Google's Foray Into 3D Tech Could Mean Big Things for Google Glass, Robots

GoogleNews that Google is working on 3D smartphones has analysts speculating that the company will one day add the tech to a slew of its products, such as Google Maps, Google Glass, Google robots and even virtual reality tools. "Google is much more than what it seems," said Scott Strawn, an analyst at IDC. "It is so much more than a search engine. Innovation is really the core of their business. And 3D is going to be a big feature for them." Google disclosed late Thursday that it has been working on the development of 3D smartphones for the past year. The effort, dubbed Project Tango, aims to enable smartphones to create realistic 3D mapping and virtual experiences -- all while the user goes about her day. "The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," wrote Johnny Lee, Google's Project Tango leader, in a blog post. Read the full story at ComputerWorld.