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Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio (slashdot)

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, News, Disney, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, BeauHD, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez


Google Is Shutting Down Its Emmy Award-Winning VR Film Studio

Google is shutting down its Spotlight Stories immersive entertainment unit, according to an email sent out by Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho Wednesday evening. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," Dufilho said in her email sent to supporters of the studio. Variety reports: Spotlight Stories originally began as a group within Motorola, ...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Disney, Tech, Oscar, Vr, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Variety, Wallace, Aardman Animation, Patrick Osborne, Karen Dufilho, Dufilho, Glen Keane Justin Lin Jorge Gutierrez, John Kahrs Google


Google's Experimental Radar Sensors That Replace Buttons With Gestures Get FCC Approval

Back in 2015, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) showed off tiny radar-based sensors that would let you control your gadgets simply by tapping your fingers together. But it wasn’t until earlier this week (and after a small push from Facebook) that Google actually got the go-ahead it needed to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Atap, Google ATAP, Rader, Project Soli, Motion Sensors, Another Small Step For Project Soli


Google's Experimental Radar Sensors That Replace Buttons With Gestures Get FCC Approval

Back in 2015, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) showed off tiny radar-based sensors that would let you control your gadgets simply by tapping your fingers together. But it wasn’t until earlier this week (and after a small push from Facebook) that Google actually got the go-ahead it needed to deploy its tech in the real world.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Atap


Google Hires PlayStation’s Former VR Expert Richard Marks

Google hired Richard Marks, formerly of Sony, who played a key part in the creation of PlayStation VR, according to a report from VentureBeat. Marks, who worked as a senior research engineer on PlayStation VR, PlayStation Move, and was head of Sony’s Magic Lab, will work for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP). “ATAP […]
Tags: Google, News, Sony, Atap, Richard Marks, Playstation Vr, Sony Playstation, Advanced Technology and Projects, Magic Lab, VentureBeat Marks


Google snags Sony’s ‘Magic Lab’ VR guru

Google has hired Richard Marks, Sony’s Magic Lab head who was behind much of the company’s VR efforts, to a position in its Advanced Technology and Projects group, VentureBeat reports. Google confirmed the hire to TechCrunch, sending along a statement from ATAP head Dan Kaufman. “ATAP is at the intersection of science and application where our goal is to solve significant problems and close the gap between what if and what is. We’re super excited about Richard joining the senior team and l...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Sony, Htc, Virtual Reality, Atap, Richard, VentureBeat, Richard Marks, Playstation Vr, Personnel, Advanced Technology and Projects, Magic Lab, Dan Kaufman ATAP, LinkedIn Marks


An ex-Facebook and Google exec is joining an Israeli autonomous drone startup

Richard Wooldridge, an ex-Facebook and Google executive, is joining an Israeli drone startup as COO. Airobotics builds autonomous drones that are used in industry, from mines to ports. It has landed $61 million in funding and is growing 500% year-on-year. Airobotics, an Israeli startup building autonomous drones for industrial uses, has nabbed a former Google and Facebook executive to be its new chief operating officer (COO). For most people, quadcopter drones conjure up images of cool aeria...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Israel, Trends, Atap, Coo, Wooldridge, Building 8, Airobotics, Richard Wooldridge, COO Airobotics, Airobotics Wooldridge


Facebook Hardware Chief to Step Down

It was a pretty big score when Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) poached Regina Dugan from Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Google in early 2016. Dugan led the search giant's Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group, which works on experimental new hardware ideas that have the potential to one day become moonshots. For example, Google's Project Tango, which added 3D environmental sensing capabilities to mobile devices, came out of ATAP, as did the Project Ara modular phones.Th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Finance, Tesla, Atap, Goog, Dugan, FB, GOOGL, Technology and Telecom, Evan Niu, Facebook NASDAQ, Regina Dugan, Advanced Technologies, Rich Heley, B59cc8d8-b42d-11e7-b5e1-0050569d32b9


What Happens to Facebook’s Mind Reading Project Now That Its Leader Is Gone?

Regina Dugan, a tech exec with roots in the government sector as the former director of DARPA, is leaving Facebook and her departure calls into question the status of one of the craziest things Facebook has been working on.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Darpa, Atap, Regina Dugan, Building 8


The Levi’s x Google Smart Jean Jacket Is Here

Finally launching this week, Google and Levi’s are bringing wearable tech to the masses with the consumer availability of the Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker jacket, which will be the first garment with “Jacquard™ by Google” interactive features woven in. (Hashtag: #JacquardbyGoogle if you’re planning to buy and share as you wear.) Designed for urban commuters on bikes and other cyclists, the limited edition jacket connects to a smartphone, allowing the wearer to easily control music, navigation and ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Japan, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Wearable Tech, Anniversaries, Levi's, Apparel, Atap, Interactive, Levi, Cannes Lions, Sxsw


Google ATAP and Project Jacquard add gesture control to Levi’s Commuter jacket

Google collaborated with Levi's to build a Commuter Trucker jacket that has gesture-sensing technology. It's useful for when you want to play the next song while biking, or check when your next appointment is. The post Google ATAP and Project Jacquard add gesture control to Levi’s Commuter jacket appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Atap, Levi, Google ATAP, Emerging Tech, Android Army, Google I/O 2016, Project Jacquard


More than just a jacket: Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket powered by Jacquard technology

Whether you're cycling to work or juggling a cup of coffee, it's often difficult to pull out your phone, unlock it and answer an incoming call, read a text or skip a music track.To help you to control your digital life while navigating your real one, Google ATAP (Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group) developed Jacquard—a connected apparel platform that allows fashion designers and apparel manufacturers to integrate connectivity and interactivity into clothes. And the first product tha...
Tags: Google, US, Atap, Levi, Eta, DR, Advanced Technology and Projects, Jacquard, Ivan Poupyrev, Google ATAP Google, Ivan Poupyrev Dr


Facebook is unifying its hardware efforts under a veteran exec and readying an ‘Aloha’ video chat device (FB)

Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth is taking over all of the company’s consumer hardware efforts. That includes Oculus VR and Facebook’s newer Building 8 division, which is working on an unannounced video chat device codenamed Aloha. Aloha will be the first in a string of consumer gadgets from Building 8. The secretive team is also working on an Amazon Echo-like smart speaker, 360-degree camera, and futuristic wearables. Facebook has tapped one of its most veteran execs to lead all of its con...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Xiaomi, Darpa, Atap, Amazon Echo, Cto, Andrew Bosworth, Zuckerberg, Regina, Aloha, Apple Google


ATAP goes AWOL at Google I/O

 For the last few years, Google’s skunkworks ATAP unit always held its own keynote at I/O, Google’s flagship developer conference. Often, this was where Google would show off its most experimental and interesting projects — and sometimes, this ATAP keynote was more fun than the larger, flashier I/O keynotes. This year, however, ATAP is nowhere to be found on the I/O schedule. Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Hardware, Tech, Atap, Rick Osterloh, Regina Dugan, Googleio17


How Google's band of hardware pirates has re-invented itself after its legendary leader jumped ship (GOOG, GOOGL)

Almost three years ago, one of Google's most celebrated executives took the stage at the company's big developer conference and declared that the future was being built in a secretive hardware group she led. "You're going to get a glimpse of a small band of pirates trying to do epic shit," she said, referencing nearly a dozen ambitious technology products under development and touting the team's quick pace of execution. Today Regina Dugan, the Google executive, is gone, and the remaining members...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Darpa, Atap, Levi, Sundar Pichai, Ara, Pixel, Ruth Porat, Samsung Galaxy, Dan, Regina, Rick


New Music: ANoyd “Name Brand Water”

  Connecticut’s most promising emcee ANoyd liberates his Statik Selektah, Jake One and Swish-produced cut “Name Brand Water.” Serving as the latest leak off his recently released A Time And Place project, the east coast native breaks down life’s ups, downs and desires from the perspective of H2O. Stream the song below and purchase ATAP in it’s entirety via iTunes here. Continue below…   Related: New Video: ANoyd “Phony Habits”
Tags: Connecticut, Jazz, Atap, New Music, Anoyd, Name Brand Water


Facebook is Working On a Way To Let You Type With Your Brain

From a report: Facebook today unveiled a project from its secretive Building 8 research group that's working to create a brain-computer interface that lets you type with your thoughts. Regina Dugan, a former director of DARPA and the ex-head of Google's experimental ATAP research group, announced the news today onstage at Facebook's F8 developer conference. Dugan, who now heads up Building 8, says the goal is "something as simple as a yes-no brain click" that could fundamentally change how we in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Darpa, Atap, Dugan, Regina Dugan


Facebook is about to take the wraps off its secretive and ambitious consumer hardware group (FB)

The all-star roster of tech veterans that Facebook began assembling one year ago is quietly making progress, steadily expanding the size of its ranks and the hardware prototypes under development. The group, known as Building 8, currently has four simultaneous projects underway, spanning everything from cameras and augmented reality to science fiction-like brain scanning technology, Business Insider has learned. And Facebook is already planning the coming-out party for its impending family of g...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Stanford, Trends, Darpa, Airbus, Atap, Munster, Project Ara, Zuckerberg, Georgia Tech, Piper Jaffray, Apple Google


The Levi's x Jacquard by Google Denim Jacket is a Garment, Not a Device

Jacquard by Google has teamed up with Levi's to create a smart denim jacket, specifically with bike commuters in mind. The collaboration has been going on for quite some time—back in 2015, Ivan Poupyrev, technical program lead at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division and Paul Dillinger, vice president of global product innovation at Levi Strauss & Co spoke at our conference about the initial stages of the project. Now, two years later, the jacket is a reality and is set to re...
Tags: Google, Design, Technology, Atap, Levi, Fashion Design, Levi Strauss Co, Ivan Poupyrev, Paul Dillinger, Google Denim Jacket


Facebook's mysterious hardware group is working on everything from AR to mind reading - here's what we know so far (FB)

A top secret division within Facebook called Building 8 is working on at least four unannounced consumer hardware products. One product involves cameras and augmented reality, the futuristic tech that overlays virtual objects onto the real world. Evidence suggests Building 8 is also working on a drone. Building 8 will include a big retail push complete with warehouse operations, different retail experiences, and a “global contact center footprint.” The all-start roster of tech veterans that F...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Stanford, Trends, Darpa, Airbus, Atap, Munster, Project Ara, Zuckerberg, Georgia Tech, Piper Jaffray, Apple Google


SXSW: Google and Levi’s Reveal ‘Jacquard’ Touchscreen Jean Jacket

Google and Levi’s announced last year that they were co-developing a smart fabric, called Jacquard, that would embed sensors so the denim or cloth would act as a smart screen. It’s finally here. Activating Levi's / Jacquard connected garment product at #SXSW, a lot is going on, opening party Sat., come to see us if you are in Austin! pic.twitter.com/JuqmUPfCQA — Ipoupyrev (@ipoupyrev) March 11, 2017 "How to make tech authentic to garments" Google's Ivan Poupyrev talking abt the creat...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Uncategorized, Advertising, Austin, Wearable Tech, Mobility, Levi's, Apparel, Atap, Levi, Eta, Sxsw, Co-Branding, Tom Emrich, Project Jacquard


Google’s Groundbreaking Oscar Nod Could Pave the Way for VR

Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that is still in the early stages of adoption. While headsets are available, VR has yet to gain wide acceptance due to the high cost of consoles and equipment, and the lack of sufficient content. Additionally, the technology is still largely unfamiliar to the majority of consumers, who may have heard of VR but have yet to experience it. All that may be beginning to change.Pearl is the first VR movie to be nominated for an Oscar. Image source: Google.For the f...
Tags: Google, Finance, Vr, Imax, Atap, Goog, NFLX, DIS, GOOGL, Technology and Telecom, Advanced Technology and Projects, Danny Vena, 66cfd67c-fd36-11e6-8f59-0050569d32b9


The making of “Pearl”

Spotlight Stories' “Pearl” follows a father and daughter as they travel the country in their beloved hatchback, chasing their dreams. Created and produced as an interactive VR experience, a 360 video, and a theatrical short film, “Pearl” premiered last summer at the TriBeCa film festival, and is nominated this year for an Oscar for best animated short film.With the Oscars just a few days away, we asked Director Patrick Osborne, Producer David Eisenmann, Music and Sound Creative Director Scot Sta...
Tags: Youtube, Vr, Htc, Atap, Google Spotlight Stories, Patrick, Rachid El Guerrab, Stevan Riley, Nicki Bluhm, Kelley Stoltz, Patrick Osborne, David Eisenmann, Scot Stafford, Cassidy Curtis, Vive Patrick Osborne, David Eisenmann ProducerPearl


RecruitingLive with ATAP: Derek Zeller and Ben Gotkin

Our industry lacks the fundamental training and certifications to legitimize and qualify our profession across the board. That's where ATAP comes in.
Tags: News, Atap, Branding, Blog Posts, Derek Zeller, Recruiter Training


The Death of Project Ara Shows Google Is All Grown Up

Fast and nimble hits big and slow. The post The Death of Project Ara Shows Google Is All Grown Up appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Google, Business, Atap, Alphabet, Project Ara


Google's secretive skunkworks lab wants to make a new multiplayer smartphone game (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's secretive skunkworks lab is trying to create the multiplayer game of the future.  The Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division is hiring a bunch of gaming experts to work on a new social smartphone game, according to recent job postings.  The process appears to be in the early stages as ATAP is looking for a creative director as well as lead backend and mobile games engineers to "propose, design, and implement services to help manage large amounts of user data for multiplayer ga...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Atap, Niantic Labs, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Niantic, Dugan, Advanced Technology and Projects ATAP


Google wants to design the clothes that your doctor wears (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google wants to bring smart scrubs to the medical world. Project Jacquard, a unit of its Advanced Technologies and Projects division dedicated to producing "connected" fabric, recently announced a partnership with uniform-maker Cintas to create interactive clothing for healthcare and safety.   That's a new direction for one of Google's most futuristic technologies, which  wirelessly connects clothing to gadgets, software platforms, or cloud services. We got our first good look at Jacquard in...
Tags: Google, Yahoo, Trends, Mark Cuban, Sergey Brin, Atap, Levi, Rafi Letzter, Cintas, GOOG GOOGL


Google ATAP at I/O 2016

By far, my favorite moments of I/O 16 happened on the ATAP stage. Watching a Google ATAP presentation is like living in the future. ATAP is Google’s “future” department. They make crazy things happen in crazy timeframes. It’s like one big internal competition: How can we shake stuff up even more? Let’s take a look at the three big projects and what they might have in store for us techies in the near future. Project Soli [image via The Verge] Your hands are the only interface you’ll need....
Tags: Google, Seo, Web, Atap, Levi, Google ATAP, Soli, ChurchMag


10 things you may have missed at Google I/O

Last week thousands of developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, at Google I/O, our annual developer conference, for three days of talks, sandboxes, and some festival fun. Here’s a look at I/O beyond the keynote:1. It’s not just for grown-ups.A day before Google I/O officially began, we hosted I/O Youth. Over the course of the day, 120 students from Bay Area-based schools engaged in four hands-on activities focused on storytelling, designing, and coding. They heard fro...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, London, Charli Xcx, Korea, Atap, Bay Area, Harman, Google Blogs, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kygo, LG Electronics Inc, Mountain View CA, Lee Sedol, Soli, Abbi Tatton Editorial Elf Google


Soon You’ll be Taking Business Calls on Your Smart Jacket – Seriously

The barrier between us and the digital connectivity we need to work, play and live has been reduced by another factor with the announcement of the Levi’s Commuter Smart Jacket. So if you see someone walking down the street talking to themselves and swiping and tapping their clothes, no need for alarm, they could be wearing this Commuter smart jacket. The Commuter Smart Jacket The new Levi’s Commuter smart jacket is fashioned in collaboration with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATA...
Tags: Google, Sales, Google Glass, Atap, Levi, Technology Trends