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Google’s space documentary is now available on YouTube

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Nowadays, every major company seems to be involved with space and space exploration in some way or another. The out-of-the-universe field that was once only reserved for the likes of NASA, has now captured the imagination of (mostly tech) companies worldwide.

There is Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic and of course, the mighty Google.

As you may of heard, Google has recently launched the Google Lunar XPrize – a sort of post Cold War space race competition that challenges different teams from around the world to land a spacecraft on the moon.

18 private teams from all four corners of the Earth will go head-to-head in a bid to be the first to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, the objective is not to simply land the spacecraft on the moon, but to also let it roam for 500 meters as well as being able to send data and images back to Earth.

The winning team will then receive a grand prize of a whopping $20 million. (more…)

How To: Upgrade your LG G3 to Lollipop now!

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

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The wait is over. Android’s latest operating system, Lollipop is now available in South Africa (even before it has become available in the US). LG Mobile is the first to bring it to local consumers and is has been available for download since late last week.  Lollipop is available only for the LG G3 at the moment, but will roll out for other devices at a later stage.

You have a couple of options to install the latest version of the software: (more…)

Google and Fidelity invest $1 billion in SpaceX

Published by on Jan 21st, 2015, No Comments

SpaceXSpaceX has been going from strength to strength as a private space exploration and transportation company. Elon Musk’s success story recently received further recognition with news that Google and Fidelity are investing a collective $1 billion in SpaceX. Combined, Google and Fidelity now own just under 10 percent of SpaceX, which has already taken on four other major investors. The round values SpaceX at over $10 billion. (more…)

YouTube’s first Super Bowl halftime show to make huge splash

Published by on Jan 21st, 2015, 1 Comment

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If you didn’t, the Super Bowl in the USA is the most watched televised event in the world. Last year, for example, a record 111.5 million people watched the final of America’s biggest sport. Being the most watched slot in television the ad space on the broadcast at halftime, appropriately called the halftime show (with live music from the world’s biggest acts), is also the most expensive in the world, of course. (more…)

Google Translate can now translate in real time through your camera

Published by on Jan 16th, 2015, No Comments

Translate apps are cool right? With recent updates and innovations these apps are becoming more and more useful by the day. Long gone are the early days of typing in the words you want translated, you can now speak them. But what if you need a quick translation of an information board without you having to type in whole sentences or try to speak that particular foreign language? Well Google has enabled real-time translation with its latest update to Google Translate. (more…)

Audi’s new Q7 supports Android Auto and CarPlay

Published by on Jan 9th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Apple and Google (among others) are vying to be the operating system of your next car. The support for the operating systems geared towards motoring is growing quickly and you can expect the new generating of cars to always be connected in some way or another. (more…)

Google’s update Wednesday was a big one

Published by on Dec 4th, 2014, No Comments

Google-apps-updatesGoogle’s app update Wednesdays has become a bit of a tradition. Each week millions of Android users look forward to news from Google regarding updates to their favorite apps. Whether its is just a small tweak, bugfix, or new feature here and there, Google always seems to deliver. While most update Wednesdays aren’t really something to write home about, this week’s lineup is a bit larger than most, with at least a dozen Android apps seeing updates become available yesterday. (more…)

Watch Google’s robot do Karate Kid moves

Published by on Dec 1st, 2014, 1 Comment

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Most of us will remember the iconic movie that is the Karate Kid. The wholesome family film has touched the hearts of generations.

One thing that will forever be remembered about this film – besides the wise words of Mr. Miyagi – is the ‘crane’ pose which shows the young karate Kid balancing, with one leg, on a pole.

The movie was released in 1984 and now, 20 years later, robots are doing that exact same move. Say hello to the future.

A humanoid robot built by Google seems to have mastered the famous pose, and the best part is, he doesn’t even flinch and keeps his composure – just as Miyagi would have wanted it. (more…)

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