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After a Rube Goldberg machine did its thing and launched a few drones into the air above the crowd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage to kick off the Intel Developers Forum with an opening keynote address."I", "D", "F" Bubble-Drones Hovering Over The CrowdDuring his keynote, Krzanich outlined three assumptions Intel is making about the future of computing. The three assumptions include the “sensification” of computing, which is a fancy way of saying computers will continue to use the senses sight, sound, and touch. The second assumption is that more and more devices moving forward will be “smart and connected” and the third is that these devices will... Read more...
The OnePlus One is a snappy-looking, well-spec’d, heavily-teased smartphone whose defining characteristic is a surprisingly low price tag of just $350. This, when most high-end smartphones can cost twice that. The folks at iFixit tore down the device to see what’s inside and how repairable it is (or isn’t). iFixit gave the OnePlus One a modest score of 5 out of 10 due primarily to a harder than necessary to remove battery and fused LCD and digitizer glass, but otherwise a little patience got the device apart. The device has the same camera modules as the Project Tango smartphone. The rear 13MP camera features a Sony Exmor IMX 214 CMOS sensor, and the 3GB of RAM is made by Samsung.... Read more...
Perhaps it was inevitable, but Google’s Project Tango team has expanded its device experimentation beyond smartphones into tablets. The tablet will, like the Project Tango smartphone, provide real-time 3D mapping overlays of real environments using cameras and sensors. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Google is planning to pump out some 4,000 tablets from its ATAP division to seed to developers. As we said when covering the Project Tango smartphone, the key to this technology is very much whatever devs can dream up. Project Tango smartphone The WSJ stated that the Project Tango tablet will be a 7-inch device with two rear cameras and infrared depth sensors that will... Read more...
Much is made of Google’s Project Ara smartphone (and for good reason), but that ballyhoo has caused Google’s other special smartphone under development, Project Tango, to fly under the radar. Even so, iFixit tore down the intriguing real-time 3D mapping Google ATAP project to see what’s inside. “Project Tango is basically a camera and sensor array that happens to run on an Android phone,” wrote the iFixit team at the outset of their findings. They found that the phone runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 5-inch display. Other choice hardware features include a 9-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass as... Read more...
The latest off-the-wall endeavor from Google is called “Project Tango”, and it’s a smartphone equipped with technology that can 3D map any environment you find yourself in--in real time. A product of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology And Projects) group, Project Tango takes a quarter million measurements every second to create a living, breathing 3D model of wherever you are. If you’re not immediately visualizing killer uses for this technology, you’re not alone--but that’s because the technology itself will require the creativity of software developers to come up with compelling uses for it. The ATAP team offers a few ideas, such as gaming overlays... Read more...