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Google named official social platform of 2012 Republican National Convention

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Google named official social platform of 2012 Republican National Convention
It’s no secret that Big G’s tight with the federal government, whether it’s White House staff hanging out on Google +, or the company giving us all a personal tour of Obama’s abode. This time around, though, Larry Page & Co. have announced a partnership with the GOP which makes Mountain View the official social platform and livestream provider of the upcoming Republican National Convention. Essentially, this means Republicans at the gathering will use sites like YouTube and Google+ to stream live events and pop in at the occasional Hangout. That said, it wouldn’t surprise us if attendees dabbled in that other social network, as it’s no stranger to politics, either. Too bad Santorum’s not around to try on those snorkeling goggles

Google named official social platform of 2012 Republican National Convention originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft patent suggests eyewear integration for Xbox, Windows Phone

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A new Microsoft patent published recently by the United States Patent and Trademark Office revealed that the company is working on two types of headsets for its Xbox and Windows Phone platforms, PatentBolt reported on Monday. The first unit resembles an aviation-type helmet and is aimed at Xbox gamers, while the second looks like a pair of sunglasses for use with smartphones and other future devices. The software giant states that a compact display system can be integrated into goggles, a helmet or other eyewear, enabling the wearer to view images from a computer, media player or other electronic device. Since the human eye can’t focus on images less than a few centimeters away, however, Microsoft’s headsets will have the ability to virtually project an image.


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Frame Warping Goggles Adjust To Better Hug Your Face [Goggles]

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Wait, Why Do I Want Goggles That Show Me the World Upside-Down? [Toys]

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Will Real-Life Google Goggles Replace Your Dorky Eyeglasses? [Rumors]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Google acquires PittPatt, wants to know you on a face-to-face basis

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Google’s quietly pitter-pattering its acquisitive ways back into the controversial realm of facial recognition technology. To do that, the company busted out its oversized wallet to fold Pittsburgh-based PittPatt into the Mountain View borg. Founded by a trio of PhD’s from Carnegie Mellon University, this three-man strong outfit specializes in the sort of object recognition software you’ve come to know as “tagging.” Is this a reversal of the Do No Evil tech giant’s prior waffling on the dubious visioning tech, or just another massive weapon in its social networking crusade against Facebook? We’d err on the side of both, although the company’s new employees aren’t exactly playing their cards for us to see. A brief statement on the triumvirate’s site makes vague mention of “computer vision technology” being core to Google’s products and points to the tech’s planned integration in photo, video and mobile applications. So, basically, expect to see Picasa, Goggles, YouTube and Google+ watch you as you flaunt your internet celebrity ways to that front-facing camera.

Google acquires PittPatt, wants to know you on a face-to-face basis originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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12 Fictional Glasses That Would Give Lady Gaga a Run for Her Money [Triviagasm]

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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Yahoo! News: Google Goggles to iPhone by year’s end

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Today, Google announced that they would bring their Goggles application to Apple’s iOS. Speaking at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University, Goggles’ project lead David Petrou noted that the application would come to the iPhone before the end of 2010. Petrou also detailed the possibility of an open API for the image search application and potential opening of Goggles up to third-party applications. Any Goggles users out there?


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Ask Engadget: best robot platform for under $400?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

We know you’ve got questions, and if you’re brave enough to ask the world for answers, here’s the outlet to do so. This week’s Ask Engadget question is coming to us from Ryan, who reckons it’s about time he stopped playing with Lego blocks and began playing with a real man’s robot platform. Just kidding about the Lego bit. If you’re looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

“I am an aspiring roboticist who has been using Lego Mindstorms NXT for a few years and I am looking for the next step up. I have a budget of about $400. I am looking for something that has more motors, more sensors, and a way to have it live feed video back to a computer. I would also like a platform that has a large amount of building that can be done on top of it, such as adding an arm or another array of sensors, or a different drive base. I’m new to the world of robotics outside of the NXT, so any tips would be appreciated as well. Thanks!”

Come on over, robot lovers. Toss those gloves and goggles aside for a moment and throw this guy some advice. What platform keeps you up in the garage at night?

Ask Engadget: best robot platform for under $400? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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