Items tagged with Google-X

Google is responsible for a lot of things that have made our lives better. Better search, better email, and one impressive mobile operating system. But beyond its commercial success sits a research department that's doing fascinating stuff. Project Loon is helping rural areas around the globe receive Internet for the first time, and it appears that Google's fixation on health is going to extend well beyond a simple app. The company's Google X division has announced a project whereby researchers are building nanoparticles that "combine a magnetic material with antibodies or proteins that can attach... Read more...
So there’s this mysterious barge parked in San Francisco Bay, stacked with shipping containers. It was a known fact that the barge belonged to Google, but nobody knew what it was doing there, what was on it, or what it might be used for, but local TV station KPIX says it’s cracked it: The barge will be a floating Google Glass showroom, and the whole thing was a project by Google[x], the search giant’s secretive idea incubator and lab. More specifically, it will be a series of showrooms, and although Google Glass will be among the prominent tech displayed, it won’t be the... Read more...
Google is officially a technology empire, as it expands its domain into an ever-increasing number of markets. The latest area that Google is toying with is renewable energy, as the company has acquired Makani Power, a company that Google has apparently been investing in since 2007. To be more specific, the wing of Google that bought Makani Power is the somewhat mysterious Google X lab (birthplace of Google Glass), which is Google’s moonshot think tank and makes the acquisition all the more intriguing. Makani Power makes autonomous unmanned wind turbine aircraft that are tethered to a terrestrial... Read more...
The fruit of Project Glass, a project born from Google X, is essentially a futuristic-looking pair of glasses that probably runs on Android and bring the whole Google experience right up to your face (and left eye, apparently). There have been plenty of rumblings and rumors about these glasses for months, and today the Project Glass group released some tasty design concepts to keep the fires burning. As you can see, the shades look to have a lightweight metal frame, eye pads, and a small screen mounted in front of the left eye. You can see from the nifty video created by Project Glass that the... Read more...