TECH REPORT: Google’s field trip app finds hidden gems in your neighborhood

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LOS ANGELES -- Have you ever stumbled across something unique in your area that you never knew about?  Google's field trip app now brings all of the hidden hot spots in your neighborhood right to your phone.

Field trip brings exploring your city to a whole new level. Whether you like food, history or fashion, this app points out all of the places and things you never knew about as you walk down the street.

"Maybe five to ten times a day, you might get an interesting notification of something historical that happened here or a building of architectural significance, of a movie that might have been shot there," said Bill Kilday, Google field trip director of marketing.

The little things you might miss are brought right to your phone.

"One knows of Pasadena.  They know of the Tournament of Roses Parade.  They know of the Norton Simon Museum.  The Huntington Gardens -- really big name, big ticket type places," said David Alfon, a field trip participant.

The app even works with Google Glass.

"With Glass it kind of leaves a little chime in my head, tells me something`s there.
I look up and it tells me more about it," said Ryan Hungate, another field trip participant.

The city of Pasadena hosted a field trip day where users could practice uncovering the city's hidden gems."(Its)

"Really it`s a day of reconnecting with the neighborhood," Kilday explained.

"This is a way to put you back into the world versus take you out of the world," said Tracy Miller, another participant.

You can customize field trip to your specific interstes.  Jut click which categories you like best and go.

To download the app, go to the Tech Report website.

by Rich DeMuro, The Tech Report

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