Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stephen Colbert just might drive you off a cliff

Navigating your way through traffic and busy city streets is frustrating, especially if you don't know the right side streets and short cuts that will get you where you want to go. As a result, a great many of us have come to rely on GPS navigation units from Garmin and Tom Tom to help us find our way.

But they're slowly being replaced by mobile phone apps, and one of the most popular turn-by-turn direction applications is the Israeli-designed Waze, which, as many know, was sold to Google in 2013.

In June, to coincide with the big-screen release of Terminator Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger's verbal cues temporarily replaced the apps default assistant's voice.

Stephen Colbert, who takes over the big chair as host of The Late Show on CBS starting Sept. 8, is the latest Hollywood celebrity to verbally help you navigate to your destination, though you might think twice after watching how he directs himself in the video below. 

If you like living dangerously, Colbert's voice will be available from Waze's voice settings until Sept. 22.

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