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Google’s Next-Gen Glass Runs on Android, Is Faster than Ever

Google’s Next-Gen Glass Runs on Android, Is Faster than Ever
The third generation of Google Glass has arrived with Glass Enterprise Edition 2. This version largely sticks to the familiar formula that you know on the outside, but we can expect it to be different inside, and more powerful in both hardware and software. Since it’s “built on Android” it…

Google Gives SCHAFT Robotics Unit the Shaft

Google Gives SCHAFT Robotics Unit the Shaft
Bad news for some folks in the robotics business, but great news for mankind. Google is shutting down its SCHAFT robotics unit. This means that humans just got a longer lifespan. The apocalypse may not be canceled, but it is certainly delayed for now. After failing to find a buyer,…
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Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows
Humans are inherently so lazy that they don’t have the time to find Waldo. This robot, on the other hand, finds Waldo with impressive speed and accuracy. There’s Waldo is a robotic system that was created specifically to point out the subject of interest in the Where’s Waldo? books. Here’s…

Learn to Code with Wonder Woman!

Learn to Code with Wonder Woman!
Google is always looking for new technical talent. So teaching kids how to code makes sense. That is why the company announced that they’d teamed with Wonder Woman to inspire teen girls to learn coding. Made with Code is a Google initiative that encourages teen girls to pursue coding, and…

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City

Google’s Cool Virtual Tour Gives You a Taste of Christmas in New York City
I’ve never been to New York City for the holidays, but I have seen plenty of movies over the years where kids have their noses pressed up against the glass store windows checking out all the displays. Those holiday windows are up in real life, with as many as 5…

Win a Google Pixel XL Phone!

Win a Google Pixel XL Phone!
With its new Pixel smartphones, Google came out swinging, offering a ton of speed power, amazing photo quality, fast charging, and a true reference version of Android 7.1, devoid of the crapware often installed on other phones. Now, one lucky person will will themselves a 5.5″ Google Pixel XL, valued…

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App

Explore the Himalayas as a Yeti in Google’s New Maps App
As Pokémon GO has proven, it’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the world around you. But if you want a bigger adventure than just walking around your town, you’ll find Google’s new app interesting. Kids will especially love it. Verne: The Himalayas, is similar…

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record data with the help of Google and Exploratorium’s new Science Journal app. Science Journal…

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast

Google & Levi’s Smart Denim Jacket Lets You Control Your Phone: Swipebeast
Last year, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team unveiled Project Jacquard, which aims to make interactive clothing using conductive yarn and miniature electronics. At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s working with Levi’s to release the first consumer product based on Project Jacquard. The…

‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ Performed with Google Doodles

‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ Performed with Google Doodles
This is a fun video by samuraiguitarist, who managed to perform a beautiful version of Somewhere over the Rainbow using nothing but interactive Google Doodles that produce sound. How crazy is that? I remember when Google Doodles were just static images. Now they have enough sound ones that someone can…

World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles

World’s Largest Model Railway Captured by Google’s Tiniest Street View Vehicles
Located in Hamburg, Germany, Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model railway, occupying nearly 14,000 sq.ft. and inhabited by more than 200,000 Lilliputian citizens. Now we can check out its sights and details at our leisure, thanks to Google’s first ever mini-Street View. Google partnered with interactive maps specialist Unilabs…

Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things

Google’s Project Soli: Gesture All of the Things
Don’t touch. That should be the motto of Google’s new technology that allows people to control many of their favorite devices without ever laying a hand on them. Dubbed Project Soli, it’s a radar-based system that allows people to do things like rub their fingers together or tap their fingers…

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?

Google’s Patent-pending Robotic Stuffed Animals: Cute or Creepy?
I just saw a post on Time.com about a patent Google has filed for a high-tech Teddy Bear. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.) So I clicked on the link to read the patent application and what I found was pretty darn freaky. At the bottom of the…

Westeros Google Map Poster Needs Walking, Horseback and Hodor Routes

Westeros Google Map Poster Needs Walking, Horseback and Hodor Routes
Hey Google, here’s a great April Fools’ Day idea for next year. Redditor selvag depicted A Song of Ice and Fire‘s place not to be in the style of Google Maps. Westeros’ and part of Essos’ major regions, roads and other landmarks are clearly indicated on the map. It’ll make…

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star
Software developer Kamil Hismatullin does software security as a hobby. Recently the search giant invited him to be part of its new Vulnerability Research Grants program, and boy is Google glad it did that. Because Kamil discovered a bug that let him delete any YouTube video with just a few…

Google Feud Browser Game: Autocomplete Says…

Google Feud Browser Game: Autocomplete Says…
Writer Justin Hook has come up with the 21st century version of Family Feud. His free browser game Google Feud taps into Google’s Autocomplete results. You’re given the first part of a Google search then you’ll guess its top 10 complete phrases. Here’s a playthrough by YouTuber BeatnikGunso: Name your…
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