Articles tagged "google"

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Google uses neural networks to improve image compression

A research team at Google has developed a way to use neural networks to compress image files in a more efficient way than current methods by building an artificial intelligence system and training it with random images from the internet. Read more

Google Earth and Maps updated with higher quality satellite imagery

Google has updated both Google Earth and Google Maps with higher-quality satellite imagery using images mostly taken by NASA and the USGS's Landsat 8. Read more

India says no to Google Street View, citing security concerns

Indian officials have told the BBC that the country has rejected Google's plan to image its towns and cities as part of its expanding Street View service. Read more

Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone

The Lenovo Phab2 Pro uses four cameras to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. It is capable of sensing 3D-motion and geometry and can capture 3D-scans of its surroundings and use the data to create 3D-maps, recognize places or track objects. Read more

Google teams with IMAX to create next-gen VR rigs for the film industry

At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced a new partnership with IMAX to develop VR camera rigs for the film industry using its Jump VR platform. Read more

Google Art Camera uses robotic system to take gigapixel photos of museum paintings

A new robotic camera system Google has developed called 'Art Camera' has made it possible for the organization to digitize paintings faster than ever before. Read more

Getty accuses Google of anti-competition practices, files complaint in EU

Google makes high resolution photos freely available through its Images search engine, and Getty Images has had enough of it. Read more

Google Photos for Android updated with non-destructive editing

The latest version of Google Photos allows you to revert changes on edited images.

Google offering Nik Collection photo editing applications for free

Starting immediately, Google's Nik Collection of desktop image editing plug-ins is being offered free of charge. Nik's Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine apps are all available as a free download from Google, a substantial savings over the previous $150 price. Read more

LG 360 CAM captures spherical images optimized for Google Street View

LG's 360° camera is designed to integrate easily with Google’s Street View app.

Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos

Last year, Google rolled out a stand-alone Photos app with unlimited storage, stirring up rumors that its photo editing application Picasa's days were numbered. Sure enough, in a statement on Friday Google announced that Picasa will be phased to make way for Google Photos, detailing what it hopes will be a more uniform photo experience. The change will take place 'over the coming months.' Read more

Google launches Cardboard Camera VR app for Android

As a followup to its Cardboard headset and Cardboard app, Google has launched a new VR content creation tool for Android called Cardboard Camera.

DxOMark Mobile report: Google Nexus 6P

The Google Nexus 6P camera takes the number three spot in the DxOMark mobile ranking.

Pixel C is Google's 10.2-inch Surface and iPad Pro competitor

On top of the new Nexus phones Google also announced a tablet at today's event.

Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones

For the first time Google has announced not one but two of its Nexus showcase smartphones.

Google and MIT team up on clever method to remove reflections and obstructions from photos

Researchers at MIT and Google have developed a technique for removing unwanted reflections and obstructions from photos. Taking advantage of the parallax effect, this method could prove quite useful in locations where shooting behind glass or a fence is the only option. Read more

Google to phase out Google+ Photos

Google+ Photos will shut down starting on August 1.

NCTech announces single-shot 360 camera for Google Street View applications

UK imaging systems firm NCTech is to introduce a four-sensor, single-shot camera that it says can create a 360 degree image of a street scene or an interior in less than two minutes. The iris360 uses four lens units in front of four 10MP sensors arranged at 90 degree intervals, and images can be uploaded directly to Google Street View. The lenses are triggered simultaneously and the resultant images are stitched together automatically in-camera. Read more

Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig

During the re/code Code Conference earlier this week in California, GoPro’s CEO Nick Woodman detailed a rig the company is working on that will accommodate six Hero4 cameras to record multi-angle footage for virtual reality uses. Google revealed a similar setup at its I/O 2015 conference yesterday, with the primary exception being that it holds 16 GoPro action cameras rather than six. The rig is called Array, and it was made in partnership with GoPro for Google's new Jump virtual reality platform. Click through to read more

Google rolls out standalone Photos app with unlimited free storage

Confirming rumors from earlier in the week, Google has announced its new Photos app.

Details of Google's new photo app leaked

Screenshots and information about Google's upcoming new Photos service have surfaced.

Snapseed 2 update brings new filters and tools

Google has updated its popular photo editing app with new editing features and a fresh UI.

Photos now accessible in Google Drive

Images uploaded to Google's Plus Photos service are now also accessible through the Google Drive cloud storage app.

Toshiba reveals Project Ara camera module prototypes

Toshiba has unveiled prototypes of its camera modules created for Google's Project Ara.

Google Nexus 6 camera review

Our 9-page review of the Google Nexus 6 considers the device from a photographer's perspective.

Google Nexus 6 DxOMark Mobile Report

In DxOMark's image quality test the Google Nexus 6 rivals the best in stills mode but is slightly let down by inefficient stabilization in video mode.  

Google develops 'coherent' image identification algorithm

Google is working on an image identification technology at its Research Labs in Mountain View, California. The latest complex algorithm from the search engine giant is able to systematically 'produce captions to accurately describe images the first time it sees them', creating coherent sentences rather than individual tags. Read more

Google announces Nexus 9 8.9-inch tablet

Google's lates Nexus tablet is made by HTC and comes with an 8.9-inch screen and Tegra chipset.

Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS

Google's latest showcase phone, the Motorola made Nexus 6, firmly falls into the phablet category.

Google has launched an iOS version of its Photo Sphere app for capturing spheric panoramas.

Olympus has patented a Google-Glass-like wearable device.

Another update of Google's Camera App includes self-timer, 16:9 aspect ratio and two more panorama modes.

Google has launched an update to Google Plus that allows for easy viewing of manually created 360-degree Photo Sphere images.

Google has launched a stand-alone camera app with a new 'Lens Blur' feature for Android 4.4 devices.

Google has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with its smart contact lens concept.

 Matterport is a startup that cooperated with Google in Project Tango and builds its own 3D-camera.

Google Search on Android adds voice commands for camera

Google has launched an update to their Search app that allows you to open the camera app in stills or video mode using voice commands.

An item in Chrome issue tracker reveals additional details on Google's Project Tango phone.

Google has announced Project Tango, which aims to develop mobile devices that are capable of capturing 3D-maps of your surroundings.

Ricoh and Google team up to get Theta spherical pictures on Google Maps

Ricoh has updated the suite of apps provided with the Theta spherical image camera, to allow users to post images from the Theta to Google Maps and Google+. According to Ricoh, these new abilities are a result of collaboration with Google to make the Theta's images compatible with Photo Sphere XMP, Google's standard for panoramic images. Click through for more details. 

Photo capture with a wink is now an official feature of Google Glass

In the wink of an eye, Google gives a shutter alternative.

Gallery app absent from some new Google Play edition devices

The feature-packed Gallery app disappears in favor of the Google+ Photos app.

Google's connecting your Photo Spheres to crowdsource more virtual tours on Google Maps.

This week in mobile photography

We round up the biggest news in mobile photography this week.

Google is adding holiday cheer to your photos

Google+'s latest feature will 'Auto Merry' your Christmas photos.

The Nexus 5 is Google’s latest showcase phone, bringing with it Android 4.4 (aka KitKat) and some new imaging features.

Google reworks Android's camera API, confirms Raw imaging

Android developers will be able to include Raw imaging in apps.

Android's API reveals plans for RAW photography in Android devices.

Motorola announces affordable Moto G smartphone

Starting at $179 without contract, the Moto G brings decent specs and a modern operating system to emerging markets.

iFixit tears down the Nexus 5

How repairable is Google’s latest flagship phone?

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