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Google Camera app launched for Android, brings refocussing abilities

See a nice landscape, and want a nice 360-degree view of the surroundings? Google has a solution for you, called Google Camera, an Android app that lets you click high resolution panorama and 360-degree views. Added functionality include the ability to refocus on pictures after shooting, and DSLR-like bokeh, says Google.

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Byte, April 1981

Google Glass would be soon used by surgeons


Google Glass would be soon used by surgeons


The high-tech eye-wear device Google Glass can be a useful tool in surgical settings, particularly in relation to training, a new study has found. Personal portable information technology is advancing at a breathtaking speed, researchers said.

Google Glass is worn like conventional glasses, but that combines a computerised central processing unit, touch-pad, display screen, high-definition…

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Here’s how to remotely access your PC or Mac using an Android device

Ever been in a situation when you have forgotten some important file on your personal computer, but are miles away from home? Instead of worrying about returning home or asking your neighbor to access it on your behalf, you can now use Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. This app essentially lets you remotely access your Mac or PC from an Android smartphone or tablet.

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Micro Robots

SRI International have developed incredibly small and fast robots that are capable of following building instructions - video embedded below:

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.

sriinternational have a Tumblr blog here


It’s Fido’s Turn for Wearable Tech

Verizon has put together a great video on the opportunities for pet lovers to use wearable tech with their furry best friend. The video highlights the Tagg Pet Tracker & GoPro. If you can get past the heavy marketing push for Verizon services, the spot is a great intro into this growing sector of wearable technology.

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Six GoPros. One Crazy Video.


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The title for this crazy video is: “360-Grad-Video mit 6 GoPro-Kameras” which I believe is German for “Yo my dude, this video is going to rip your lederhosen right off.” OK, that’s probably not a word-for-word translation, hey, I took French in high school.

The vid was created by Frankenstien-ing six, count themem, SIX GoPro cams together, giving the whole video a super distorted view and making it seem like we’re riding on a tiny planet, like "The Little Prince". What do you mean you’ve never read “The Little Prince”? I mean, yea, nah man, neither have I.

You can actually print the camera mount yourself. Now you just need six GoPro cams, which you can’t print. Now check the vid and go read yourself some Little Prince.


Philips W6618: Android phone with the best battery life


Philips W6618: Android phone with the best battery life


The Philips W6618 is a monster smartphone that packs an impressive 5300mAh battery. The device was released earlier this week in China where it retails for 1,699 Yuan, or around $273, PhoneArena reports. The battery is non-removable and it offers a standby time of 66 days and talk time of 33 hours. Because the battery is so big, the phone is also slightly thicker than competitors, having a…

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