Video game fans are going to love this Google Maps Easter egg. For the next five days, Link from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda will be replacing the little Street View man. The change is to celebrate Zelda’s 30th anniversary, and the release of the HD version of Twilight Princess on Wii U.
New FCC filings have been found that reveal Google is conducting some tests in New Mexico that include some high power radio signals. The heavily redacted filing is for a 100KW radio transmitter that Google is operating out of Spaceport America in New Mexico. The FCC documents do not reveal the purpose of Google’s testing leaving us to speculate as to what Google may be up to. Read more
Back in 2007, Google sponsored a $30 million prize for a privately funded mission called Lunar Xprize to
rescue Matt Damon land a robot on the Moon, and send back images and videos as it makes its way around. It’s taken some time, but it seems like things are progressing nicely. To show how things are going, Google has commissioned a series of short films to document the journey of the teams competing for the prize, the trailer is available to view after the break. Read more
Bling, an upcoming film starring Taylor Kitsch and Carla Gugino, is being debuting exclusively on Google Play before it’s in theaters later this year.
Pressure sensitive screens are yet to take off, but this may be about to change.
LG joined several other manufacturers at MWC 2016 in revealing hardware designed to help people capture 360-degree content. Putting creation of this content in the hands of consumers will be a key component to the future success of virtual reality devices. Along with easing creation through devices like the LG 360 Cam, an easy method for others to access this content is needed and more people are turning to the Google Street View platform. This has prompted LG to ensure the LG 360 Cam supports the Open Spherical Camera (OSC) API backed by Google and used in the Street View app. Read more
If you have been using, or are excited to try out mobile payments, you’re definitely going to get excited when you hear what Hands Free can do. Hands Free is a new app from Google that will literally allow you to pay for things with your face.
Google has updated its Photos service with some much-needed editing tools, allowing users to further customize their snaps thanks to various changes.
Google’s web site for Google I/O 2016 is now live and headlining is the announcement regarding registration for the event scheduled to be held May 18 – 20, 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google will be opening the registration window on March 8th at 9:00 am PST and will keep it open until 5:00 pm PST on March 10th. As in the past, Google will be doling out registrations using a raffle system that chooses from all of the registrants, so you do not need to hit the registration site right at opening. Read more
Gmail is getting an important update for some allowing it to scan documents using optical character recognition in attempt to find valuable information.