Google has announced the Project Tango development kit, which is a slate that is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. It also has 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage. It also has motion-tracking cameras, integrated depth-sensing, Android KitKat, and LTE. It is available for developers and will cost $1,024. Project Tango also has a front-facing camera with a 120-degree viewing angle, and 4-megapixel rear camera with 2 micrometer pixels. You can order Project Tango from this link.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is getting into the programmatic video ad marketplace game with the introduction of a new service called Google Partner Select. Google will be working with large brands that want to buy against premium online video content. While publishers invest in premium and high quality content, the content is not always easy to access for advertisers.
The Google Chromecast dongle now supports WatchESPN, MLS Matchday, Crunchyroll, and Google+. You can stream all of your archived photos and videos on the Chromecast that you have uploaded to Google+.
Today Google has announced a 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows with the introduction of 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. You can download both of them from here: Dev and Canary. The 64-bit version is offered by default if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, but a 32-bit version will still be available. There are three main advantages of the 64-bit version of the browser as reported by TheNextWeb:
Google announced that Chromebooks will be coming to nine more countries in the next few months. The countries that are being added are: New Zealand, Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Spain and Italy. The Chrome OS devices are already being sold in the U.S., U.K., India, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and Sweden. Here is a poem that Google wrote about the expansion:
To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say
Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.
And in the coming weeks — very soon, you’ll see –
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain, and Italy.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is shutting down its service that lets shoppers clip coupons online and get savings when they purchased products in the stores of partnering retailers. This product is known as Zavers by Google, which launched in January 2013 after acquiring Zave Networks in 2011. Grocery store chains like A&P, Raleys, Waldbaums, and The Food Emporium are all using Zavers.
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If you have ever seen an episode or video clip of Knight Rider, you may recognize the name KITT. In the TV show, David Hassellhoff played the crime-fighting Michael Knight, who drove around in a talking car. The system in that vehicle was called KITT. There is now a rumor floating around that Google is creating an eyes-free system for vehicles called KITT, which would be able to give users access to smartphones or tablets using only their voice. This could help save lives because users would not have to take their eyes off the road at all.
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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is going to be spending over $1 billion on a satellite fleet to bring Internet access to remote regions of the world, according to sources with The Wall Street Journal. This project will start with 180 small, but high-capacity satellites that orbit around the earth at lower altitudes than most other satellites. It would expand from there if everything goes according to plan.