Early this year, designers from all across Google, including Creative Lab and the Material Design team, came together and worked on a new brand identity. A logo that can beautifully exist on all the different platforms, devices, stages and screens Google products live on. I needed some time to say goodbye to the old one, but now I like it a lot.
is the world’s first robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can drive Sphero, play tabletop and multiplayer games, hold Sphero in your hand to use it as a controller for on-screen gameplay, learn basic programming, and even explore augmented reality like Sharky.
Philips started selling its high-tech Hue LED light bulbs exclusively in Apple stores. Screw in the bulbs and you can customize almost everything from light colour, brightness to timer, all through an app. What’s also interesting is that Philips will release an API so that developers can start creating apps using the Hue technology. Think of a nav app that turns your lights on when you’re near your home. Neat!
Impressive indepth article on Google Now. In a single app, the company has combined its latest technologies: voice search that understands speech like a human brain, knowledge of real-world entities, an understanding of who and where you are, and most of all its expertise at ranking information.