Google has opened up their own pop-up store in select areas around the country. They are calling it their Winter Wonderlab. Inside of the Wonderlab, you can check out some of their latest gadgets, like the Nexus tablet or the Nexus 5 phone. This is kind of a cool idea, they took the apple approach and have it so the devices are out for you to see and use. This is something entirely new for Google.
In addition, they also have a real snow globe inside. You can go in with friends and they provide the fake snow and even cameras for you to create some slow motion videos of all your shenanigans of being in their life sized snow globe.
I’m a large fan of google products and their often simple but powerful approach to things. I personally think this is a great idea for the holidays. The reason I also bring this up is because we’re in NYC and what would a pop-up stunt be without being in NYC?
If you head on down, or up, or over to Bryant Park, you can experience the Google Winter Wonderlab first hand. If your curious, some of there other locations can be found here - http://winterwonderlab.withgoogle.com/finder.
I plan on going with some friends sooner or later to check this out and I think you should check it out while it’s here too!
Samsung recently released their 3rd Generation Android phone Galaxy S3. I am not a huge fan of the Android phones but the new Samsung Galaxy S3 is really impressive.
The phone runs on Google’s Android 4.0 with additional Samsung softwares like voice recognition, and eye tracking. It has a 4.8 inch screen with a stunning display. Using the “S voice” phone can respond to many spoken orders such as “wake up” when its off, or play a specific song, take pictures and etc.
The new Samsung Galaxy S3 also has the Google’s Android Beam which is used for exchanging business card details, and by using this technology, two Galaxy S3s can exchange files as big as 1 GB, in three minutes by touching them together.
According to Samsung, phone will be on the market this summer, and will have 3 different versions of 15 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB.
BERG, a design company is about to launch one of the worlds smallest wireless printers.
Post-it size ”Little Printer” is totally wireless, very tiny and smart printer which gathers all your Foursquare check-ins, Newspaper headlines, to-do lists, notes, puzzles, and many more, via an application on your smartphone called BERG Cloud, and prints them very professionally with its own design. One of the best things about Little Printer is it doesn’t need any cartridges, it uses thermal heat which means it uses heat to transfer an impression onto specially coated paper, which can be bought from BERG or third-party sites.
So far, The Guardian, NIKE, Foursquare, Google and Arup partnered with BERG’s Little Printer launch. According to BERG Cloud’s website, launching date and the price is still kept a secret, but pre-orders for the “beta” product will start in 2012.
If you would like to get one, you may join their mailing list from BERG Cloud’s website and be notified.
If you haven’t heard by now Google confirmed a long-time rumor: Project Glass. The project involved a pair of glasses that will be used as or in conjunction with a smartphone to display all your applications right in front of your very eyes. This may sound a little obscure so if you haven’t watched the video yet, now might be a good time. The video takes us into the first person view in the world of the future. Texts, cameras, video chat, maps, directions are just a few uses of these creative new devices. Google brought this information tot he public because they are beginning field tests with the product, finally taking it out of the lab where they’ve been working on it for two years (and I’m sure much longer concept-wise). I would be really interested in trying these out but they do look pretty dorky as of right now. I’m sure they’ll work out the style farther down the line. There is no confirmed release date as of now. The most interesting part of this product is that right now it’s being used exclusively with Android… which could mean major problems down the line for the market dominator: Apple.
Internet giant Google is in the search for new methods to deliver ads to target audience.
With this new patent, google will be able to analyze your current environment, using your phone conversations. In other words, google will be able to tell the lighting, music you are listening, your current weather conditions, and many more by using cell phone censors and send this information to its servers to advertise you with the right content. For example; when you are listening to music, and on the phone with your friend, google will automatically analyze the kind of music your are listening in the background and will be able to send you information about concert tickets or instruments based on this information.
This doesn’t mean that google will start to monitor our conversations, but use the background information to target the right and most accurate advertisement.
Submitting these patents doesn’t mean that google will do anything with the technology. But giving the fact that google plays a big role on online advertising, I believe we might see this technology in the near future.
More information about this patent can be found here.