Creating a detailed 3D map of the world around you has until now required expensive Ladar equipment, effective but not cheap. Technology leaving the labs at the moment will soon build this ability into every mobile device, making machines aware of their surroundings.
Tech giants Amazon and Google are working to integrate this new kind of smarts into our phones and tablets. Both leveraging multiple cameras and algorithmic smarts to build 3D wire models that map the world around you. Amazon will use this to create a new type of facial recognition interface while Google is looking for developers to join in on their journey of discovery.
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Speculation of Amazon’s gaming gadget for our living rooms has today gained more weight, the release of what is said to be the game controller for Amazon’s new Android device.
As game controllers go this one looks to be designed to meet a budget, not create a revolution. The controller is very similar in design to the Ouya’s controller, and at the very least it should be dirt cheap to produce. The Bluetooth game controller has all of the right features in the right places but it somehow seems to have come from the world of Minecraft with its large blocky style.
Amazon’s plans for worldwide content domination is now be focused on our TV’s, can their Kindle for living rooms succeed?
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Gamers rejoice there is a new player in town; Amazon’s continuing plans for world domination are now expanding to include TV’s and gaming.
As the masters of content Amazon are continually developing new ways to access their library, continually expanding options for its customers. This time Amazon is hoping to turn every TV into an Amazon content delivery system, the Kindle of the gaming world.
Due out in the last quarter of 2014 Amazon hopes to shake up the status quo and in the process capture even more market share. Will their plans for content domination succeed?
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Amazon has this week sent the rumor mill spinning at full speed, scheduling a major press event for mysteriously unknown reasons. Technorati, members of the media, have all received a cryptic invitation from Amazon, invited to attend an airport hanger in Santa Monica, California on September 6.
While the world waits in anticipation for the new generation of Kindle Fire 2 tablets Amazon managed to keep the new tablets release a complete secret, not an easy task. Many had originally speculated the date of July 31 for the new tablets release, but having passed the September 6 event seems to be the next logical opportunity to introduce the new generation of Fire 2 tablets.
All media analysts agree the new Fire tablets are the subject of the press event the risk takers are suggesting Amazon’s first smartphone may also see the light of day. Has Amazons legendary Lab 126 finished development?
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Amazon, a company on fire. As a company Amazon is attempting to ride the wave of change that is the digital media revolution. Having already established an empire based on what we read they are expanding to include what we watch and what we watch it on.
Central to this evolution is Amazon’s latest gadgets, the devices that make it easy to access Amazon’s content. This has until now been the territory of the Kindle and Fire readers and tablet. Now Lab 126, Amazon’s super secret R&D lab is said to be preparing a new generation of Fire tablets and controversially, a Smartphone.
Amazon have a long road ahead of them in 2012, competing against the biggest names on the internet, keeping share holders happy and entering the tablet / smartphone market is enough to keep a clone army of Martha Stewarts busy.
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Amazon’s attempts to transform itself into a digital media company are starting to light up the cloud. Amazons most recent release Amazon MP3 along with it’s CloudDrive Internet storage service are a two punch combination. Beating Google and Apple to the Web Based MP3 player must have given them some serious satisfaction. Amazons MP3 versions at the moment are limited to Mac, and PC on the computer and Android for tablets and phones. Think of it as a web based iTunes with-out the need to sync and no pictures of fruit.
With Amazon MP3 on your Android the music you uploaded from your PC becomes instantly available to your phone. Any PC you use – as long as it has an internet connection – can access your collection or files. Uploading your MP3 collection begins with Amazon’s software scanning you PC and cataloging your collection. Once Amazon has done it’s thing, you get to select what is uploaded, the transfer begins, it’s a relatively painless process. The files are actually uploaded to the Amazon Cloud service.
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Amazon over the last 18months have transformed themselves from a slowly declining paper merchant to a new media behemoth.
It started with the gutsy introduction of Kindle. The iPad was just an idea swilling around in Steve Jobs’ head – a thought put there by Juan-Luc Picard – when the Kindle was introduced. We’d even go as far as speculating that the Kindle’s success gave Steve Jobs the confidence to release his Star Trek inspired tablet.
With the introduction of it’s On-Demand streaming service, Amazon has pitched a new direction and their plan starts to become clear. Amazon has shifted from being an online – paper – book store, to being the ultimate –customizable – media service . Not just media either, but all parts of the media experience, if your prepared to rent, buy or try – Amazon has it, or has it planned for the near future. Core to this strategy is selling every part of that media equation, from space on their usable media servers – downloadable movies – eBooks – gadgets – consumables as well as hardware to consume all their new media, everything is a salable product.
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