Our favorite mad garage inventor, British plumber-turned-YouTube-inventing-celebrity, Colin Furze, is back and this time, he have received a special request from Google. The search giant wanted the madcap inventor to create something which could be used to advertise the Mountain View tech company’s search. In other words, the creation should be usable as a vehicle to promote using the products from Google’s advertisers and for companies to use them to sell. For a man who has an insatiable appetite to create, it is only natural for Furze to take up the challenge. Continue reading Madcap Inventor Show You How To Make A Jacuzzi On Wheels… With BBQ
When it comes to mobile phone color, I usually would abstain from white. Not because it is easily dirtied, but because with a white device, more often than not, it will be paired with a white front which, IMHO, upsets the color balance since the display is black when not turned on. However, I might just change my stance if this is what a white Google Pixel 2 will look like. In the latest leak posted by Droid Life, the purported white Google Pixel 2 features a white majority back matched to a black glass section and surprisingly, it comes with a dash of orange… on the power button. Continue reading Latest Google Pixel Phone Leak Had Me Drooling Over The White Version
We usually don’t do rumors and if we did, it is almost always about Apple iPhone, but looking at how the smartphone industry have shifted so far, you know, Google getting into the hardware making itself, we think it is time that we dish out some rumors on the upcoming Google Pixel 2. Anywho, what you see here is a render based on the rumors and leaks that have been floating around the Internet over the last couple of months, courtesy of Android Police. Whether or not the final device will look like this, it is pretty much anybody’s guess, but we secretly hope it is. If it does really look like, I am all for it and I am not apologetic for being a sucker for design. Continue reading If This Is How The Google Pixel XL 2 Will Look Like, Sign Me Up For One!
Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced
It makes sense to want to integrate Augmented Reality on glasses, but a video camera on the bill of an otherwise ordinary hat? Now, that sounds kind of goofy, but that doesn’t stop Internet search giant, Google, from going ahead and hat it patented. And guess what? They actually got it (the patent) and why the hell not? Because, who in the world would patent a hat with a video camera stuck to the bill? I don’t know. Maybe, Google? According to a report, Google managed to secure the patent on Tuesday (February 28, 2017) for a removable hat-mounted camera (officially “Wearable camera systems”). What the camera can do needs no further elaboration. Continue reading Google Granted Patent For Video Camera-equipped Hat. Wait, What?!
Tech staff: “Sir, I think may have our suspect on security cam.”
Detective: “Good! Pull it up.”
Detective: “Can’t see his face. Zoom it up, son.”
Tech staff: “Alright, zooming in.”
Detective: “There! He is the guy we are after!”
If the above scenario sounds familiar, it is because similar scenario has been on countless TV shows and Hollywood movies, and both you and I know it ain’t true. This scenario only exists in a perfect world, which for the record, ours isn’t it. All those zoom-in-and-still-clear-as-day resolution images depicted in TV shows and movies are nothing more than a tech fantasy. Continue reading AI Helps Google To Turn Low-res Images Into More Visualizable Images
Here’s another ‘don’t say we didn’t tell you’ post and this time, it is the well-received, but pricey Google Pixel C tablet that’s getting a significant* discount. Google has taken $100 off the 64GB model’s original price on Google Store (online, obviously). As mentioned, the discount only applies to the 64GB model and after lopping off 100 bucks, the 64GB model is the same price as the 32GB (32GB is out-of-stock anyways), which kind of makes it a good deal. However, it is by no means cheap in Android tablet standards. Pixel C is premium device and it was never cheap with or without discount. It is just ’good deal’ with respect its original price. Continue reading Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7
Today is officially the Made by Google day. Along with the unveiling of the company’s very first smartphone, Pixel, the search giant also announced a bunch of drool worthy gadgets aim to make your life a little more, well, high-tech. The slew of Made by Google gadgets include Google’s official foray in to the world of virtual reality, Daydream and Daydream VR, Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, Google’s solution to simplifying Wi-Fi, and an updated Chromecast that faster and supports 4K, HDR as well as Dolby Vision. Continue reading Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google
It shouldn’t surprise us. After all, Google already has its own laptop and it is a matter of time that it has its very own smartphone. Also, not surprisingly, it is called Pixel. Pixel, Phone by Google, is the first phone made by Google, inside and out. Like its laptop counterpart, you can expect a premium experience, along with a rather premium sticker of $649 and up. For the uninitiated, do not confused this with Google’s Nexus lineup. This ain’t no partnership with any hardware maker. It is Google and Google alone. Think Pixel Phone as Apple’s iPhone. Everything from the hardware to software is conceived under the giant roof of Google. So, I’d say you can expect harmonious relationship between the hard and software with this device. Continue reading Finally, Google Has Its Very Own Smartphone And It Is Called Pixel
Remember the beautiful and tranquil islands where apparently there are more sheep than people? Also, remember how one fine young lass who created SheepView 360 in a bid to beckon Google Maps to do a Street View of the islands? Well, it looks like Durita Andreassen’s efforts to grab Google’s attention have paid off. The largely unknown archipelago found right smack in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean has finally gotten her due attention from Google Maps. Google was impressed by what Andreassen and her team did and decided to lend a helping hand to the islanders by inducting the Faroe Islands into Google’s Street View camera loan program. Continue reading Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program