Google augmented reality goal is “100 million” devices before next spring

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The search engine giant is geared up to bring an AR technology to millions of devices throughout the winter. A recent Google augmented reality announcement revealed the search engine giant has plans to rival Apple in the AR technology sphere. The reason is that its future upcoming platform that will make it possible for Android phone users to use AR apps without hardware changes. Apple has been working on its own iOS update which will include a push toward augmented reality use. At the same time, a Google augmented reality…

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Can Google’s mobile payments be made hands-free for Android and iOS?

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The tech giant is now testing out a form of smartphone based transaction completed without lifting a finger. While many people might think that contactless mobile payments using NFC technology is essentially as convenient as transactions can get, as they’re simply a matter of waving a smartphone or wearable tech device (such as a smartwatch) over a reader at a cash register, Google is now looking to boost convenience even further. The search giant is now promoting the use of its Hands Free mobile app to let users pay without…

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Project Tango smartphone from Google and Lenovo to launch this summer

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The two technology giants have partnered up to create a device with cutting edge 3D location tech. Google and Lenovo have revealed that they will be releasing a smartphone from Project Tango, this summer, which will feature indoor tracking like nothing that has ever been seen on mobile phones by way of 3D location technology and augmented reality. The idea is to allow people to further enhance their navigation of the world through their smartphones. The partnership with Google was announced by Lenovo during the CES 2016, which was held…

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Google I/O places focus on cars, TVs, and wearable technology

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It is clear that the company is looking beyond smartphones to smartwatches and other mobile technology. The Google I/O was closely watched, yesterday, as the technology giant revealed some of its latest developments and goals, including its intention to spread outwards from the more “traditional” mobile, such as smartphones, into a range of new markets. The keynotes, while interrupted by two protestors, revealed considerable details for developers. For example, at the Google I/O, the spotlight was placed on the Android software that would be making its way into cars, televisions…

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Tablet commerce experiment from Google uses 3D technology

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It may be that the tech giant will have these mobile devices ready by late June for its developer conference. Google is working on a new angle in its tablet commerce, with the development of a new device that will be capable of capturing three dimensional images through its advanced vision abilities. The start of next month should bring with it the creation of approximately 4,000 prototypes of this device. This new tablet commerce device will likely be created in time for the Google developer conference (Google I/O) and will…

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Android Wear formally announced by Google

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The company’s first large steps into the smartwatches category are now being made. Google has now officially announced its next step into wearable technology after Google Glass and its very first move toward smartwatches – in the form of Android Wear – as yet another major competitor enters into this category ahead of Apple. The iWatch remains nothing more than rumors and hopes for Apple fans, other major players are unveiling actual products. This move by Google is giving the Android Wear a considerable advantage for building distance against Apple…

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Google patent reveals augmented reality smartwatch

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Google may be working on high-tech smartwatch Google is steeping itself in augmented reality technology. The famed technology company has been hard at work on a variety of projects that concern the use of augmented reality, the most prominent of which is Project Glass. Though Project Glass has managed to acquire the majority of attention being directed at Google, the company has other projects that could change the way people interact with technology and the world around them. A new patent application from Google highlights one such project. Patent shows…

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