Google has built flying drones which will be used to deliver aid following natural disasters. Wing Project has been running for two years as part of Google X, the company’s technology research arm that also created its self-driving car, but was only made public on Thursday. Google tested the drones in Queensland, Australia this month, flying chocolate bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water and radios to people. In total, 30 successful delivery flights of about 1km were made over the course of a week.
Google presented a Chromecast TV dongle which allows to display on the TV a content from phone, tablet or laptop. The device, which main feature is the small size (externally Chromecast reminds “flash card”), is connected to the TV via the HDMI interface and connected to the Wi-fi network. With help of Chromecast TV dongle it is possible to bring to TV video (from stream services and with YouTube), music and movies from Google Play and other materials (for example, photos) which can be opened in the browser. Control of content is exercised from the Google dongle: phone, tablet or laptop. Thus on the TV screen all contents of the screen — so aren’t displayed, it is possible to show at the same time on the TV the movie and to check mail on the smartphone.
It is possible to work with Chromecast at smartphones and tablets on Android and iOS and on computers on which the Chrome browser is installed. Google let out for the SDK developers who allow to introduce technology support in third-party programs.
Google develops the video game console and a watch. Both devices will apply the Android operating system. Exit terms, the price and characteristics of Google video game console and watches aren’t specified. Probably, Google was engaged in these projects only because of aspiration to compete with the “apple” company which develops “clever watches” and the Google video game console on the basis of the Apple TV prefix. It is supposed that in the autumn of this year the Google Company will submit the new Android version under the name Lime Pie. It characteristic features will be ability to work at low-power smartphones and support of quite wide number of devices – from laptops to watches. Google, besides the Google video game console and watches, creates also absolutely new generation of Nexus Q media players.
Google in its official blog announced the Project Loon. It provides delivery of the high-speed Internet to remote or poorest regions of Earth with help of balloon. The Project Loon means creation of a network into which enter a land base station, the network equipment by balloons and antennas on houses of inhabitants. Each balloon is capable to transfer the wireless Google Internet to the territory with a diameter of 40 kilometers. Balloons are at the height about 20 kilometers, without disturbing, thus, to flight of commercial airliners. Google assures that will carry out starts of balloons in coordination with dispatching services and regulators. The equipment which is onboard the balloon eats from solar batteries. Tests of technology are carried out since 2011, however in June 2013, people for the first time were allowed to participation in them not from among employees of Google.
Traditionally this day the actions are directed on ecological education and environment protection held. The Google logo is replaced on Monday with the interactive image of wildlife in development — mountains, the lake with small fishes, trees, animals, flowers. By pressing Play button on the virtual sun, it will begin the daily cycle. After end of one cycle the season — winter, spring, summer or fall changes. The user also can operate elements of doodle — to blow off dandelions, to cause a virtual rain or animals from a hole. The tradition to celebrate the Earth Day created in the USA at the initiative of the ecological activist of the Gay lord of Nelson, and for the first time the Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. 20 years later this day became the international action in which 200 million people from 141 countries of the world participated. In 2009 the General Assembly of the UN at the initiative of Bolivia proclaimed on April 22 in the International afternoon of Mother Earth.
Google Glass is the wearable computer, which can be operated either a voice, or touches to the touch panel. The Google published Glass Explorer Edition characteristics: the first serial model of the glasses of augmented reality. The model is intended for developers. Deliveries of the device started in the middle of April. The spectacle frame will be suitable for any person. The provision of fastenings with help of which glasses keep on a nose, can be changed. Besides regular fastenings, complete with glasses are delivered additional, two different sizes. The display resolution makes 640 on 360 points. As the screen is located in close to an eye, the user perceives it as the 25-inch display being at distance 2,4 meters. There is five-megapixel camera, capable to shoot video in permission 720p. Google Glass has 16 gigabytes of internal memory; from them twelve are available to the user. The device supports Wi-Fi of the standard 802.11b/g and has the Bluetooth module. As well as it was supposed earlier, the structure of points includes a font with bone conductivity.
Google will allow users to decide what happens with their data after they die or become inactive on the Internet, the first large company to deal with a sensitive question. Function is applied to e-mail, the social network Google Plus and other accounts. Users can choose for removal of data after a certain period of time, or transfer them to specific people. The virtual bequest will define further destiny of all data, which were left by members of a portal. Their number includes all correspondence of the user in the Gmail service, documentation, which is stored in Google-Drive, video data of Youtube and other information, which is placed in numerous profiles of a portal of Google. Worldwide internet users expressed concern what happens to their data after their death. According to the company, they hope that the afterlife bequest will allow the people to plan the digital afterlife, which protects their confidentiality and safety, making the life simpler for the relatives after the persons’ death. Google told, that users can choose that their data are removed after three, six, nine or 12 months of inaction. Besides, certain contacts can be sent data from some or all the services. In the bequest it is possible to define the successor, who will receive part or all data archive. Authorized representatives become full owners of property.
It seems that the boom of smart watches is going on, because the company Google , like the Samsung and Apple, is working in creation the smart watches. Google is new company for stepping into the watch world. This Google smart watch will be developed by the Android. This means, that the company plans to get a consumer product on a speedier timeline. Google gave the patent application for smart watch in 2011. Smart watch will have number of useful functions, such as to give instructing, to receive information about products, and also to send notices by e-mail. On the other hand, Google already took important steps in development of the Google Glass project. The device is always at the user, ready to instruct here and now. Besides, it is convenient and necessary.
Google announced talking shoes Concept at SXSWi. Unfortunately, the talking shoes doesn’t issue the user about the hazards, but it aims to translate the movements of the users to the messages. The clever footwear traces actions of the owner, and also praises him for active life or abuses for passivity. There are microcontroller and a set of sensors in the sneakers of talking shoes . Depending on movement of the person, a sneaker can make sounds by means of loudspeakers. Also the clever footwear can be connected to the smartphone or Google Glass by Bluetooth. But people can’t order up a pair of the this clever footwear, because it is just a concept developed. Google announced, that in the future the company plans to open a project to more everyday objects. There is no word regarding the price of the talking shoes .