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Google Pixel 3 leaks, comes with single camera and updated camera app

A Russian website has published a full hands-on review of a Google Pixel 3 pre-production unit.

Google One cloud storage plans launch publicly for customers in the US

When it was introduced earlier this year, Google's new cloud storage service wasn't available to new customers. Now, anyone in the US can sign up for a Google One plan, starting at $2/month for 100GB of storage.

Google reveals how to simulate shallow DOF from a single mobile camera

Google has published an 18-page study fully detailing its synthetic depth-of-field technology that makes its single-camera Portrait Mode possible. The in-depth paper shows a degree of openness and academic mindset unusual for the industry.

You can now favorite images in Google Photos

Google has finally added the ability to mark your favorite images in Google Photos, so they can be filtered into a dedicated album. The service is also planning to a social network-like "heart" button that lets you like other people's photos.

This is why Google's impressive object removal tool was never released

According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal simply had a lower priority in the development queue than other features. It might still show up some day... but maybe not.

Google launches Google One cloud storage plans, offers 2TB for $10/month

Google is replacing its existing Google Drive plans with newly packaged Google One plans that are 50% cheaper and come with live chat support. Two terabytes of cloud storage will now cost you just $10/month.

Google Lens will soon be available in several Android camera apps

At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.

Google Photos gets AI-powered suggested photo edits and colorization feature

Google announced a bunch of AI-powered improvements to its Google Photos service at the I/O developer conference yesterday, including a feature that will suggest photo edits to improve your images, and automatic colorization for black-and-white photos.

Google lens can now identify pet breeds, create pet photo books and compile pet movies

Google Photos boasts a number of new Google Lens AI powered features that will be particularly useful to pet owners.

Google created this rotating 16-GoPro arc to capture light field data for VR

Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.

Lytro is officially shutting down

It's official. Light field company Lytro has announced that it is shutting down just one week after TechCrunch reported that Google was planning to buy the company for $40M. But it seems Google is more interested in the company's employees than its light field technology...

Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million

According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.

AI-powered Google Lens visual search tool is now available on iOS devices

Google Lens uses artificial intelligence and 'computer vision' to identify and provide information about businesses, landmarks and other objects using your phone's camera. And now it's available for iPhone users, too.

Google explains the tech behind the Pixel 2's Motion Photos feature

For the Pixel 2 smartphone's Motion Photos feature, Google built on its existing Motion Stills technology by adding advanced stabilization that combines software and hardware capabilities to optimize trimming and stabilization.

Vivo's AI-powered 'Super-HDR' tech takes on Google's HDR+

Chinese manufacturer Vivo has announced some AI-powered Super HDR tech to compete with Google's HDR+ system. Both systems combine multiple images to create a final shot with more dynamic range and less noise, but Super HDR claims to do so more intelligently.

Google just made the tech behind its 'portrait mode' open source

The 'semantic image segmentation model' categorizes every pixel in an image and assigns it a label, such as “road”, “sky”, “person” or “dog.” And now, Google has released its latest version as open source, making it available to any developers whose apps could benefit from the tech.

Android P brings HEIF and multi-camera support to Pixel devices

Google has released the first Developer Preview of its upcoming Android P mobile operating system, and it comes with support for the space-saving HEIF image format that is hoping to replace JPEG.

Google 'LIFE Tags' uses AI to organize LIFE magazine's 4 million-photo archive

Google's new 'LIFE Tags' project used AI to automatically tag LIFE magazine's 4-million-photo archive by recognizing objects in each photo—a treasure trove of photo history, packed with hidden gems that are now just a keyword search away.

AI-powered Google Lens feature is now available on all Android devices

The Google Lens visual recognition feature that was first available only on the company's own Pixel devices has now been expanded to all Android phones.

Google has removed the 'View Image' button from Image Search

As a result of its licensing deal with Getty, Google Images will no longer link directly to an image file from the search results. Instead, users will have to actually visit the site that hosts it.

Google strikes deal with Getty, will remove direct image links from search

The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."

Review: Google Pixel 2 is the best smartphone for stills photographers

The Pixel 2 pushes the envelope in terms of what can be accomplished with computational photography. Find out why it earns our highest ever score for a smartphone camera in our full review.

Google Photos adds new AI-powered themed video options

Google Photos can automatically create videos from your images for special occasions, such as Mother's Day, or by selecting a specific type of photo in your collection.

Google enables HDR+ for Instagram and other apps on Google Pixel 2

Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.

Google’s long-awaited Clips Camera hits stores, will cost you $250

If you’ve been desperately waiting for Google’s AI-driven Clips camera, your wait is over. The company has added the intelligent lifelogging camera to its store for US customers, with delivery expected between the end of February and the beginning of March.

Google teamed up with pro photographers to train its Clips lifelogging camera

Google relied on the expertise of a documentary filmmaker, a photojournalist, and a fine arts photographer to train the AI and feed some high-quality photography into its machine learning model.

Google Pixel 2 gallery updated

We've spent a ton of time with Google's latest flagship camera. While our full review is in the works, have a look at what the best of computational photography is capable of.

Google Clips smart camera will launch soon, appears in FCC documents

Google's odd little AI-powered Google Clips camera we told you about back in October has officially passed through the FCC. Expect an official launch very soon.

The Google Arts & Culture app can find your fine art doppelganger

A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app compares your facial features to its database of thousands of artworks, finding your fine art "doppelganger."

YI's Horizon VR180 captures stereoscopic 3D stills and videos at 5.7K

YI Technology, working with Google's VR team, has announced the Horizon VR180 camera, which captures stereoscopic 3D stills and videos at 5.7K. The VR180 'seamlessly' integrates with YouTube and Google Photos for easy viewing with various VR headsets.

Google Camera mod brings Pixel 2 portrait mode to older devices

Thanks to Charles Chow, developer of the Camera NX Google camera mod, the Pixel 2's portrait mode is now available on the original Google Pixel, the Nexus 5X, and the 6P

Confirmed: DxO says new Nik Collection to be released in 2018

Two months after acquiring the Nik Collection from Google, DxO has announced that a brand new version is already in the works for 2018

Google's new AI ranks photos on their technical and aesthetic quality

Google's NIMA (Neural Image Assessment) model ranks photos on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of technical and aesthetic quality. In testing, its rankings closely match scores assigned by human judges.

Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2

Apple and Google both offer improved Portrait Modes in their latest devices, but the two manufacturers take somewhat different approaches. Take a look at side-by-side shots to see how they square up and learn about the technologies behind them.

Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'

Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.

Google finally activates 'Visual Core' imaging chip inside Pixel 2 smartphone

The second Android 8.1 Developer Preview finally activates Google's Visual Core chipset that boosts HDR+ image processing and opens it up to third-party apps. Photography with the Pixel 2 is about to get even better.

AI-powered 'Google Lens' is being integrated into Assistant on Pixel phones

Thanks to Google Assistant integration, the Pixel 2's AI-powered 'Google Lens' camera feature will soon be easier and quicker to use.

Google explains the Pixel 2's impressive hybrid video stabilization

Unlike most smartphone cameras, the new Google Pixel 2 devices combine optical and electronic image stabilization for a smooth video experience. Here's how it works.

Google rolls out 'Saturated' mode to address Pixel 2 XL display issues

Google has released a Saturated mode to 'fix' the dull colors issue on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Find out why we think this was a step in the wrong direction, but likely only an intermediate solution before a more proper fix.

Google software update will address some Pixel 2 XL display issues

Google will release a Pixel 2 XL software update "in the next few weeks" to address complaints of "dull" display colors, and says the "burn in" issue isn't actually a problem.

DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google and will continue to offer it for free... for now

It's back! DxO is acquiring Nik Collection and will continue to develop the software as Photoshop and Lightroom plug-ins, and also plans to incorporate Nik technology into its own editing software.

Google may address 'dull' colors of Pixel 2 XL display, is investigating burn-in reports

Google's Pixel 2 might have the 'world's highest rated smartphone camera', but the phone's display is causing serious headaches for the company. From 'dull' colors to reports of burn-in and blue tint, some troubling reports are haunting the tech giant this week.

Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode

Google Research did a deep dive on the Pixel 2 smartphone's background-blurring portrait mode that uses neural networking and dual-pixel technology instead of a dual-camera setup.

Surprise! Google hid a custom-built image processor inside the Pixel 2

Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).

Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos

Google has shared a set of high-resolution, unedited sample photos captured with the new 'world's highest rated smartphone camera': The Google Pixel 2. Check them out for yourself here.

Google's unlimited full-res photo storage for Pixel 2 owners ends in 2020

Google is telling prospective Pixel 2 buyers that they'll get unlimited full-res photo and video storage in Google Photos... but there's a catch. That service will end in 2020.

Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with heavily hyped cameras. Here's what you need to know about why they stand out, and some thoughts on what Google can still improve.

Throwback Thursday: Google Nexus One

Yesterday Google introduced their latest and greatest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It's easy to forget that the company has been designing phones for over seven years, starting with 2010's Nexus One.

Google Clips is an AI-enabled hands-free camera that costs $250

After some expected hardware update announcements, Google's "one more thing" turned out to be a tiny, hands-free camera designed to automatically capture everyday moments.

Google Pixel 2 trumps iPhone as 'best smartphone camera' with highest DxOMark score ever

DxOMark got their hands on the Google Pixel 2 early, and you could say they were impressed. In fact, they awarded it the highest score they've EVER given a smartphone camera.

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