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Check out this awesome new Google Street View feature

Check out this awesome new Google Street View feature
Sounds of Street View

Google Street View can show you nearly every corner of the Earth. From the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon to fantasy places like Harry Potter's famed Diagon Alley, there's more than plenty of fun places to explore.

Before with Google Street View, you could only see the sights. What if you want to listen in to the sounds of the street?

Amplifon, a company specializing in hearing aids, has released "Sounds of Street View" and does exactly what the name implies.

It's only available for certain locations for now - Place du Palais in France, Hapuna Beach in Hawaii and Balboa Park in San Diego - but the technology lets you hear what's going on at a particular location. What's more, as you move about, the sounds will change with distance traveled, so each sound will change depending on your specific location.

The technology is by no means perfected yet, but there's high potential for expansion. In fact, Amplifon noted that it would take the company decades to create sounds for all of the places on Google Street View. Therefore, it has put up the code it used for the technology online for developers and mappers alike to help advance the technology.

Want to know more about the Sounds of Street View? Click here for an informative video with more details. 

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Source: The Next Web
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