Dave Langton

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Report: London Officials have Met with Google about Autonomous Cars

Google has been testing self-driving or autonomous cars in a few States here in the US. Including California, Washington and Texas, other …

Leak claims to show Nokia’s first “pure” Android smartphone (update: its a fake)

<i>Update: Turns out to be a fake, just concept renders from a Nokia fan.</i><p>2015 is shaping up to be a year of transformation if not one of “retro” resurgence. Two once-golden OEMs from days gone by are poised to come back in a major way, despite neither company’s potential products being public. While …

Mobile Technology

Using lasers to preserve the world's treasures

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2001, the Taliban wiped out 1700 years of history in a matter of seconds, by blowing up ancient Buddha statues in central Afghanistan with dynamite.<p>They proceeded to do so after an attempt at bringing down the 175-foot tall sculptures with anti-aircraft artillery had failed.<p>Sadly, the …

Mount Rushmore

Google Glass Lives! Version Two Coming Soon

It appears that Google Glass, the company’s controversial augmented reality headset that was put in the Silicon Valley equivalent of warm storage earlier this year, will be returning in a new and improved form soon.<p>That’s according to Italian eyewear behemoth Luxottica and its CEO Massimo Vian, who …

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

Why Google+ is splitting into photos and streams

The Google+ brand may be dead. Long live Google's Photos and Streams.<p>Bradley Horowitz, a longtime product VP at Google, confirmed late Sunday that he …

Mobile Mapping Donington Park

<b>How being an exhibitor at a Safety event, ended up with a survey of Donington Park race track.</b><p>The story started with a phone call to ask if Severn …

Google machine learns to master video games

<b>A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say.</b><p>The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned how to play 49 classic Atari games. In more than half, it was as good or better than a professional human player.<p>Researchers from Google DeepMind said this …

Augmented-reality game Ingress arriving on Android Wear watches

Ingress, the augmented reality smartphone game that sets player factions against one another in real-world environments, is moving to the wrist.<p>Next month, players will be able to access functions of the app from Android Wear smartwatches, creator Niantic Labs said Friday. The game, which uses a …

New Virtual Reality Game Buries You Alive in a Coffin

Not terrifying at all...<p>Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be buried alive?<p>Probably not, because that's an <i>awful</i><i>, horrible experience.</i> …

Android Wear just got very, very smart

Google’s Android Wear software just got smart – very smart – simply because it integrates Google Now top to bottom. With an update to Google Now …

Working on Pont Briwet

<b>The Pont Briwet scheme is a key project for Gwynedd Council.</b><p>Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Gareth Roberts, …

Could Lasers Be Used to Save the Earth's Most Important Architecture and Monuments?

When the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001, Ben Kacyra and his wife Barbara were devastated. While they grieved the loss of a significant …

KSP Uses Laser Scanner in Champion Deaths Investigation

Police are using 3D diagrams from a laser scanner in their investigation of the Champion family deaths Sunday.<p>The device, a Leica ScanStation, is a …

Setting the New York Wheel in Motion

Imagine a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline. From more than 600 feet in the air, imagine the sight of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis …

6 critical crime scene laser scanning mistakes to avoid

<i>The following is content sponsored by Leica Geosystems</i><p>Laser scanning technology has radically advanced the documentation capabilities of crime scene …

Policing

St Alphage Tower 3D archaeological survey

Date:<p>2013<p>MOLA’s Geomatics team laser-scanned St Alphage Tower in the City of London ahead of a development by Brookfield. The monument comprises the …

Electrical Grid

Ancient site hope after airborne scanner used in Surrey

<b>A new form of airborne laser scanning used in an archaeological survey near Haslemere may have revealed an ancient hill fort and burial mound.</b><p>The scanner, known as LiDAR, uses infra-red laser to see beneath trees and map inaccessible landscapes.<p>The survey, carried out by the National Trust at Black …

Archaeology

Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)

These THI updates are like buses wait 2-3 weeks and three show up at once! Still – I suppose I should be grateful to have news to report! There …

Scanners

My Second Device Allows to Use Second Device as a Receiver

Having more than one Android is certainly not unusual. A tablet, a smartwatch, and even perhaps two smartphones are all occasionally present in our …

The hidden costs of building an Android device

Google does not charge for its Android software, but manufacturers have to pay specialist firms thousands to gain a licence to use it<p>Some mobile and tablet manufacturers are being charged six-figure fees by third party testing facilities for a licence to use Gmail, Google Play and other parts of …