News: 'Diminished Reality' App Does Augmented Reality in Reverse

'Diminished Reality' App Does Augmented Reality in Reverse

Coming soon to an Android device near you: Diminished Reality! What's Diminished Reality? A lot like Augmented Reality, really, but with one big difference: Where AR giveth, insinuating virtual elements into a live representation of the real world, Diminished Reality taketh away, hiding actually-existing objects within a live feed.

Vanishing act.

As video chat becomes increasingly popular, the ability to selectively reveal the things in one's own environment is a definite boon for privacy. Initially developed for Windows, the framework will be ported to the Android mobile operating system and made freely available for non-commercial use.

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