Gadgets and Apps – Welcome to the Future of Travel

Travel’s facelift for the 21st century has been radical and far-reaching. Skype and wifi have replaced the ritual of calling home by feeding endless foreign coins into a phone box, updating your Facebook status is the new postcard, and travellers are increasingly likely to use ‘augmented reality’ rather than have a guidebook tucked under their arm.

If anything, the pace of change continues to quicken – exciting, sometimes mind-boggling innovations are appearing all the time, meaning how we interact with places and people keeps on evolving. Below are some of our favourite gizmos and gadgets.

iLingual

A phrasebook like no other – download the iLingual app, take a photo of your mouth, the app then has over 400 phrases your mouth can ‘say’. Cue the odd sight of travellers holding their iphones in front of their actual mouths as the screen ‘talks’. Watch a video for this app – a demo is better than any written explanation. Only a few languages on offer at the moment, but it can’t be long until iPhone-bearded travellers are pow-wowing in Swahili on the Serengeti savannah.

Word Lens

Very Star Trek this one, another app for those struggling with mastering a foreign language. Word Lens only currently translates English-Spanish, but it’s a neat idea and could be genuinely useful. All you need to do is aim your iPhone camera at some printed text and Word Lens translates it in realtime. You need never struggle over a foreign language newspaper again (or at least not a Spanish language one).

Google goggles

Google goggles may just be the biggest game-changer of all. It’s still in its infancy, but the image recognition software is looking a pretty awesome and versatile travel tool. Here’s how it works: you’re strolling around a city, or a museum or gallery, you take a snap of something you want to know more about it, if Google recognises the subject of the image it will bring up search results. Cue instant expertise and a handy tool for appearing knowledgeable about, well, everything – from sourcing well-reviewed restaurants to enabling you to wax expertly on, say, pre-Incan Peruvian art. In other words, this may be the ultimate dating tool.

World Customs

We always give people who travel with us with plenty of tips and guidance about local cultures and etiquette in foreign countries, so this app is right up our street. Pick your country and then you’ll be presented with a load of helpful info on the destination – from law & order to religious etiquette to taboos. Great for sorting out your do’s from your don’ts.

And a couple of lower-tech gadgets we like…

Solar-powered LED light and water bottle cap

This one looks genuinely good doesn’t it? Mixing water and electricity perhaps isn’t intuitively clever, but the sealing means you’ve got nothing to worry about, and the light is supposed to be decent enough for a tent lantern. The idea of a solar-powered torch may lead cynics to snipe about artificial light being a little redundant if the sun is beating down, but ignore them – this has a good charge, is cheap, light and saves space, and is environmentally intelligent.

The daddy of all Swiss Army Knives

A supercharged multi-tool that looks like it’s on steroids. 87 tools on offer, including – at last! – a golf shoe spike wrench. All that’s missing is a flux capacitor. This one kilo treat fits snugly into your pocket, providing your pocket is 30cm long. A snip at nearly $1000AUD, plus postage, which presumably bumps the final price tag up a bit, not least because the instruction manual must run to a couple hundred pages.

Read This Guide For The Top Flight Simulator Games – Guide To Buying

“Matter of concern for mankind is not about invention alone but about updating your experience to the next level with utmost efficiency and certainty.”

The above quote holds true for the world of gaming where players craves for hi-tech experiences with their gaming products. Gone are the days when home experience of gaming was bound to Television video games and now is the era of techno games that left you spell bound. Sports and adventure genres have been incorporated into gaming with games based on the themes of street fights, explorations, racing and shooting.

Are you the one who is still trapped among those legacy games where you fly your way through enemy landscapes with your aircraft? Well, here is the time to upgrade you to the next extensive and hyper experience through “Flight Simulators”.

Flight sim games tries to bring you the ultimate experience of realistic aircraft flying through modern computer technology.

Features to look out for while playing Flight sim games:

– Complete range of computer-based simulations with different themes and approach.
– Replicas of cockpit mounted on hydraulic actuators controlled by computer technology.
– Spacecraft flight simulations with three-dimensional coordinate system to provide realistic effects.
– Flight simulation games with a pure real experience can be used to train pilots.
– Complete range of controls that lets you operates the real flight right from the walls of your home.
– Flight combat with enemies and fighter plans equipped with weapons to hunt them down.
– No risk of casualty in combating enemy fighter plans.
– An entertainment that may cost you millions can be grabbed cheaply right from your home.
– Flight simulator games also allow you to track your route to your destination giving you the hands on training of being a successful navigator and explorer.
– Few varieties of Flight simulator games will also provide you with accessories like television and radio to enhance you flight experience.

Above mentioned features are just the blueprint of the flight simulation and you are always allowed to implement you own methods and creativity on the top of this modern training gadget.

Easy To Find Free Online Games

When it comes to playing free online games there are literally thousands of options to choose from. From gambling to puzzles any game you wish to play can easily be found online.

For those who prefer puzzles and love to think there are several options available to you. For example word searches allow you to look for multiple words, crosswords can be played, crypto grams and quizzes on all sorts of topics are found. Wordplay is also another popular and fun online game.

For those who prefer to gamble you will also find these games for free. Poker of all kinds is available as well as roulette, slots, blackjack and other casino games. Roulette is the casino game involving the big round wheel that unpredictably will land on a number and color. The poker games available include Texas hold em, draw, Omaha, seven card stud and many more. If you are a poker fan then without a doubt you will easily find the right game for your online.

You will also find your most popular and typical games online for free. These include games such as Pac-Man, Tetris and jewels. Many of the most loved games can be played for free online. Tetris is played by creating lines as the puzzle pieces fall faster and faster. Jewels is ridding the board of like shapes to clear the board and get points.

Games suitable for younger kids can also be found. These include popular arcade games, sports games, board, movie and TV games. Many shows and movies on television will have games targeted towards their theme. They are also easier to play and include things such as coloring and simple jigsaw puzzles. Many of the games in this category will be educational.

For a sports fan you can decide in playing car racing, bike games, baseball, football, golf, basketball and any other sport you can think of. You may play these either online by yourself or with multiple users. You may also play against the computer which is always a challenge.

As a matter of fact there are several games that can be played by multiple users. Ranging from action, racing, adventure and strategy to just name a few. There are also multiplayer games involving war and shooting. Strategies with your team on how to conquer your enemy or work as a one man team to stay alive.

The Internet has so many available games that it is impossible not to find one that you will love. Whether you are a sports fan, poker lover, old fashion game player, adventurous or a deep thinker there is no doubt that you will find the perfect online game for you. Although many games are offered for free be sure not to include any personal information just in case. Some games will allow you to play for free for only a certain amount of time before they make you purchase it. If the game is worth purchasing then so be it however be careful with your personal information.