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Lenovo phone features virtual keyboard

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The built-in projector can be flipped to display images on a table top Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display. The interactive display can replicate the phone's touch screen, a full-size computer keyboard or even piano keys. The laser projector can also be used to beam images and videos onto walls. The Smart Cast phone was unveiled at the company's Tech World conference in Beijing, where the firm also unveiled a new type of smartwatch. 'Headline-grabbing' The laser projector measures just 34mm by 26mm by 5mm and, said Lenovo, does not need focussing to project sharp images onto walls or other flat surfaces. A video showing the Smart Cast in action shows how twisting the mounting for the device's lens turns it from a standard wall projector into "surface mode" that beams the display on to a table top. The Magic View watch reveals a second "private&q…

Google gives first peek at Android M and new Cardboard VR kit

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Google products chief Sundar Pichai introduced the first look at the next version of Android Google has shown off some of the functions of the next version of its Android mobile operating system. It will give users greater control over their privacy settings and will also introduce a new smart wallet service called Android Pay. The firm also unveiled a new photos and video storage app with "unlimited" free storage and an updated version of its Cardboard virtual reality headset. But there was no new hardware from its Nest "internet of things" division. "Google I/O lacked the headline announcements of recent years but nonetheless underlined the company's ecosystem advantage by virtue of the Android installed base, user knowledge, machine learning and highly integrated services," commented Geoff Blaber, from the tech consultancy CCS Insight. Android Pay The new mobile system, which is codenamed Android M, addresses concerns about third-party apps' ac…

Public test for Google robot cars

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Google unveiled a new prototype of its self-driving car earlier this weekGoogle's purpose-built robots cars are getting the green light to drive on public roads.This summer some of the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View, California, where the search giant is based.Before now, the small vehicles have only driven on test tracks and have not mixed with regular traffic.Google has tested autonomous vehicles on public roads but all of them have been heavily modified Lexus SUVs.The robot cars will not be completely autonomous, but will have safety drivers on board who can take over if needed."Every moment has been building towards putting these cars on the roads where we can start learning even more from them," said Jaime Waydo, systems engineer in the self-driving project, in a video released to accompany the announcement.eventually the purpose-built robot vehicles will not have a steering wheel or any other control though detachable versions wi…

Google self driving car

Green lights for our self-driving vehicle prototypes
When we started designing the world’s first fully self-driving vehicle, our goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving. Vehicles that can take anyone from A to B at the push of a button could transform mobility for millions of people, whether by reducing the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error (PDF), reclaiming the billions of hours wasted in traffic, or bringing everyday destinations and new opportunities within reach of those who might otherwise be excluded by their inability to drive a car.Now we’re announcing the next step for our project: this summer, a few of the prototype vehicles we’ve created will leave the test track and hit the familiar roads of Mountain View, Calif., with our safety drivers aboard.
Our safety drivers will test fully self-driving vehicle prototypes like this one on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., this summer.We’ve been running the vehicles through rigorous testing …

Words of Wisdom from Bill Gates. (A must read)

A  quote from ~ Bill Gates ~ This should be posted on every wall so that kids all over the world can read and digest these wise words.Love him or hate him , he sure hits the nail on the head with this!
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about eleven things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flippi…