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Virtual reality together with Google

1 year, 1 month ago
Hi, GT! The VR subject firmly lodged in trends of this decade, and we cannot just stand apart. Today almost each of you has a ready stuffings set for device VR in the smartphone: the display of high resolution with the diagonal of 5-6 inches, a set of gyroscopes and accelerometers for registration of movements of the head. It was necessary to collect all this in a helmet. We are ready to help with it to you!
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The Google Cardboard program allowing anyone to collect a VR helmet from the smartphone and cardboard procurement received large updating not so long ago, and enough and content, and interesting projects connected with development of the VR direction was by the end of the year gathered. Today we will try to tell about them.

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The most popular requests of Google in 2015

1 year, 1 month ago


Before end of 2015 remained very little — a few weeks more, and 2016 will begin. Respectively, many companies sum up the results of the activity, providing the report on the done work. The Google corporation traditionally publishes the list of the most popular search queries of users of the search service.

As it appeared, this year the most popular requests were those that are connected with acts of terrorism, emigratory processes and natural disasters.

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Google started the Cloud CDN service

1 year, 1 month ago
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Without drawing special attention, the Google company started Google Cloud CDN — the new service offering functions of a full-fledged content delivery network. The release is expected independent developers who are interested in fast loading of the created applications, tells venturebeat.com.

After emergence of the first batch of a product in the Google market adjusts order taking of the users wishing to test innovation, at the moment service is available only in several countries. It is gradually going to expand geography of Google Cloud CDN, having provided access to a network to everyone.

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Nexus 9 — the overview from the geek, we stitch, we turn on the indicator of notifications, we increase operating time and many other things

1 year, 1 month ago
In this overview I will not tell about characteristics, I will tell what to do if you like to stitch devices and that you receive having purchased Nexus 9. Also many councils can help also for other Android-tablets or even smartphones.



What we will make in article
  • It is a little about picking and quality
  • Let's unblock the loader, we will set recovery, we will be updated to the latest version of Android, we will deliver to custom rom, we will set Gapps
  • We learn that it is possible to turn on the indicator under the screen
  • Let's increase operating time from 5 to 8-10 o'clock
  • Let's reduce charging time
  • Let's solve problems with random access memory.
  • We learn that standard Magic Cover is able


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The quantum computer of Google works

1 year, 1 month ago

The searcher considers that the machine D-Wave confirmed the principles of work


Quantum computers are computers which work at a basis of quantum effects. Use of unusual properties of quantum superposition and a quantum complexity can give considerable jump of performance. It can grow by several orders. This growth can provide new opportunities in many areas of knowledge processing: systems of artificial intelligence, simulation of different processes and forecasting.

Therefore many state research laboratories and IT giant show fixed interest in this sphere. For example, IBM and Microsoft work on quantum computings. Google does not lag behind too. In 2013 the searcher bought the quantum computer at the D-Wave company. This Canadian startup represents the product as the first-ever commercially available quantum computer. The problem is that scientists were not sure that D-Wave chips really use quantum effects for execution of calculations. On December 8 the Google company declared that confirmation to it appeared.

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Google released covers for the router OnHub for $29

1 year, 1 month ago
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As earlier it was reported on Geektimes, in August Google together with TP-LINK let out OnHub router at the price in $200 intended first of all for house use. From the point of view of design the device strongly differed from competitors and it was initially positioned as a stylish thing which has to be on a type, but not become dusty in some secluded place of the house. In the company continue to develop this idea and let out three interchangeable covers for OnHub which can be purchased in PlayStore at the price from $29 to $39.

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YouTube published a rating of the most popular videos in the Russian segment for 2015

1 year, 1 month ago
The Google company published in the official blog a rating of the most popular videos and music videos Youtube in the leaving 2015. In Russia the most popular video – a concert of the Orenburg schoolgirls at which they perform dance in style a twerk. A concert took place at the end of January of this year, video was uploaded on April 12, and after that the Investigative Committee of Russia began check upon emergence of the video with erotic dance of minors. The Effect Streisand worked, and video gained 28 million viewings.


The most popular video in Russia

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The Russian startup could bypass Google in tender of algorithms on facial recognition

1 year, 1 month ago

Photo: Michaela Rehle/REUTERS

Today results of tender of algorithms on facial recognition of Megaface became known. As it appeared, the Russian company N-tech.lab was included into the first five in all nominations, and in two of them became the winner, having bypassed Google. In tender it was required to identify images of people from two collections, with use of collections in big base of photos, write "Sheets". The first collection contained about 100 thousand images of people (one age), in the second — about 900 thousand images of people of different age. Search was carried out by participants of tender in base with 1 million images.

Organizers of tender provided four nominations. At the same time for participation in Megaface 100 participants were registered. Each command could participate in one of two categories. The first assumed lack of restrictions for the number of photos for training of the algorithm, in the second there was a restriction for half a million photos.

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The application with advertizing of the application where the application works: a new option from Google

1 year, 1 month ago
Users often ignore advertizing in applications on the smartphone. If the product causes interest, the user not always wants to click on the link and to pass into shop. To avoid transitions, but to interest clients, Google will add 60-second trialny application versions directly to advertizing.

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Developers of mobile Chrome thought up a method considerably to save a traffic

1 year, 1 month ago
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In the official blog of the mobile Chrome browser for Android the announcement of almost radical method of reduction of amount of a traffic appeared: developers offer the Data Saver mode at which pictures on the website will be loaded only "on demand". Images on the website will look as a set of the multi-colored rectangles which are not breaking imposition. After the page will be shown, it will be possible to load all not loaded images or only the necessary picture. Developers claim that this method will considerably reduce a traffic and estimate this indicator at 70%. As the new Data Saver mode is oriented generally to developing countries, at first it will appear only in India and Indonesia.

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