Tag: google

Jul 30, 2015

Google Translate App Uses Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

Google Translate App Uses Camera to Decipher Foreign Languages in Real Time

The Google Translate team test their new app in 27 languages as they translate Ritchie Valens’ hit song, La Bamba.

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Jun 29, 2015

You Can Now Climb Yosemite’s Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

You Can Now Climb Yosemite’s Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

Google launches the first-ever “vertical Street View”, giving you the chance to climb 3,000 ft up Yosemite’s world famous “El Capitan”.

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Jun 5, 2015

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

The Google Team that Wants to Make Your Hand a Self-Contained Interface Control Using Radar

Google’s Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. The team adds: “Our hands are fast and precise instruments, but so far,…

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May 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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Feb 25, 2015

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

The world looks different when seen from above. During spaceflight, astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface; this is known as the “Overview Effect“. This experience inspired Benjamin Grant to launch Daily Overview, an online project that attempts to, “fully…

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Aug 26, 2014

Instagram Unveils ‘Hyperlapse’, First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Instagram Unveils ‘Hyperlapse’, First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Today at 1pm EST, Instagram will release their first ever app outside of Instagram, called Hyperlapse. The standalone app uses a complex algorithm that lets users create fast-moving timelapses with their phones. iPhone users will get the first crack at the app as the Android version is still in development due to recent…

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Jul 16, 2014

What If Google Was a Guy You Met In-Person to Ask Things?

What If Google Was a Guy You Met In-Person to Ask Things?

If Google was a guy you met in-person to ask things, this is what it might look like. The College Humor original sketch has been so successful it has spawned two follow-up editions (1st vid 11.2 million views, 2nd vid 12.5 million views, 3rd vid releases last week 1.7 million views). The…

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