Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo

 

Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

With the Layar Reality Browser from ­Sprxmobile, users of Android-based smart phones can see links to geographically relevant information–real-estate listings, restaurant reviews, Wikipedia entries, and more–overlaid in real time on camera views of the surrounding scenery. Users can choose what kind of information they want to see: for example, a Londoner working near Big Ben could see Twitter posts from nearby friends, while a tourist visiting the same location might see pointers to historical and tourism-related Web pages.


Courtesy of Layar

Product: Layar Reality Browser

Cost: Free

Availability: Now

Source: layar.eu

Company: Sprxmobile

0 comments about this story. Start the discussion »

Tagged: Communications

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives

Close

Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me
×

A Place of Inspiration

Understand the technologies that are changing business and driving the new global economy.

September 23-25, 2014
Register »