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Exeggcute, a Pokemon, is found by a  Pokemon Go player, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The "Pokemon Go" craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality, or technology that superimposes a digital facade on the real world. (Alan Diaz/AP)
Exeggcute, a Pokemon, is found by a Pokemon Go player, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The "Pokemon Go" craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality, or technology that superimposes a digital facade on the real world. (Alan Diaz/AP)
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If you've walked around any of the more popular areas of Boston in the past few days, you may have noticed people with their heads buried in their phones, even more than usual.

The reason? Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go is a game developed by a San Francisco-based company called Niantic Labs that lets users catch and train Pokémon, short for "pocket monsters." Pokémon games have been around in the States since the late 90s...only now with Pokemon Go, you can catch Pokémon in the real world using "augmented reality" technology.

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Hiawatha Bray technology writer for the Business section of the Boston Globe. He tweets @GlobeTechLab.

This segment aired on July 14, 2016.

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