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Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

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

Google Granted Patent For Video Camera-equipped Hat. Wait, What?!

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?!

AI Helps Google To Turn Low-res Images Into More Visualizable Images

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

Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7

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

Here Are Some Drool Worthy Gadgets Made By Google

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

Finally, Google Has Its Very Own Smartphone And It Is Called Pixel

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

Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program

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

Google Project Ara: Its Modular Phone No More, At Least Not For Now

If you believe Google ambitious modular phone, Project Ara, is the future of smartphone, then we have not-so-good news for you: the future is not going to happen. According to a report, Google has pull the plug on Project Ara. It is a strange turn of event. Stranger still since this would-be revolutionary phone was reportedly making headway just last year (though, that halted too) and just not too long ago in May this year, Alphabet’s Google revealed a bunch of developers and even said that the company would be shipping the developer edition of the product this autumn. With those news, one may have the impression that the future of this Continue reading Google Project Ara: Its Modular Phone No More, At Least Not For Now

Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

It’s barely six months after the VR generation-centric View-Master hits the stores and Mattel is already all set to show off an upgraded version of the first at this year’s Toy Fair. The View-Master DLX, as it is called, will sport better optics, focal adjustment and enhanced audio via, presumably, the integrated headphone connector. As you can see from the image above, the device looks radically differently from first VR View-Master. Clearly, it is a whole lot less kiddish and also noticeably larger. The phone mount also gets a redesign to accommodate more variety of phone sizes including the smaller iPhone 5. It also boasts a redesigned latch for more secure hold. Continue reading Mattel’s New View-Master VR Headset Is Sleek, But Very Un-View-Master

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With This Google Desktop Web Browser-based Game

The Star Wars fever is running all-time high and Google and the studios behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here to make sure it keeps it that way until the movie hits the big screen in a day or two, depending on where you are. How so? By letting you in on a free web browser-based game that turns your smartphone into a lightsaber, which you will use to take out the baddies on your desktop. Entitled Lightsaber Escape, this fantastically awesome game is live as we speaks and to play, all you have to do is to key in the unique URL provided on your desktop browser, or vice versa, and let the two platform syncs. Continue reading Turn Your Smartphone Into A Lightsaber With This Google Desktop Web Browser-based Game