Tagged: Google

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard tech lets you control smart-devices with hand gestures

Levis commuter jacket with Google’s Jacquard

In spring 2017, Levis would be releasing its commuter jacket that integrates Google’s Jacquard technology. The sleeves of this jacket turns into touch-sensitive panel and lets commuters control their electronic devices, access navigation prompts, information about nearby places, answer calls, change music etc. by gesturally touching jacket’s sleeve. Jacquard, developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Progress (ATAP) wing, was first revealed at Google’s I/O development conference in May last year, and now it has found its way into textile industry. ATAP wing is the one working on radar-assisted sensors to translate hand movements to set of commands for electronic devices. Read More…

Ultra-high resolution Google Art Camera preserves works of art in gigapixel images

Google Art Camera

You should definitely check new art scans at the Google Cultural Institute website because the collection has about 1,000 more entries now. Google has been scanning works of art using extremely high resolution cameras to capture precious works of art in a gigapixel image. Earlier, Google was dependent on third party for equipments, but now it has developed 20 units of its own ultra-high resolution ‘Google Art Camera’. The camera uses lasers and sonar to capture details of even the most minute brush stroke in a large painting.
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How Atlas Robot reacts after being brutally tortured

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot humanoid

Alphabet owned Boston Dynamics has been very robust in development of its robotic machines of the future. Not only do they seen to be going in the right direction, the robotics giant has so far developed a fleet of robots which are superior in their own rights. One of them is the Atlas humanoid robot which is by far the most advanced humanoid you’ll ever get to see. Over the last couple of years this humanoid has undergone nifty improvements and now thanks to the team at Boston Dynamics, it can lift heavy loads like a laborer and also pick itself up after being pushed down in a mob. Much like the company’s Spot Robotic dog who balanced itself after being kicked brutally.
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NHTSA rules Google’s self-driving system as a legal driver

Google self driving car

Google self-driving car project is one of the most daring ones in current era with Google looking to strike gold with a fully autonomous safe car hitting the roads by 2020. One major achievement in that quest is the acceptance by U.S. vehicle regulators of the artificial intelligence system as a driver under federal law. This is one big accomplishment for Google who have invested a lot of money and time in self-driving car project. In a letter to the company, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accepted the proposal filed on November 12 on design for a self-driving car which needs no driver.
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Google to launch new virtual reality headset in plastic body

Google virtual-reality headset

Going into 2016, virtual reality is going to be of great interest to all tech companies and most geeks out there. The inexpensive Google Cardboard, introduced back in 2014, has somehow made virtual reality headsets accessible to random users, but it has its own limitations. According to a report on Financial Times, Google Cardboard, which comprises cardboard housing, a pair of lens stuck up together with Velcro, could soon be released as a new VR headset in a better, stronger plastic housing with more support for VR programs built directly into Android OS. Read More…

Google ready for testing self-driving car in rainy conditions of Washington

Google self-driving cars

Google’s self-driving car project has been under development, testing and improvement for a long time now and the internet giant wants to make it 100% full-proof before even thinking of rolling it out for commercial use. One thing that Google haven’t demonstrated so far is their self-driving car’s ability to drive in adverse conditions like rain or snow. However, Ford have been proactive with their self-driving car which they tested in snowy conditions. Most probably this has prompted Google to test its self-driving cars with over 1.4 million miles to prove their metal in rainy conditions.
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Stockholm and Tallinn will be the first cites to get 5G network connectivity in 2018

5g network connectivity

While everyone is drooling over 4G network connectivity, two cities are getting ready for 5G connectivity. Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia are going to get this privilege courtesy Ericsson and Sweden’s telecom operator TeliaSonera. The service is going to start in 2018 and the users will get high speed network connectivity of 1GB per second. The network will support thousands of simultaneous connections without a hitch. This will take Internet of Things (IoT) to the next level according to Johan Dennelind, CEO of TeliaSonera.
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UAVs and robots working in harmony – Google’s idea of drone delivery system

Google Project Wing

The idea of drones delivering packages to your porch sounds great, but there are many anomalies too. The chances of someone else fleeing away with the package or the drone injuring your pet. Google wants to solve that and it has been working on a drone delivery system which is much more practical. Google Project Wing has been in works for more than two years now and fresh news came in as the company has been granted patent for it. Notable is the mention of robots that’ll work in conjunction with these drones to deliver the package safely to the owner.
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Google Street View scales down to enter the Miniatur Wunderland

Google Street View in Minitur Wonderland

Google Street View has been everywhere from Venice to the Canadian Slopes, but its latest destination was the famous Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. Known to be the world’s largest model railway with 8 different sections connected by 13,000 meters of rail track and over 200,000 miniature citizens; the Miniatur Wunderland is the closest model museum with variety of different and famous places from Scandinavia to Germany from Austria to Switzerland and America, and it’s complete with a fully-functional smallest commercial airport in the world. Read More…

Google and Ford partner to make invincible self-driving cars

Google self driving car

Google has invested a lot of time and money in their self-driving car project, and like many other automotive giants they also believe that the next decade will see a lot of autonomous vehicles on the road. Living by this belief, Google has partnered with Ford to make self-driving cars to bring automotive technology and their own self-driving software prowess together to create a vehicle which is invincible. The two will create an independent company to take forward this dream and it is most likely that they will announce more details on this at CES 2016.
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