Google app on a smartphone next to a ghost

Do you know that for Halloween, you can start summoning ghosts inside the comforts of your own house?

Well, Google now makes it easier for people to summon ghosts through its new AR system, which beats any use of incantations or a Ouija board. 

As a part of its Halloween celebration, and to showcase its AR feature, Google launched new additions to its items where you can use AR. 

An AR rendering of one of google's ghosts

Do you want to see a dancing skeleton? A white ghost? Or a dog dressed as a hotdog? 

If you search for a skeleton, you will get a dancing one, along with a Halloween sound.  

To see them, you just have to type in those keywords in Google Search.

After that, a prompt will appear for you to summon them in 3d, which you can take a picture of or record a video. 

According to TechCrunch, iPhone and Android phones are both eligible to use Google’s AR features.

Moreover, according to Google, it also works in both its search app and mobile browser.

Other Halloween choices also include a cat in a witch hat, a pirate dog, and a group of jack-o-lanterns.

Aside from the AR Halloween experience, Google also brought back its black cat, Momo, in a new doodle game.

The last time Google showed Momo was in Google’s 2016’s Halloween celebration. 

In this new game, players doodle to help Momo save his friends from evil spirits.

What is AR?

Google is not the only one, or the first to make use of AR in the tech industry.

If you are a gamer and play Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality, or AR, is not so unusual, as the game makes use of this feature. A lot.

AR, as the name implies augments, or enhances a person’s experience of the world through images, sounds, or texts. 

Also, AR is different from Virtual Reality(VR). 

AR enhances reality by superimposing information or images in the real environment that people can experience. 

On the other hand, VR creates a different environment for people replacing reality by generating a new one.

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