Tech-aided Travel

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While we’d never advise travelling with your eyes trained on your phone, some new technology can enhance and make a memorable travel experience. “Paris, Then and Now” is an app that allows visitors to compare and contrast 100 years ago to present day, via augmented reality, over 2000 places of interest in Paris. For each location, explore photos and facts, and superimpose photos on what you see to learn about its layers of history. And Google is opening up views into realms that are unattainable with  its Street View Trekker team, who visited and documented the abandoned Japanese island of Hashima – “Battleship Island”. Watch as the team – complete with gear on their backs – navigate the ruins of dilapidated buildings, long unused and partially overgrown with gorgeous foliage.

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