Project Soli: The best thing we saw at Google I/O 2016
Project Soli: The best thing we saw at Google I/O 2016
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Project Soli: The best thing we saw at Google I/O 2016

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[SOUND] [MUSIC] What's up, Brian Tong here with you at Googlicious. And Google IO is all wrapped up but there's plenty of other cool things that came out from the sessions after the keynote. Now some of the coolest stuff came out of Google's advanced technologies and product sessions known more commonly as Google [UNKNOWN]. Google and Levi's Strauss shows up their latest collaboration with the project Jacquard. A commuter smart jacket that would be in beta this fall with a release planned for next spring. Now, there is a gesture to tap or swipe and you will be able to command different functions. Like getting directions or controlling your music in the left cuff of the jacket. Pretty sweet. [MUSIC] Also Project Ara, Google's Modular phone is still alive and well with the target date of 2017 to consumers hat gives them the user upgradable handset we've heard about since 2015. The team found people didn't wanna change core components like the processor so instead you will be able to customize Customize it with modules like an additional speaker, a camera, an E ink display and an expanded memory module. It'll be up to third parties to come up with even more unique add ons and it's a bold phone, so wait and see how consumers react to it once it hits the market. And finally Project Soli might have shown The biggest potential for the future wearable and other devices. It was showcased last year and it's a sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touch list, gesture, interactions. Smart watch screens are really too small to do much with them, but with [UNKNOWN] Your hand can act as virtual dial, a slider or a button. Google ATAP show case a little bit of what it cam do with a soli chip integrated into in LG watch. Hand closer to the watch And now I can use a virtual dial gesture to interact with a [INAUDIBLE] [APPLAUSE] Yeah, that's bonkers. Now dev kits for the [INAUDIBLE] platform are in developers' hands. And Google already has plans to work with LG moving forward. And really, this is the coolest thing we saw at Google IO. Now Google's two hour keynote featured a lot of things. We know about Google's Daydream. It's their VR headset that Just a rendering right now with no list of supported devices. And a promo video with a later this year target. We know what to expect from Android and thanks for the developer previews. And I'm not switching messaging or video conferencing apps very soon, so Allo and Duo didn't do anything for me. But Google Home was my favorite directly Taking on Amazon Echo with its unique design and color options. But if you really want to take this to the next level go with like a variety of scents, like Hawaiian Breeze or Clean Linens. You've already got the air freshener design really nailed down. Now Google's voice technology can make this special but they don't actually have a product out, there's no price, and we've only heard, later this year. Home has the potential to be better than the Echo but The Echo has already built a strong family of third party partners and it's only getting bigger. Plus, the saddest part of this is the family that talks to home more than they talk to each other. Hey, Google, has my package shipped? Yes, it's already shipped. Okay, Google, how many stars are in our galaxy? Well, there are about 100 to 400 billion stars according to space.com. All right, outside of IO, Google's password killing project advocate will start testing [INAUDIBLE] this summer. It was announce last year the idea that humans are bad at remembering their passwords which is true. But they are good at being themselves. Abacus analyzes how you type, how you speak and combines that with other sensors from your phone. It basically is constantly paying attention to who you are. That doesn't sound like it could go wrong at all. It then calculates that you are will you say you are. Creating a trust score, a new trust score API is what Google wants to put in developers hands. Now nit's up to the test file and developers to see if it's reliable and secure enough To replace PIN codes, passwords, and fingerprint logins. And finally google has patented a new Sify technology to protect pedestrians in case they get struck by one of Google's self driving cars. The granted patent is for a 50 inch... Adhesive layer on the front side of the car that would adhere to a pedestrian instantaneously and help prevent them from being flung into other vehicles or other debris. Yes, you would physically stick to a Google car if you were hit by one. Now there is an eggshell-like layer covering the adhesive that would protect the sticky surface during everyday driving. But shatter in an accident to reveal the glue. The pan could also be applied to nonself driving cars, but I really included the story because I like the drawings. All right, that's gonna do for this week, you can email us at googlicious@cnet.com, [INAUDIBLE]. Thanks so much for watching we will catch you all next time for some more on that bulletin.>> Googlicious.

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