• Google Maps' AR adds navigation hints to the real world

    6 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Google Maps has made navigating unfamiliar cities on foot much easier than the days of pulling out a paper map - but it's not perfect. The blue dot that signifies where you are standing can vary wildly from your actual position because GPS is b...
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  • Google finally rolls out the delayed Childish Gambino AR Playmoji

    6 monthes ago - By Talk Android

    You might remember last year when Google showed off their new augmented reality Playmoji, and they demoed a Childish Gambino “sticker” that would bring the star to anywhere that you could point your camera. They immediately stopped talking about it and pretended like they never even mentioned it. Fast forward to early 2019, and Google...
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  • Google Testing Augmented Reality Navigation in Maps

    Google Testing Augmented Reality Navigation in Maps

    6 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Google Maps AR navigation uses GPS for approximate location data, but it adds computer vision and machine learning to nail down exactly where you are.
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  • Google begins testing AR walking navigation for Maps - CNET

    6 monthes ago - By CNET

    The feature will use digital images to help you get where you're going.
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  • Google Maps' AR navigation rolling out to select testers

    Google Maps' AR navigation rolling out to select testers

    6 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google Maps' fancy new augmented reality navigation feature is taking its first few steps into the real world as it begins rolling out to select testers. Shown initially at Google I/O 2018 , the futuristic feature ditches traditional 2D maps and GPS navigation for your phone's camera and 3D directions overlayed over the world around you. GPS navigation can be a bit unreliable. I can't count the number of times I've come out of the subway, pulled out my phone to check which way I needed to go, and walked half a block before realizing GPS had me in the wrong spot, and I should have gone the...
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