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Student life: 3 years at King’s College London

I’m approaching the end of my third year as a computer science student at King’s College, and even though I won’t be graduating this year because the integrated master is allowing me one more year, it still feels like the end of a cycle. A perfect time to lay down some thoughts about those three years.
Having been in three different universities before, I believe I have enough background for comparison and have enough experience to avoid main first year traps like “Everything is awesome” or “Balancing studies and social life is way too difficult”. So let’s jump right into what I think: how am I feeling when thinking of those past three years? The answer is a disappointing meh.

Satisfaction: linearly decreasing It didn’t start this way though. I was pretty happy with my first year. But here is the thing: I’m actually starting to believe that first years get a much more enjoyable experience than any other year.
During my first year, we were mostly assigned to a lecture hall with tables. Th…
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Beyond Pokemon Go: the state of Augmented Reality today

It went viral. Anyone I know tried it, the world phenomenon Pokemon Go, that brought to the front of the stage augmented reality and the experiences we can create with it.
However, little do people know that Pokemon Go isn't really using the full power of augmented reality. To the last update that I know of, the Niantic app just displays 3D pokemons on top of whatever your camera records, without really analyzing the space around you.
If Pokemon Go was really augmenting your reality, I doubt your Drowzee would dance in the middle of the street. Augmented reality involves more computer vision: recognition of images, objects, spatial mapping, etc. It definitely has to know that a bus is coming, otherwise it doesn't feel real, and you can't call it augmented reality anymore.
During my internship at R/GA, I had the chance to study and test some of the AR technologies out there. Your choice, when it comes to what kind of technology you should use, will ultimately depends on what y…