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Ben Logan
4 September 2013

Elements from 1970s science fiction films entering our daily lives has increasingly become a part of living in the 21st Century – Google have joined forces with Virginia Tech to design a smartcar with automated driving. Earlier this week, a small crowd watched as two representatives climbed aboard the automated Google car which then went on to perform two test laps of a 2.2 mile track and demonstrated its ability to automatically decelerate in response to the proximity to a second vehicle. The prototype is still in the relatively early stages of development, but has already been tested on public…

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Ben Logan
7 June 2013

The rollout of Google’s new Gmail app to both Android and iPhone users was completed yesterday and follows the tabbed Inbox they introduced on regular PC Gmail a few days ago. Google has been focussing on bringing segregated Inboxes to Gmail – the new app is very different from the user interface of earlier apps, so it remains to be seen whether people will take to it like ducks to water. The biggest change that the updated Gmail app presents is the introduction of a menu that slides out with a swipe from left to right, opening a panel that…

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Ben Logan
30 May 2013

Google have been listening to users of their Gmail service – for many, the current system of grouping messages into conversations has proved to be a little confusing and in an attempt to counter this, Gmail will have a new Inbox rolling out over the coming weeks. The revamped Inbox, accessible from both mobile devices and desktops, will make use of a new bucket system. This method involves arranging incoming messages into ‘buckets’, allowing for a less cluttered interface and easier access to important messages. What’s more, those who don’t enjoy the new user interface can switch to a selection…

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Ben Logan
29 April 2013

Now that Google Glass headsets have begun to filter out to the public as part of a beta-testing scheme, engineers have been peeping at the programming code to see what wonders Google has planned for us. Amongst the discoveries were a number of hidden references to ways that users would be able to interact with wearable computers without having to say a word. For example, a nod could turn the glasses on or off and a well timed wink could take a photo. Researchers at Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab could be rendering such advances obsolete though, by developing tablets that…

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Ben Logan
17 April 2013

The future is now officially here, as Google have begun shipping their new wearable computers to developers and testers external to the company. For anyone who might have missed out on the buzz, the voice controlled Google Glass is worn like a pair of glasses and has an embedded screen in the upper right hand corner of the right hand lens. The company claim that the display has a resolution equivalent to a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away and is able to display information from the Internet via a wireless connection to a smartphone. Questions are…

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Ben Logan
26 March 2013

Google have jumped on board the competitive note taking market with the release of their Keep Android app. While it easily draws comparisons with the more comprehensive Evernote, Keep has its own set of user-friendly features to impress. Billed by Google as a “Central place to save what’s on your mind”, Keep can be considered a multimedia scrapbook for ideas, projects and random thoughts. One of Keep’s nicest features is the control it gives over its user interface. The visual presentation of the notes is flexible, and its visual design is indicative of Google’s recent commitment to the creation of…

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