Believe it or not, you can spot a giant Batman symbol at a factory in Okinawa, Japan. Simply type in the coordinates on Google Maps or Earth to see for yourself. For those who didn't know, Google Earth uses digital elevation model (DEM) data collected by NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). This means one can view the whole earth in three dimensions. Continue reading for more.
Lenovo Group announced yesterday that it has agreed to buy Google's Motorola handset division for approximately $2.91 billion. It's being touted as China's largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a heavily competitive U.S. handset market dominated by Apple Inc. This deal comprises of $660 million in cash, $750 million in Lenovo ordinary shares, and another $1.5 billion in the form of a three-year promissory note, according to a joint statement issued by Lenovo and Google. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Bored at work or school and can't access any other website, other than Google? Well, why not head on over to Google Street View and browse sights from around the world. You may just come across something bizarre, like the alien above, or people dressed in full scuba gear chasing the Street View car from their home.
Sure, this video may be in French, but it does give us a glimpse into a future in which companies use Google Glass during interviews. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the internet via natural language voice commands. A touchpad is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a timeline-like interface displayed on the screen. Let's just say that there is no use trying to hide info, especially when the internet is just a glance away. Continue reading to see why.
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.
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- 2GB DDR3 RAM.
- 16 GB Solid-State Drive.
- 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics.
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