Liz Gannes

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Google Brings Field Trip Local Exploration App to iOS

Field Trip, the location-based local info and trivia app from Google’s experimental Niantic Labs division, crossed over to iOS today. The app isn’t a blockbuster hit — it has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times in the past 30 days – but the Android version got a good review from our Bonnie Cha.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus