Tagged: Google

Humanoid strolling in the woods is scary and exciting at the same time

ATLAS humanoid robot by Boston Dynamics

Google invested quite a lot of money in acquiring Boston Dynamics and for good reason too. They are building some of the most advanced humanoid robots on the planet (Japanese are going to be so furious at this) which give us a glimpse of the future. ATLAS robot funded by DARPA has been under works for quite a while now and every time Boston Dynamics comes with an update, they startle the world. This time around though, the robotics giant has completely blown me off!
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Android 6.0 will officially be called “Marshmallow” Google confirms

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Android 6.0 OS is going be called Marshmallow

Information on Google’s next operating system for mobile devices was building up in the last few months, and finally Android M has an official name. Google has announced that the next Android 6.0 operating system is going to be called as Android Marshmallow, laying all speculations about Android Milkshake to rest. The final version of this OS is nearing completion and as a result 6.0 SDK final Developer Preview update is now available to developers (SDK Manager in Android Studio) for coming up with API level 23 apps.
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6 ways driverless cars will impact how people drive

Driverless cars

Not everyone has the skill or interest in driving a car. But having access to your own private ride has many perks – convenience, comfort, accessibility – that you do not want to miss out on. For these people, a driverless car may be the perfect solution that combines the two contrasting ideas.

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Google is now called Alphabet: Everything you should know

Larry-Page-and-Sergey-Brin-Alphabet

In a surprise move, Google unveiled corporate restructuring wherein a new parent company called Alphabet has been created. Alphabet will include all properties Google owned with online search unit as a separate entity. To be headed by new CEO Sundar Pichai, Google will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. The move means, Google Inc. will be replaced with Alphabet Inc. as the publicly-traded entity. Therefore, all Google shares will convert automatically in same number and rights as shares of Alphabet.   Read More…

Android security flaw sends affected device into complete paralysis!

android security flaw

Android looks to be having a rough ride in the last couple of days owing to the Stagefright vulnerability that executes malicious codes through Multimedia Messaging System (MMS). Apparently this hack can affect any Android OS from 2.2 to the current 5.1.1 version which accounts for approximately 50% of all the Android-powered devices. Yet another headache just struck Google Android as a hack has propped-up that attacks the mediaserver service which controls video playback on the devices.
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Sri Lanka signs up for affordable high speed internet from Google balloons

Balloon powered internet in sri lanka

Google’s Project Loon announced back in 2013 with the intention to bring high speed connection to remote and rural areas of the world, using balloons is finally on the verge of getting a kick-off. In what can be deemed a landmark move, Google has signed an agreement with Government of Sri Lanka to bring high-speed internet to the island country. If all goes as planned, the sub continent country will soon have 3G-like Wi-Fi internet access from balloons filled with internet gear flying over the Indian Ocean. Read More…

Google Glass Enterprise Edition will be foldable, durable and waterproof

Google-glass-enterprise edition

If you are reading this, there’s a likely possibility you are a Google Glass appreciator. And for many more like yourself, it is important to inform that Google is probably working on a new model of its hyped entertainment glasses. If for some reason you were fascinated with the initial version of the Google Glass and wanted the version 2.0 to be on the same lines, Tony Fadell (head Google Glass project) and co. may just be ditching you. According to reports carried by 9to5Google, Google Glass Enterprise Edition (aka EE) is the new model on the way, which is more functional and inclined at ease of use. Read More…

Android M brings voicemail support and more to your device

Android M

Android’s next mobile operating system Android M all set to be released in Q3 2015 is already being tested by the developers and now you can also download the developers Preview 1 and Preview 2 on their Nexus devices. The Preview 2 rolled out couple of days ago and its major highlight is the inclusion of visual voicemail which somehow never happened to Android users. And it is one less thing for iOS users to brag about since Apple devices have had visual voice-mail for ages.
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Google’s Chrome TouchBot ensures Android and Chrome devices are lag free

Chrome TouchBot

There is one issue that just about everyone faces with their phones; it’s that supper annoying lag which makes you feel as if the phone is taking an age to register a touch. Google devices are no different to the annoying latency, but Google wants to change that with its new devices. For this, Google has come up with a robotic rig that tests software and hardware of Android devices and Chrome OS devices to keep them free of the lag. Dubbed the Chrome TouchBot, the robot has been custom built for Google by a Finnish company called OptoFidelity. Read More…

Google’s voice-translation enabled Fridge gives out beer for free [Video]

It maybe publicity stunt, but it bloody well is good use of technology. If you’re in Canada, it’s time for you to brush up your language skills to get some free Molson Canadian beer. Thinking Box and Google have collaborated to develop Global Beer Fridge that features Google’s voice translation technology. The refrigerator requires people to talk right into it saying, “I am Canadian” [famous slogan from Molson Canadian commercial] in any six languages out of 40 languages the appliance understands. When six languages match, the fridge automatically opens to serve cool beer for free. Read More…