Yes, the Iron Man suit. That’s what I imagine Augmented Reality to be.
The days of augmented reality headsets like the Hololens are still far off. However, we carry high resolution screens and powerful cameras in our smartphones. Using phones as a means to augment reality will make this technology available to the masses.
The age of traditional TV is dying quickly as millennials are choosing to watch programs online instead. It’s obvious: paying separately for TV to watch shows that you can anyway catch online is redundant. As big cable TV providers suffer, YouTube made its own cable TV replacement. But is it worth it?
Apple recently stopped developing their Airport lineup of routers which had earned much respect thanks to their convenience and compatibility with the Apple ecosystem. Now that we do not expect any future updates to the Airport Express and Extreme, what are its alternatives? Last year, Google worked with TP-link and ASUS to develop the OnHub router that both looked good and had simple functionality. Now Google is back at it again - this time doing it all alone - with its own wifi router: Google Wifi.
Android users rejoice! The Google keyboard on your phone is getting a big upgrade with the Gboard. Earlier in the year, Google announced a powerful new keyboard for the iPhone that brought Google Search, GIFs and swipe-to-type to your fingertips. It was indeed a huge improvement to the default iOS keyboard, and Gboard gained popularity quickly.
While you were busy tracking election results, Google was busy interpreting you searches.
Google, the search engine giant, has a major superpower: the ability to guess what is in people’s minds, simply by using search query data. The amount of data that we send to Google, and the amount of data Google articulates, is unprecedented. You searched for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton today? Well, Google knows!
Let’s follow along the timeline and relive the election - from the people’s perspective:
It starts with the basics.
24 hours before polls opened, people were searching for... "Is Hillary Clinton Republican?" (Seriously, what?)
Google finally made a phone that competes against the iPhone: the Google Pixel. Pixel phones are made by Google inside out, and are designed for the purest Android experience. The Pixel replaces the Nexus phones and allows Google to really innovate on the hardware side of their smartphone business, to make the hardware high optimised for their OS.