Tech news tagged ‘Google’

Vote for the Google Impact Challenge

This one may be of interest, the Google Impact Challenge. The company is asking the public to vote for one of ten selected UK projects, all of which are being supported by Google Giving, it’s charity division…

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Google X project – a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels

Back in January we highlighted this Google X project – a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels.

At the time we said the originators were looking for partners to help bring it to market, and it seems the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis are getting involved…

Apparently, Novartis has…

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Build your own Google cardboard virtual reality headset

My first reaction was ‘Is this for real?’ but it seems so. “Cardboard Virtual Reality” is not a late April fool…

Coming out of the recent Google I/O event (which heralded a major new version of Android, of course), there’s a low-fi approach to building an Android…

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Picture of the Day: Google driverless car

I like the New Scientist description of the Google driverless car design, unveiled yesterday – “a bit like a Fiat 500 crossed with an oversized Microsoft mouse…

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DevArt due scoop £25K prize

Not quite sure what to make of this. Computerised art has moved on a long way from ingenious but low-fi ASCII Art, of course…

To be precise this is DevArt with Google – see https://devart.withgoogle.com – so the programmatic creativity involves open source and Google-friendly technology (such…

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Picture of the Day: Smart contact lens detects blood sugar levels

Even contact lenses are getting smart.

Aiming to help people who are struggling with managing diabetes, a contact lens is being developed to measure glucose levels in tears. It uses a very small wireless chip and a miniaturized sensor that can detect glucose. The chip and sensor are embedded between…

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Festival of Code winners scoop limited edition Raspberry Pi

Congrats to team Mortune, pictured, who took the prize of a limited edition Raspberry Pi at the Festival of Code this weekend. Taking place in Birmingham, its goal is encouraging young people to get to grips with programming.

The organisers write:
The Festival of Code is our annual celebration of…

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Gadget Watch: Chromecast thumb-drive delivers mobile content to the TV

Overshadowed by the announcement of Android 4.3 and a new Asus Nexus tablet, the thumb-drive-sized Chromecast was also unveiled in San Francisco by Google.

This is a HDMI dongle for transmitting web video and other digital content to TVs. For example? Sharing photos on a big screen…

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Fifteen new things in Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean III)

As widely expected, a new version of its Android mobile platform was announced by Google this week.

Showcasing the latest release, in hardware form, was the Nexus 7 (pictured top right). This is a 7-inch tablet complete with 323ppi display, which is made by Asus.

Here’s a quick…

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Megapad modding brings Android to the kitchen table

We’ve previously mentioned a DIY Android Gadget Starter Kit and an Android IO breakout board, but now check out the Megapad, a large custom built touchscreen Android tablet built by one Martin Drashkov. Measuring 23-inches, the screen supports some Minority Report-style swishing with Google Earth, and the…

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