Google has unveiled the latest project to come out of the Google X labs, named "Project Loon." It involves sending giant balloons up to beam down internet access to remote areas of the planet. They will provide a more cost effective solution for wireless coverage in regions, that would otherwise be difficult due to location.
The filing of a patent is far from a sure-fire marker to signal what it is a company is developing behind closed doors. Literally, hundreds of thousands of patents are filed every single year, and the very largest technology companies are responsible for a good grand of them just by themselves. Still, some patents just simply can not be ignored, such is the one granted to Apple Inc. today, entitled “Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays.”Read More
As has been the standard of these Taiwanese news animators a general grasp of original New York Times story is maintained, while delving into specific details a little too (whimsically) much, using robots, aliens, and a space elevator.
The existence of Google X was revealed by the New York Times in a feature they wrote yesterday - detailing a place where engineers were working on the next generation of Google products, and taking a walk on the wilder side of technological innovation.