Latest Google gadget news

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65
Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65 By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a standalone HoloLens-like headset.The company is reportedly making a new headset that will use Qualcomm chips, and it will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta, according to WinFuture. The project, which is internally called... Read more

Google stylus move could mean just one pen needed for Pixel, Chrome OS and other devices
Google stylus move could mean just one pen needed for Pixel, Chrome OS and other devices By Rik Henderson

Google has become a partner of the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) that could result in just one stylus being needed for all your touchscreen devices.At present, different manufacturers produce different electronic pens, such as the Samsung S Pen and... Read more

Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see
Google made a computer vision kit so your Raspberry Pi devices can see By Elyse Betters

Google has unveiled a new add-on for Raspberry Pi.At Google I/O earlier this year, Google wasn't shy about discussing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and how it is committed to integrating them into its products and services.... Read more

What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it?
What is Google Jamboard, how does it work, and when can you buy it? By Elyse Betters

Google has announced you can now pick up its new Jamboard.You probably won't need this thing unless you're a teacher or a company executive, as it's a powerful collaboration tool used to enhance meetings or presentations. It provides a 4K whiteboard... Read more

This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi
This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi By Elyse Betters

Google and the creators of the Raspberry Pi have teamed up, and the result is you now can say "OK, Google" to your home-made computer.The companies have released a hardware accessory, a Voice HAT (Hardware Accessory on Top), which can turn a Raspberry... Read more

Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot
Boston Dynamics officially shows off 'nightmare-inducing' Handle robot By Elyse Betters

Although the world already got a glimpse of Boston Dynamic's Handle, the company has officially introduced the creepy bot.Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look creepy (see this one and this one and... Read more

Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier?
Can Boston Dynamics' new wheeled robot look any creepier? By Elyse Betters

Google-owned Boston Dynamics makes several bipedal and quadrupedal robots, most of which look really creepy.Don't believe us? See this one and this one and this one. Oh, and look at the robot above too. The company apparently has been testing wheel technology... Read more

Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code
Google Project Bloks: Here’s how a toy system can teach kids to code By Elyse Betters

Coding isn't a very kid-friendly subject.It's painstaking, requires tonnes of memorisation, and usually results in a lot of time spent sitting in front of a computer. But it doesn't have to be that way - or at least that's what Google believes.The Mountain... Read more

Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda
Boston Dynamics' latest robot dog can do your dishes and fetch a soda By Elyse Betters

Quadrupedal robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest dystopian creature in a video published to YouTube (unbeknownst to its parent company, Google, apparently).Boston Dynamics is the robotics company Google is currently trying to sell, and... Read more

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do
Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do By Elyse Betters

Google just gave us an update on its partnership with Levi's while at Google I/O 2016, confirming that a smart jacket is coming next year.At last year's developer conference, Google introduced a new technology called Project Jacquard and said it was working... Read more

Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator
Google to Scotty, search giant only went and made a Star Trek communicator By Rik Henderson

It's no secret that Google is always developing hardware ideas and concepts that may or may not make it to full consumer release, but we've rarely wanted one as much as we do the device revealed in an interview with Time in the US.Amit Singhal, senior... Read more

What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know
What is Google Project Aura? Everything you need to know By Luke Edwards

Google Project Aura, not to be mistaken for modular phone Project Ara, has been revealed.The project follows up from Google Glass and continues to focus on the wearable world. But it's not just working on screen-based wearables that communicate with... Read more

What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables?
What is Google Project Soli and will it forever change the way we use wearables? By Elyse Betters

Just because Google's keynote is done and over doesn't mean the Google I/O dev conference is also finished with serving up new and interesting information about what the Mountain View-based company envisions for the future.Take Project Soli, for instance.It... Read more

Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls
Google Project Jacquard wants to turn your clothes into touch controls By Luke Edwards

The future of smart clothing is about to get a jumpstart from Google. Project Jacquard is the latest idea from the big G which aims to turn clothes into touch controls.Jacquard has created a material that is woven, which is touch sensitive. This could... Read more

Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future
Google X has a small group working on better batteries for the future By Elyse Betters

Google's research lab has its sights set on batteries.According to The Wall Street Journal, Google knows the world needs better batteries for powering consumer electronics, so it tapped a former Apple employee in 2012 (who is described as a battery expert)... Read more

Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson
Google is making surgical robots with Johnson & Johnson By Elyse Betters

It looks like your medical surgeon might one day be, or at least be assisted by, a Google robot.Google has partnered with a lot of companies in recent years on various different projects, but it's latest partnership is a bit of surprise. Medical and pharmaceutical... Read more

Google X is making a giant display of smaller screens that fit together like Lego
Google X is making a giant display of smaller screens that fit together like Lego By Elyse Betters

Google has a new Google X project in the works. It's a giant display. But there's something very unique about it.According to The Wall Street Journal, Google X - the same secretive lab behind Google's self-driving cars and internet balloons - is developing... Read more

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power
Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power By Elyse Betters

A Google Science Fair finalist has invented a prototype that could benefit more than 783 million people. It's called H2Pro.H2Pro essentially purifies dirty water and then uses the polluntants from that dirty water to fuel power production, and all of... Read more

Google’s BigDog LS3 robot 'pack mule' gets military testing, carrying 180kg for 20 miles
Google’s BigDog LS3 robot 'pack mule' gets military testing, carrying 180kg for 20 miles By Luke Edwards

BigDog is a robot "pack mule" that was developed by Boston Dynamics and is now owned by Google. It's had it's first military outing carrying kit across mixed terrain and the marines are impressed.BigDog, now being called LS3 or Legged Squad Support System,... Read more

Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference
Google I/O 2014: What to expect from the annual developer conference By Luke Edwards

The mighty Google has sent out the invites and is about ready to kick off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, this week. The event will start on 25 June and feature plenty of announcements.From what we know so far, rumours and what we've been... Read more

Google is reportedly building a fleet of satellites for world domination of internet coverage
Google is reportedly building a fleet of satellites for world domination of internet coverage By Luke Edwards

Google is reportedly working on its own satellites that will cover the globe delivering worldwide internet access.The project, reported by The Wall Street Journal, is estimated to cost the mighty G between $1 billion and $3 billion. That should cover... Read more

Google and Foxconn reportedly getting closer when it comes to robotics
Google and Foxconn reportedly getting closer when it comes to robotics By Jake Smith

Google and Foxconn, the big manufacturer often associated with Apple, may soon work together on a project you might not have guessed: robotics.The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn and former-Android boss Andy Rubin may soon join to pursue new... Read more

Super agile, Google-owned Ed-209-like robot called Schaft wins Darpa challenge
Super agile, Google-owned Ed-209-like robot called Schaft wins Darpa challenge By Luke Edwards

Meet Schaft, this year's winner of the Darpa Robotics Challenge. All the robots entered were set goals based on real-world scenarios in dangerous situations, such as fires, and were awarded points for completing tasks, with additional more points for... Read more

Google acquires futuristic company with robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt
Google acquires futuristic company with robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt By Jake Smith

Google has purchased Boston Dynamics, an engineering company behind futuristic robots that focus on mobility, agility, dexterity and speed, according to The New York Times. The acquisition has since been confirmed by Google, which refused to give a buying... Read more

Google's Andy Rubin is now making robots as part of next 'moonshot' program
Google's Andy Rubin is now making robots as part of next 'moonshot' program By Elyse Betters

Andy Rubin has gone from leading Android OS to engineering droids at Google.Rubin confirmed in an interview with The New York Times that he is now spearheading a robotics division at Google. It's a new project considered to be one of Google's long-term... Read more

Google's new London office delayed a year as it searches for new designs
Google's new London office delayed a year as it searches for new designs By Jake Smith

The new Google London head office  has been delayed by a year as the company asks architects for new designs, reports Building Design Online. Google reportedly wants architects to draw up new plans that will "push the boundaries" of office design -... Read more

Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board
Google acquires Flutter, bringing Kinect-like gesture recognition on board By Jake Smith

Google may soon be adding a wave of the hand to its products. Start-up Flutter, known for gesture recognition technology, announced that it has been acquired by Google. The acquisition could have big implications for future additions to Google Glass,... Read more

Google working on Android game console, watch and new Nexus Q - to compete with Apple?
Google working on Android game console, watch and new Nexus Q - to compete with Apple? By Elyse Betters

Google is allegedly developing an Android-powered videogame console and smartwatch, as well as a follow-up to its failed Nexus Q device, according to a new report.The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, citing "people familiar with the matter", claimed... Read more

Google to launch Chromekey HDMI dongle for mirroring?
Google to launch Chromekey HDMI dongle for mirroring? By Elyse Betters

Google is allegedly developing an HDMI dongle for televisions that displays mirrored content from a mobile device or computer, according to a new report.Droid-Life on Friday called the device a Chromekey and said it basically allows users to cast the... Read more

Google shows off talking shoes at South by Southwest
Google shows off talking shoes at South by Southwest By Jake Smith

Google is showing off talking shoes at the South by Southwest conference in Austin this week -  a fun, wacky, and impractical new concept. Google, YesYesNo, ad agency 72andSunny, and Adidas have partnered to attach a small computer to two Adidas tennis... Read more