Cornell Conductor Using Google Glass Technology for Orchestra

This post was last updated on November 3rd, 2014 at 12:22 am

googleglassAssociate professor of music at Cornell University, Cynthia Turner, is now trying out Google Glass in the classroom during rehearsals and concerts. She won a contest to test out the new Google technology. She is now trying to figure out interesting ways that she can incorporate the technology into her daily life and the educational experience that she provides at the university. Her ideas so far have included streaming video from the Glass to give a view from the perspective of the conductor or musician during a concert and also using the Glass app to embed a condensed score.

Turner has already started keeping a blog of her explorations with the new technology. In one blog, she mentions that she believes that if Mozart was alive today, he would have been a classical rock star and probably the first in line to try out the new technology. She also mentions that computer assisted devices might have been able to make Beethoven a little happier and allowed him to accomplish even more. Being able to consider the use of Google Glass from a musician’s perspective certainly provides a little more insight into just how broad of an experience it can provide for anyone who uses the new technology.

According to the Cornell Chronicle, Turner is exploring the use of Google Glass with the help of Tyler Ehrlich. He’s from the upcoming graduating class of 2014 and is known to be a technology addict. Although Turner originally opted to try to use Glass to determine whether or not the technology would even be relevant in daily life, her blog seems to reflect that she is now deciding that Google Glass and its amazing technology could provide a vast array of experiences that were not previously possible.

Google Announces Project Loon

This post was last updated on November 1st, 2013 at 08:45 pm

GoogleLoonEarlier in the year, Google sent recruiters throughout the country to find balloon engineers and seamstresses. For many, it seems like it would be a strange combination of talents and occupations for Google to take sudden interest within. A significant amount of the women and men that were approached by Google for the project were not even informed of why they were being hired. However, as Google continues to maintain its stature as the world’s most popular search engine, many people applied to the mystery opportunity with the hope of being the next professionals to work on the latest innovative technology that Google can offer.

Google’s latest development is called Project Loon. The company plans to send countless Google balloons into the stratosphere. If the project works correctly, those balloons will be able to beam down various wireless Internet signals to rural and remote communities. They would be targeting areas that are known to have poor access to broadband connections. The idea would completely redefine how internet connections are accessed in these areas and would make high speed internet access available to demographics that were previously unable to have a strong internet connection at all.

With almost endless announcements and releases of new Google technology, many are beginning to wonder what Google will come up with next. While much of what Google does involves a large amount of experimentation in order to develop these innovations, much of what is actually behind it is weighted in a solid vision for business and maintaining the reputation that Google has acquired over the past 15 years. As the company has almost rarely released anything that didn’t instantly gain the approval of users around the globe, there are many who are anxiously awaiting Project Loon and many other Google innovations that will be looming around the corner.

Google Now Leading Technology Comeback

This post was last updated on April 10th, 2017 at 03:46 pm

googletechnologysoars It has been said that the continued evolution and development of Google’s products has been leading to increasing improvement in stocks throughout the technology sector. This past Friday, Google experienced a 13.8% single day gain, which happened directly after the company had reported having earnings far better than even they had expected. Stock experienced an instant jump in price, though many are saying that they expect for the climbing progression to stop shortly instead of continuing to rise, which would make competition in the technology sector more difficult to overcome. However, with the latest surge of success from Google, it has also prompted similar results for other technology giants such as Apple, Amazon.com, and Check Point Software Technologies. As Google continues to develop and release new products, these companies must follow in line by releasing their latest technology to the public as well, causing the technology sector to become more active and popular than ever before. The recent undeniable success of Google’s endeavors to bridge the gaps in technology has many people becoming more interested in investing in Google’s stock, as well as encouraging budding coders and other technology professionals to get more involved with their role in the industry. Ultimately, it seems that Google is now at the forefront of leading the technology comeback. Currently in development of two autonomous car models from Lexus and Prius, recently releasing Google Glass, and also focusing on the new release of its service uProxy, Google is becoming more involved in our daily lives and reaching a global impact. If the most recent statistics and stock values are any indication, Google will continue to race towards developing the most cutting-edge technology that will not only make day to day tasks more efficient, but also lead towards life-changing technology.

Google Teams Up With Minecraft

googleminecraft Minecraft players can now experience the game in a completely new way thanks to Google’s incorporation of quantum physics. For many Minecraft players, one of the reasons that the game has become so popular is due to the fact that the universe within the game has stayed faithful to the physics of the real world.

A new software package provided by Google will now ensure that this feat is even more realistic by adding in quantum physics, which is an area of the laws of nature that was previously not included.

The new mod is called qCraft and allows players to experiment with entanglement, objects that are able to exist in a ‘superposition’ of numerous states at once, and quantum teleportation.

Caltech quantum mechanic Spyridon Michalakis worked together with Google to create the mod. In a blog post that he wrote about the project, he said that he hopes that the mod will assist school-aged individuals and beyond to understand the world of quantum physics easier. Google has also partnered with MinecraftEdu, which is a project developed by educators from Finland and the United States to use Minecraft as a teaching aid for students.

Although the qCraft mod was just released last week, there are many Minecraft fans who are already showing off many of the unique feats that they can achieve using quantum physics within the game. In one video, a Minecraft player recreated the well-known Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment; in other videos, players have started creating how-to videos and tutorials which showcase how they achieved certain results in the game.

Google’s interest in quantum physics, however, extends beyond their recent incorporation of the laws of nature into Minecraft; earlier this year, they began a new research effort into quantum computing.