A name synonymous with advanced searches and timeless wisdom, The Google Giant is growing with awe-inspiring innovations every year, hence becoming the undisputed king of tech- innovations. Here are some of the recent and exceptional inventions deconstructed in practical terms for you-
The Google Glass
As the name suggests it’s a computer in a glass. Looks like your daily wearable glasses with a screen against the eyes which acts like that of a computer. It works on voice commands, for example if you instruct- “Take me home” the device will show the road to be taken, while you walk/drive in the direction. It is like a smart phone you don’t have to hold. It communicates with the internet too with voice commands. The project is in its experimental state for the time being and is also considering making special eye sensitive Google Glass for those who don’t have a normal eye vision. For the same reason, they are considering partnering with Ray Ban or Warby Parker.
Google calls it balloon powered internet for all. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas. According to a recent estimate, two-third of the world lives without internet. So, Google came up with a novel idea especially for developing and underdeveloped countries to empower them with Internet by way of balloons which float in the stratosphere and provide internet coverage. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The project would work wonders in serving as a communication channel in areas hit with a natural calamity, thus providing instant relief. Project Loon began in June 2013 with an experimental pilot in New Zealand and now Google is looking for its leap ahead.
Instead of telling your phone what to do, the phone tells you. A technology or let’s say a personal assistant who anticipates your needs before you do. Google Now runs in the background of the latest Android operating system (Jelly Bean 4.1) and quietly keeps track of searches, calendar events, locations, and travel patterns. It then synthesizes all that info and alerts you. It’s a true breakthrough in technology! By some years you can expect Google Now telling you about everything you want before you can actually put it in words.
“With Google Now, you don’t pull the phone out when an idea occurs to you. You pull it out when an idea occurs to it.”