Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google’s Latest Doodle Pays Tribute to Photography Pioneer Anna Atkins

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Visitors to Google today are being treated to a Doodle logo replacement that pays tribute to photography pioneer Anna Atkins. Atkins was born 216 years ago today, and in her life she became one of the first — if not the first — women to create a photograph.
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Google and Reddit Tighten Their Policies Regarding Explicit Photos

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Two Internet heavyweights took big measures today to put restrictions on the sexually explicit photos and videos being shared through their services. Google is banning public adult content entirely on its Blogger platform, while Reddit is now requiring that all explicit photos be posted with the consent of their subjects.
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Toshiba Shows Off its Camera Module Prototypes for Google’s Project Ara Phone

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Google is hard at work on Project Ara, a modular smartphone that will allow users to swap critical components in and out, including the onboard camera. One of the third party companies working on modules is Toshiba, which is offering a look into its progress in creating the first swappable camera modules for the ecosystem.
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Google and Mattel to Bring View-Master Photo Viewer Back for 360° Photospheres

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Google is partnering with Mattel to reboot the iconic View-Master stereoscopic 3D photo viewing device. Instead of static photos with circular film reels, however, the new View-Master offers an immersive digital experience that puts people inside 360° “photospheres.”
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Google Acquires Odysee, A Photo Backup and Sharing App for Smartphones

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Google has acquired Odysee, an app by a small startup called Nimbuz Inc. that had been working on a smartphone software for backing up and sharing photos and videos. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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Dreamstime Selected as a Stock Photo Provider for Google Ads, Photogs Grumble

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Stock photo service Dreamstime announced today that it has been selected as a “beta provider of stock photos for Google display ads.” Through the agreement, Dreamstime contributors are initially paid roughly $2 per image for use in Google’s ad network. Some photographers aren’t too happy about the terms of the new arrangement.
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Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

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If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as loading up your phone’s camera app. Google has updated its Translate app to include real-time on-screen translations of text you point your camera at.
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Google+ Can Now Apply Its Auto Enhance Magic to Your Home Videos

Back in May 2013, Google+ began offering auto enhancement to improve the quality of users’ photos. Now the magic has arrived for video as well.

Open a video through the Google+ website or through the Photos app on Android and you’ll see a new “Auto Enhance” feature that can automatically help correct lighting, color, stability, and speech.
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What if Guys Were Social Networks? Fashion Photos of Models as Facebook, Twitter and More

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As a followup to her popular What If Girls Were Internet Browsers series that blew across the World Wide Web at the end of last year, fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta decided to tackle another similarly pressing question: what if guys were social networks?

As with the first series, she enlisted the help of some high quality stylists/designers and, together, they tried to capture the character of each of the major social networks in a conceptual fashion portrait. Read more…