The Google self driving car has been well publicised and you might even be seen on the road at some time. So, surely there must be other self driving car in development? Continue reading →
This is probably something that many people have not even thought about before and so we have the World White Web Continue reading →
There is no doubt that there are many uses for Google’s Street View, but just occasionally wouldn’t you like to spice it up a bit or make a change to your view of things? Well you can get a different view with Brick Street View that changes everything to Lego with some added features such as; toy cars, trees and buildings. It’s all the idea of Swedish coder Einar Oberg who uses LDraw, BRIGL, GSVPano, GSVPanoDepth, ThreeJS, Google Places API, and the Google App Engine to make this possible.
The street view panorama itself is just a textured sphere, but to make the scene come to life and to add more perspective, real Lego models is inserted such as cars, flowers and trees. Even base plates for the roads. For this I use a format called LDraw. An open standard for LEGO CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes.
Source – Brick Street View
Google users have been able to view their entire search history for some time now, but the search engine has taken this one step further Continue reading →
With lots of content available on the internet these days, our reaction to it will be different every time. So in order for us to share this with family and friends etc Google have come up with #ChromeSelfie.
Have you ever read an article that made your jaw drop or seen a funny clip that made you laugh until you cried? Now, #ChromeSelfie lets you show your friends exactly how you feel.
You need to have the Chrome app on your Smartphone or tablet in order for the orange coloured bar to pop up on the screen, what will your reaction be on Aprils Fools Day?
Source – Chrome Blogspot
Google are changing the way that search is carried with the launch of Google Panda. This is a return to basics for Google with a monochrome colour feature and no search box at all. Is this the future of search from Google or perhaps they could be fooling us?
At Google, we work everyday so our users can access the information they’re looking for, as fast as they can. Today, on April 1, 2015, we are announcing a brand new product, Google Panda. Take a look at the video for more details.
Source – Google Japan Blogspot
Here is a game for you to play on those days when things are a bit quiet or when you are conducting some research and are looking for some inspiration. Continue reading →
As part of Safer Internet Day, Google are offering a nice bonus of 2 GB added to the users Google Drive account for just completing a quick and simple security check. It all takes just a couple of minutes and at the end of the month Google will be automatically adding the extra 2 GB of storage to the users account, nice! If this is something that appeals to you, then you have until the 17th February to complete the free security check up. You have nothing to lose and a some extra storage to gain.
Source: Google Drive Blog
When Google bought the robot designer and builder firm Boston Dynamics there was cause for concern. This is because we have seen what happens when a big corporations start to buy up robotics divisions, they start to create robots capable of running fast and thinking for themselves. Couple this with self driving car technology and there is the basis for some serious development in the world of robotics. Well, that is never going to happen because it’s just science fiction, well check out the video of Spot the robotic dog, its fast and can think for itself. Judgement Day has not been averted, it has just been delayed. Could Google be Skynet? Are we looking into this too much?
Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
It seems that on its own Boston Dynamics was just a robot maker looking to show off its cool designs and now with the backing of Google it has access to funding, IT and there is nobody to oversee the development of new robots, should we be worried? Well we shall just have to wait and see what happens next.
Source: Boston Dynamics