Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Releases Standalone Camera App, Features Lytro-Like Focus Control

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Google wants to give all Android users (or at least those running Android 4.4 and up) the opportunity to use a camera app designed by the same people who made the operating system, and so the company has decided to release a standalone ‘Google Camera’ app packed with a few features that will make it a very tempting download at the price of “on the house.” Read more…

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

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Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, Google intents to make cameras as much a part of you as possible, and the next logical step after glass is Contact Lens Cameras. Read more…

Classic Album Covers Overlaid Onto Their Current-Day Environment in Street View

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The Guardian has put together an insightful collection of images created by overlaying album covers from times past onto current-day Google Street View locations of the places those album cover photographs were taken. Read more…

Google Significantly Reduces Google Drive Prices, Tempts You to Jump Into the Cloud

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Just as local, physical storage has since its inception, cloud storage and its accompanying infrastructures are becoming larger, more robust and cheaper as time goes on. Case in point: this past week, Google decided to bring down its Google Drive cloud storage solution pricing to insanely low prices, while increasing capacity at the same time. Read more…

Google Takes Street View to the Polar Bear Capital of the World

In Google’s continuing effort to take over visually document the entire world, they’ve teamed up with Polar Bears International and taken Street View cameras to Churchill, Manitoba, more commonly referred to as the “Polar Bear capital of the world.” Read more…

Photoshop Guru John Nack Leaving Adobe to Join Google’s Photography Team

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After an illustrious 14-year career with Adobe, former Senior Product Manager for Photoshop and prolific Adobe blogger John Nack is packing up his things and moving to Mountain View, where he will join Google’s digital photography team. Read more…

Google Updates Image Search, Now Easier to Sort Photos by License

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In a move that will be popular with many bloggers and, perhaps, less popular with many photographers, Google has updated its Image Search options to make it that much easier to sort your results by license and find CC or public domain images that can be reused for free.

The ability has always been there, but until now it was buried with the advanced options where those not in the know might have difficulty finding them. Now, thanks to a mini-tirade by law professor and Creative Commons founding member Lawrence Lessig, the option is easily available in the ‘Search Tools’ toolbar at the top of the page.

(via Engadget)

Google Maps Out the Most Photographed Places in the World

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Two weeks ago, Instagram released its annual top 10 lists of the cities and locations that were photographed most often using the photo sharing service. But this year, Google has seen fit to one-up them by releasing a heat map that gives us a more visual representation of the most photographed places in the world. Read more…

Google Rushing to Replace Maps Satellite Image Showing Murdered Teen

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Google has agreed to replace a Google Maps satellite image of a Richmond, California railroad yard that may show the body of a murdered teenager. Read more…

Latest Google Street View Project Floats Viewers Through Virtual Venice

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The Google Street View team went amphibious for its latest mission: a 360-degree capture of the canals, streets and piazzas of Venice — the city many view as the most romantic on Earth Venice. Read more…