Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

How to See the World While Traveling for Business

Business travel can be your favorite perk or your job’s biggest pitfall. That really depends on your opinion of travel. But whether you love racking up those frequent flyer miles or dread consistently packing and unpacking, making the most of your time away is something everyone can benefit from. So rather than killing downtime on […]

MapQuest Goes Beyond Directions With Vibe

Posted by | Filed under News, Tech News | Oct 21, 2011 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

MapQuest is expanding into local tourism with the launch of Vibe, a site that immerses users into a city and offers much more than basic directions. Combining data collected by MapQuest over the past 10 years with user feedback, Vibe paints an interactive picture of entire cities on the neighborhood level. Each neighborhood is rated […]

Showing Students the World Without Leaving the Classroom

Are school budget cutbacks limiting your field trip plans? These three websites can give students a better understanding of other countries without ever boarding a plane, or even leaving the classroom. Toporopa lets you explore the Old World sans passport. This site focuses solely on the geography, population and history of Europe. Toporopa, which is […]

Word Lens Put to the Test in Spain

Posted by | Filed under Personal Computing, Tips and Tricks | Jul 21, 2011 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

Last month, we told you about Word Lens, an application that translates printed words in real time using your smartphone’s camera. With a trip to Spain coming up and a knowledge of the Spanish language that hasn’t progressed since 11th grade, this application was very appealing to me. So with slight apprehension, I made the $9.99 […]

Glimpse into Word Lens and See the Future of Travel

Now that summer’s here, it’s time to start planning your warm weather getaways. And if you intend to take advantage of the rising temperatures and lowering exchange rates by traveling abroad, you’ll want to check out Word Lens, an app from QuestVisual that uses the camera on your smartphone and Optical Character Recognition technology to […]

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