Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing app that uses a smartphone and its camera to let you trace images. And when used with a device that supports Google’s Project Tango technology, suddenly anyone can…
Augmented reality—the ability to witness an altered version of our world via a smartphone display, goofy glasses, or through a camera—is not new. Thanks to Pokémon Go, though, people might actually start to care about it.
At. Last. The great leap in smartphoning that all us schlubs have been waiting for is here. Point your phone at a wall to measure how wide it is, or choose a table on Wayfair and put it in your dining room to see how it works in the space. Hell, get lost in a mall and find your way out just by bringing your phone to…
The Palau Nacional (Catalan for National Palace) is a gigantic Renaissance-style palace built in 1929 that now serves as the main art museum in Barcelona. Google sent me into that gorgeous maze of never-ending halls and corridors armed only with a Project Tango Prototype.
Yesterday, Lenovo announced it would release the first consumer device using Google’s Project Tango technology. What is this technology good for? I’m glad you asked.
Lenovo and Google have been working together for a year to find a mainstream use for Google’s experimental Project Tango technology. Today we’re getting information about the very first Google Tango device for consumers. They’re actually gonna do it. This is very ambitious.
We’ve still got no idea when you’ll be able to buy a smartphone with Google’s 3D-sensing Project Tango technology inside, but here’s a spot of good news: Intel is contributing its own 3D camera tech to Google to help make it a reality.
Google’s Project Tango is amazing, but it’s taking its sweet time making it to market. This crazy alien head of a camera could change all that. Qualcomm and Google just teamed up to shrink it down to a size suitable for your pocket.
Google's Project Tango lets pocket-sized computers see the world in 3D, which could lead to amazing things. Augmented reality shopping. Indoor navigation. Drones that don't crash into foreign objects. But Google project lead Johnny Lee admits that Tango hasn't seen much interest from phonemakers yet. What might…
It's been almost a year since we learned of Google's experimental 3D-sensing tablet and phone technology, Project Tango. But now that Tango is in developers' hands, we're finally getting a look at what talented people can do with a radical technology.
Google ATAP (that's Advanced Technology and Projects) is where wonderful things are born. Things like the animated magic of Glen Keane's Duet or the modular Project Ara smartphone. It's all great stuff, but it's also all experimental—if a project doesn't make enough progress in two years, it's dead. But Google's…
Imagine you're part of a big brand like Target. How do you convince customers you're cool? If you're not waiting around for one of your employees to become a viral teen hearthrob, how about thrusting them into a virtual reality world? In the latest example of VR advertising, Google and Target have teamed up to let…
Google's Project Tango is a prototype tablet that can see in 3-D. Although it's mostly aimed at developers, that's not stopping Google from putting the tablet on the Play Store, along with a $1,024 price tag (although it's not actually for sale quite yet).
Google's Project Tango tablet can see in 3D, but I didn't really understand why I, human person, would actually care about the technology beyond an abstract appreciation of the ideas behind it. Until I strapped one to my face, with an Oculus Rift-like head mask.
They keynote at Google's big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto, and the next big release of Android for you phone. But there was also a ton of rumored stuff that Google didn't announce. Here's what was missing, and our best guesses at why.
Google just announced a pretty impressive-looking retail experience powered by its Project Tango 3D mapping service. With help from aisle411 and Walgreens, the new augmented reality shopping technology will help you find products more efficiently. It sort of turns shopping into a video game.
Google's biggest day of the year is here: Google I/O! And along with fancy developer seminars with enticing names like "open-source technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem as part of your Cloud toolkit," we're also going to get some Fun Announcements. Here's what we're expecting, what we're hoping for, and what'll have…
Google just announced a Project Tango tablet development kit that expands the company's 3D modeling experiment. The project comes to you from ATAP, Google's research team that works on crazy projects. This is future tech we're not even sure about yet.