May 112011

google car

from PCWorld: Ford Motor Co. wants to use the Google Prediction API to predict driver behavior and use that input to make cars perform better. The Google Prediction API, released last year by Google Labs, is designed for giving an application information about past user actions so it can better predict future behavior.  Continue reading »

Mar 232011

from + Engadget

Samsung has released two new tablets at CTIA 2011, jointly taking the prize for the world’s thinnest tablets at 8.6mm. One of them is actually an updated version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the other features an 8.9″ screen. FYI, the iPad 2 is .01 inch thicker. Continue reading »

Mar 192011
Amazon is planning on launching its own Android app store. Why you need to know this is because it plans to sell some Android apps for less than the Google Android Marketplace. That’s not all, the store will also have at least three apps that currently aren’t available on the Android Market, including Call Of Duty: Force Recon and Angry Birds Rio. Amazon also has payment systems in more countries than Google Checkout, so it means that Amazon will be able to sell paid apps in more locations than the Android Market.
According to Wired, Amazon’s app store will be launched on the Android operating system on Tuesday, March 22. The Amazon app store will be accessible as an app on Android devices, or through their website, rumored to be at

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Mar 042011

From the official Google blog: Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.

So they have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves.

Their automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain.

Check out the video below to see the Google driven car in action around a track. This happened at the TED conference that’s happening this week in Long Beach, California.

Video from inside the car

Read More: New York Times October 2010 article