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Real Augmented Reality Google Goggles In Prototype Stage?

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There have been whispers in the past of augmented reality goggles or glasses, but generally we have been able to dismiss them as exaggerations or concepts. The technology, while it isn’t unrealistic, simply isn’t quite there yet. Apparently that hasn’t stopped Google: a new report is appearing corroborating earlier ones...
Real Augmented Reality Google Goggles In Prototype Stage?

Researchers Find Online Photos Are Worth Much More Than 1,000 Words

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The next time you pull out your smartphone and snap a photo of a landmark to upload to Facebook, think about the broader implications: Not only are you sharing your experience with your friends, but you’re contributing a small piece of data that could one day build a model...
Researchers Find Online Photos Are Worth Much More Than 1,000 Words

The Future Of Dating Is Going To Look Like Pandora And Grindr

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The future of dating is depressing.  We are entering an age of data-driven dating, where our phone will be our wingman when we are roaming about. While Internet dating used to conjure up images of geeks sitting at home scrolling through hundreds of profiles, the latest slew of mobile...
The Future Of Dating Is Going To Look Like Pandora And Grindr
A computer that learns the rules of a game by watching you play

13th Lab raises $700,000 to build its ‘UI for reality’

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Augmented reality has been through its ups and downs over the last few years — going from exciting and futuristic to gimmicky and lame and everywhere in between — but it could be back up again thanks to Google Glass, the company’s much-talked-about AR headgear. And that timing couldn’t be...
13th Lab raises $700,000 to build its ‘UI for reality’

Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

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Today, Google announced that it will feature 3D models of entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices in Google Earth. It’s doing so by working on new imagery and rendering techniques, combined with new computer vision tech that automates creation of cityscapes in full 3D. The 3D rendering will come complete with buildings,...
Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

Google Maps launches 3D maps in Earth, Streetview Trekker, and offline mobile for Android

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Google Maps has made a bundle of announcements today and it looks as though it is continuing to put mobile first with its latest enhancements. Google Earth will now provide 3D models of entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices. It sounds cool, but Nokia of course provided its maps in 3D...
Google Maps launches 3D maps in Earth, Streetview Trekker, and offline mobile for Android

Mobile Payments Startup Jumio Takes On Card.io With Credit Card Scanning Toolkit For App Developers

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Mobile payments and identity verification company Jumio is introducing its Netswipe Mobile SDK today, which allows developers to add credit card scanning functionality to their mobile applications. The SDK (software development kit), is available now for iOS, but an Android version is coming soon, the company says. To jump-start usage, Jumio is...
Mobile Payments Startup Jumio Takes On Card.io With Credit Card Scanning Toolkit For App Developers

3D technology coming to an iPhone year you—but to what end?

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It's only a matter of time now before we each have our own Holographic Tupacs projected in 3D out of our iPhones. Right? Okay, it might be a while before the late rapper becomes my own 3D virtual assistant, but Apple has indirectly revealed that it is working on...
3D technology coming to an iPhone year you—but to what end?
Apple job opening hints at continued work to incorporate 3D technology into iOS

D10: Oracle's Ellison on cloud computing, sailing and more

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. _ Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison's appearance at the All Things D conference opened, appropriately, with a video ad depicting Oracle catamarans charging through rough water off San Francisco. After chatting about Ellison's ongoing quest to win the America's Cup, host Kara Swisher asked about his...
D10: Oracle's Ellison on cloud computing, sailing and more
Penvue converts any flat surface into an interactive display
Airtime: not enough there to make me care

Our unique approach to research

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Google started as a research project—and research has remained a core part of our culture. But we also do research differently than many other places. To shed more light on Google’s unique approach to research, Peter Norvig (Director of Research), Slav Petrov (Senior Research Scientist) and I recently published a...
Our unique approach to research

Microsoft’s Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing

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Rick Rashid, the head of Microsoft Research, celebrates 100th birthday of Alan Turing. Photo: Microsoft By Nate Lanxon What does Alan Turing mean to Microsoft and the rest of the modern tech world? Rick Rashid can tell you. As part of Turing Week — its tribute to seminal computer scientist...
Microsoft’s Research Boss Celebrates Legacy of Alan Turing
Military wants better machine vision for smarter robot cameras
Stars align behind Airtime video chat, but is it Skype or Color?
Penvue turns any surface into an interactive display
"In the Studio," K9 Ventures' Manu Kumar Focuses on Imaging Technologies

How robots see the world (video)

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A designer creates a montage of how computers and robots process visual information from the outside world, showing the unusual aesthetic and perspective of computer vision....
How robots see the world (video)
This chip can count dice rolls faster than you can
Control your music like a ninja with Flutter
From App to Platform: Flutter Brings Motion Control to Windows

Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 flexes its imaging muscle (video)

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While we already know that Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 will offer a quad-core variant, incorporate LTE and use a 28nm manufacturing process, the company posted an article to its media blog ahead of Mobile World Congress showcasing the new features provided by the chipset's Image Signal Processor. You're likely familiar...
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 flexes its imaging muscle (video)

The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder

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The New Aesthetic is an art movement obsessed with the otherness of computer vision and information processing. But Ian Bogost asks: why stop at the unfathomability of the computer's experience when there are airports, sandstone, koalas, climate, toaster pastries, kudzu, the International 505 racing dinghy, and the Boeing 777 Dreamliner...
The New Aesthetic Needs to Get Weirder

Korea’s Olaworks is bringing smarter augmented reality to camera phones

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Growing up watching movies like The Terminator, I always thought it would be amazing if humans too could have a visual system that could analyze we are looking at in real-time what. As it turns out, the future is actually not as far away as you may think, and I’m...
Korea’s Olaworks is bringing smarter augmented reality to camera phones
Eyes change over time, thwarting iris scanners, research finds
Total Immersion shows off cool new augmented reality game platform

Exclusive: Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform

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Augmented reality is being hailed the next big thing on mobile devices, for everything from gaming to checking out house prices; point a smartphone running Yelp at a city street and the Monocle feature gives you reviews and ratings for the businesses there.Google Goggles can do much the same thing...
Exclusive: Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform

Translate the real world with Google Goggles

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Traveling to another country can be an amazing experience. The opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture can give you a new perspective. However, it can be hard to fully enjoy the experience if you do not understand the local language. For example, ordering food from a menu you...
Translate the real world with Google Goggles
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