Google has revealed a tablet for Project Tango – the web giant's plan to create devices capable of mapping the space around them in three dimensions. Tango was first floated as a smartphone, but Google was later suspected of instead deciding on a tablet as the best device for the job. The keyword-kings today confirmed the …
Just started their photocopiers.
Expect theirs in 5 years, followed by the inevitable lawsuit a year later.
It's their official company policy.
Add in auto imaging
And you have the best building compromising device the NSA ever made.Mr Bond would be happy to have that in his toy arsenal.
Re: Add in auto imaging
I could not up-vote you fast enough. My first thought was, "What would possess people to think that it would be a good idea to allow everyone in the world access to their homes (under the premise that if it is on the internet, it is available to everyone). Then I thought "Facebook..." Never mind. Go back to playing Farmville and sharing far too intimate details about every aspect of your lives.
Google imagines you might “capture the dimensions of your home simply by walking around with your phone before you upload it to streetview." FTFY
Costing one Kibidollar :)
Think I've got that right?!?
Virtual home decor
Many years ago (I can't remember where or when) there was a paint supplier website where you uploaded a picture of your room and it would let you try out different colours on the walls. It probably used a mixture of colour replacement and shape/vertex/edge detection. Virtual furniture would be much more difficult but an interesting application.
Re: Virtual home decor
Actually the virtual furniture and 3-d context is a well done kit in that part of the CAD world. I'd stumble across their world as I was collecting info on various CAD/CAE/CAM and simulation packages. The translation between real world to virtual world is the "hard" part. The really interesting part is
Google tagged the same base hardware as I'll be using for the sensory apparatus/data massager for drone use.
So nothing like those floaty scanner things in Prometheus?
Those little widgets looked so cool.
Re: So nothing like those floaty scanner things in Prometheus?
Its in Beta phase :D
sounds great for getting a general feel for what furniture would look like in your home. By that i mean helping a salesman sell you that 4 grand sofa suite by showing you how great it looks like in front of that 60" tele - that he's also selling you.
but you're still gonna need a tape measure to make sure stuff fits.
If you had enough of these beasties, could you wireframe render a moving scene?
I'm not thinking about access-all-angles porn, definitely not.
Steven "wanker by strict definition" Raith
Britvic does Tango, and as a ShareHolder of Britvic this is an excellent move, if they have got permission from Tango to use the Tango name. Some, cross promotion would be excellent as well, a free can of Tango per purchase, make mine Apple.
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