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U of M and Google Team Up for New Smartphone Technology

Updated: 03/04/2014 6:12 AM
Created: 03/03/2014 4:10 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

 Google and the University of Minnesota are teaming up together. The partnership will create new technology that may change your life.

Over the last year the U of M has worked on a Google prototype smartphone fitted with 3D sensors called Project Tango. The phone emits pulses of infrared light and records how it is reflected back allowing it to build a detailed depth map of the surrounding space.

The technology will create a indoor GPS 3D model in real time.

The smartphone isn't available yet, but it may be for sale in the next few years.


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