Rumblings in the Cloud

Rumblings in the Cloud

If you think about it, it was Azure, Microsoft's Cloud effort, that put the company back on the technology map and founded its valuation increase so it could challenge Amazon, Apple and Google for the most valuable company title.

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Lenovo Brings Standalone VR to Education

Their latest educational standalone headset brings a slew of smart decisions to the table and could end up being a killer platform for eLearning.The first Lenovo Classroom headset was built on the Google Daydream platform.

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

"When dealing with an issue that impacts privacy in the way that improperly sending files as sensitive as photos and videos is, the communication needs to be very clear and informative.".

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, on Monday called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed in the Financial Times .

Getting 3D images from 2D Video

Getting 3D images from 2D Video

Then I transferred the video to my phone, placed it in a Google cardboard viewer, and voila, I was seeing it in 3D.The sideways panning shot with 600ms offset side-by-sideI was surprised by the level of detail in the 3rd dimension and by how real it looked.

Is Your Health Data at Risk?

Is Your Health Data at Risk?

Despite the implications in some of the news coverage of the recent Nightingale controversy, it's important to realize that Google is not collecting health data in order to sell you products for your bad back.

Tech Firms Join Forces to Create Smart Home Connectivity Standard

Tech Firms Join Forces to Create Smart Home Connectivity Standard

Amazon, Apple, Google and the Zigbee Alliance are teaming up on a new Internet Protocol-based standard for smart home device connectivity, they jointly announced Wednesday.The project will leverage development work and protocols from existing systems such as Amazon's Alexa Smart Home, Apple's HomeKit, Google's Weave, and the Zigbee Alliance's Dotdot data models.

EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook's and Google's Data Wrangling

EU Digital Czar to Probe Facebook's and Google's Data Wrangling

"I don't know if there is an anti-American bias in the investigations, but the regulators seem to target the most successful Internet companies, and there is a strong correlation there with U.S. businesses," Castro observed.

Phone-based VR is officially over

Phone-based VR is officially over

Google says that people didn’t like losing access to their phones since Daydream effectively required launching into a separate app ecosystem.But with Google and Samsung backing away from Daydream and the Gear VR, the dream of a full-fledged phone-based VR platform seems unequivocally over.

Google Just Killed Smartphone VR, and Nobody Will Mourn it

Google Just Killed Smartphone VR, and Nobody Will Mourn it

With the release of its Pixel 4 smartphone, Google is officially ending its support for the Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform.I’ll unpack this statement for you: Google never knew why smartphone-based VR was useful, it just knew it could do it, so it did.

Google is discontinuing the Daydream View VR headset, and the Pixel 4 won’t support Daydream

Google is discontinuing the Daydream View VR headset, and the Pixel 4 won’t support Daydream

Google launched the Daydream View alongside the first Pixel phone in 2016, and several other phone makers — including Samsung — added support for it over the years.But Google’s midrange Pixel 3A wasn’t compatible with Daydream, and no phones released this year have supported it either.

Google Stadia will be “faster and more responsive” than local gaming hardware

Google Stadia will be “faster and more responsive” than local gaming hardware

that negative latency, powered by a datacentre’s worth of compute silicon, may offer future cloud gaming systems flexibility to anticipate the likely action of a user, and ensure a speedy response ready for that potential eventuality.

Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

We tend to assume that various objects and resources will be augmented with data or digital experiences by companies like Google.

Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles

If you don't own a Vive or Rift headset (it's only available on those two platforms for now), Google has also unveiled an online exhibition featuring over 390 assets, including objects, artifacts and paintings.The exhibition and app are now available from Google at its Arts & Culture site.

Google's Daydream View VR headset is 30% off on Amazon

Google's Daydream View VR headset is 30% off on Amazon

We found Lenovo's Mirage Solo standalone headset on sale on Amazon earlier this week, but if you don't feel like dropping a couple hundred bucks on your first foray into VR, we recommend grabbing a second-generation Google Daydream View.

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google’s patent showcases an HMD, short for Head Mounted Display, with advanced wireless technology.The headsets should work with both smartphones and PCs. In related news, the 3rd generation Google Glasses have reportedly concluded their development stage, and are now in pilot production by manufacturers.

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

Google Releases Real-time Mobile Hand Tracking to R&D Community

“Whereas current state-of-the-art approaches rely primarily on powerful desktop environments for inference, our method achieves real-time performance on a mobile phone, and even scales to multiple hands,” say in a blog post.

Take a VR Tour of Raspberry Pi’s Cambridge Store

Take a VR Tour of Raspberry Pi’s Cambridge Store

The Raspberry Pi Store VR experience is available for free on Google Play, the App Store (provided that you’re enrolled in Test Flight), and on Oculus Go and Gear VR if you provide your email address on Pixel Framers’ website.

Why We All Need to Learn to Live on Camera

Why We All Need to Learn to Live on Camera

I'll focus on how we can protect ourselves from ourselves in a world where we are always on stage, and then close with my product of the week: the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant, a reimagining of what a bedside alarm clock should be.

Clean Energy Solutions to Lower Your Electric Bill

Clean Energy Solutions to Lower Your Electric Bill

Large companies like Google and Amazon have amassed enough resources and capital to leverage lower rates for their clean energy solutions -- but Arcadia Power is helping disrupt that market for the average consumer.

Virtual Reality Experiences Empower LGBTQ Youth to Take Pride in Themselves

Virtual Reality Experiences Empower LGBTQ Youth to Take Pride in Themselves

Using Google Cardboard, LGBTQ youth can feel the excitement, love, solidarity, and acceptance that pride parades celebrate. Through virtual pride parades, young LGBTQ members who are struggling to fit in can experience the sense of belongingness that is crucial to their personal development and wellbeing.

Google is Killing off Jump VR Video

Google is Killing off Jump VR Video

It now seems that Google is shutting down the service in June, which might be surprising considering how deep the company’s pockets are and how long they can sustain projects that might not seem to be going anywhere. The reason the Jump service is going down is simply that people have far cheaper options now.

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

Apple Highlights User Experience in New OS Lineup

"For years, Apple Maps has lagged significantly behind Google Maps in terms of features, functions and local details," said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm in Hayward, California.

Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

Google to Shutter Jump VR Video Service in June

Google seems to be taking somewhat of a step back from VR, as Variety reports the company will be shutting down its Jump program for good next month.

Google, Microsoft In Step in New Era

Google, Microsoft In Step in New Era

Both firms now are pretty much on the same page -- not only with regard to an increasing customer focus, but also when it comes to putting their efforts into making the world a better place.

Google Showcases AI, Preaches Privacy at I/O Keynote

Google Showcases AI, Preaches Privacy at I/O Keynote

Google showed off its chops in artificial intelligence and machine learning, renewed its commitment to giving users greater control over their data, and introduced a new economically priced smartphone during a keynote presentation at its annual I/O conference held in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday.

Google's current VR plan is more about services than new hardware

Google's current VR plan is more about services than new hardware

Google has no plans to release VR hardware this year, telling CNET that the company is instead working through an R&D phase to “build the critical Lego bricks” that will power future experiences.

Google brings AR and Lens closer to the future of search

Google brings AR and Lens closer to the future of search

Instead, Google's augmented reality vision this year is a double dose of attention to utility and assistance, as AR comes to Google Search and Google Lens aims to help people read. I looked at Google Lens' newest features firsthand, and they're starting to feel like ways to transform reality as much as interpret it.

Google Isn't Releasing Oculus Quest Competitor

Google Isn't Releasing Oculus Quest Competitor

With no Quest competitor on the horizon, no support for Daydream in Google’s affordable Pixel range, and Samsung no longer supporting the platform- Daydream’s future is not looking bright.

Amazon.com: HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System: pc: Video Games

Amazon.com: HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System: pc: Video Games

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