April 7, 2013 |
When Silicon Valley wizard John Hanke developed Google Earth a little more than a decade ago, he put advanced, interactive mapping technology in the hands of consumers. It was a major breakthrough, but Hanke has moved on since then. As director of Google's Niantic Labs, he masterminded Field Trip, an app that provides real-time, location-based information about shops, buildings and services. It's available for smartphones and tablets. When used used in conjunction with Google Glass, expected to be released by the end of the year, the Field Trip app will be accessible to by voice-activated, futuristic spectacles, thereby freeing users' hands.
March 20, 2013 |
Where'd you graduate from? Food University . Where's that? Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Possibly that would get you somewhere on the Eater Dating site. Er, maybe not so far in the real world. But if you just want to hang out with prominent food world figures and in the process learn about ingredients, knives and celebrity chefs at this three-day event, even those with less-than-stellar grade point averages can get in. That is, if there's still space left for the event which runs March 27 to 29. "Food University is the collaboration among Caesars Palace, philanthropist and hospitality industry leader Larry Ruvo, Food Network co-founder the ever ebullient Robin Leach and veteran culinary entertainment producer Richard Gore," trumpets a release.
March 8, 2013 |
Google Field Trip, an app that alerts users of interesting places as they travel, has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, which launched for Android devices last September, sends users notifications as they near interesting locations, such as landmarks or popular restaurants. "Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat and have fun," the app's description says. QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2013 |
The state Senate is taking a rare field trip, heading to Long Beach on Tuesday to learn how career technical education programs are working in some model schools. Most of the 40 senators are expected at the bipartisan California State Senate Policy Conference on Education, which includes tours of career academy classrooms to review how academics and technical training are being merged. "We know that one of the best ways to improve outcomes for our students and to close achievement gaps is to align rigorous academics to the world of work and careers," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2012 |
Students from Western Avenue Elementary's special education classes sat in the shade and counted rings on "tree cookies" taken from redwoods on a recent field trip. "This is where learning comes alive and is more meaningful," said teacher Mysie Dela Pena about the Christensen Math Science and Technology Center in San Pedro. "We talk about a lot of these elements in the classroom, but this is where they get the experience firsthand. " The interactive life science classroom is a beleaguered survivor of the Los Angeles Unified School District's budget cuts.
October 7, 2012
Google releases a local search/ travel map app. Name: Field Trip Available for: Android What it does: Gives users information about their surroundings while they are exploring on foot or by car. You can choose the tips you want to receive by selecting (or un-selecting) interest filters such as Food, Drinks & Fun, Cool & Unique, Architecture, Outdoor Art, Lifestyle, Historic Places & Events or Offers & Deals. Cost: Free What's hot: Google has partnered with resources such as Zagat, Thrillist and Food Network for food; Arcadia Publishing for history; the Public Art Archive for outdoor art; and Cool Hunting and Daily Secret for the cool and unique, to name a few. You can even use the app as an audio tour guide and have it speak to you when a wired or Bluetooth headset is plugged in, or when your phone has the car audio connected or is plugged into a car dock.