Google Now and the predictive future of search by TheVerge
The Verge interviews the engineering team behind Google Now on Android to find out what’s next for the innovative search feature. Google executives Hugo Barra, Scott Huffman, Jeff Dean, and Vincent Vanhoucke tell the story behind how Google Now came into being and why it represents the best of Google.
Unboxing the Nexus 7 is fun by Jean-Louis Nguyen
For many, the most satisfying part of trying a brand new gadget is unboxing it. The Nexus 7 is no exception: the sturdy box and high-grade tape definitely make it playful - perhaps too challenging! Watching these videos on YouTube made me smile, so I decided to put them together; shake-n-bake included. Hope it makes you smile too. :-) This is all in good humor.
Live demo of Project Glass at Google I/O
Paul leaves the internet
The Verge intern editor Paul Miller has embarked on a journey to live a full year without internet access. He will be doing his job and living his life as normal, only he won’t be using the web or any sort of internet connectivity. Watch the video and let him tell you more about it. It sounds incredibly exciting and I am looking forward to his progress and the outcome.
Project Glass by Google
A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.
The project is being developed by Google’s top R&D department, and they are planning to start beta testing sometime this year.
Personally, i don’t really know what to think of it. For what i cant tell, it seems like a step into the future, but i don’t see how the HUD can be useful when it’s in your face. Clearly, there is more to it than the video suggests, so I’m excited to see how it all turns out.
In the meantime, check out this parody showing all the ways the Google Interactive Glasses can go wrong:
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