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Files Go: A Smarter Search for Files on Your Phone

Files Go:  A Smarter Search for Files on Your Phone

Google brings smarter file search on Smartphone with Files Go

Almost every other mobile manufacturers packs in their distinct version of the file manager with the Smartphone. Some are great but rest of them is just too miserable to use therefore Smartphone users tend to download third party file manager app from the app stores. Google brings it very own Files Go app which will soon become the must have and standard Android file manager in future.

It will become a simple and smart way for the Android users to find files instantly, share with others and free up space at the same time. Google is making the file search, share and management simpler and more aggressive on the Android platform with the Files Go. Some of the notable features of this app include:

  1. Files Go do the Files search

Being a file manager it has to establish itself as the best in the file search functionality over the others. With Files Go users will get the ability to search the files just like they do on the internet. The inability to use microSD card at the time or living with the contacts of the internal storage has become quite common for the Android users.

Therefore they need to a good file search functionality which can help in finding and modifying files whenever needed.  Users are simply required to open the Files tab then give a tab on the search icon in order to find the files present on the smartphone within a matter of seconds.

  1. Files Go Find the exact location of the duplicate files

Apart from the usual file search users also have a tough time finding the duplicates of the same file. Files Go will make it easy to free up space by getting rid of the duplicate files.

Files Go comes with a unique features which allows user to detect the duplicate files instantly by simply giving a long press on the “i” icon and get to see the location of the file. It has been found that most of the Smartphone users suffer from the low storage arising from the presence of the duplicate files.

  1. Files Go remove the backed-up files

Now almost every Smartphone user is making use of the cloud services either by their own knowledge or without even knowing it. Most of the Smartphone manufacturer has started bundling their own cloud app which helps in backing up files like photos and videos online.

The best thing about Files Go is that it works like a charm with the Google Photos. With having the Files Go users will be able to detect and get prompt to remove the files which have been already backed up on the cloud in order to free up more space.

Files search and management has become an important and critical things for the smartphone users as app need more space while they are stuck limited storage on their devices. Some users even have to sacrifice second sim in order to get more space by adding the memory card. But Google Files Go will be a must have app for millions of Android users by offering great file search functionality and ability to free up space in split of a second.

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Google Presents Its Big Bet on Android Games at Game Developers Conference 2018

Google Presents Its Big Bet on Android Games  at Game Developers Conference 2018

Android games are going to get revamped for better in upcoming days

Google Android platform had grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade where it happens most widely used OS with no challenger for its numero-uno position. In the recent Android OS updates Google has focused on the interface and functionality of the Android to keep it consistent with the ever-growing demand of the users. Google will turn its focus back to the Android games to boost the performance of the Google Play store.

Google Play is simply the most widely used mobile application store to download and install variety of apps ranging from the communication, utility, entertainment to games.

It is worth noting that in last year the number of users who installed games on their Android devices had doubled by itself. This boost was powered by the new smartphone users in the emerging market namely India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia.

Debut of Google Play Instant for Android Games

Google is looking forward to make it easier for the users to discover new games easily and also get rid of the install process in the beginning which result in many users opting to skip the game altogether. It has been found that opening and installing gamesis quite time consuming which often results in people never ever experiencing the game. Therefore Google is bringing instant apps feature for the Android games.

With this feature users are simply required to give a tap on the game of their choice in the Play Store and they can try the game instantly without the need of downloading it at first.

Some of the popular Android games which supports this new features includes Worlds with Friends 2, Clash Royale, Bubble Witch 3 Saga as well as a number of games from popular developers namely Hothead Games, Jam City and others.

This new experience of playing Android games without downloading them has been termed as Google Play Instant.

Google Play Console tools for Android Games to unveil soon

Google wants to bring the best of the aggressive and demanding gaming on the Android as they are capable enough to deal with it due to presence of high end processor, better display and adequate RAM.

Therefore it will be launching the Play Console tools for building great and demanding Android games for the future generations. One such tool will be a new internal testing track which will allow Android games developer to run tests quickly and come with new games and features with quick turnaround time.

This track will remain present for the Android games developers apart from alpha and beta tracks already available at their disposal. This tool will also allow games developers to make their game available to as many as 100 tester within seconds.

Another tool worth mentioning is the demo loops which will help in generating the prelaunch report for the Android games developers. This feature will allow developers to predefine a wide se of series of actions within a game and make this loop run effortlessly on a number of devices present in the Test Labs.

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Everything You Need to Know From the Geneva Motor Show

Everything You Need to Know From the Geneva Motor Show

How different is Geneva Motor Show from Mobile World Congress?

In less than two decades we can saw a great transition for the mobile which turned itself into a powerhouse device from just a buttoned candy bar. But same can’t be told about the car in general as they are just the same but a bit different and having some serious tryst with new technologies. Geneva Motor Show showcases the might of the car industry and brings the new beats into the play before moving into the mass production and similar can be said about the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona wherein the best of the mobile industry products sees the light of the day.

Both the shows gives due importance to the Europe but one saw the supremacy of the continent while other simply showed that the continent has lost its sheen.

Geneva Motor Show – Europe retains the powerhouse badge

The recent rise and the limited success seen by the Tesla branded vehicles is giving a stiff competition to the traditional car makers but age old automobile leaders are just due to make their next decisive move.

This year’s Geneva Motor Show brought the best of Aston Martin to the world in the Lagonda concept but other automobile makers weren’t much behind.

Rimac came up with the Concept Two and Buggati simply brought it extremely fast and ludicrous Chiron Sport supercar. Being a premium brand Jaguar is looking towards grabbing the pie of the lower end market segment by bringing an affordably priced I Pace SUV while showcased yet another masterpiece powerhouse vehicle in the form of V10 station wagon.

Shift in mobile segment but supremacy remains in car segment

MWC is a major event for the mobile industry which has seen a significant shift in supremacy of the eastern mobile giants. In the recent years we saw massive decline of the Eastern mobile manufacturers like Nokia, Ericson and Siemens and the top 3 mobile manufactures reside in the east and most importantly China while just one major manufacturer reigns the mobile world from US i.e. Apple.

At MWC it can be easily felt that both the Chinese and American manufacturers were aggressively looking towards catching the fancy of the European buyers. Looking at the Geneva Motor Show it can be seen the car industry is just at the same stage as was the mobile industry in 2007.

We are just on the verge of seeing a new engineering feat in the automobile industry which will be just like iPhone moment thereby revolutionizing the automobile industry as a whole.

BMW, Audi, Mercedes are pushing the engineering forward to bring vehicles which will define the future mobility. While Volvo is extensively researching in building next generation of trailers, trucks and other vehicle which can navigate through the varied terrain and road conditions with ease and simplicity.

Geneva Motor Show also brings back the focus to the Europe which had always been influential and relevant even in today’s diminishing car market. It is worth noting that European car buyers had always been decisive on eventually what is made and what isn’t.

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Using a Laser to Wireless Charging Can be Done across a Room

Using a Laser to Wireless Charging Can be Done across a Room

Wireless Charging made Easier!

Today’s generation of smartphone usage means that we can do a lot of things wirelessly, be it sending messages or receiving them, watching our favorite Netflix shows online or listening to music, taking a photo or selfie and sharing it with our family, all this and more happens wirelessly. But what about charging our phones? We have still not been able to move away from connecting our phones to a power outlet through a wire. Soon every gadget can do wireless charging .

Scientists are now changing all that with their latest discovery in wireless charging. Researchers have now come up with a way in which a phone charged through wireless charging with a laser beam all by taking into account various safety measures. By placing your phone anywhere in a room, your phone will be able to get charged wirelessly without the need of any cords or wires.

How can you do wireless charging to your phone through a laser?

Researchers have come up with a way to wireless charging of your phone sitting across a room with a narrow beam of laser. You simply place your phone on a table top or any other surface in a room and your phone will begin to charge wirelessly.

This discovery may be able to charge your phone as fast as a normal USB cable would and charging too starts automatically.

How did researchers come to wireless charging?

Researchers placed a thin power cell on the back of the phone to charge the phone through it. The laser beam would connect to the power cell on the smartphone and begin to wireless charging  the phone.

This narrow charging beam comes from a laser emitter that emits the laser in near infrared spectrum. The narrow beam of laser can deliver a steady 2W of power to a 15 square inch of a particular area at a distance of upto 4.3 meters. The laser emitter can even be made to expand the area of coverage potentially allowing charging a phone form any wider surface area.

Researchers have also come up with a way by which the laser will begin to charge the phone. They configured the phone to emit high-frequency chirps as a signal for the laser beam to begin charging the phone. This sound is inaudible to the human ears but will be picked up by the laser emitter.

Safety measures for wireless charging via laser:

Researchers have taken extreme care while developing this method of charging phones wirelessly. They have placed aluminum strips around the power cell attached to the phone to dissipate any excess heat given off by the beam. A thermo electric generator is also placed near the power cell to harvest the excess heat which also aids in charging the phone.

Researchers have also placed “guard beams” located on the laser emitter that stop the charging laser when the guard laser path to the phone is obstructed. Researchers have also 3D printed retroreflectors on the power cell to reflect the lower powered guard laser beams from the laser emitter. When a person walks through the guard laser, a shutter automatically comes over the charging laser effectively blocking any charge to the phone. This all happens very fast taking into account normal human movements.

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Intel Lays Out Its 5G Plans Ahead of Mobile World Congress

Intel Lays Out Its 5G Plans Ahead of Mobile World Congress

Intel comes up with a Roadmap to bring 5G to the world

5G isn’t a new thing for Mobile World Congress but this year the expectation surrounding it has risen exponentially. A number of cellular operators across the world have started taking the initial steps towards upgrading the mobile infrastructure in order to make way for the blazing fast 5G roll out.

It is being also stated that the 5G will be seen powering the next generating of the Smartphones and in the wake of the imminent 5G launch Smartphones makers are taking necessary steps to make their devices 5G ready. Currently smartphone makers have started showcasing the 5G capable mobile devices at the MWC in Barcelona.

5G isn’t just going to power the Smartphones but it will also be seen interacting with the PC devices. Intel is taking care of this segment by working on such two-in-one devices which will be seen at the MWC.

Intel is extremely tight lipped about the specifications and features of such devices but it is highly expected that it will be running on the Windows OS might be developed by Dell, Lenovo and HP. Apart from Intel, Microsoft is also preparing launch 5G capable devices by the end of 2019.

5G isn’t far away rather it coming very fast

The fifth generation of cellular technology has been in its inception for last couple of years wherein a number of telecom providers were seen actively putting it on trial across the globe. 5G as with every iteration of technology promises to give a boost to the speed, coverage as well as the responsiveness of the wireless networks.

When we talk about 5G then it is really fast which can be described as 10 to 100 times speedier than what we are using now. It will certainly be way faster than the fastest speed offered by fiber optic cables. In other words 5 G will offer one of a kind speedier and remarkable upgrade over the existing cellular connections.

Intel set to recoup its position

When 4G explosion occurred just a few years Intel missed the chance to play a vital role in the Smartphone market. Intel has remained a pioneer in the PC chip market but when it came to Smartphone segment it simply remained an underdog with Snapdragon and Mediatek taking the major share of the market. In 2017 alone Intel has made as much $62 billion from its chip making  business and it is all geared up to remain in contention for the 5 G device market.

The road towards making a comeback in the Smartphone market as a credible and appropriate choice for the chipset isn’t easy for Intel. As a number of industry experts believe that its earlier will certainly keep Smartphone manufacturers aloof from utilizing it on their devices.

But it is worth noting that Intel has spent a large amount of money and the research and development of the next generation of chips which has the potential to deliver on the 5G technology without any issues or shortcomings.

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Why You Should Care About Google Big Push for RCS

Why You Should Care About Google Big Push for RCS

RCS to Enhance Standard Messaging

RCS (Rich Communication Services) will come with enhanced features that will take the standard messaging to the next level. Google in partnership with 43 carriers and device manufacturers is trying to better the usual messaging experience with RCS for every Android user.

What is RCS?

RCS which stands for Rich Communication Services is being launched by Google to give Android users a better SMS texting than what one has experienced. The current default SMS app on Android phones is sending Messages. Google will be implementing Rich Communication Services to this SMS app to give its users a better experience.

It will give a rich content with images, emoji inside the standard SMS app on the phone. In addition to text messages, one can do much more. Rich Communication Services provides file sharing, group messaging, images, stickers and gaming, voice and video calls inside the standard SMS app. Google’s RCS aims to provide a better and more interactive new standard SMS app.

At the Mobile World Congress, Google plans to work with their partners to bring Rich Communication Services to businesses in various regions. They will showcase how the business industry can be more interactive using RCS and change the way they interact with mobile customers. This will help the businesses to not only send text messages but also images of their products which can help the customers to buy something without leaving the messaging app. All the customers who get SMS messages from a business will automatically get this upgraded version of using RCS in Android Messages.

In order to provide the RCS experience to Android users all around the world, Google has been working in collaboration with most of the carriers and device makers.

In the previous year, carriers across Europe, North America and Latin America committed to launch RCS messaging, powered by Jibe RCS cloud from Google. Google had created an Early Access Program to enable businesses to take part in the Rich Communication Services business messaging. Companies dealing with food, travel, retail and delivery services in the U.S. and Mexico are having an interactive experience with their customers using Rich Communication Services.

On the flip side, if your interaction with Rich Communication Services is mostly business messages, then you can get many messages that are annoying, ads or even spam.

There is also a problem that if your phone and carrier support Rich Communication Services and the recipient of the message does not have Rich Communication Services, then you will not be able to use the RCS messaging app.

There are also a number of other messaging apps like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat being used to send messages.

According to a Google update, Google makes it clear that it will not allow businesses to spam users with RCS. In the Early Access Program, they will review every campaign and make sure the messages do not contain any spam. The businesses that send the

Rich Communication Services messages are basically the ones that people choose to receive and they can opt out at any point in time.

Google plans to adopt policies that will prevent spams and have automated and manual mechanisms to provide security to their users.

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SpaceX Got U.S. Regulator to Back Satellite Internet Plan

SpaceX Got U.S. Regulator to Back Satellite Internet Plan

Finally SpaceX get US regulator nod for its ambitious satellite internet plan

SpaceX was in news for its successful launch earlier this month when it placed its Roadster car right into the space in a rare display of the firm prowess. SpaceX seems to be on the roll as it has just received the endorsement from the US communication regulator which will allow it bring together a massive network of satellite to offer internet coverage globally like never before. It would be the first when a firm is specifically looking at deploying satellite with the sole purpose of building a strong broadband network for its consumers.

Getting the FCC approval isn’t an easy task

SpaceX got approval from the Federal Communication Commission or FCC and it can now provide the broadband services within the United States and even worldwide using satellites. FCC chairman has stated that this move on the part of the SpaceX will allow millions of Americans to access internet services in the rural and remote location where bringing fiber optic cable and cell towers isn’t possible.

SpaceX has shared its plan of using satellites to provide broadband coverage to the users but it wasn’t green lit by the FCC in the past. SpaceX didn’t get snubbed by it rather went ahead and planned to launch a pair of experimental satellites. This got approved by FCC and very soon these satellites will be launching from California in the upcoming days. Apart from the experimental satellites this rocket will also carry the PAZ satellite for Spain as well as other multiple smaller secondary payloads.

SpaceX:  Putting a car in the space

Just a week ago SpaceX made news for building and launching the world’s most powerful rocket ever named Falcon Heavy. It was a 23 story talk jumbo rocket which carried Tesla’s very flagship vehicle named Roadster which happens to be world’s faster electric car. FCC chairman Pai was quite enthusiastic about the SpaceX endeavor and he stated that this approval would come as the first when an American company is given a chance to provide broadband coverage to the citizens by utilizing new age low Earth orbit satellite technology.

The vision of SpaceX and the competition

Elon Musk has talked about launching a satellite internet based business way back in 2015 and he even stated that the money generated from this venture would help in funding a future city on Mars. He is more in creating a unique global communications system which can be easily interpreted as rebuilding the internet right into the space. Certainly such a system will be much faster and reliable than the traditional internet services being utilized on the land.

SpaceX isn’t the only with approval to deliver broadband services using satellites. Now it has a stiff competition to deal with as FCC has approved requests made by a number of firms namely Telesat, Space Norway and OneWeb. All of these firms will be competing against each offer better internet services at better prices. This would certainly be a boon for the people living in the remote and rural areas of the country where network reception and communication capabilities are quite limited.

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Falcon Heavy Success Paves the Way for Open Access to Space Beyond Earth

Falcon Heavy Success Paves the Way for Open Access to Space Beyond Earth

How is SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world, and why is launching from Cape Canaveral so important? 

It took off from the same platform in Florida that took the men to the Moon. And it marked a new chapter on the road to a manned mission to Mars.

 

The gigantic rocket Falcon Heavy, of the private company SpaceX, left this Tuesday at 20:45 GMT from NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.  And he did it by taking a Tesla car, the first car to be launched into space.  The Falcon Heavy took off from the LC-39A platform of the Kennedy Center, the same one from which the Apollo missions departed.

The launch of the rocket is one of the most anticipated events since the missions that brought man to the Moon.  A crowd flocked to Cape Canaveral to witness the takeoff.  Both SpaceX and Tesla are led by technology billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk, who hopes to use rockets like Falcon Heavy in future missions to Mars.

This spacecraft was built mainly from three Falcon 9 rockets, also from Space X, to power the capsule in which the Tesla was installed.  As with its launches, SpaceX hoped to recover the three accelerating rockets.  Less than three minutes after takeoff, two of these returned to the Florida coast, just south of the Kennedy Space Center. Their landing legs made contact with the ground at almost the same time.

The third accelerator was to return to an unmanned ship in the Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles from Florida.  But it did not have enough fuel to decelerate during the descent and was destroyed when it hit the water at about 500 kilometers per hour.

Musk believes that the recovery and reuse of the rockets are what will change the game rules of the space industry.

“The game will be over for all the other heavy-load rockets,” he told reporters.  “It will be like trying to sell an airplane in a market in which one airline has a reusable airplane and all the others have single-use planes, which once they reach their destination, randomly crash somewhere”, he pointed.

Auto in orbit 

After the return of the accelerating rockets, the upper capsule of the Falcon Heavy, with the Tesla, began its trajectory towards the orbit of Mars.  For it to be routed to its destination, the engine of the upper stage had to ignite three times.

This is the ship with which Space X wants us to travel to Mars to establish a human colony. Musk warned before the flight that this was one of the phases that worried him most, because of the possibility that it did not work correctly.

The upper stage of the Falcon had to traverse a concentrated region of radiation on Earth, known as “Van Allen belts,” and this could interfere with electronic systems.  The rocket, 70 meters high, you can place in orbit a load of up to 64 tons, the equivalent of putting in space five double-decker buses. Its capacity is only surpassed by the Saturn V aircraft, which operated in the Apollo missions in the decade of the 60s and 70s.

The Falcon Heavy rocket has twice the capacity of the rest of those used today.  But the triple structure required modifications in the design and a strengthening of the main propeller.

The 27 Merlin engines at the base of the rocket can generate a power of 23,000 kilo-newtons, more than double the most powerful currently in use, the Delta IV Heavy, operated by the United Launch Alliance, one of the main competitors of SpaceX.

Musk said the challenges of developing the rocket made the chances of the launch successful only 50-50.  “I had the image of a giant explosion on the platform, a wheel bouncing on the road, but fortunately, it did not happen,” the Space X CEO told reporters after the event.  With an undoubted advertising calculation, the Falcon Heavy took as test load a red Tesla car in which a dummy with a space suit was placed at the wheel.

The Tesla radio played a David Bowie Space Oddity song as the vehicle left Earth.  If everything goes according to plan, the Tesla will be dispatched in an elliptical orbit around the Sun that will serve to reach Mars.

“The car will reach an orbit that is 400 million km from Earth and will travel to its destination at a speed of 11 km per second,” Musk told reporters.  “And we estimate that the Tesla will continue in that orbit for hundreds of millions of years.”

 Satellites and telescopes

It is unlikely that the Falcon Heavy arrives to transport its maximum load, due to the large amounts of fuel that would be necessary.

THE FALCON HEAVY    

  • Could place in orbit much larger satellites for military or intelligence use
  • Could launch a large number of smaller satellites simultaneously, such as the “constellation of thousands of satellites” proposed by Elon Musk to provide broadband to the entire planet
  • It will allow sending large robots to the surface of Mars, or visiting distant planets of the Solar System such as Jupiter and Saturn and their moons
  • It will also be able to place large telescopes in orbit as Hubble’s successor, the James Webb telescope, which due to current restrictions will be folded like an origami sheet for its launch in 2019
  • The new Falcon Heavy rocket has already been hired to launch large geostationary satellites.

The main clients of Falcon Heavy “will possibly be the government and the Department of Defense of the United States, SpaceX is already a recognized supplier of the Department of Defense for classified and unclassified missions,” Rachel Villain, of the space consultancy Euroconsult, told.

The Falcon Heavy presents a challenge to the US government. NASA is developing its own super-rocket called Space Launch System or SLS. It is estimated that each flight of the SLS will cost about US $ 1,000 million.  According to Musk, the cost of each Falcon Heavy  flight is about US $ 90 million and some critics are already questioning how Congress can justify SLS spending when there is a much cheaper alternative.

Musk is not the only entrepreneur who wants to compete with NASA.  Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is developing a rocket called New Glenn that will be able to place in orbit loads of up to 45 tons. And he said he plans an even more powerful version called New Armstrong.  For SpaceX the launch of Falcon Heavy is part of a much more extensive program to send a crew to Mars in the future.  Musk is already developing a future rocket called BFR, which will have no less than 31 engines.

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Google May Step Into Gaming With Yeti Streaming Service

Google May Step Into Gaming With Yeti Streaming Service

Will Google be making an entry into the gaming business with Yeti?

According to a report, Google is said to be developing a game streaming service, called Yeti. Google will be stepping into the video game business, where the users can play games without actually downloading them. It could work with its Chromecast device or they could be developing a console for streaming the games. Cloud Servers will be used to broadcast the games. Google has been in discussions with other game developers regarding Yeti.

 

Features of the Game Streaming Service – Yeti

Google is working on a subscription based game streaming service, codenamed Yeti. According to the Information website, this service could work either on Chromecast or a Google made console which is being developed for this purpose. In a way, this could enhance the success of its Chromecast platform to play games without downloading them.

This game streaming service dubbed Yeti, allows people to play games without downloading them. They can play the games while they are being streamed and there is no need of downloads or disks. This service Yeti will put Google as the front runner in the video gaming business.

This service, codenamed Yeti will be in line with the streaming services of PlayStation Now. The users will have to pay a subscription fee to access the games. The games will be broadcasted to the users via cloud servers and streamed over the internet.

Google is in talks with game developers, if games can be developed especially for Yeti. It is left to be seen whether they will do that or only make the existing streamed games available.

What is Game Streaming?

Game streaming does away with purchasing expensive video game hardware, since game processing is done in the cloud. Game streaming can be used for those with fast internet connections. The game is available on the remote server and the video is streamed to the user. Controller inputs are sent back to control the game. The communication lag is minimized if it is done properly. There is also the monthly bandwidth caps put forth by the ISPs. Local gaming can be availed in case the monthly allotment is used up.

Google will not be the first to offer game streaming. NVIDIA has GeForce Now, but it needs a Shield Android TV which is $200. The Chromecast on the other hand is only $35. According to reports, there is also work being done to develop a console where games can be streamed on Yeti. It is not clear which games Google will stream on Yeti, but the gaming enthusiasts will be hoping that the high end games will be in the offering.

It is left to be seen if Google can provide a quality gaming experience powered by Cloud to its users. Google hired Phil Harrison of Playstation and Xbox on board its project of game streaming service, Yeti. This indicates that Google is taking the games industry very seriously.

The game streaming service, codenamed Yeti will be a big move in the gaming world. If Google gets it right, this will be a big boost for them in the gaming business.

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Nuro: The Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle

Nuro: The Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle

With many people buying things online, delivery becomes a very lucrative business. Picking stuff up directly from the warehouse and delivering it straight to one’s door step is the order of the day. Engineers have found a new way to deliver products to one’s home that to without the need for the vehicle to be manned. This new toaster shaped vehicle is termed as Nuro.

Other that ferrying people around, this steeringless vehicle is meant to move goods up to down from warehouse to home. Engineered by two engineers from Google, who worked on autonomous cars at the company, nuro is a self- driving car that was recently unveiled by the duo.

What is Nuro?

Nuro is a toaster shaped delivery vehicle. The autonomous vehicle is meant to ferry not people but the goods you order online form the warehouse to your doorstep. Nuro also comes with a built in remote that allows you to control the vehicle remotely too.

The team behind Nuro, aim at making human life easier through the use of robots in performing daily activities. Nuro is their start at improving that human life by using robots.

Nuro is just the Start…:

Besides Nuro, there are a lot of other self- driving delivery vehicles out there, one of them being Udlev a Bay area startup aiming at the same thing. Toyota recently unveiled another self- driving delivery box called the “e-pallette” intended at local deliveries.

Rumor has also has it that Amazon has acquired a patent for its own self delivery vehicle, which will carry packages from the warehouse directly to a buyer’s doorstep.

When will Nuro and such…, be ingrained into our Daily Living:

Whenever we hear about self- driving cars such as Nuro, we think of when we can own our own self- driving car. But the need of the economy right now is transporting cargo and that is where all efforts to make a self-driving car are focused at.

Transporting goods over-seas by ship or by trucks are also being automated even as we speak or in this case read. But self-driving vehicles such as Nuro are aimed at the small scale for now.

With the number of people ordering things online increasing every minute, there is a lot to be made from getting transport organized to ferry those huge amounts of goods from warehouse or factory or even grocery to one’s doorstep. Recent study puts the value of this market at 86$ billion annually and this business does not show any signs of slowing down too.

Why stop at autonomous cars these days, companies are thinking of newer and faster means by which goods can be delivered safely to their customers and one such way is by using a drone. There were even talks of Amazon using delivery drones.

Getting a horde of delivery drones in the sky has a lot of hurdles as of now but who knows in the future weather this will be another common means of getting a delivery to a buyer’s home.

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