Google uses its VR camera rig for a Cardboard White House tour

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Google uses its VR camera rig for a Cardboard White House tour

Google uses its VR camera rig for a Cardboard White House tour. “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. Google Expeditions, the educational program that equips schools with smartphones and Google Cardboard VR viewers, has stayed relatively low-profile since launching in September. But today, it’s putting out a video that combines both: a 360-degree tour of the White House’s holiday decorations, available through the Expedition program and the White House’s YouTube channel. Unlike an Oculus Rift or a HoloLens, Cardboard is essentially a dirt-cheap headset that attaches ...

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Google sets aside $1 million to keep Drive safe

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Google sets aside $1 million to keep Drive safe

Google Dedicates $1 Million To Fund More Grants For Independent Security Research For Drive. Google today announced that it has allocated $1 million for grants to give out for security vulnerability research, even when the research doesn’t directly lead to the discovery of bugs. Separately, the company will continue to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports a qualifying issue. “The end result of these ongoing efforts is a product that — unlike your garden-variety hard drive — actually gets better over time,” Google Drive Product Manager Kevin Nelson wrote in a blog post. This initiative, which was first introduced at the beginning of 2015, is in addition to Google’s ...

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Google’s Chris Urmson Upset With California DMV

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google’s Chris Urmson Upset With California DMV

California proposes regulations for self-driven cars. California: Home state of Google, the pioneering company in driverless cars, has just taken steps to make life more difficult — not just for Google, but for all of us who would like to see driverless cars hit the road as soon as possible. It’s not just whiz-bang technology companies like Google that are experimenting with driverless vehicles – traditional car companies are also jumping on the bandwagon.Southfield, Michigan: The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’s supposed to lead to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opposite right now: The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of ...

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California Slams the Brakes On Google’s Driverless Car

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California Slams the Brakes On Google’s Driverless Car

California proposes regulations for self-driven cars. California: Home state of Google, the pioneering company in driverless cars, has just taken steps to make life more difficult — not just for Google, but for all of us who would like to see driverless cars hit the road as soon as possible.It’s not just whiz-bang technology companies like Google that are experimenting with driverless vehicles – traditional car companies are also jumping on the bandwagon. Southfield, Michigan: The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’s supposed to lead to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opposite right now: The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of ...

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Google dedicates $1 million to independent research for Drive security

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google dedicates $1 million to independent research for Drive security

Google Dedicates $1 Million To Fund More Grants For Independent Security Research For Drive. The company is setting aside an extra $1 million to fund grants for independent Drive vulnerability research in 2016. Google today announced that it has allocated $1 million for grants to give out for security vulnerability research, even when the research doesn’t directly lead to the discovery of bugs. Separately, the company will continue to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports a qualifying issue. “The end result of these ongoing efforts is a product that — unlike your garden-variety hard drive — actually gets better over time,” Google Drive Product Manager Kevin Nelson ...

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Google Calls California’s Self-Driving Car Proposals ‘Perplexing’

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google Calls California’s Self-Driving Car Proposals ‘Perplexing’

California proposes regulations for self-driven cars. California: Home state of Google, the pioneering company in driverless cars, has just taken steps to make life more difficult — not just for Google, but for all of us who would like to see driverless cars hit the road as soon as possible. It’s not just whiz-bang technology companies like Google that are experimenting with driverless vehicles – traditional car companies are also jumping on the bandwagon.Southfield, Michigan: The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’s supposed to lead to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opposite right now: The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of ...

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Google unhappy with California DMV – but has interesting plans on the anvil

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google unhappy with California DMV – but has interesting plans on the anvil

California proposes regulations for self-driven cars. SAN FRANCISCO: California motor vehicle department officials on Wednesday proposed self-driving car regulations that included mandating that a person could take the wheel if needed.California regulators have unveiled a road map that would let people begin using self-driving cars — but manufacturers must prove the emerging technology is safe before they are chauffeured around town.The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’s supposed to lead to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opposite right now: The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of those with human drivers.SAN FRANCISCO – Google’s ...

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Google Commits Additional $1 Million To Keeping Drive Safe

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Google Commits Additional $1 Million To Keeping Drive Safe

Google Commits US$1 Million For Google Drive Security Research In 2016. The company is setting aside an extra $1 million to fund grants for independent Drive vulnerability research in 2016. Google today announced that it has allocated $1 million for grants to give out for security vulnerability research, even when the research doesn’t directly lead to the discovery of bugs.The company says in 2016, it will spend that cash to fund independent security research focussed on Drive, while continuing to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports issues. This initiative, which was first introduced at the beginning of 2015, is in addition to Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program for bug ...

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Google Spending $1M to Make Sure Drive Doesn’t Get Hacked

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google Spending $1M to Make Sure Drive Doesn’t Get Hacked

Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe. The company is setting aside an extra $1 million to fund grants for independent Drive vulnerability research in 2016. Google today announced that it has allocated $1 million for grants to give out for security vulnerability research, even when the research doesn’t directly lead to the discovery of bugs.The company says in 2016, it will spend that cash to fund independent security research focussed on Drive, while continuing to offer up to $20,000 to anyone who finds and reports issues. This initiative, which was first introduced at the beginning of 2015, is in addition to Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program for bug bounties, ...

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Google fires back on proposed self-driving car rules

Rubric: Google | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Google fires back on proposed self-driving car rules

California proposes rules for self driving vehicles. Yesterday, the California DMV posted a draft of proposed regulations for self-driving vehicles. SAN FRANCISCO – Google’s self-driving car chief is adamant that the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ draft proposal on autonomous vehicle rules is misguided and threatens to rob key constituents of the benefits of driverless vehicles, including the blind and infirm.Two developments yesterday have strengthened the rent-rather-than-own model of driverless cars: California issued tough driverless regulations, and Google is reportedly setting up a standalone company specializing in ride shares. Witnessing driverless cars on ...

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