Friday, June 25, 2010

GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi hosting Marissa Mayer, Google

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in the series "meet the Industry leaders", the GarageGeeks and Yossi Vardi invite you to a special garage event, to meet:

Marissa Mayer, Google Vice President, Search Products & User Experience

Greetings: Yossi Matias, Director of Israel R&D Center, Google

The event took place on:
Tuesday, June 29, 20:30 at GarageGeeks HQ, HaPeled 40, Holon

* This is a User Generated Dinner, so, bring some snacks and drinks to share with others.

Rafael Mizrahi and Marissa Mayer at GarageGeeks


Marissa Mayer sign the GarageGeeks wall

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Google Powers Awesome Iron Man Flight Simulator

article via businessinsider

A team of virtual reality enthusiasts working in Israel has built a simulator that recreates the experience of flying in the Iron Man suit.

Via the Google Earth Blog, the system is built around the Google Earth Flight Simulator, which lets you fly around Google's 3D representation of the world. This program is fed into a set of virtual reality goggles, controlled by a motion-sensitive Nintendo WiiMote attached to the wing off of an unmanned aerial vehicle -- that is, a drone. The user is strapped to the wing and a propeller, and the whole rig is suspended in the air by a small crane.

It's very weird, way too elaborate, and incredibly awesome.

Enjoy: