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Google Glass's Field Trip App Shows You Around
By: Jessica Cherok
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If you can get over your hesitations about wearing Google Glass in public, then this app may be pretty awesome for you. This week Google launched its Field Trip app, which is meant to guide you through what’s around you.

Google’s Field Trip will notify you, via pop-up notifications, of nearby points of interest within your field of vision. For those that pique your interest, you can ask Glass to read you the information or scroll through the text yourself.  Pretty cool way to learn about the world around you without having to employ a physical tour guide.

The information isn’t just limited to historical landmarks. You can also receive information about restaurants, movies, and even nearby deals. Field Trip’s information is provided by a variety of sources: Thrillist, Zagat, Singkick, and Atlas Obscura.

Field Trip was originally released in 2012, but the experience wasn’t nearly as easy on a smartphone as it is on Glass. After all, you want to actually be looking at the attraction, not your smartphone.

So if you’re up for an adventure, and not worried about how Google Glass looks, check out Field Trip.

   

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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