Blurred photos from shaky hands are a thing of the past. With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, some of their features are making a huge difference in terms of accessibility. Namely the fact that they're using both optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) while taking photos or videos. Show More Summary
Google Lens, which uses machine learning to provide additional information about the objects around you, was launched at the company’s I/O Conference in May. The feature was previously only available in Google Photos, which required taking a photo, going to the Photos app and then getting additional information about the photo using Google Lens. Show More Summary
You won't have to go into the Photos app to learn about the world around you.
You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens to glean information from the world around you. Users have noticed that Lens in now available in Google Assistant on both original Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. Tap a camera button while using the AI helper and you can have it perform a search when you take a photo. Show More Summary
In theory, their motto is about not doing evil, but Google sure does some smelly things that we can only guess at because of their opaqueness. Like giving favorable image search results to sites that obviously scrape content from other sites and serve it up as shoddy copies. I do a lot of searching of […]
These days, it's rare for a flagship smartphone to arrive without portrait mode. For the unfamiliar, portrait mode is a camera feature that keeps the subject of the photo in focus and slightly blurs out the background — this is called "bokeh," in photography terms. Show More Summary
You no longer need to buy a big and expensive DSLR with a insanely large lens to get "professional-quality" photos with shallow depth of field. If you have an iPhone (7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X), Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note...Show More Summary
When you decide it’s time to leave Google for another service, you can download a complete archive of all the files and data you used with Google products.
In July 2015, Google's public-relations machine was in full-on crisis mode. Earlier that year, the search giant announced Photos, an AI-driven app that used machine-learning to automatically tag and organize your pictures based on the people, places and things depicted in them. Show More Summary
Google Canada has announced that Photo Books are now available with pricing to start at CAD $17.99 for the softcover version, and $27.99 for the hardcover version.
We’ve recently seen a number of interesting approaches to improving low-resolution images using machine learning, including ones from researchers at Google, and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Now, you can try an AI-powered enhancing tool for yourself with just a couple of clicks. Show More Summary
Google's physical photo books are now available in Canada. One of the more surprising announcements at this year's Google I/O conference was Google Photo Books: you would be able to order a physical photo book intelligently picked from your Google Photos library. Show More Summary
Photo via Visual Hunt Do you have the start of your novel in a Google doc? A note on your phone? Or perhaps you spent the first week of NaNoWriMo meticulously organising an empty outline in Scrivener? Here are some of the writing tools that amateur novelists swear by. More »
For many, the most important feature of a smartphone is its camera. The Google Pixel 2 has a superb camera. There's no doubt about that. But we know that with all photography, it's not just the tools — it's how you use them that makes a huge difference. Show More Summary
We took the iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 XL on a photo safari to see which had the better camera.
Jibo is a digital assistant that, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, is always-on with a listening capability to answer questions, search the Internet, set alarms and play music. What makes Jibo different is a video screen, an embedded camera that uses facial and voice technology to recall personal interactions with specific individuals. Jibo is...
You can buy a Pixel phone if you want AI to enhance your photos every time you press the shutter button, and services like Google Photos use AI for minor fixes and clever effects. But what if you wish your photos looked like they were taken with a much better camera? Scientists might have an answer. Show More Summary
Google Drive is installed on every Android phone, and it’s tempting to just use it as a basic cloud storage service. But there’s a lot more to it than that. You can use it for backups, as a Google Photos companion, for file sharing, and plenty more. Show More Summary
One of the privacy features of iOS is that apps are required to ask permission if they want to access things like your photos, camera and location. But a Google engineer has created a demo app to show how a rogue app could abuse permissions...Show More Summary
This is pretty disturbing. Google engineer Felix Krause has detailed an alarming privacy setting in Apple’s iOS that enables iPhone apps with camera permission to surreptitiously take photos and videos of you – without your knowledge. Show More Summary