Is dividing your attention between all your different social media accounts wearing your psyche thin? WeCam allows you to connect to all your Twitter, Facebook and Google+ friends using one app, and you can also talk to them face-to-face.
Google Now can either be seen as your personal assistant, or proof that Google knows way too much about you. It gives you the ability to manage, search for and organize your information easily within your phone and other Google accounts.
Google is trying to make their Glass look less like an accessory worn by a Star Trek character, and more of a fashion statement, with their announcement of partnering up with the Luxottica Group. Luxottica is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear, with a brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear and Persol.
Remember that scene from ‘The Dark Knight’ where Bruce Wayne mapped a building using a smartphone? Well that shit just became a reality.
In the days leading up to Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, Google CEO Larry Page was willing to beat Facebook’s offer. So what happened that caused WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to decline Google?
In the spirit of keeping up to date with the length of time we humans have before our robotic overlords take over, here’s a watch list for companies at the forefront of robotic innovation. As they say, keep your friends close and your impending robotic overlords closer.
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Many of us use Google services each day but very few of us ask the question, “How BIG is Google?” Obviously this question cannot be answered directly, however, the sheer size of Google can be realised by the hard facts and figures shown in this short film.
Up until recently, Google Glass was only available in one very nerdy frame. But with their new Titanium Collection, Google is trying to make strapping a screen to your face a bit trendier. Four new frames are on their way.
Now more than ever, the still image is one of the most dominant forms of media in the world. More importantly, more people in the world have access to some sort of camera than ever before in history.
At Apple, he was known as one of the ‘Godfathers of the iPod’. Now, he’s just sold his new business venture, ‘Nest’ to one of the world’s most powerful companies.
Google has released it’s 12th annual year end zeitgeist – a summary of the year’s key data points on the world’s most popular search engine. Unsurprisingly, Nelson Mandela and Oscar Pistorius topped the list of South Africa’s most searched for terms. Thankfully, Steve “Relevance” Hofmeyr didn’t make the top trending list in South Africa. Nelson claimed the top trending spot globally for 2013, while Oscar limped in at sixth place for most searched for people in the world.
Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery. If you think we’re talking about a major business like Google or Amazon, you’d be wrong.
There are a lot of rich folk working at Google – and many of them have had to suffer extreme inconvenience simply because Google could not offer them a space to park their jets. Until now.
While Amazon was shooting its mouth off about drones that can deliver packages, Google was quietly acquiring several technology companies in a bid to create a new generation of robots.
Google Glass: we can’t wait to see it. But, we also can’t wait to see how it might fail. The thought of communicating with a device strapped to our faces, whilst still appearing to be immersed in the real world just seems to weird.
In what is no doubt some sort of elaborate marketing ploy for the new Hobbit movie, Google is allowing us to fly through Middle Earth using Google Earth technology.
A man from San Francisco claims that a Google Maps satellite image near some train tracks shows the body of his teenage son – who was murdered in 2009.
There is hot competition out there for the first company who can successfully replace the physical wallet with a completely digital version. Google and Apple are the main contenders, but a small start-up may be inching ahead, with this amazing new piece of tech.
A week ago we covered a story about Google pulling its advertising from The Pro Afrikaans Action Group (Praag),and how the site may well go to ruin now that it cannot generate any advertising revenue. You might remember them as the organisers of Red October.
The whole point of online tech companies monitoring us is to try and get an idea of what we’re doing in real life. Thankfully, up until now they could only use our online footprints to try figure out what we were doing in reality. Now, though, Google is telling advertisers that they have a way of tracking us in real life, all the time.
Last week we published a story about the mysterious ‘Google Barges’ that had popped up in the harbours of Portland, Maine and San Francisco – and caused mass hysteria as people attempted to guess what they were for. Some suspected a secret water-borne data centre, or a marketing platform, but Google has dispelled any myths with a recent statement.
Being a consumer is great when you have two heavyweight tech brands fighting to the death for your money. The competition between Google and Apple is heating up – and that is totally fine by us. In response to Apple’s launch of the iPad Air and OS X Mavericks, Google released the new Nexus 5 phone, as well as their new Android operating system. But they didn’t stop there.
It’s everyone’s dream job to work at Google, isn’t it? It’s one of the most forward-thinking corporations on earth – the pay is great, the benefits are out of this world, and the working environment is unparalleled anywhere else. Take the Swiss office, for example, where employees spend their days working inside old ski-lifts, and can take a breather in an aquarium equipped with reclining seats. So what’s the downside?
There have been sightings of four mysterious ‘barges’ floating in the San Francisco bay area. Journalists and coast guards have gone to extra lengths to find out precisely what these things are, and to whom they belong. Sadly, they’ve managed to find out nothing, except for the fact that they belong to Google, and that the internet-giant is using them for some sort of secret project.
Ever doubted that Google Glass would take off properly? One of those people who dismiss it as futuristic brouhaha? Be prepared to eat your words. Google Glasses are already out there, being worn and tested by an elite group of ‘chosen ones’ or ‘Glass Explorers’. Google has already had feedback from developers, and released a hardware upgrade for the product – and now they’re upping the stakes with an online accessory store.
In a response to Apple’s launch of iOS 7, Google has come out with their very own revolutionary new mobile software update – the 4.4 KitKat. Android users will be happy to know that Google hasn’t made as stark of a change as Apple did with the new iOS, but they have made enough of a change to make the software look, feel and perform better.