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Google Photos will add more AI-powered fixes, including colorization of black-and-white photos

Google Photos already makes it easy for users to correct their photos with built-in editing tools and clever, A.I.-powered features for automatically creating collages, animations, movies, stylized photos, and more. Now the company is making it even easier to fix photos with a new version of the …

Google's next big Android update: redefining the industry

At Google's annual developer conference in Mountain View today, the company took the wraps off the next version of Android. It's not named yet, so …

Multiplayer AR games are coming thanks to Google, and we played one

iPhone-to-Android shared augmented reality is a reality, thanks to Cloud Anchors. Here's why it's amazing.

Augmented Reality

Google Strikes Humble Tone While Promoting A.I. Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google’s annual conference for software developers is usually a celebration of technology, an event that highlights how tech advancements — no matter how mundane — are good for the world.<p>But in a year when some of its most popular products have been used to propagate …

Google developing Lookout app to aid the visually impaired

Google is developing an app it hopes will help the millions of blind and visually impaired people in the world become more independent.<p>The web giant said Tuesday it is working on an Android app called Lookout that offers users auditory clues to the objects, text and people around them. The app is …

Apps

Exclusive: Android P is Google’s most ambitious update in years

How the new update could help you use your phone less<p>This year, Google is doing something different with Android. Instead of showing you all the ways you can use its phone operating system to do more, it’s creating features to help you use it <i>less</i>.<p>Android P, due out later this year, will have a new …

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

How the iPhone accelerated the career of an unknown photographer

We post our iPhone photos on Instagram and are often content if an image gets a few dozen likes. Luisa Dörr’s iPhone pictures got her a gig at <i>TIME</i> magazine. With the assignment, she landed the magazine’s cover — 12 of them to be precise.<p>The resulting work featuring some of the world’s most powerful …

Aretha Franklin

Malaysian Apple reseller cancels sale after crowds overwhelmed a mall for $50 iPhones

A Malaysian Apple reseller had to cancel its warehouse sale over the weekend after 11,000 people lined up hours before the actual event to buy iPhones priced as low as $50 USD. According to the advertisement leading up to the event, retailer Switch was selling off its stock largely consisting of …

Mobile Photography Workflow: Pushing the Envelope With Lightroom and Pixel - ExtremeTech

By on March 2, 2018 at 4:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s no secret most of the world’s …

Mobile Photography

Android is crying out for another OnePlus X

At $250 the OnePlus X was nothing short of a revelation for mid-tier smartphones in 2015. It didn’t have all the bells and whistles, as its price would suggest, and the “small” 5-inch display and infuriating invite system wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it had a lot of good points. The powerful …

Phones

Voice and video calling could be coming to Instagram very soon

• Instagram and Instagram Direct APK files hint that voice and video calling will be added in a future update.<br>• Report from January suggested the feature could debut in the coming months.<br>• Rumors of call support comes as Instagram’s rival Snapchat struggles with a widespread user backlash.<p>Instagram could …

Apps

Samsung nixes several mid-range devices from receiving more security updates

If you’re still holding on to an older mid-range Samsung phone, you’re probably about to get left behind on security updates. A few of Samsung’s 2016 …

Android News

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

<i>DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.</i><p>The …

How mobile photography technology has evolved over two decades of phone cameras

Picture this: The sun is sinking below the horizon, and it's going to be a stunner of a sunset — one for the books (or at the very least, for …

Mobile Photography

Google discloses another Windows 10 security flaw before a patch is ready

The second in just a week<p>Google disclosed a flaw in Microsoft Edge earlier this week, after Microsoft failed to patch the bug in time. Now Google’s Project Zero team of security researchers are disclosing yet another Windows 10 security flaw that Microsoft has again failed to patch before Google’s …

PlayStation profiles are now available on the web

PlayStation is putting your user profile on the web. Head over to the PlayStation website today and you'll find a new tab in the upper right corner that says "My PlayStation." Click it and you'll see what looks like a classic Facebook profile page. Your photo is in the upper left, along with your …

PlayStation

AT&T announces first three cities to receive its 5G internet

AT&T has announced the regions for its 5G launch later this year. The carrier said that parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco will receive early 5G coverage before the end of 2018.<p>AT&T announced the cities in a press release (via <i>Engadget</i>) earlier today, and has promised to deliver 5G in a total of 12 …

Customers

Apple confirms HomePod may leave unsightly marks on wood

Apple's HomePod speaker may leave your wooden table looking a little worse for wear.<p>The company's new internet-connected speaker and virtual assistant could leave marks behind "when placed on some wooden surfaces," Apple confirmed on Wednesday.<p>In a review of the device published on Wednesday, …

Amazon Echo

Google's Next Android Overhaul Is Said to Embrace IPhone `Notch'

Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple Inc.’s controversial new "notch" …

Android News

New report explains the thinking behind Apple’s new focus on software quality

We heard last month that Apple was setting a new focus for iOS 12: prioritizing quality and reliability over shiny new features.<p>Apple had been working on updates to the Home screen, CarPlay experience, updates to the stock Mail app and enhancements to photo editing and sharing. These projects have …

iOS Apps

Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa

Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from <i>The Information</i>. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virtual assistant to respond more quickly by adding speech recognition directly to the device.<p>Right now, …

Amazon Web Services

Samsung is bringing bokeh camera effects to cheaper phones

Portrait mode-style bokeh camera features have largely been the realm of high-end flagships to this point. That’s due, in part to the fact that many device makers rely on a dual-camera system to create the effect, driving up prices in the process. Samsung is getting ready to change that soon, …

PlayStation 4 update finally lets you delete old notifications

Sony today announced the latest update to the PS4’s firmware is currently in beta. Aside from the usual claptrap about UI clean-up and new tabs and blah blah blah, it revealed that you’ll soon be able to delete old notifications from your menu.<p>Out of all the other things coming to Update 5.50, it’s …

Apps

As HomePod launches, Spotify cuts off support for some speakers and receivers

Goodbye, built-in streaming<p>Spotify is removing itself from a number of home audio speakers and receivers from the likes of Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, Bang & Olufsen, Pioneer, and Yamaha. Some devices are losing Spotify integration completely, while others will require firmware updates if users want to …

Audiophile

Latest iOS beta shows how battery health settings will work

In a letter to Senator John Thune, Apple confirmed that it would bring transparency to the way its iPhones handle CPU slowdowns due to aging lithium-ion batteries. If you have an Apple Developer account, you can check out the solution the company has baked right into its upcoming iOS 11.3 release. …

Batteries

Get your hotel rooms and flights right from Google search

Google Flights is already a great place to search when you're headed out on vacation or business trips. It uses AI to predict possible flight delays, too, and helps you find rate information on hotels and airline tickets based on peak travel times. Now some new updates will help you find and book …

Google Search

Apple’s Shazam takeover triggers competition review in Europe

The European Commission has announced a review of Apple’s acquisition of music discovery service Shazam — agreeing to a request made by several countries to weigh competition concerns.<p>Apple officially announced it was buying UK tech veteran Shazam back in December. It did not disclose the price-tag …

Snap reports Q4 earnings after the bell

Snap soared after an earnings report that beat analyst expectations, with shares jumping up to 28 percent during after-hours trading.<p>The company …