All posts tagged "google"

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    Google patents active stylus that provides more realistic writing experience

    Advancements in mobile devices, especially progress in touch screen technologies of mobile devices, has led to a great number of new opportunities and problems. One opportunity is the ability to provide such devices in various sizes, including pocket sizes for smart phones and slightly larger sizes for tablet computers. Additionally, progress in...

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    Google adds crucial feature of pose estimation using long range features to its autonomous vehicles

    The autonomous vehicles need to be able to accurately estimate their relative geographic location in the world. To do this, autonomous vehicles typically combine inertial pose estimation systems (e.g., using gyros, accelerometers, wheel encoders, GPS) and map-based localization approaches (e.g. generating a local map using onboard sensors and comparing these to a...

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    Google takes ebooks back to Gutenberg's era

    Although some attempts have been made to transform study material from Gutenberg’s era to the digital era, some of the advantages of using paper books for study purposes have not been replicated. Students from time immemorial have used their texts in different ways. Some highlight portions of particular interest; others place notes...

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    Crowd sourcing party pics

    According to some example embodiments, various participants in an event, such as a party, meeting, gathering, or the like may take photographs of the event, including the other participants of the event, the surroundings or location of the event, and the like. Such photographs may memorialize or document the event. Often photographs...

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    Google patents an awesome an omnidirectional, panaromic camera

    This week Google was granted a patent US 9,060,108 for a mobile phone accessory that can turn your simple camera into an omnidirectional, panaromic camera. The accessory, which fits onto the lens of the camera, has mirrors oriented in different directions. This captures light coming from every direction onto the camera lens. So you...

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    This week Google was granted 8 design patents and 51 Utility patents.

    Utility Patents 1. Among the utility patents granted to Google this week, one of the notable patents US 9,060,108 is for a mobile phone accessory that can turn your simple camera into an omnidirectional, panaromic camera. The accessory, which fits onto the lens of the camera, has mirrors oriented in different directions. This...