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Google Is Shutting Down Google Labs And Some Experimental Projects

Google Is Shutting Down Google Labs And Some Experimental Projects

Opening a new chapter with the successful launch of Google+, it looks like the search giant is closing its doors on Google Labs, which has been behind a jumble of experimental projects over the years. This move was announced in a Google blog post explaining the decision as part of CEO Larry Page's promise to put "more wood behind fewer arrows," that is to refocus the company on its most important products.

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Are soldiers testing night vision contact lenses?

Are soldiers testing night vision contact lenses?

This is a cool thing to me. If you watch any movies with a military theme or any of the discovery type programming centering on military themes you have, seen night vision goggles before. The things clip on to the helmet of the solider and they flip them up or down to control when they need to see in the dark and when normal vision will do. The goggles look to be very bulky and uncomfortable and cut down on peripheral vision too.

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Google Launches Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop

Google Launches Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop

What Google has revealed at their Inside Search event on June 14th, 2011 in San Francisco is, amongst many other neat items, are Voice Search and Search by Image on Desktop. While similar items have been possible in the past on Android, this is the first time they've been available to the home user. They're also improved significantly in the following ways: more phrases, better understanding, and quicker results (and more accurate, too.) The results are impressive, the results perfectly accurate on stage. Will this functionality work in practice? We can't wait!

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Google Places Launches Instant Access to Local Queries on Google’s Mobile Homepage

Google Places Launches Instant Access to Local Queries on Google’s Mobile Homepage

What you're about to experience whilst hanging out on Google's homepage if you're viewing the page on your mobile device is Instant Access to Local Queries, appearing right below your main search bar in the form of several new icons. These icons, connected to Google Maps via and Google Places, will lead you to local maps and placed you'd be very apt to visit in your immediate area based on your GPS location. This functionality will be launching today and will help you to access your business environment as quickly as possible. This was only one of the many announcements made by Google today at their "Inside Search" event.

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Microsoft Windows Phone “Mango” Update To Get VIP Preview On May 24th

Microsoft Windows Phone “Mango” Update To Get VIP Preview On May 24th

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is long due for the next update. Since launch of the platform late last year, only one update has been distributed so far that brought the much needed copy and paste feature. Hence, WP7 users are anxious for the next update codenamed "Mango" and possibly rebranded as Windows Phone 7.5, that should bring a whole slew of additional improvements including multi-tasking.

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SlashGear Science Week in Review – April 16 2011

SlashGear Science Week in Review – April 16 2011

This week in science: A celebration of space travel, and a questionable way to commemorate an anniversary; some DIY geek projects, including designer duct tape (because who doesn't love duct tape, especially zebra-striped duct tape); high tech glasses that would make Superman, and maybe even Sydney Bristow jealous; and robots, no science week in review is complete without some robot action. Read on for more!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi finally gets US price & release date

Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi finally gets US price & release date

Samsung's struggles with the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab would have been much simplified, many believed, if the company brought out a WiFi-only version of the slate, just as Apple did from the get-go with the iPad. Unfortunately it's taken Samsung five to six months to delivery the Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi (GT-P1010/W16), but at least now we have an official US release date and price.

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Google’s Facial Recognition App Found Falsified by CNN [Update: CNN statement]

Google’s Facial Recognition App Found Falsified by CNN [Update: CNN statement]

Google has just reached out to us to let us know that CNN has reported entirely false information on what they're calling a Google Facial Recognition app. In fact, as Google tells us, there is no such app, and any functionality like what CNN has reported on will not be implemented in any Google application until they've got full privacy policy and more in place. Google's privacy model for this functionality is currently not in place, nor have they reported or noted when this will be complete.

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