Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
See Google Project Tango in Action!
Just yesterday, we talked a little about Google ATAP’s team and their latest endeavor, the Kinect-like Project Tango. Now, thanks to the fine folks over at TechCrunch, we have our first glimpse of a prototype in action.
The video comes from Matterport, a computer vision and perceptual computing solution company, which was given access to an early prototype device. In the demo, the prototype uses its depth and standard imaging cameras to create a 3D representation of an indoor environment.
While the captured image data is admittedly a bit rough, this is due to the prototype’s lower resolution color camera. It’s safe to assume that shipping devices based on Tango technology will feature far higher resolution color imaging. Furthermore, the prototype’s depth sensor was still able to capture an impressive amount of spatial detail, which can be seen in the video above.
Unfortunately, the demo doesn’t show anything other than the capture process and the final results, so we’re unable to see the amount of processing time required to create the 3D render from all of the captured data. Regardless, this is still exciting, as it demonstrates a huge potential for entirely new types of applications.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.