• Star Wars AR headset will make HoloChess a reality

    11 days ago - By Tech Radar

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas created the best board game that was never to exist - Holochess, the Millennium Falcon's holographic monster battler. Now, thanks to a partnership with Lenovo and through the power of augmented reality, Chewbacca's favorite game will now come to life. Announced at the D23 Disney fan event (along with a load of Disney gaming and movie news) Lenovo is building a Star Wars-specific augmented reality headline. Clouded, the future specs for this headset are , with Lenovo yet to reveal full details of the hardware. But we do know what it's...
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  • Google Maps tells you the best time to start your journey

    Google Maps tells you the best time to start your journey

    12 days ago - By Beta News

    Time your departure time wrong, and even the simplest of journeys can end up taking far longer than it was meant to. Hit traffic, and your journey time could be doubled - or worse. A new feature of Google Maps aims to eliminate this problem. The nameless feature is rolling out to the Google Maps mobile app, and it lets you know how long your trip will take if you leave now, or in a few hours' time. It's a simple addition - and one that would benefit from a little more work and refinement - but it's a valuable...
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  • Sudden traffic jam? Google Maps will now tell you when is the best time to leave

    Sudden traffic jam? Google Maps will now tell you when is the best time to leave

    12 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Google Maps has been displaying color-coded traffic info for a while now, painting the most congested areas in your city in red during rush hour, for instance, but it has just now become so confident in its traffic jam telling abilities, that the app is going into the prediction business.
    When you tap "Directions" to go to a place in Google Maps now, and choose the car driving option, the "Route info" tab at the bottom left corner of the display will pull up not only the turn-by-turn recap of the trip, complete with Street View snapshots of each junction, but ...
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