Google already has self-driving cars, so self-aware robots with artificial intelligence are the next logical step, right? To kick things off, "Google hopes to create robots for use in industrial settings, like factories [and they're already] experimenting with delivering packages in urban areas, building upon that existing technology is a no-brainer." Continue reading for a video and more information.
You've seen some bizarre Street View sightings, now check out some exotic places from around the world this weekend. Think of this as a virtual vacation that will only cost you electricity, an internet connection, and some time. Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images taken from a fleet of specially adapted cars. Areas not accessible by car, like pedestrian areas, narrow streets, alleys and ski resorts, are sometimes covered by Google Trikes (tricycles) or snowmobiles. Continue reading to go on a virtual and interactive vacation.
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Acer's C710-2834 11.6" Chromebook is being offered for just $199.99 shipped. Continually updated, always new, the Acer C7 Chromebook keeps getting better and better. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.
- Intel Celeron Processor 1007U 1.5GHz (2MB L3 Cache).
- 2GB DDR3 RAM.
- 16 GB Solid-State Drive.
- 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics.
- Chrome, 4-hour battery life.
File this under: Google Tricks. Google Maps just got even cooler with a new Easter Egg for Dr. Who fans. If you happen to be using Street View on Earl's Court Road today you may notice that "one minute you're walking down a London street, minding your own business, when you accidentally step into a police call box and all of a sudden you're inside the TARDIS and the Doctor has enlisted your help fighting aliens." Continue reading to explore the interactive map of the TARDIS.
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At a mere 0.64-pounds, this new model is the world's highest-resolution 7" tablet and puts over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster. Google's Nexus 7 may be priced under $230, but it's definitely no slouch. The Nexus 7 2 is the first tablet to ship with Android 4.3, the latest version of the world's most popular mobile operating system so it's fast, fun and easy to make your own. Product page.
Google Chromecast is a $35 USB dongle that allows you to stream online video, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and Chrome for Mac and Windows. More information. Continue reading for a video.
File this under: bizarre Street View sightings. Sure, digging holes is nothing out of the ordinary, but when you see two satellite images of people lying in holes, that's an entirely different story. Continue reading to see more strange pictures that can't be explained.
Google Street View is basically a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched on May 25, 2007, in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Continue reading to see a few more bizarre things you should never see on the service.