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Google’s Project Tango: Five things you could do with a phone that maps your room
washingtonpost.com ^ | February 21 | Hayley Tsukayama

Posted on 02/22/2014 4:24:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

Google is pushing into a new world of smartphone hardware, with a new prototype phone that can create a 3D-map of a room. The prototype phone , a 5-inch device codenamed Project Tango, was revealed on Thursday. Its sensors can read a room by tracking the motion of the device itself and simultaneously mapping the environment around it with “a quarter million 3D measurements every second.”

The company has added indoor maps to its mapping products before, but this project comes from the firm’s Advanced Technology and Projects group and takes that concept to an all-new level.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: google; projecttango; tango
I don't understand why the Millenials are so goofy for gimmickry.
1 posted on 02/22/2014 4:24:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

But can it find my car keys?


2 posted on 02/22/2014 4:26:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: BenLurkin

I neither want nor need a phone that is smarter than I am.

My little dumb flip phone is used merely to make and receive phone calls…...


3 posted on 02/22/2014 4:28:02 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: BenLurkin

So.. why does Google want people to map their rooms?


4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:28:11 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

The NSA loves them though. They buy their own surveillance equipment.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:28:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
My first question with anything is ... why?

I LOVE W98SE ... then forced to XP ... which I had no problem LOVING as well.

Now, this W7 .. ?

We are NOT playing well with each other.

So ... you can map your room, eh?

Can you grow a new bed by clicking on an exe. file ?

6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:31:04 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: basil
Amen to the flip phone.

I would never perform anything on the internet or watch a video or whatever while doing something else

When I'm working ... I'm working ... when I'm driving ... I'm driving ... when I'm home ... I turn on a big TV or a big computer monitor.

Why would I want to crunch my fingers on an electronic keyboard one inch square, or watch a movie on a 2 by 3 screen ?

Every one of these innovations are, to me ... just another way for someone to look at me and know about me.

7 posted on 02/22/2014 4:35:44 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: GeronL

Makes it easier for the SWAT team to subdue you if they don’t have to do a room to room search.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 4:36:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GeronL

“We are living in the age of insanity.” - George Putnam.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:36:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek
The NSA loves them though. They buy their own surveillance equipment.

Amazing how much privacy people willingly give up

10 posted on 02/22/2014 4:52:18 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: GeronL

you are so blind you cannot see


11 posted on 02/22/2014 4:55:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BenLurkin

Those guys have way too much time on their hands.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 4:58:47 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: BenLurkin; GeronL
make shopping trips more efficient by leading you directly to the shelf you want

yeah uh huh the shelf is sends me to is filled with holiday clearance items from a holiday that hasnt happened yet

13 posted on 02/22/2014 4:58:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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14 posted on 02/22/2014 5:03:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BenLurkin

This is great! When can I download it?


15 posted on 02/22/2014 5:05:20 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: BenLurkin
Two things they didn't list...

Give SWAT teams intel on your own home.

A great surveillance tool for thieves.

16 posted on 02/22/2014 5:28:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: basil

“My little dumb flip phone is used merely to make and receive phone calls…...”

LOL, exactly. Got a cheap $9 phone from 7-11. I want my devices dumb as rocks and do what it’s supposed to, nothing more, nothing less.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 5:34:55 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: BenLurkin

If you need a map of your room, you’ve had way too much to drink.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 5:39:33 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: BenLurkin

There is a serious lack of imagination on this thread.

A hand held 3d scanner will be very handy when paired with a a 3d printer.

Very handy for remodeling projects. Scan a room, move walls around, change colors.

I don’t know how accurate it is but it could be useful for ordering parts, or even estimating materials.

I’m sure there are a lot of gaming possibilities but I’m not a gamer.

I see a lot of potential for for an inexpensive 3d scanner.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 7:19:22 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: BenLurkin

If you hacked the tech you could map out the room the cellphone user is sitting in. Would come in real handy if you were goingo raid the home to consfiscate guns.../s


20 posted on 02/22/2014 7:36:36 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: knarf
Every one of these innovations are, to me ... just another way for someone to look at me and know about me.

You flatter yourself.

21 posted on 02/22/2014 8:17:59 PM PST by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: cripplecreek; BenLurkin

Right, It is just hard to imagine why sane people would give maps of their homes to a gigantic conglomerate that has shown major support for the fascists


22 posted on 02/22/2014 8:32:54 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Google’s MO is “know everything, that we may sell ads better”.


23 posted on 02/22/2014 8:34:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: BenLurkin
Having an indoor map of the store in your hand could make shopping trips more efficient by leading you directly to the shelf you want.

Men shop that way. Women don't.

24 posted on 02/22/2014 8:40:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Heck...getting lost at Home Depot is how you find out where everything is.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 8:42:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

A little scary. Big Brotherish.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 8:56:18 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


27 posted on 02/22/2014 8:57:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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