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Available for free download now, Google's new app, Field Trip, taps architecture blog Architizer to help users discover nearby places of interest. Like a self-guided tour, the app runs in the background, with a Field Trip window popping up whenever you're in the vicinity of an interesting statue or historic building.

In other news, HuffPost Home launches today, and a hotel that protects against Noah-sized floods. See the headlines after the jump.

Architizer Partners With Google For New "Field Trip" App | Architizer
HuffPost Home Launch October 2012: A Note From The Editors | HuffPost Home
A Roly Poly-Looking Hotel That Will Protect You From A Noah-Sized Flood | Architizer

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