Recon Instruments has come up with Google Glass-like heads-up display glasses called Recon Jet.
Recon Instruments demonstrate the Jet at Google's annual I/O conference in San Francisco.
Almost identical in size to the Google Glass, the Recon Jet has been designed keeping the sports crowd in mind. It shows the user statistics of my speed and altitude in various sports. The company didn't name any sport to be targeted by the Jet, but many people who donned the glasses at the conference said that it would be perfect for skiing and skydiving.
Google is well known for its marking special days and occasions, and this week it added "Atari Breakout" into Google Image Search to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the popular arcade video game.
When a user types in "Atari Breakout" in Google image search, the search engine recreate the classic arcade video game allowing the user to play the game through the various levels; instead of displaying numerous rows of images.
Google is all set to announce the launch of a centralized gaming hub for Android, a leaked APK obtained and published by Android Police suggests.
Android Police claimed that it got its hands on a just-released APK for Play Services, which suggests that Google would soon announce the launch of gaming hub for Android.
Code in the leaked APK also suggests that the new platform will offer matchmaking, in-game chat, achievements, invitations, leader-boards and all that. It will also feature game data cloud saving feature that will allow players to pick up from where they would left off.
Google Now, which is generally regarded as an alternative to Apple's popular personal assistant Siri, may be rolled out wider-than-previously expected platforms.
The Siri rival was originally launched last year as part of the company's Jelly Bean version of Android operating system, and it is widely expected to become available on Chrome as well as iOS sometime this year.
But, the search engine giant recently dropped several hints of the feature's upcoming availability on a wider scale.
Blogger users will now be able to view their blog as well as Google+ comments in one place, thanks to the latest update made by Google.
The update has integrated Google+ comments into Blogger blogs, which, according to the Internet search giant, will be greatly benefits for bloggers.
While the new feature will enable blogger users to view their blog and Google+ comments in one place, readers will be able to comment and join their Google+ circles.
Provo, Utah, is going to be the third city to receive Google's ultra-fast fiber-optic Internet service.
Google has announced that it would take over Provo's troubled fiber-optic system and provide residents with basic Internet service for free. The free service provides speeds of 5 megabits per second.
However, the Internet search giant will charge Provo customers a one-time $30 activation fee. Residents will also be able to opt for paid service that runs 200 times faster. The company will also provide cable and satellite TV services.
A Google Maps user in the US discovered a simple feature that makes zooming experience on a handset's screen incredibly easier.
Sharing the discovery on her blog, Carl Sednaoui wrote that she and one of her friends found a simple yet incredibly helpful feature on the Internet search giant's Maps application that allows users to easily zoon in with one hand.
Sednaoui explained that the feature allows a Maps app user to zoom on the Map simply by double clicking on the handset's screen and then holding the finger on the screen.
Google Keep, the Internet search giant’s recently launched note-taking service, is a smart and sleek service that will compete with the likes of already established Evernote and OneNote.
Google Keep, for Android-based devises, is a free mobile app that allows users to take, save and share digital notes.
The app asks the user whether he/she would like to link Google Keep to set up a new Google email address or to an existing Gmail account. In the subsequent phase, it takes the user to a smart and simplistic home-screen that looks quite similar to Evernote’s UI.
Electronics giant Sony is also working on a Google Glass-type computing glasses, emerging reports suggest.
Sony has reportedly got patent number 20130069850 for an apparatus called the head-mounted display. It is said to be a continuation from the company's patent filed in the years 2008 and 2009.
The patented device has been described as a head-mounted display apparatus that includes an image display tool, a wearing tool with which the image display device is worn on the observer's head, and an add-on member with which the image display tool is attached to the wearing tool.
Google Inc has confirmed that it has reached a licensing agreement with MPEG LA over patents related to the internet search giant's streaming media technology WebM.
The agreement cleared the way for wider adoption of Google's VP8 video codec. Via the agreement, Google gained the right to sublicense the VP8 and also the techniques in the next version VP9 codec.
As part of the deal, MPEG LA also agreed to ditch its efforts to create a VP8 patent pool, which would have permitted it to cross-license its video patents.
Google has refuted reports that it is worried about the increasing dominance of Samsung and that its relationship with the South Korean manufacturer has become strained.
Speaking at a recently held Morgan Stanley investment conference, Google CFO Pichette claimed that the company had a very strong relationship with Samsung, and that the reports about the alleged strain between the two companies were created by journalists who loved big headlines which sell newspapers.
Internet search giant Google on Thursday celebrated Valentine's Day as well as the birth anniversary of George Ferris (the inventor of Ferris wheel) with a single doodle.
The beautiful, interactive doodle featured two Ferris wheels in amusement park. Speaking about the background of the doodle, Google doodler Brian Kaas said, "Romance and amusement parks often go hand in hand."
American engineer George Ferris was born on Valentine's Day, February 14 in 1859, thus yesterday was the 154th birthday of this great engineer, who presented the world with a great way to make fun.
Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, posted a new doodle on its homepage to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the renowned archaeologist & anthropologist Mary Leakey.
British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, who is widely known for discovering the first fossilized skull of an extinct ape called Proconsul, was born on February 6, 1913.
It may be noted here that extinct ape Proconsul is now believed to be humans' ancestor. The discovery of the robust Zinjanthropus skull at Olduvai Gorge was one of the other big achievements made by Mary.
Internet search giant Google revealed in a Tuesday announcement that it is funding a Raspberry Pi Foundation project which involves the handing out of 15,000 free Raspberry Pi microcomputers to students in the UK.
According to Google, the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi microcomputers - which were launched last year - will be given free to schools in the UK chiefly with the aim of producing a new generation of computer scientists, particularly hardware and software hackers.
Internet search giant Google Inc announced on Monday that it would lobby lawmakers in Washington this year to make it harder for law enforcement authorities to access to people's digital data.
David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, wrote in a blog post that the Internet firm would team up with many other tech firms to convince lawmakers to update the 1986 privacy protection law so that users' data could be protected.
It may be noted here that Congress observed "Data Privacy Day" on Monday.
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