Tag Archive: Project


Google may start trialling Project Loon in India

Google has tried — and failed — to get regulatory signoff to conduct trials of its Project Loon initiative in India, but it looks like that’s about to change. The government’s communications and IT ministry is said to be in talks with Google over a Loon pilot, which will last for four days.

Citing the proverbial anonymous source, ET Tech writes:

We are trying to test the effectiveness of Loon in the interiors of the country,  [Read More…]

Levi’s Commuter Jacket is the first piece of clothing to use Google’s Project Jacquard

Google has announced the first Project Jacquard item to come to life which is made in collaboration with Levi’s. The Levi’s Commuter Jacket will let bikers navigate their smartphones by simply using their sleeve as a touch sensor. It works by attaching a sensor to the jacket which will allow the smartphone app to communicate with the phone.

The sensor is flexible, allowing it to connect to any size jacket and  [Read More…]

Google demonstrates Project Soli running on a smartwatch

Google has unveiled a new chip for Project Soli, which reduces the footprint of the chip and makes it more efficient. The technology is being demonstrated inside of a smartwatch. Since you don’t have to actually touch the display more information is able to be shown on it.

Soli allows you to expand the interactions beyond just the watch. You’ll be able to interact around the watch as well, which is split  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!

What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever.

It’s Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google’s annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N, VR, Chrome OS and much more, it’s sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech.

With  [Read More…]

Project CARS picks up full support for the HTC Vive

Popular racing title Project CARS has seen its latest PC patch go live on Steam, adding support for the HTC Vive. As part of this full support for the Vive, Project CARS also supports SteamVR’s room customization option, which shows you the SteamVR room whenever you’re in a game menu. The game also now includes VR mouse support.

The 11.0 patch for Project CARS contains a number of other virtual reality-related updates:

HTC Vive support Gaze  [Read More…]

Oppo R7s gets a near-stock Android experience with Project Spectrum beta

Oppo announced the company has made available a new Marshmallow-based ROM for the R7s. Called Project Spectrum, this beta test is ready for download and will be available for the R7 Plus on May 13. Project Spectrum is an alternative option for those with supported OPPO hardware who do not wish to use ColorOS. What makes this particular option worth considering is the near-stock Android experience.

The team at OPPO have fused together some of the  [Read More…]

Wireless made affordable and easy with Google’s Project Fi (open invite system)

  Why choose Project Fi? One simple plan that can be monitored and managed all from within the Project Fi app. High-quality coverage by accessing both T-Mobile and Sprint networks ensuring massive national coverage. Exceptional coverage Project Fi uses new, intelligent technology to get you the fastest network and highest-quality connection at your location, whether

Project Fi app’s new widget will let you track your data usage at a glance

If you’re a subscriber to Google’s Project Fi, you’ll now be able to track your data usage via a handy widget. As detailed in a list of changes posted by a verified Googler over on Reddit, the latest Project Fi app update includes a new widget for your home screen that will allow you to easily track how much data you’re using at a glance.

Aside from the new widget, the update also includes  [Read More…]

U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up legal challenge to Google’s book-scanning project

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to take on a legal challenge to Google’s book-scanning project by a group of authors. That means a previous ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Google’s favor will stand.

Google first began scanning millions of books in 2004 so that users can search their text for words and phrases. In 2005, a group of writers, along with the Authors Guild filed a lawsuit against Google, stating  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s new Skype bot Project Murphy can merge two things into one

Microsoft launched support for text chat bots in Skype earlier this week and now a new bot made by the company is showing off what these AI creations can do. “Project Murphy” adds a new bot to your Skype contacts and then you can ask it “What if…” questions. The end result is a merging of two images that attempts to answer that question.

Microsoft says that “Project Murphy” was a result of  [Read More…]