Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

By: TED

Originally published on Aug 14, 2017

That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.

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#GoogleGrandTour The Grand Tour of Italy

 

By: Google

Originally published on May 16, 2017

Start your journey. Join us at https://g.co/grandtour

Travelling through the past and present to define our future.
Italian culture along with art, architecture, music and food have made Italy great in the eyes of the rest of the world. Have you ever wondered how these masterpieces from the past have shaped today’s present, and how they can continue to be a source of inspiration in the future?

Three hundred years ago, Italy’s “Grand Tour” was a journey made mainly by wealthy young people to experience the beauties and artwork of Italian cities and culture to find that inspiration that revolutionised the modern world. Today Google re-invent it and made for everyone.

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Fido vs Spot — Animal vs Robot

 

By: jurvetson

Originally published on Feb 27, 2016

The robot’s lifelike movement catches the attention of a real dog. The uncanny uncanine valley. This is the latest quadruped robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics group, and the only one in civilian hands. Another Video: https://youtu.be/q2gehrAhflQ Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets… And I revisited my post on the Google Master Plan, and sure enough, we see Robots → Skynet → Terminator → Google Security → User Happiness https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets…

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This is the new Google Earth

 

By: Google

Originally published on Apr 18, 2017

The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you stories from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street and more. Start exploring: https://g.co/earth.

Choose your own adventure with Voyager
Experience interactive stories from around the world.

Discover new places with Knowledge Cards
Flip through cards and learn about local landmarks.

Orbit the world in 3D
Use the new 3D button to tilt the map.

Snap and share a Postcard
Capture snapshots of locations and share them with your friends.

Feeling Lucky?
Roll the dice and see where the world takes you.

 

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Introducing Google Play for Pets

 

By: Google Play

Published on Apr 1, 2017

Introducing Google Play for Pets, a new category of games, apps and training tools to keep your pet stimulated.

Wouldn’t it be great to keep your pets occupied when you’re not around? With Google Play for Pets, your furry friends can keep busy with thousands of games and apps throughout the day.

Updates include:
-New collections of games, apps and training tools your pets will love
-5-Paw rating system 🐾
-Notifications when your pet has logged in
-Multiplayer mode for nose-to-nose competition
-Virtual Reality games to simulate real play

By the way… April Fools 😉

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Haptic Helpers: bringing you to your senses

 

By: Google

Originally published on Mar 31, 2017

We’re taking virtual reality to the next level with Haptic Helpers. Using a modest set of everyday tools, these VR virtuosos can simulate more than 10,000 unique experiences, all from the comfort of your own home. Smell the roses. Listen to the ocean. Feel a fluffy dog! Sign up for the beta at vr.google.com/haptichelpers

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Introducing Google Gnome

By: Google
Originally published on Mar 31, 2017

The smart yard has finally arrived — Meet Google Gnome. See how Gnome can transform your yard: https://g.co/googlegnome.

(Netflix streaming membership required.)

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Toontastic 3D

 

By: Google

Published on Jan 12, 2017

3… 2… 1… ACTION! With Toontastic 3D you can draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoons. It’s as easy as play. Just move your characters around onscreen, tell your story, and Toontastic records your voice and animations and stores it on your device as a 3D video.

Get it on Google Play: https://goo.gl/eVi4Q8

Available on the App Store: https://goo.gl/kU8WyB

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Google Earth VR — Bringing the whole wide world to virtual reality

 

By: Google

Originally published on Nov 16, 2016

Introducing Google Earth VR, our next step to help the world see the world. With Earth VR, you can fly over a city, stand at the edge of a mountain, and even soar into space. Google Earth VR is available now on Steam for the HTC Vive. Learn more at g.co/earthvr

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Introducing PhotoScan by Google Photos

 

By: Google

Originally published on Nov 15, 2016

Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future. Get the new PhotoScan app by Google Photos, available now on Android and soon on iOS.
Get it on the Play Store: (https://goo.gl/ObgMwd) and App Store: (https://goo.gl/mbrGpA)

Learn more at http://g.co/PhotoScan

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