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Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

By 22 hours ago

Google plans to acquire Gecko Design, a product-design startup that has worked on everything from Fitbit to HP devices. According to Bloomberg, California-based Gecko Design will join Google X, though terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Google X... >>

Microsoft ‘Special Projects’, run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X

Microsoft ‘Special Projects’, run by former Darpa head, to take on Google X

By 30 April 2014

Microsoft is aiming to pioneer disruptive technological advances with a new department it calls Special Projects. And it's hired an ex-Darpa head to make sure everything is cutting edge. Google X does similar things with the goal of achieving its "moonshots"... >>

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

Google will keep Motorola's experimental projects like the Project Ara modular handset

By 29 January 2014

Lenovo confirmed to Pocket-lint that Google will be keeping Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group. Motorola's handset business will be the only part to go under the $2.91 billion deal, according to Lenovo CFO Wong Waiming.  The Motorola research... >>

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

By 21 January 2014

Google revealed last week that it is working on a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in diabetics' tears - but that's just one of the many outlandish projects currently in development at the not-so top secret Google X lab. The name Google... >>

Google's smart contact lens will measure glucose levels in your tears

Google's smart contact lens will measure glucose levels in your tears

By 17 January 2014

Google's Google X team has developed a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in people with diabetes. It uses miniaturised electronics like chips, sensors, and a hair-thin antenna to test your tears for glucose. "We’re now testing a smart... >>

What can Google Glass do now? A look at all the XE software updates and features

What can Google Glass do now? A look at all the XE software updates and features

By 18 December 2013

If you were one of the many people who watched that Google Glass video on YouTube earlier this year and got all excited over the possibilities, you might now find yourself, several months later, a little confused about what Glass is, what it can currently... >>

Google Barges aren't for wild parties and dinosaurs, says Google

Google Barges aren't for wild parties and dinosaurs, says Google

By 6 November 2013

Mysterious barges popped up on the shores of San Francisco and Maine in recent months, each with ties to Google, spawning numerous stories about what they are and potentially contain.  Reports have said the barges house dazzling showrooms outfitted... >>

Google Barge to be the new home for Google X events and more

Google Barge to be the new home for Google X events and more

By 1 November 2013

A mysterious barge has been getting work done on the shores of San Francisco. Only today has it been revealed that this is Google's latest guesthouse for Google X events. The project, which has been more than a year in the making, is Google's attempt... >>