Augmented Reality Turns American Cities into Live MONOPOLY Gameboards to Help People Grow Their Fortune

Most of us have played the Monopoly board game and maybe even the McDonald’s Monopoly contest but Augmented Reality is taking the game a step further! As of October 19th through October 28th, Ally Financial is launching Ally + MONOPOLY, turning six U.S. (New York, Detroit, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas and Seattle) cities into a live board game via markerless AR to promote financial literacy in a fun and engaging way.  Just go to PlayAlly.com and you will get right into the game.

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TIME Immersive: A New Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality App Launched By TIME To Showcase the Apollo 11 Landing

TIME has just announced its launch of TIME Immersive, an augmented reality and virtual reality app, available on IOS and coming soon to Android devices, to showcase new AR and VR projects. Per the press release, the first project featured in TIME Immersive celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the most accurate AR recreation to date, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air And Space Museum. The TIME Immersive Landing on the Moon experience allows viewers to experience a scientifically and historically accurate cinematic recreation of the Apollo 11 landing in photo-real 3D on any tabletop at home.

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Nike to Launch New Feature in its App That Uses AR to Size up Your Shoe

Announced this month, Nike plans to roll out a new feature in its app that uses augmented reality to determine your shoe size. Most of us know our shoe size by now however when it comes to working out or training for a sport the right athletic show will make or break you. Per the Nike Blog, Nike describes Nike Fit as “a new scanning solution that uses a proprietary combination of computer vision, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and recommendation algorithms.”

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