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Google co-founder fuels flying car labs: report

Google co-founder fuels flying car labs: report

Google co-founder Larry Page has secretly poured more than $100 million into building flying cars, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Page has backed Zee.Aero while striving to keep his involvement hidden, according to the report that cited unnamed sources described as having intimate knowledge of the flying car startup launched in 2010. “Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Zee is developing ... Read More »

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors to detect road signs and other vehicles, and software ... Read More »

Google ‘Cardboard’ Offers $2 DIY Virtual Reality

Google ‘Cardboard’ Offers $2 DIY Virtual Reality

The experience of virtual reality can be achieved a number of ways. You’ve got your fully immersive cutting-edge research labs or scaled-down consumer tech hardware like the forthcoming Oculus Rift headset. When I had mono in college, I even achieved virtual reality via prescription cough medicine and some old Pink Floyd records. A new initiative from those restless souls at Google promises a way ... Read More »