July 23, 2012
Google’s having no problems getting its Nexus 7 tablet out the door to tech geeks — yesterday we learned that the 16 gigabyte model has sold out due to high demand. Now Google is getting ready to target the average buyer with its first Nexus 7 TV commercial.
The ad shows a father and son bonding over the 7-inch tablet during a camping trip. It feels a lot more human than Google’s previous ads (though some of its Google+ ads were getting there), and in many ways it could be mistaken for a heartwarming Apple ad. And just like Apple’s Siri ads, it projects a very idealized (and almost fantastical) view of the product.
July 19, 2012
This isn’t quite on the same level as Google’s Project Glass experiment, but Google today launched a set of five physical installations housed in London’s Science Museum. These installations, which users anywhere can control remotely, are meant to “inspire people around the world by showcasing the making that the Internet makes possible.” While Google doesn’t mention this explicitly in its post, chances are that the launch of this exhibition was timed to coincide with the Olympics in London.
July 16, 2012
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At Google I/O 2012, the Project Glass team took product demoing to a new level. We worked with some of the world’s top athletes, combined skydiving and mountain biking, and shared the experience — through their eyes — with the world. Could Google differentiate their product offering in the tablet and OS battle by using Glass, it appears that they believe this technology could be the difference.
July 16, 2012
During a special event this week, Google announced the latest developments for its Google Earth and Google Street View products and we can already tell you, that what’s coming will be a lot of fun.
Thanks to an all new technology, Google is able to create photorealistic 3D interactive maps of entire cities, allowing you to explore a city with Google Earth in a helicopter like view.
June 29, 2012
If you’ve missed out on some of the action from the first day of Google’s I/O conference, here’s a chance to relive it: Google has made available the video of the entire 2-hour opening keynote.
And what a keynote it was! Google has arguably outdone even Apple with an action-packed event, showcasing a bunch of exciting new products, including Android Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 and Nexus Q.
June 6, 2012
We don’t really like to travel that much or worse even step outdoors for a fresh breath of air that we don’t really need. We spend most of our time in front of our computers playing MMO or surfing the net. Which is why our humble nature really enjoys The World Wonders Project by Google.
February 29, 2012
We have written about Google Goggles before now it is improved. Have a look at the video below.
Google Goggles can be termed easily as the mother of all Android apps! If you ever come across a landmark on your travel or even in your own city, which you do not know anything about it, do not fret. Just take out your Android phone and click a photo of the landmark on Goggles app and you will know everything about it in seconds. Sometimes you will have more information than the expensive local tourist guide. Not just that, if you come across an artwork of Picasa in the client’s meeting place and you have to impress them with an intense knowledge of the painting, you can simply take Goggles’ help by clicking a picture of the art and get to know enough information that will floor your client. Goggles can also be your No.1 travel accessories as it helps you in translate words in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian. My favorite feature in this app is getting info of the wine and its origin from click of the label on the wine bottle. The app straight away gives you a talking point for the dinner. What else you want from an app?
You can use Google Goggle for:
Scan barcodes using Goggles to get product information
Scan QR codes using Goggles to extract information
Recognize famous landmarks
Translate by taking a picture of foreign language text
Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
Scan text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Recognize paintings, books, dvd, cds, and just about any 2D image
Solve Sudoku puzzles
Get the app: http://bit.ly/v071He
Things you should not lookout for in this app: Recognition of animals, furniture, apparels and not so famous landmarks, which are not usually found in Google search.
November 4, 2011
Apple has purchased a third mapping company with the purchase of C3 technology. The solution look awesome and would really take the fight to Google. We have dropped a video below that looks at the solution running ironically on an iPad.
September 21, 2011
Well here it is. The long awaited Google Wallet went live today, and will be pushed to owners of the Sprint Nexus S 4G phones in an over-the-air software update, meaning it will only be available to a very select few people in the US this week. It’s expected to grab momentum quickly, but at the same time, I know there is a huge debate around its relevance and potential scale. But perhaps, the best thing to do is just watch the video…
Yes, NFC is stupidly limited right now, but, I’ll admit, it’s potential is vast and from the quick Google demo video, it looks like there is some serious power to be delivered by Google Wallet, and interestingly, a new way for Google to control your money via their own virtual Pre-Paid Mastercard that will come by default with the app.
Well it has arrived, we will look forward to the UK launch.
March 1, 2011
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You know that it is an area to watch and get on board with if even Google gets its predictions wrong. Some amazing statistics on the growth of mobile and the potential future…..