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So Smart: New Ikea App Places Virtual Furniture in Your Home

So Smart: New Ikea App Places Virtual Furniture in Your Home http://wired.jp/2013/08/23/a-new-ikea-app-lets-you-place-3d-furniture-in-your-home/

Try before you Buy, French tech start-up Augment has developed an app that enables consumers to see how products will look at home before buying them. Designed to be used both online and with printed imagery, the free app uses augmented reality technology to allow users to view virtual, fully rotatable 3D models of products and overlay them onto physical locations – making it particularly relevant for the furniture and home furnishings sector.

Custom Virtual Design Plan of living room designed in 3D photo realistic images using both new and existing furniture

A favela is the generally used term for a shanty town in Brazil. This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many freed black slaves moved in. Poor citizens were pushed away from downtown and forced to live in the far suburbs. However, most modern favelas appeared in the 1970s, due to rural exodus.Without finding a place to live, many people ended up in a favela.