Hyperlax Lets You Explore the World Without Leaving Your Seat
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Hyperlax Lets You Explore the World Without Leaving Your Seat

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Hyperlax is making it easier than ever to explore the nooks and crannies of the world without leaving your seat. The new website pulls together all of the videos being posted on Instagram using Hyperlapse—an app that allows you to speed up your phone footage—and plays them in a constant loop. The videos aren't the only playlist featured on the website—Hyperlax also pulls a constant stream of trance-like tunes from Soundcloud for your viewing and listening pleasure. All music and videos aside, there's one big thing that caught our eye: You have to option to pull up a map showing the locations where each video was shot.

Here's what I saw in two minutes viewing time using the map function: an overhead view of a busy intersection in Kuala Lumpur; the sunrise over Machu Piccu; someone singing karaoke to an empty classroom in Chiba-Shi, Japan; a bustling city square in Brussels; a car traveling over a bridge in Seoul; and the aftermath of a monsoon in New Dehli. Make sure to tag your videos with #hyperlapse to be included in the mix. Looking for a mental vacation? Start exploring.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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