Pokémon announced today that it will be bringing Pikachus, Mudkips, and
Bulbasaurs to an entirely new realm never inhabited by Pokémon before:
real life. In collaboration with Niantic, developer of the
augmented-reality sci-fi game Ingress, players can expect Pokémon Go
to use physical locales as settings for the otherwise familiar
collecting, battling, and trading. Aiding players is a new device called
the Pokémon Go Plus, which will augment the mobile game available for
Android and iOS devices.
We were first introduced to GoPro's 16-camera rig for shooting 360-degree footage earlier this year. Now the action camera manufacturer has announced that professional virtual reality content creators with a spare US$15,000 could soon get their hands on the Odyssey set-up, which is designed for Google’s 3D, 360-degree virtual reality platform, Jump.
The humble home router may not have the same kind of buzz associated with smartphones and tablets, but when you think about the role it serves, it's still a very important bit of kit. Google today announced its very own take on the router: Called OnHub and built in partnership with TP-Link, it's designed to provide a secure, simple internet experience for everyone.
Google has announced that Android One is expanding to Africa. The program, aimed at making "high-quality smartphones accessible to as many people as possible," will roll-out in Nigeria next, with the launch of the Infinix Hot 2 smartphone. Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco will follow.
Ever balked at installing solar panels on your roof because it's pretty damn expensive or you're not sure how much power it would actually generate, or a combination of both? Well, a new venture from Google is aimed at taking the guesswork out of weaning your household off the grid. Powered by Google Maps, Project Sunroof can tell users how much sun is hitting their roof and how much they might be able to shave off their power bills.
Today Google, the company, is smaller while the Google universe seems to be expanding with the announcement by CEO Larry Page of a new umbrella company, called Alphabet, which will include a stripped down Google focused on search and Internet products and other companies like Calico operating as subsidiaries of the new company.
If you want a phone that runs stock Android, your options used to be limited (mostly) to buying a Nexus phone or running a custom ROM. But OnePlus is one of several companies filling that role today with the nearly stock-running OnePlus 2. Let's see how it compares to the pure Lollipop torch-bearer, the Nexus 6.
Google has teamed up with Aclima to incorporate environmental sensors into its Street View cars. Initially tested on three vehicles in the Denver metro area, the partnership should lead to a better understanding of overall air quality in urban environments.
Bringing internet to remote regions by sending internet-enabled balloons into the stratosphere sure sounds like a wild idea, but it's about to become a reality for the resident of Sri Lanka. The government of the island nation has just announced a partnership with Google that will bring affordable high-speed internet access to every inch of the country using the company's Project Loon balloons.