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Google's secretive X labs...one of the most advanced labs in the world....working on some path breaking technologies...making the future better...
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The boldness of Google :-

Project Tango Prepping for Launch Into Space

Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center.  The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic platform, called SPHERES, that flies inside the International Space Station. The SPHERES program aims to develop zero-gravity autonomous platforms that could act as robotic assistants for astronauts or perform maintenance activities independently on station.  The 3D-tracking and mapping capabilities of Project Tango would allow SPHERES to reconstruct a 3D-map of the space station and, for the first time in history, enable autonomous navigation of a floating robotic platform 230 miles above the surface of the earth.

Project Tango and SPHERES are scheduled to be launched into orbit this summer. The future is awesome.
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
― Lao Tzu
 
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
― Lao Tzu
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10 years ago vs. now #True
 
10 years ago vs. now #True  
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Even Steve Jobs would applaud the extent to which Google is disrupting multiple markets right now. Google isn't just thinking different; it's thinking moonshot. Drones. Self-driving cars. Super-fast broadband in a range of US cities.

And absurdly low compute pricing. In late March, Google set off a cloud services and storage price war that forced Amazon.com and Microsoft to respond -- to the delight of customers. As my colleague Charlie Babcock explained, whether or not Google ends up poaching a lot of Amazon customers, Google has made it harder for the incumbent to profit from its own cloud customers, so Google wins either way.

Google made it clear this week that it's looking to disrupt yet another market, as it previewed Project Ara, a modular smartphone hardware system. Ara lets consumers configure phones themselves by snapping together pieces on a frame -- like Lego bricks, as our mobile guru Thomas Claburn noted. Display broken? No need to ditch the whole phone. Want that new camera? Just snap on a new piece. That anticipation you feel for the new iPhone? Google aims to eat it for breakfast. Look for the first Project Ara phones early next year.

But as much as those Google innovations delight and excite the general public, Google Glass does not -- yet. That assessment is evident in reader reaction to our story on Google's decision to put its wearable device on sale to the public for one day this week. Story author Eric Zeman declared he would not plunk down $1,500 for Glass -- and many of you agreed. Google just hasn’t convinced most of us of a burning need for this device. The price is too high, and then there's the creepy factor. As one reader wrote: "I am sure that in a few narrow niches, there is a real use for this tech. It's just, as it is, there is nothing on Glass that hits me as something I need to have in front of my eyes."

Of course, many of us had the same reaction to the iPad when it arrived. What's the burning need? You know how that one turned out.

Google's disruptive ideas go well beyond Glass, smartphones, and driverless cars. You've probably heard that Google just acquired a drone maker, but did you know it's working on flying windmills? I'm not making this stuff up. Check out that and more of Google's moonshot ideas in Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future.

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Every date this week is a palindrome. Same thing forwards and backwards!

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Equipped with four cameras, Amazon’s smartphone set for June introduction. Eye-tracking and glasses-free 3-D features are expected.
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Out of the darkest days comes some of life's greatest moments.
Have Faith.
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Business Intelligence, SAP Business Objects 4.0, SAP Dashboard Design (Xcelsius), PL/SQL, Requirement Analysis, Data Warehousing and Data Modeling
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    Software Project Leader, 2005 - present
    Leading Rolta's BI Product Team on SAP technology Stack.
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A 6.5 Years BI Professional. Interested in anything related to tech and science. Fascinated by algorithms. 
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Survived Bachelor of Engg in Computers from Mumbai University, Married, One cute little daughter.
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