Tag Archives: Google

How to Build Your Own Siri or Sirius?

How about building your own virtual assistant with an open-source computing system using your voice the way Apple’s Siri is designed? A new generation of “intelligent personal assistants” for wearables and other devices can be made custom-ready with additional advancements in the datacenter infrastructure to support them, according to researchers. Sirius, built by University of Michigan engineering researchers, is similar ...

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Google jumps big time into virtual reality race?

A team of engineers at Google is reportedly working to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications. The move comes on the heels of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. Wall Street Journal quoted “two people familiar with the project” as saying that Google has “tens of engineers” and other staff working on the ...

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Google Removes Links to Youtube Video of BBC Documentary ‘India’s Daughter’

Heeding the Indian authorities request following a court order, Google said it has complied with it and removed the links to the Youtube video links to BBC film ‘India’s Daughter’ that specifies the victim’s name and also carries some offensive comments made by one of the convicts from inside the jail. The interview with Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts ...

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Google chips in to help MyGov launch contest for PMO mobile app design

Google said it will help Indian government’s new initiative MyGov, the citizen engagement platform. Google will partners with MyGov to launcha country-wide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). “Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. The contest will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. on MyGov.in,” the statement said. ...

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Google Gets Patent for ‘Fragrance Emission Device’ That Can Also Track You Forever

Google has been awarded a patent for a “fragrance emission device” that can be worn inside the dress to keep the bad odor of the body under control or send out fragrance for people nearby. But, more than that Google is actually goggling at detecting a user’s location, surroundings and his need to locate or ward off friends and enemies. ...

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Google Eyes Entry in India with Ballon-Based Internet, Wind Power Projects

India with more than 300 million Internet users is emerging as the most sought-after destination for global tech giants like Facebook who announced Internet.org in India recently and not far behind, Google has decided to set up its ballong-based Loon project in India to access the remote and rural areas within the ambit of the connected world. Media reports said ...

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ISRO to launch Google-owned Sky Box Imaging satellite

ISRO will be launching its next rocket launch with Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite, for the first time a US satellite on its launch vehicle. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching Google’s satellite for GPS maps from its launchpad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix corporation has signed a contract with Google-owned Skybox to ...

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