29.12.14 by Jeff

Future Technology: Google’s New Self-Driving Car

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom1Google’s functional self-driving car with steering wheel.

Google has unveiled their functional self-driving car and it looks like a friendly man wearing a really tiny hat. Unlike the prototype (seen below) that was announced back in May, this one has a steering wheel and headlights. The electric two-seater currently only goes 25 mph but Google says it will eventually travel up to 100 mph.

Google is still testing the vehicles but hopes to have them actually on the roads in Northern California in the new year.

 

google-selfdriving-car-booooooom2Google’s early prototype without steering wheel, announced in May.

I have to admit I like the design of the prototype a lot more (the face is hilarious) but it’s really cool to see Google actually making this a reality. If you haven’t already seen them, take a look at the videos of the early prototype below.

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18.06.13 by Jeff

Google’s “Project Loon” The Birth of Balloon Internet

Google Project Loon
What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, “Project Loon”. The idea is to have hundreds and eventually thousands of high-pressure balloons floating around our planet providing Internet for all!

Take a look at an animation below which does a better job of explaining the project than I ever could!

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06.04.13 by Jeff

“City Style Anti-Face Recognition Goggles” by Megan Clarke

City Style Anti-Face Recognition Goggles
Forget Google Glass, I want a pair of these goggles by Megan Clarke! Watch the video below!

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05.07.12 by Jeff

Google book

Google Book by Ben West and Felix Heyes
“Google” is a 1240 page book by Ben West and Felix Heyes, displaying the first image result for every word in the dictionary.

Watch video below!

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30.05.12 by Jeff

Music video made entirely from Google Street View images

A Ghost Train Chemin Vert Google Panos music video
“Chemin Vert” by A Ghost Train. This entire music video was made out of panoramic images pulled from Google Street View and manipulated.

Watch the video below!

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25.10.11 by Jeff

Jenny Odell

“Satellite Collections”, images gathered from Google satellite view and arranged by Jenny Odell. I especially like this first one which is titled “Every Basketball Court in Manhattan”.

Satellite Collections by artist Jenny Odell collected from Google satellite view
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10.10.08 by Jeff

$10 Million!

To celebrate Google’s 10th birthday a couple weeks ago they launched Project 10100 (pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”). Anyone with a world-changing idea is invited to submit it! This is based on the fact that so many of us have access to tools that could help people, and the fact that there is a staggering number of people that need that help. Google has committed $10 million to funding up to five of the best ideas! Deadline is October 20th 2008.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgSRwOZtDQ8[/youtube]

“May those who help the most win.”