Similar to bus driver announcements, Google Maps introduced detailed voice guidance

Similar to bus driver announcements but for pedestrians/for the streets, Google Maps introduced detailed voice guidance earlier this month. Video below. While its focus is on people with visual impairments, anyone can use it. This feature is currently available only in English in the United States and Japanese in Japan, but additional languages and countries are on the way:

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Guest article: “Apple and Google as Cyber Nannies: Trying to Curb Phone Addiction”

This guest article was written by Charles Watson

While the United States is dealing with an opioid crisis, there’s another creeping issue that is being overlooked: phone addiction. No civilization before the internet has had such easy access to a wealth of information. But there’s an ugly side — when the first iPhone was introduced into the market in 2007,

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