Google's New App Provides Unpromoted Info
Google has created a new mobile app providing users with facts about the places around them. The twist: it is unprompted, users haven't asked for the information, reports The New York Times. The app, Field Trip, offers historical trivia about a park or reviews a nearby restaurant. Its creation may reveal where Google is going. Google, along with other companies, is intrigued by ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence — computers woven into the texture of life. The theory: one day, computers will be part of the environment, knowing where people are and anticipating what they want to know.