oject Tango’s advanced mapping technology augmented reality abilities are exceptionally neat, but I’ve been waiting for to convince me that it’s actually worth buying (at least as anything more than something to brag about to other tech enthusiasts). I still haven’t seen the smartphone, but I did get to see a few demonstrations where its underlying technology could be helpful at home. For instance: The MeasureIt app can be used as a digital measuring tool for your house. st point the rear-facing camera towards the object you want to measure, then wait for the readout. The application will automatically snap a line to each angle of the object, so you don’t have to worry about being precise. After everything’s been mapped, the measurements pop up over the top of each object in augmented reality. You can even use the app to check to see if your foundation is level. Another demo showed off the new wes yFair Next apps, which help you visualize how your next purchase will look in your home. Sure, both apps seem designed to encourage you to pull the trigger on that new couch or that fancy convection oven. But they’re also excellent examples of how Tango’s technology can be used to aid even the most menial life decisions. also demoed how to have fun with Tango. I got to see both Funemona antogeist in action. The former lets you drag drop interactive characters objects into your current environment, while the latter lets you blast through walls to eliminate aliens hiding within Tango’s virtual dimension. Both games look like fun, but you’ll need just the right hardware—which is on the way, as novo will be debuting its Tango phone at Tech rld on ne 9.