Google’s Project Tango kickstarted with a sensor-packed smartphone which could discern and map the world around it in 3D. The company has now unveiled Project Tango tablet, a slate which offers a similar functionality.
Twitter has come to be one of the primary sources of information in the wake of natural disasters. Google is now putting aside its market rivalry with the social network, deciding to use relevant tweets to update its Public Alert events.
Although email is one of the most popular modes of communication on the web, email encryption isn’t very prevalent. Google now hopes to change that by preparing a Chrome plug-in that can enable end-to-end email encryption.
Google has been silently testing the balloons which are a part of its ambitious Project Loon. As part of such a test, the company was trying to land a balloon back on ground when it knocked out some power lines in Washington.
Google Glass may have enjoyed the unique position of being the primary brand of wearable glasses, but there are other who are tinkering with similar technologies. U.S. military, for instance, commissioned ARC4 which is a head-mounted augmented reality system.
Google seems to have a keen interest in home automation systems, something that perhaps fits in with its Internet-of-Things vision. The company is reportedly considering acquiring Dropcam, a home security firm that creates affordable and connected security cameras.
We have seen many intriguing uses of Google Glass ever since the wearable debuted. Now, a surgeon has pushed the envelope further by using Glass during a surgical operation, allowing thousands of medical students to stream the operation live as it happened.
Ever since Google Glass was launched, there have been many privacy concerns raised about it. Not only that, people tend to think it’s a tool only for developers. Google has now hired top fashion expert Ivy Ross to change that perception.
Voice-based search is all the rage these days. Google has now updated its official Search app for iOS with what the company is calling ‘smarter conversations.’ It means that you can use voice for search queries, and then also ask relevant, follow-up questions.
Google seems to be finally tuning up the volume of Google Glass sales. The company has now announced that it is making Glass available to all users in the U.S. And that this is not a limited time offer.
Tech analysts have long lamented that email is one part of the internet that has been more or less similar to what it was in early days. It seems that Google is all set to change this with a huge visual overhaul of Gmail that it is currently testing.
Imagine wearing a Google Glass and covering a live event. That can be an all-new, and better, way of news reporting. CNN is banking on that and has invited Glass users to contribute to its iReport citizen journalism initiative.
Teachers give their students assignments in class and later collect them. But sometimes this give and take process becomes lengthy. So, Google has launched a new free tool called Classroom which will help teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback to their students, and communicate with their classes.
When Edward Snowden blew the lid on NSA’s massive digital surveillance, many including Google denounced the agency. A fresh badge of emails released by Al-Jazeera now shows that Google and NSA had quite a friendly relationship.
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