."

Though there's nothing wrong with passing the time lining up shapes and colors on a digital game board, computing professionals might be interested to know that there's a new -- and somewhat more stimulating -- alternative for mobile diversion: the ACM Digital Library app.