Tech news tagged ‘Google’

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Gadget Watch: Chromebook Pixel

Two years ago Google introduced the first Chromebook Pixel, and now there’s a new flagship Chromebook on the block…

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Coders make grand art

We’ve written before about Google and DevArt – using computer code to create works of art – so how about the latest initiative: Experiment #1000…

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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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