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Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google Kinect-style Android motion tracking teased in patent app

Google is exploring using Kinect-style motion tracking to add a new degree of gesture control to mobile devices, a new patent application suggests, adaptable to future Android phones but also wearables like Google Goggles. The submission, titled "Use camera to augment input for portable electronic device", describes using the front-facing camera in a phone, tablet or other gadget to identify and track the user's fingers in the space around it, recognizing "single tapping, double tapping, hovering, holding and swiping."

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Forget Embarrassment, I’d Wear Google’s AR Glasses

Forget Embarrassment, I’d Wear Google’s AR Glasses

I'm a geek, an early-adopter and a lover of science-fiction; I also have relatively little shame: of course I'm the ideal target audience for Google Glasses. If the rumors are to be believed, Google's wily engineers have used their "20-percent time" to cook up some Android-powered digital goggles, overlaying augmented reality data onto the real-world view. The first generation is likely to be oversized and expensive, but I'll still probably buy them anyway and wear them with pride. Here's why, and what I think Google needs to do if its Google Glasses are to succeed.

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Google Glasses wow geeks

Google Glasses wow geeks

Google's Android-based digital glasses will offer a near-iPhone 4S resolution floating interface for users, sources claim, though opinion remains divided over whether the wearable computer is realistic, useful or even safe. According to a Geek source, the Google Glasses will use a pair of micro LCD displays bouncing a combined 960 x 540 resolution image off two small angled surfaces integrated into the lenses, for the impression of a large screen floating in front of your face. That will be used for gaming, navigation and more.

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Google HUD Smart Glasses described as Oakley clone, Google X tie-in

Google HUD Smart Glasses described as Oakley clone, Google X tie-in

A Heads Up Display equipped set of Smart Glasses Google may or may not be developing behind the scenes for the past few months have been tipped as real once again, this time compared directly to a pair of Oakley Thumps. This pair of glasses is known for its great eye protection and ability to play music, while Google's pair will be aimed more at the mobile market, having fully integrated Android and a front-facing camera for information collection. These glasses have been tipped to also have a flash, perhaps for photos or perhaps for night-vision.

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Google makes accessing Gmail on a public computer safer

Google makes accessing Gmail on a public computer safer

If you are using gmail for your personal or business emails and have had the need to access the site on a public computer, you may have felt a bit uneasy about that. Having someone else access your account is a big problem for a lot of us. Google has unveiled a new method of accessing your account that is more secure and involves your smartphone.

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Google X glasses tipped, Android running Terminator-like tech

Google X glasses tipped, Android running Terminator-like tech

When it comes to futuristic projects coming out of the labs at such titanic companies as Apple and Google, there's no shortage of interest in even the smallest project, the simplest notion of a project - what we're hearing today is that there's not just a tiny project popping up in the mysterious off-campus lair known as Google X, there's a whole set of glasses. While Apple has been tipped just earlier today as working on a wrist set bangle / watch sort of iPod device that may well be a Siri-controlled peripheral, this Google project is set to be a standalone device which connects to the web with mobile data, displaying then the information you want to see in the lenses of the glasses as they sit on your face. Scanning, scanning, match found!

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Google Maps gets Voice Search on Chrome browser for desktops

Google Maps gets Voice Search on Chrome browser for desktops

Google has just updated its Google Maps service with voice search capabilities. This feature has been available for its mobile interface for awhile now where getting directions hands-free is perhaps more significant. Nonetheless, if you are too lazy to type on your full keyboard while in front of your desktop, you now have the option to just speak.

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Google Updates iOS Search App With Instant Pages

Google Updates iOS Search App With Instant Pages

Google updated its Search app for iOS today with the addition of several new features that will make searching faster and more convenient. Most noticeable is the addition of a filter button in the search bar that makes it easy to quickly select which categories to search under. Also added is support for Google's Instant Pages feature, which was first introduced for the Chrome desktop browser back in June.

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What Google Labs Shutting Down Means for YOU the Google Lover

What Google Labs Shutting Down Means for YOU the Google Lover

Google announced that they'd be shutting down their Google Labs department this Wednesday in an effort to "put more wood behind fewer arrows." This is the department of Google that brought such classics forth as Google Reader, Google Goggles, and more than a couple other things in the official Google Inc Developers section of the Android Market. They've been responsible for Google Wave, Google Calendar, and of course, the king, Gmail. What the chief engineers at Google Labs Mark Friedman, Aravindh Murthy, Yushi Jing, Joe Marshall, and Andy Hertzfeld will be doing this weekend is still up for debate.

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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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