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Google Cardboard for iOS: Hands-on with the low-cost VR headset

Google announced an updated version of Google Cardboard last week, allowing the low-cost virtual reality headset to work with larger sized smartphones. It is also easier to put together, and is now compatible with iOS devices. Android users have had a full year with the do-it-yourself VR kit. But, if you are wondering how the experience fairs on […]

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Google Spotlight Stories expanding from Android to iOS, YouTube

Spotlight stories are immersive videos shot in 360 degrees. When you watch on a smartphone, you can move your phone around to look at a different piece of the action so you can change the angle and see what’s happening above, behind, or below the the area you’d normally focus on. Google and Motorola first […]

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Closer look at Project Tango: Google’s 3D sensors and software for tablets and smartphones

Project Tango is a tablet with special sensors that creates 3-D rendering using software that “senses” its surroundings similar to the way we see the world around us. It has a fisheye camera and a depth sensor combined with traditional motion sensors like accelerometer and gyroscope for area learning to create a visually immersive augmented […]

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Google’s Project Vault is a security system on a microSD card

Google’s ATAP team has unveiled a device that looks like an ordinary microSD card. But Project Vault is actually a tiny computer that can add security features to just about any phone, tablet, or computer, allowing you to protect important files and communication. Well, almost any of those devices… it’s a little funny that Google […]

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Google’s Project Jacquard turns clothing and other textiles into wearable

Google has two new projects aimed at giving us new ways to interact with our devices. One is a radar-powered system for using 3D gestures to control wearables and other gadgets. The other is a wearable technology called Project Jacquard which literally weaves touch sensors into fabric. That means your next shirt, sport coat, or pair […]

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Google Project Soli: Tiny radar brings gesture support to wearables

Smartwatches and other wearable devices promise to deliver info-at-a-glance on a tiny display. But that small screen can be hard to interact with. So Google is looking for new ways to control wearable devices and other products that don’t involve touching a screen. Project Soli is one an experimental project to use radar technology to […]

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Google Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage

Google is launching a new service for managing, storing, and sharing your photos and videos. It’s called Google Photos and if it looks familiar, that’s because it’s the evolution of the Photos portion of Google Plus. But you don’t need a Google+ account to use the new service… and you don’t need to pay. Google Photos […]

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Google Now on Tap: Get answers, recommendations from any Android M screen

Google Now is a service designed to provide you information Google thinks you’ll want, when Google thinks you’ll want it. For instance if receive an email confirmation for an upcoming flight, Google Now will know that and send you a reminder when it’s time to leave for the airport. You can also pull up Google […]