Google's Maps adds augmented reality - for walking directions that might actually work

Google's Maps app has got a new augmented reality or "Live View" feature, which should help solve a persistent annoyance: knowing which way to head when you're following directions.

You know the drill: a blue dot appears on the map on your smartphone's screen - but it's often hard to tell which way you're supposed to head.

In theory, your phone should be able to indicate the right direction, but in practice - especially when you're in a CBD - the GPS signal bounces of buildings and constantly chops and changes your orientation.

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