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Google making museums cool again

Google brings AR to museums

Google Making Museums Cool Again

If you think museums have become boring of late, then a Google Tango AR equipped phone might change your mind.

Google announced today that soon Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphones will be on offer in museums around the world, starting first with the Detroit Institute of Arts. The phones will come equipped with Lumin, a Tango-based mobile tour built by the museum in partnership with GuidiGO. These phones will help users to get a more interactive experience of the museum. For example, you can travel to the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylonia's scale, breathe new life into faded limestone reliefs from Mesopotamia, roll out an ancient seal used for writing, and peer inside a sarcophagus thanks to an AR overlay.

To get your hands on on Phab Pro 2, all you have to do is walk up to the front desk and ask for the device. Google says it will bring Tango's AR and location capabilities to more museums soon.  This tech is the best museum companion as it goes into a whole new level as compared to the plaques on the wall. This idea, with the Lenovo Phab Pro 2 just might bring a whole new experience to museum visits.


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