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Due to the fact that we cover technology on a daily basis, we can see its gradual progression over time, which means that we don't often see such a huge leap in capabilities that simply leaves us slack-jawed. However, that jaw-dropping moment happened today at Google I/O. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was on stage talking about the advances that have been made with its Google Duplex AI system. Google Duplex is capable of carrying on natural, realistic conversations in a [limited] real world settings to help free you from more mundane tasks, such as booking an oil change for your car or reserving a table at your favorite restaurant. To demonstrate the advances that Google Duplex... Read more...
After making waves at IDF 2015 in August, Project Tango is closer to appearing on consumer phones. In fact, Google and Lenovo announced at CES 2016 that they already have a prototype phone that features the augmented reality kit and plan to launch it this year. Google released renderings of a Lenovo phone with Project Tango, but cautioned that the images are not images of the “official” Lenovo phone. Still, they provide an interesting look at how the necessary hardware (a motion-tracking camera and depth-sensing technology) will affect the appearance of a consumer phone. “By adding a few extra sensor and some computer vision software, Project Tango transforms your smartphone... Read more...
We were critical of Google’s recent decision to choose a high-end fashion retailer to sell Glass through a third party for the first time (which included a $300 markup), but Google is doing some good work with Glass through its “Giving Through Glass” program. The company awarded five nonprofits with a pair of Google Glass spectacles, $25,000 in the form of a grant, and--possibly most importantly--access to Glass devs and on-location help at Google. Classroom Champions The winners include Classroom Champions, which lets students see paralympic athletes train in POV; Women’s Audio Mission, a STEM training program; a group called the Hearing and Speech Agency that’s... Read more...