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A World full of VR and AR

How your futuristic life could be in a world full of VR and AR.

The overnight success of Pokémon Go has left many wondering whether the smash-hit mobile game is merely another passing fad or the harbinger of something much more momentous – a widespread integration of augmented and virtual reality technologies into our daily lives.

If you wonder about the ways in which these technologies are shaping the world to come, ‘Hyper-Reality’ is about to blow your mind.

It’s a futuristic concept video that envisions a world where AR and VR technologies have been fully incorporated into our surroundings and daily routines.

Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR), wearables, and the internet of things(IOT) are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling…
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The questions we ask reveal who we are

The biggest moments of 2015 inspired trillions of questions. See what the world wanted to know.

From the Paris attacks and the Syrian refugee crisis, to the biggest blockbuster science fiction movie we can think of, we all turned to Google at some point this year to find what we were looking for.

For the people out there wondering what this is all about. Whether it is about courage or controversy. Well, I'll tell you what it's all about. It's about what happens from here. It's not just about one person. It's about thousands of people, It's about all of us accepting one another. We're all different, that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing. And, while it may not be easy to get past the things you don't always understand, it is absolutely possible, if we only do it together.


Take a look back to what mattered to us this year through full Year in Search: http://google.com/2015

In case you missed the previous Google Zeitgeists:
› 2014: https://you…

Meet The New Google+: Simpler, Faster, Better

After using it for last week, I find, It's the same but not the same. The New +Google+ is fast, super light and highly responsive and yes as always is all about the stuff you're into and the people who get you.


The focus is on the redesign, the bold colors, and the improved access to Collections and Communities(these are the places on Google+ where people around the world are spending their time discovering and sharing things they love), but there's a better story hiding there for everyone. As much as I've loved Google+, it was stupid slow to load, it used to leave Chrome often in a laggy state. The last thing minimalism lovers like me want is bloat, and I knew Google could change this. So, they did, and it is freaking awesome to see, how much they've done in the background to get to this speed. So, this change is welcome. Developers have even published a case study on the work that went behind this redesign.

Why are they changing so much?

Reach. Facebook locked up t…

A Phone That Can Adapt

Deconstructing the complexity of a smartphone and refashioning it as a bunch of swappable components which can be slotted together in various custom combinations by the user is clearly not going to be a cakewalk.

Will be interesting to see, how will current companies think and react to potentially large platform shifts as opportunities or threats like these and the disruptive effects of this new platform?

We are living in a time when technology is riding high and showing little signs of stopping, and underneath this swell of activity are newer, emergent platforms, which could dramatically alter industries and the profits of corporations who dismiss them.

For a moment in time, resisting new platforms can fit into a corporate strategy. However, over time, companies must constantly ask hard questions and reassess the growth of emergent platforms and not make small moves too late. Often, these platforms can get so big, they turn into unstoppable(ala +Android) movements. Mobile, as a platf…

Aspire and Inspire

Never give up on your hopes and do give back to society.

The TVC is an emotional journey of a girl who rose against circumstances to become the MC Mary Kom that she is, bringing glory to the nation and then starting a new journey to give back to the country, becoming a true example to others.


In the ad, Mary Kom recalls the journey from her childhood to that of a successful, professional boxer. As she narrates the story, the film shows her punching a gunny sack as a child even before she got into boxing. From playing football with boys to running while carrying a child, the young Kom reveals that she had to work harder, being a girl. Encouraged by a coach who invites her to train, she dons the boxing gloves. Winning at the State-level, she wins the support of family, but society still does not approve. Unmindful, she carries on with training, to emerge victorious on the international stage. She had to win, she says, for those who stood by her, and for the country. She explains that her…

Bionics that let us run, climb and dance

A broken body isn't a broken person.

How electromechanics attached to the body, and implanted inside the body are beginning to bridge the gap between disability and ability, between human limitation and human potential. Through technological innovation, I returned to my sport, stronger and better. Technology had eliminated my disability, and allowed me a new climbing prowess. As a young man, I imagined a future world where technology so advanced could rid the world of disability, a world in which neural implants would allow the visually impaired to see. A world in which the paralyzed could walk, via body exoskeletons.


A human being can never be "broken." Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation.

This is what I love about technology. It makes things possible.

Google Android is moving on to your wrist

Now that +Android dominates the market share for smartphones, Google threw the tech world a curveball today with its Android Wear platform, a wearable version of Android. This could make all those other smart watches look like they're standing still.

Introducing Android Wear. Information that moves with you. Useful information when you need it most - at a glance or in a word.

Major functions of Android Wear:
1. Google Now-style "homescreen" with a scrollable list of cards,
2. Notification system that alerts you to information from your smartphone, and
3. Series of contextual tools that pop up during certain activities.

It provides a series of cards with contextual information based on your Google info, like Email, location, browsing history, recent Hangouts chats, flight times, making reservations, sending texts, controlling your music playback, etc. Android Wear watches feature always-on displays, so you’ll always see important info like time, calls, and alerts. You can…