Category: World » Middle East

Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level

17 Nov 15:06 | World

A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017.read more »

Security Council again fails to extend panel investigating use of chemical weapons in Syria

17 Nov 12:55 | World

Two draft resolutions – one sponsored by the United States and another led by Bolivia – were defeated in the United Nations Security Council Thursday, blocking renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.read more »

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16 Nov 23:50 | World

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2017)

16 Nov 15:40 | World

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Shadi Azhari delivers a safety brief aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) prior to a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold (Released) 171115-N-FP878-026read more »

Fact Sheets: United States Assistance to Burma

15 Nov 09:48 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 15, 2017 The United States supports a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma that respects the human rights of all its people. We are working to immediately address the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, strengthen Burma’s transition to democracy, expand economic opportunity, improve health and resilience of vulnerable populations, further national reconciliation, empower local communities and civil society,read more »

Satellite imagery reveals decline in ISIS oil production

13 Nov 15:10 | World

Oil production by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) steadily declined between 2014 and 2016, indicating that the group was financing itself in other ways, like taxation or extortion.read more »

Students reflect on study abroad experiences during International Education Week

13 Nov 14:34 | World

MU’s Study Abroad program has grown steadily over the years as marketplace demand for global competency increasesread more »

Unlock your superpowers with Android Pay and Justice League

13 Nov 09:00 | World

If you use Android Pay today, you’re in for a surprise. Like our beloved animations of space explorers, Halloween haunts, and Wimbledon players in the past, five of our Android bots have channeled their superpowers to become Justice League Super Heroes in celebration of the movie. Starting in the next few days through December 31, you can see them sprint, soar, and fight to defend the planet when you pay with your phone. How did these heroic characters make their way into the app? It began back in 2016, when the Android Pay team designed an animation–an Android bot dressed up as a space explorer–to surprise our fans. This little space traveler sparked so much delight that the team created more, drawing inspiratiread more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Study Abroad students share experiences, photo contest winners to be announced

9 Nov 16:31 | SciTech

Story Contact: Liz McCune, mccunee@missouri.edu, 573-882-6212

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2017-11-09 03:54:42 (M4.0) Trinidad 10.7 -61.6 (29192)

8 Nov 2017 | World

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Rice News Release: Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

8 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

SUMMARY: Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of FDA-approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

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Both ISIL and Syrian Government responsible for use of chemical weapons

8 Nov 2017 | World

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) was responsible for using sulfur mustard in a September 2016 attack in Umm Hawsh and the Syrian Government was accountable for the release of sarin in an April 2017 attack in Khan Shaykhun, the head of a Security Council-mandated investigation said.read more »

Report concludes ISIL committed ‘international crimes’ during Mosul battle

3 Nov 2017 | World

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations in Iraq that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month battle for Mosul between the terrorist group and Iraqi Government forces, a report has concluded. read more »

2017-11-03 17:19:02 (M4.0) Strait of Gibraltar 36.2 -4.1 (29192)

3 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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Popular Gamer Personalities Stream Call of Duty(R): WWII in the 2017 Race to Prestige

2 Nov 2017 | Entertainment

Event Proceeds to Support Call of Duty Endowment's Mission toread more »

Taking your business global just got easier with Market Finder

1 Nov 2017 | SciTech

Thanks to global e-commerce, there have never been so many opportunities available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, there are also challenges in the global market. Reports show that though exports provide an average of GBP £287,000 (the equivalent of about $25,000) in extra revenue to UK businesses, SME owners who haven’t exported to a new market still don’t know where to start. SME owners are experts when it comes to local customers, but are less knowledgeable about finding new markets and everything that entails: culture, buying trends, export legalities, and payment options for their product in other countries. This is a key problem; our 2017 consumer survey shows that UK SMEs cite international marketing and operational barriers as the biggest barriers to success abroad.Today, we’re announcing read more »

For #MyFutureMe finalists, a geofilter shows dreams for the future

1 Nov 2017 | SciTech

A better and brighter future. A world that accepts people for who they are. Voicing opinions for those who may not be able to.These are just a few elements of a future envisioned by five special teenage girls. Along with Snap Inc., we created the #MyFutureMe contest to challenge teens to design a geofilter based on the future they imagine for themselves. More than 22,000 teens entered the contest, and five finalists—chosen by Snap—are attending TEDWomen in New Orleans this week, where they’ll hear from entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists. They’ll receive mentoring sessions from three Google engineers, and each girl will work with the Snap Design team to create her own, unique Snapchat Lens.These finalists were chosen from 22,000 teens who entered the contest. Here are thread more »

The Google Assistant on phones, now in Spanish and Italian

1 Nov 2017 | SciTech

The Google Assistant is already available on phones in a number of languages around the world and this week we’re adding a few new ones to the roster—Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain as well as Italian in Italy. So now you can say “Ok Google” and ask the Assistant to play your favorite song, tell you about the weather, navigate home and more. Or try something fun and say “¿Ok Google, sabes nadar?”Our goal is for the Assistant to be available to help you get things done, no matter what language you speak, what device you’re using or what question you’re asking. Today’s update is another step in that direction, as these new languages join English in Australia, Canada, U.S. and U.K.; Portuguese in Brazil; French in Canada and France; German in Germany; Japanese read more »

DIEGO GARCIA (Oct. 24, 2017)

1 Nov 2017 | World

Builder 3rd Class Michael Johnson, left, observes Steelworker 3rd Class Alisha Silva, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, as she cuts material from a demolished building to stack on pallets to remove from a project site. NMCB-4 is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations and to provide general engineering and civil support to the U.S. Navy and allied forces. U.S. Navy photo by Builder 2nd Class Christopher Moore (Released) 171024-N-FT956-0566read more »

WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN (Oct. 30,

1 Nov 2017 | World

Hull Technician 3rd Class Jose Rodriguez welds L-brackets together aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Weissman (Released) 171030-N-AC117-113read more »

ROTA, Spain (Oct. 30, 2017)

1 Nov 2017 | Weather

Hospitalman Jessica Ferguson, left, immunizes Logistics Specialist 1st Class Willson Villavilencio aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). Donald Cook is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold (Released) 171030-N-FP878-021read more »

Iran implementing nuclear-related commitments:IAEA

29 Oct 2017 | World

Visiting Iran, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)reiterated that the commitments undertaken by the country under the nuclear accord of 2015 are being implemented.read more »

Remarks to Airmen at Minot Air Force Base by Vice President Pence

27 Oct 2017 | World

Minot Air Force Base Minot, North Dakota 2:13 P.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, and please be at ease. It's an honor to be here with the men and women of Minot Air Force Base in “Magic City” North Dakota where every day, the Warbirds, the Rough Riders, and everyone from Team Minot embody the motto of the Global Strike Command: “Deter, assure, and strike.” You are the pride of the nation. Give yourselves another round of applause, would you please? (Applause.) And I want to thank Secretary Wilson for that kind introduction and for those inspiring words. Would you all mind giving the 24th United States Secretary of the Air Force, an 11-year veteran of the Air Force, another round-of-applause? Secretary Heather Wilson, we are grateful for your leadership. (Applause.) Let me also thank the commanders of the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st Missile Wing for the hospitality theyread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 10/27/2017, #27

27 Oct 2017 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:40 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS: Hey, guys. Happy Friday. Q Happy Friday. MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. It's great to see so many friendly faces in here. Not that that's different than normal. I'm obviously referring to the children around the room. We're really excited and very glad to welcome the kids of the press corps to the White House today. They're going to love trick-or-treating in the Executive Office Building, and I look forward to taking some questions, maybe even from some of the kids, today. Couple of quick things to note before we get into that. As you all saw, yesterday was an important moment for our nation's fight against the drug addiction and opioid epidemic that has hurt so many wonderful families. By directing the declaration of a nationwide public health emergency to address the opioids crisis, the Presidenread more »

Press Releases: On U.S. Support for Spanish Unity

27 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 27, 2017 The United States enjoys a great friendship and an enduring partnership with our NATO Ally Spain. Our two countries cooperate closely to advance our shared security and economic priorities. Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United States supports the Spanish government’s constitutional measures to keep Spain strong and united. read more »

Formidable Shield 2017 Concludes with Ship Engaging Supersonic Target

18 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in a successful live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario, defending against a supersonic target Oct. 17.read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - October 17, 2017

17 Oct 2017 | World

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC October 17, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing GREECE JAPAN SOMALIA read more »

Fact Sheets: 2017 Global Funding and Projects

17 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration October 17, 2017 The State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) aims to be a catalyst to draw attention to the issue of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in conflict-affected settings globally in order to improve dialogue, evidence, response, innovation, coordination, and leadership through funding and policy development. In 2013, PRM and USAID/OFDA launched a joint signature initiative, Safe from the Start (SftS), which is an endeavor to change the way the humanitarian community responds to GBV in emergencies. This initiative works to fill gaps as well as strengthen the core capacity of hread more »

Formidable Shield 2017: Ship Engages BMD Target During NATO Exercise, MDA and Navy Conduct SM-6 Test Launch

16 Oct 2017 | Weather

Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario, defending against a ballistic missile target as well as three anti-ship cruise missiles Oct. 15, 2017.read more »

Press Releases: Spain National Day

11 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC October 11, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, best wishes to the people of Spain as you celebrate your National Day. The United States and Spain are great friends and close allies. As the President said during his September 26 meeting with President Rajoy, the deep relationship between our two peoples is a strong foundation for lasting cooperation. Oread more »

What Googlers were up to at GHC ‘17

11 Oct 2017 | World

The 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing wrapped up last week. The largest conference for women in tech with more than 18,000 attendees, it’s also one of our favorite moments of the year for Google. Eight hundred Googlers joined the thousands of other attendees at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, to demonstrate some of our products, meet aspiring Googlers, and connect with talented women (and men) from around the world. Here’s a quick glimpse at what we did at GHC ‘17: read more »

What Googlers were up to at GHC ‘17

11 Oct 2017 | World

The 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing wrapped up last week. The largest conference for women in tech with more than 18,000 attendees, it’s also one of our favorite moments of the year for Google. Eight hundred Googlers joined the thousands of other attendees at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, to demonstrate some of our products, meet aspiring Googlers, and connect with talented women (and men) from around the world. Here’s a quick glimpse at what we did at GHC ‘17: read more »

Google industrial designer Alberto Villarreal talks hardware, mole and marathons

11 Oct 2017 | World

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating the fascinating stories and important contributions of our Hispanic Googlers—their histories, their families, and what keeps them busy inside and outside of work. Next up is Alberto Villarreal, creative lead for hardware and student of his wife (a historian) and 6-year-old daughter, who teach him about history and how to speak German, respectively. Give us the 10-second version of what you do at Google.I lead a team of industrial designers responsible for defining the creative direction of Google’s hardware mobile devices. We launched our latest work—the Pixel 2 phone, the Pixelbook laptop and PixelBook Pen—last week.  read more »

Celebrating Coming Out Day: Portraits of LGBTQ+ Googlers

11 Oct 2017 | Media

As someone who identifies as non-binary, transgender and gay, I’ve come out a lot. As the co-creator of a "Transgender 101" course that introduces Googlers to trans issues, I come out to my coworkers every time I facilitate a session. Yet I still feel nervous every single time I do it. Growing up in Orange County, CA, I didn’t know any gay people in my high school and I never saw any gay people who seemed like me. For years, I hated myself, wishing I could be straight and “normal."Ironically, it was while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Gambia, a country where being gay is punishable by death, that I made my first LGBTQ+ friends and felt proud of being gay.  read more »

Celebrating Coming Out Day: Portraits of LGBTQ+ Googlers

11 Oct 2017 | Media

As someone who identifies as non-binary, transgender and gay, I’ve come out a lot. As the co-creator of a "Transgender 101" course that introduces Googlers to trans issues, I come out to my coworkers every time I facilitate a session. Yet I still feel nervous every single time I do it. Growing up in Orange County, CA, I didn’t know any gay people in my high school and I never saw any gay people who seemed like me. For years, I hated myself, wishing I could be straight and “normal."Ironically, it was while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Gambia, a country where being gay is punishable by death, that I made my first LGBTQ+ friends and felt proud of being gay.  read more »

Look up to your role models in VR with “The Female Planet”

11 Oct 2017 | World

I grew up surrounded by strong female role models. My mom worked on Wall Street in the 1960s as an IBM Systems Engineer, one of the only women in her field. From day one, her stories about preparation, mental toughness, and teamwork helped me determine aspirations for my own career. When I was a bit older I had a summer internship and shadowed a female broadcast journalist at the top of her career, sparking my interest in media. Now in my role at Google, I want to use VR technology to make it easier for young women to shadow and learn from global female leaders.We just released “The Female Planet,” a new VR video series from Google and Surround Vision, that captures the daily lives of amazing female role models around the world. “The Female Planet” delves into the personread more »

Giving banks a friendly, modern makeover with digital signage: Heritage Bank

11 Oct 2017 | Media

Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from Jane Calder, General Manager of Marketing at Heritage Bank, Australia’s largest customer-owned bank with over 60 branches throughout Queensland. As part of a refurbishment of its branches, Heritage Bank used Chrome OS and Chromeboxes to power video walls and interactive touchscreens to guide customers in making key financial decisions.As a customer-owned bank, we’re passionate about delivering great customer experiences. So when we set out to revitalize the design of our bank branch network, we wanted to remove barriers that come between staff and customers. Customers come to us to have life-changing conversations, like how to buy their first homes and how to save up for their children’s college education. The digital screens now in place across over a third of our network, along with the interactive kiosks in over a dozen brancheread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 10/10/2017, #21

10 Oct 2017 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:14 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. I hope everybody had a nice Columbus Day. Got to take a little break. I'm sure you missed me. Let me start by saying that our hearts go out to the people of California who are enduring the wildfires taking place now. The loss of homes and burning of precious land is heartbreaking, but the loss of life is truly devastating. Last night, the President spoke with Governor Jerry Brown, and today he approved an expedited major disaster declaration for California, along with Fire Management Assistance Grants. The administration is working closely with state and local officials to ensure the people of California are receiving the support they need. Staying on the disaster relief front, I'd like to share some positive news from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today. School resumed in the U.S. Virgin Islands thread more »

Press Releases: Under Secretary Shannon Travel to New York

10 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 10, 2017 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will travel to New York City, October 10–11. In New York, Under Secretary Shannon will deliver the keynote address at the Latin America, United States and Spain in the Global Economy Forum, hosted jointly by the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and El País. For further information regarding the Forum, please visit read more »

The Agoraphobic Traveller shares her Street View portraits

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Editor’s note: Jacqui Kenny is a New Zealander who now lives in London, U.K. On World Mental Health Day, we asked Jacqui to tell her story about a surprising use of Street View.For over 20 years I have lived with severe anxiety, and eight years ago I was diagnosed with agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations where you might feel panicked, trapped, helpless or embarrassed. Sometimes walking to my local supermarket can be a challenge, let alone traveling far from home.Almost two years ago, after closing down a decade-old business I had co-founded, I lost confidence in myself, and my agoraphobia worsened. I wasn’t ready to face the world, but I knew I needed a creative outlet to help keep the negative thoughts away. I found a surprising and unique refuge in the creative possibilities of Google Street View. As I clicked through Google Maread more »

Bringing our support to Europe Code Week

7 Oct 2017 | World

Computer science fosters innovation, critical thinking and empowers students with the skills to create powerful tools to solve major challenges. Yet, there are not enough students who have access to opportunities to develop their technical skills.At Google, we aim to equip students of all backgrounds with the skills to be creators, and not just consumers, of technology. As part of our efforts to encourage more students to learn about computing, we are participating in the European Commission’s Europe Code Week 2017. This is a grassroots movement that encourages programming by showing how to bring ideas to life with code, demystifying these skills and bringing motivated people together to learn. Google has been involved in this campaign since 2014, providing sponsorships to organizations running initiatives tread more »

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day

6 Oct 2017 | World

COLUMBUS DAY, 2017 - - - - - - -  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.  The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the age of exploration and discovery.  The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation.  Therefore, on Columbus Day, we honor the skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents and has inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions -- even in the face of extreme doubt and tremendous adversity. More tharead more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Spain

6 Oct 2017 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - October 4, 2017

4 Oct 2017 | World

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC October 4, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing CHINA WORLD'S FAIR DEPARTMENT read more »

A new angle on your favorite moments with Google Clips

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

We love photos and videos. They take us back to a special time with our friends and family. Some of our favorites are genuine shots that capture the essence of the moment. The trouble is, getting those spontaneous shots means that someone has to be the “designated photographer”—always waiting to snap a photo at just the right moment. I would have loved more images of me holding my kids, Clark and Juliet, when they were newborns, but because my wife and I had our hands full, these moments got away from us.At Google, we’ve been working on a new type of camera that lets you capture more of these special moments, while allowing yourself also to be in the moment.Today we’re introducing Google Clips, a lightweight, hands-free camera that helps you capture more genuine and spontaneous moments of the people—and pets!—who matter to you. You can set the camera down on the coffee table when the kids are gooread more »

The Google Assistant, powering our new family of hardware

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Today we introduced Google Home Mini and Google Home Max, a new Pixel phone, a new Pixelbook and Pixelbook Pen, and Pixel Buds. Something all of these products have in common is the Google Assistant. With new Assistant features throughout the entire line-up, they’re built with the Assistant in mind, ready to help you get more done.But let’s take a step back. Exactly one year ago today, we first introduced the Google Assistant, which lets you have a natural conversation with Google. We said the Assistant should be helpful, simple to use, available where you need it and that it should understand your context—location, device you’re using, etc. And that’s exactly what we’ve been working toward. So before diving into what’s new today, let’s take a look at some of our highlights from the past year:Hardware that works with your Assistread more »

Google Pixel Buds—wireless headphones that help you do more

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

What if your headphones could do more than let you listen to your favorite music? What if they could help you get things done without having to look at your phone? What if they could help you answer (almost!) any question just by asking, or even help you understand someone speaking a different language?We wanted to make a more helpful pair of headphones, so today, we’re introducing Google Pixel Buds. These wireless headphones not only sound great, they are seamless to use and charge, offer help from the Google Assistant, and have a few extra smarts so you can get the answers you need while keeping your eyes up. read more »

Pixel 2 and Daydream View: new experiences in AR and VR

4 Oct 2017 | World

Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to make computing more immersive, intuitive and powerful. With augmented reality (AR), you can interact with digital objects that are integrated seamlessly in the real world around you. With virtual reality (VR), you can experience what it’s like to go anywhere. We just announced the new Pixel 2, which gives you access to amazing smartphone AR and high-quality mobile VR in the same device. AR: Have fun and get things doneAside from taking great photos and videos, the Pixel 2 camera is factory calibrated and optimized for AR. It enables robust tracking, even in low-light conditions, and 60 frames per second rendering of AR objects. That means you’ll be able to have really engaging AR experiences.To start, we’re putting AR objects and characters at your fingertips in a new experience called AR Stickeread more »

Pixel 2 and Daydream View: new experiences in AR and VR

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Virtual and augmented reality have the potential to make computing more immersive, intuitive and powerful. With augmented reality (AR), you can interact with digital objects that are integrated seamlessly in the real world around you. With virtual reality (VR), you can experience what it’s like to go anywhere. We just announced the new Pixel 2, which gives you access to amazing smartphone AR and high-quality mobile VR in the same device. AR: Have fun and get things doneAside from taking great photos and videos, the Pixel 2 camera is factory calibrated and optimized for AR. It enables robust tracking, even in low-light conditions, and 60 frames per second rendering of AR objects. That means you’ll be able to have really engaging AR experiences.To start, we’re putting AR objects and characters at your fingertips in a new experience called AR Stickeread more »

Ask more of your phone: Google Pixel 2

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

“What if smartphones were smarter and simpler?” That's the question we asked ourselves last year, and what we set out to answer when we launched our first Pixel phone made by Google. With Pixel, we set out to make the smartphone experience better and bring the best of Google to the most important device in your life. So we created the world’s best smartphone camera and the first phone with the Google Assistant. But we didn’t stop there. Today, along with a new family of hardware products, we’re introducing Google Pixel 2. We want you to be able to ask even more from your phone—so we're giving you the highest-rated camera ever that helps you take great pictures and interact with the world around you, all-day battery life, and an Assistant that understands you better and helps you get more done.Pixel 2 is loaded withread more »

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