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1. Brief soundup from promotional video for new Field Trip app for Google Glass

2. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

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"We're about to launch Field Trip on Google Glass so it'll work on Glass similar to the way it works on phones today. As you're moving around in the world wearing your Glass device, if Field Trip is running, based on where you are, and if there's an interesting story about your environment - it might be a piece of local history, it might be a tip about a place to eat or shop. That will show up as a card in Google Glass which you can look at or have read to you."

SOURCE - AP TELEVISION

San Francisco - August 9, 2013

3. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

"As you're moving around in the world wearing your Glass device, if Field Trip is running, based on where you are, and if there's an interesting story about your environment - it might be a piece of local history, it might be a tip about a place to eat or shop. That will show up as a card in Google Glass which you can look at or have read to you."

4. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

(COVERED BY APTV SHOTS OF NIANTIC EMPLOYEE WEARING GOOGLE GLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO)

"I think Field Trip is a great product for the city that you live in. You'll learn about new restaurants that are opening. You'll learn bits of local history that you probably didn't know about your town.

5. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

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"But it's also really awesome for travel. It's a product that will make you feel like a local no matter where you end up."

SOURCE - AP TELEVISION

San Francisco - August 9, 2013

5. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

"You'll get the best tips from writers on the web about the best places to visit and shop..."

5. SOUNDBITE (English): John Hanke - VP Product, Niantic Labs at Google

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"...and you'll be able to learn about the history of the place that you're visiting and it's all really seamless. The information just pops up on your phone or on Glass and you don't have to do anything."

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STORYLINE:

Google Glass, a spectacle-like computing device drawing lots of attention, can serve as an automated tour guide with the help of a new application from a little-known startup hatched within the Internet's most powerful company.

The app, called "Field Trip," is being released Wednesday by Google-owned Niantic Labs for the 10,000 people currently testing an early model of Glass known as the Explorer edition. It becomes just the ninth app to be approved by Google Inc. for use on Glass during an experimental phase. The device's mass market release is expected early next year.

Other Glass apps, or "Glassware," are from The New York Times, Facebook, Twitter, Path, Evernote, CNN, Tumblr and Elle magazine. Google is working with developers to add even more apps to the line-up.

Once given permission, Field Trip tracks a user's whereabouts so it can automatically deliver alerts and informational snapshots about nearby historical landmarks, tourist attractions, restaurants and other local merchants in neighborhoods all over the world. The descriptions of locations flagged by Field Trip are pulled from more than 130 online sources.

Field Trip appears to be ideally suited for Glass, which is worn like a pair of spectacles so users don't have to tie up their hands fiddling with a smartphone or tablet. Glass contains a hidden computer, a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above the right eye and a camera for shooting hands-free photos and videos with voice commands.

The Field Trip app is designed to alert Glass users when they are passing a building with a colorful history or a local landmark, along with tips on places to eat and shop. When something interesting pops up, a Glass user can choose to have Field Trip narrate the information through the device's bone conduction speaker.