Computer, Hardware, Technology

Google develops computer inspired by Star Trek

A computer interface that can supply answers to users without requiring them to dig their phones out of their pockets or tap away at a keyboard is being developed by Google.Amit Singhal, Google vice-president and senior search engineer, said that the company has been inspired by sci-fi series Star Trek to develop the "ubiquitous computing"… Continue reading Google develops computer inspired by Star Trek

Apps, Smartphones, Software, Technology, Urbanism

Maps on smartphones: Lost

The criticism heaped on Apple shows the growing importance of cartography. ... Maps are becoming important strategic terrain. They are more than an aid to getting from A to B. Apps based on location—to summon a taxi, say—need maps inside them. Digital maps can include countless layers of information, plus advertisements from which money can… Continue reading Maps on smartphones: Lost

Technology

Google’s Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

It's an increasingly common navigational experience in the age of connected and app-enabled phones: you can see yourself as a little dot on the map, moving on your screen as you move in the physical space of the world. You see your map, your map sees you. And if your map is a Google Map… Continue reading Google’s Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

Computer, Hardware, Social, Technology

Does This Wearable Computer Make My Butt Look Fat?

Google's Project Glass is in limelight at the moment because it's amazing technology that's only now becoming viable, even while it's been a Star Trek staple for years. And Glass is actually just one component in a quiet revolution in wearable computing that's going on all around you--which may change how you learn about just… Continue reading Does This Wearable Computer Make My Butt Look Fat?

InfoGraphics, Social

User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites

"User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites" compares the latest user statistics of popular social networking sites - Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest. via User Activity Comparison Of Popular Social Networking Sites [Infographic].

Internet, News

Marissa Mayer Is The New CEO Of Yahoo – Business Insider

Marissa Mayer is the new CEO Of Yahoo. She quit Google today and starts her new job tomorrow. Mayer was Google's first woman engineer. She managed its search product for years. She also led development of iGoogle, Google News, and Gmail... via Marissa Mayer Is The New CEO Of Yahoo - Business Insider.

Android, Apps, Smartphones

Google Sound Search

Android Jelly Bean comes with a Google widget that lets you find the name of a song you're listening to. Just like Shazam or SoundHound, except that the widget links to Google Play, so you can quickly buy the song if you're in the US... See it in action at this link: Google Sound Search.

Android, Hardware, Technology

With Nexus 7, Google Finally Gets Android Tablets Right

The Nexus 7 is essentially Google's answer the the Amazon Kindle Fire -- a 7-inch tablet priced at $199 that's based around media consumption. In almost every respect, the Nexus destroys the Fire... With Nexus 7, Google Finally Gets Android Tablets Right [REVIEW].

Technology

Visualized: Kinetisphere takes Nexus Q into another dimension at Google I/O 2012 (video)

What you see here is arguably be the coolest thing on display at Google I/O 2012 -- an 8-foot, 300-pound Nexus Q replica (complete with LED ring visualizer) mounted on a robot arm. This interactive installation called Kinetisphere was designed and fabricated by San Francisco-based Bot & Dolly and is controlled by three stations each… Continue reading Visualized: Kinetisphere takes Nexus Q into another dimension at Google I/O 2012 (video)